What a gorgeous couple! Kellie came in with a picture of the bouquet she loved and we went from there. It was a simple, elegant wedding that turned out stunning! I’m so thankful that Blue Martini Photography was there to capture it all, and I’m sure Kellie is too! Man do they make our flowers look awesome!

Kellie, AJ and the bridal party with flowers by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring maiden hair fern, white lisianthus, white roses, green hydrangea, green trick dianthus and white hydrangea.

Kellie, AJ and the bridal party with flowers by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring maiden hair fern, white lisianthus, white roses, green hydrangea, green trick dianthus and white hydrangea.- Blue Martini Photography

 

Kellie's bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring maiden hair fern, white lisianthus, white roses, green hydrangea, green trick dianthus and white hydrangea.

Kellie’s bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring maiden hair fern, white lisianthus, white roses, green hydrangea, green trick dianthus and white hydrangea.- Blue Martini Photography

Love all the textures in this gorgeous bouquet! - Blue Martini Photography

Love all the textures in this gorgeous bouquet! – Blue Martini Photography

Aj's and his boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white ranunculus and green trick dianthus.

AJ and his boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white ranunculus and green trick dianthus. – Blue Martini Photography

Oh my gosh I love this shot! This flower girl is adorable!

Kellie and her flower girl. Halo and bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring maiden hair fern, white lisianthus, white roses, green hydrangea, green trick dianthus and white hydrangea.

Kellie and her flower girl. Halo and bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring maiden hair fern, white lisianthus, white roses, green hydrangea, green trick dianthus and white hydrangea.- Blue Martini Photography

Love that the flower girl is checking his boutonniere!

Mom's corsage, dad's boutonniere and flower girl halo by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring white spray rose, green trick dianthus and assorted foliages.

Mom’s corsage, dad’s boutonniere and flower girl halo by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring white spray rose, green trick dianthus and assorted foliages.- Blue Martini Photography

Unity Candle arrangement by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white hydrangea, white roses, white lisianthus, green trick dianthus, and assorted foliages.

Unity Candle arrangement by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white hydrangea, white roses, white lisianthus, green trick dianthus, and assorted foliages.- Blue Martini Photography

Cake by Eston's Bakery, featuring flower by Beautiful Blooms By Jen. White roses, green trick dianthus, and white spray rose, and eucalyptus.

Cake by Eston’s Bakery, featuring flower by Beautiful Blooms By Jen. White roses, green trick dianthus, and white spray rose, and eucalyptus.- Blue Martini Photography

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white hydrangea, beargrass and maiden hair fern in a tall pilsner vase.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white hydrangea, beargrass and maiden hair fern in a tall vase.- Blue Martini Photography

Thanks again to Blue Martini Photography for sharing their gorgeous pictures. We try so hard to take pretty pictures, but we are florists and not photographers for a reason!

And check out this amazing video from Fordham Footage!

 

Ceremony Location: Historic St. Patrick’s; Toledo, Ohio

Reception Location: Hilton Garden Inn; Perrysburg, Ohio

Photographer: Blue Martini Photography– Cincinnati, Ohio

Florist: Beautiful Blooms By Jen– Sylvania, Ohio

Cake: Eston’s Bakery– Toledo, Ohio

Makeup/Hair: Bliss Salon– Bowling Green, Ohio

Videographer: Fordham Footage– Sylvania, Ohio

Wedding Coordinator: Crowning Celebrations– Perrysburg,Ohio

DJ: For that Special Occasion– Perrysburg, OH

I met Taylor’s mom through a networking organization I am involved in and she recommended Taylor to me. When I met with them the first time, I fell in love! I loved the colors and the textures that Taylor was looking for! Flowers were a very important part of her wedding and I was so honored that she trusted me to let me have some fun and be creative!

Please take a look at these gorgeous flowers below highlighted by some awesome shots by Dave and Kerri Photography at the elegant Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids, Ohio.

Taylor and Brandon, with Taylor's bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, champagne roses, globe thistle, red celosia, star of bethlehem, brunia berry, fuchsia waxflower, safari sunset, privet berry, and other assorted foliages.

Taylor and Brandon, with Taylor’s bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, champagne roses, globe thistle, red celosia, star of bethlehem, brunia berry, fuchsia waxflower, safari sunset, privet berry, and other assorted foliages.- Photo by Dave and Kerri Photoraphy

Taylor with her bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, champagne roses, globe thistle, red celosia, star of bethlehem, brunia berry, fuchsia waxflower, safari sunset, privet berry, and other assorted foliages.

Taylor with her bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, champagne roses, globe thistle, red celosia, star of bethlehem, brunia berry, fuchsia waxflower, safari sunset, privet berry, and other assorted foliages.- Photo by Dave and Kerri Photography

Brandon's groom boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, blue thistle, fuchsia waxflower and brunia .

Brandon’s groom boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring, blue thistle, fuchsia waxflower, dusty miller and brunia.- Photo by Dave and Kerri Photography

Bridesmaid bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring red celosia, lavender roses, blue thistle, brunia berries and assorted foliages.

Bridesmaid bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring red celosia, lavender roses, blue thistle, brunia berries and assorted foliages.

Flowergirl with halo by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring waxflower and ruscus.

Flowergirl with halo by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring waxflower and ruscus.

Iron Arch Arrangements by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring lavender roses, purple hydrangea, waxflower, blue thistle, and assorted foliages.

Iron Arch and arrangement by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring lavender roses, purple hydrangea, waxflower, blue thistle, and assorted foliages.

Bridge decor by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring lavender roses, champagne roses, thistle, waxflower, safari sunset, willow branches and moss.

Bridge decor by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring lavender roses, champagne roses, thistle, waxflower, safari sunset, willow branches and moss.

Cake by Wixey Bakery with flower accents by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring champagne and lavender roses, waxflower, red celosia, thistle, and brunia berry.

Cake by Wixey Bakery with flower accents by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring champagne and lavender roses, waxflower, red celosia, thistle, and brunia berry.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a purple hydrangea in a wooden cube.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a purple hydrangea in a wooden cube and accents by the bride.

Ceremony/Reception Locations: Nazareth Hall; Grand Rapids, Ohio

Photographer: Dave and Kerri Photography; Toledo, Ohio

Florist: Beautiful Blooms By Jen; Sylvania, Ohio

Cake: Wixey Bakery; Toledo, Ohio

DJ: Decorative Sound; Toledo, Ohio

Florist Friday- Meet Sarah!

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I first met Sarah when she was a freshman at Southview High School and she was one of my horticulture students! She was one of the most talented floral designers I taught and I was so excited when she decided to apply to Ohio State ATI and major in Floral Design and Marketing! She earned an awesome scholarship because of all the hard work she put in during high school and the competitions she had competed in.

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Check out this blast from the past of some of my favorite students competing at Nationals!

During college, Sarah worked at Creque’s Greenhouse during the summer and interned at a flower shop in Wooster, OH during college. We were so lucky that we were just expanding as she needed a full time job! She was the perfect fit since she’d begun her training with me!

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Sarah’s first head shot with Beautiful Blooms by Jen, back in 2013!- Finn Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As one of the youngest in the shop, Sarah took charge with our kid’s classes and did a great job!

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As the shop grew and we are now too busy for kid’s classes every weekend, she has now moved into one of our lead designers! She works full time at Beautiful Blooms by Jen and she has become such an creative designer and wonderful saleswoman!  She has recently begun working with families in planning their sympathy flowers and is doing a great job!

Sarah says one of her favorite things about working at a flower shop is seeing someone’s reaction to her work. Especially at weddings when the bride is so relieved and smiling when she sees everything is perfect.

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Sarah Carver, Beautiful Blooms by Jen. – Photos by Yvonne

Sarah also says one of her favorite things to do at the shop is corsages.

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Another fun fact is that her dad is our delivery driver when we need him. He’s also the athletic trainer at Southview High School so it’s so awesome that he helps us out!

Scott Carver, Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Scott Carver, Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

And she loves when she has artistic freedom with a design. Her recommendation for Valentine’s Day is choosing Designer’s Choice so she can design you something creative!

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It’s been so fun watching Sarah grow up and we’re so fortunate to have such an amazing designer and person working at Beautiful Blooms by Jen! Look what a beautiful young lady she has become!

2015 Sarah Carver, Beautiful Blooms by Jen- Photo Tableau

2015 Sarah Carver, Beautiful Blooms by Jen- Photo Tableau

Sarah Carver, Beautiful Blooms by Jen- JP Photography

Sarah Carver, Beautiful Blooms by Jen- JP Photography

 

We are so excited to share our February Charity in Bloom pick! It’s the perfect option for a Valentine’s Day gift and it celebrates American Heart Health Month!

Through our Charity in Bloom program, Beautiful Blooms by Jen is proud to contribute 20% of the proceeds from this floral design to the American Heart Association Toledo Northwest Ohio Division for the month of February.

The American Heart Association’s mission is to build lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. They have also established a 2020 impact goal which is to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20% while also improving the cardiovascular health of Americans by 20% by 2020. 80 cents of every dollar raised goes right back into the community in the form of education and research. Visit their website for more information, www.heart.org, or give them a call at (419)- 940-9665.

Charity In Bloom Arrangement for the month of February benefiting the American Heart Association.

Charity In Bloom Arrangement for the month of February benefiting the American Heart Association.

To order the February Charity in Bloom arrangement, please order online, call the Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 or stop by the shop and grab and go out of the cooler.

As shown is $59.95, Deluxe is $69.95 and Premium is $79.95 and 20% goes back to the American Heart Association!

We also design the flowers for The American Heart Association’s Heart Ball. This year the event is on March 18th at the Hilton Garden Inn, and there are still tickets available!

Info on the Heart Ball: Join us for an unforgettable evening of entertainment and hope at the 2017 Toledo Heart Ball. Each year, community members, medical professionals and corporate leaders come together to celebrate the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association.

From the gourmet dinner to the silent and live auction – it’s an exciting night of glitz and glamour. This years focus is CPR, featuring local professionals demonstrating this lifesaving technique.

For years, the Heart Ball has helped to advance the mission of the American Heart Association, a mission that has impacted the lives of thousands of men, women and children in the Toledo area. Contributions received go far in supporting cardiovascular research, professional and community education, and advocacy efforts.

The Heart Ball celebrates: our work and mission; our donors and volunteers; and – most important – the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s efforts.

Join Us! We look forward to celebrating with you!

For tickets and more information, visit http://toledoheartball.heart.org/

For more information contact:
Maria Molina
419-740-9669
maria.molina@heart.org