Anna and Jacob came to us from California a few months ago and poor Anna had just had knee surgery. When she came for her first consultation, our consultation room is upstairs and she said no problem and hobbled right on up! We planned her wedding the first day and then had a skype meeting and then her wedding day was here!

I was in love with her simple, elegant dress!  Anna came in with a plan of red roses and baby’s breath and then fell in love with circus roses when she saw them in the store. The rest is history and she had a beautiful wedding!

Anna and Bridal Bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen featuring red roses, bi-colored yellow roses, white roses, and baby's breath.

Anna and Bridal Bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen featuring red roses, bi-colored yellow roses, white roses, and baby’s breath.

Bridal Bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen featuring red roses, bi-colored yellow roses, white roses, and baby's breath.

Bridal Bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen featuring red roses, bi-colored yellow roses, white roses, and baby’s breath.

The bride and groom met fencing and there was a foil at each chair along the aisle that they held up as the bride walked down the aisle. So fun! I love when bride’s and groom’s incorporate their love story into their ceremony!

Nazareth Hall Grotto Ceremony with bi-colored yellow rose petals mixed with red and white rose petals.

Nazareth Hall Grotto Ceremony with bi-colored yellow rose petals mixed with red and white rose petals.

Unfortunately it was so windy that the plan for the altar arrangements had to be moved inside. Luckily in the gorgeous windows of Cadet West, they looked awesome!

Tall Alter Arrangements featuring red and orange roses, with willow branches, yellow and red roses, hydrangeas, and baby's breath in a stunning glass vase!

Tall Alter Arrangements featuring red and orange roses, with willow branches, yellow and red roses, hydrangeas, and baby’s breath in a stunning glass vase!

Trio-Cylinder Vases with submerged white orchids and a floating candle, surrounded by rose petals.

Trio cylinder vases with submerged white orchids and a floating candle, surrounded by rose petals.

 

Delicious French Macaroon Tower by So Sweet Bakery featuring petals and a toss bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Delicious French Macaroon Tower by So Sweet Bakery, featuring petals and a toss bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Nazareth Hall's Cadet West Ballroom, featuring chivari chairs and Beautiful Bloom by Jen's alter arrangements and centerpieces.

Nazareth Hall’s Cadet West Ballroom, featuring chiavari chairs and Beautiful Bloom by Jen’s alter arrangements and centerpieces.

Ceremony/Reception Location: Nazareth Hall

Photographer: Grand Lubell Photography 

Florist: Beautiful Blooms by Jen 

Dessert Display: So Sweet Pastries 

Make-Up: Make-up by Natalie 

Hair: Brookelyne Steele

DJ: Class Act by Bob Norris 

 

We hosted an Easter Centerpiece Class the Thursday before Easter because we had such a blast at our Christmas Class. This class was a smaller class, but the class participants commented how they enjoyed the smaller class more because there was more individual help.

Thank you to the Cinnamon Stick for hosting our class!

The centerpiece we made was in a white basket and included blue hydrangea, yellow lilies and bright colored carnations, mums and tulips. Plus we added some Easter eggs!

Jen with Beautiful Blooms by Jen shows a guest her professional techniques during the Easter centerpiece cla

Jen with Beautiful Blooms by Jen shows a guest her professional techniques during the Easter centerpiece class held at the Cinnamon Stick!

 

Two class participants work on their baskets featuring hydrangea, tulips, daisies, lilies, carnations, and assorted foliages.

Two class participants work on their baskets featuring hydrangea, tulips, daisies, lilies, carnations, and assorted foliages.

 

The attendees begin to complete their new holiday arrangements!

The attendees begin to complete their new holiday arrangements!


The finished product!

Mother and daugher night out was a success! What beautiful complete arrangements!

Mother and daughter night out was a success! What beautiful complete arrangements!

Completed centerpieces!

Completed centerpieces!

On Friday we had a private class for a group of new moms. They weren’t able to make it to our class on Thursday and asked if we could schedule a separate class. We love to host private events! The group brought in appetizers and wine since it was after hours and we had a blast!

Easter basket centerpiece class night 2!

Easter basket centerpiece class night 2!

Working on their florist skills!

Working on their florist skills!

Almost Done!

Almost Done!

Happy Customers head home with perfect easter centerpieces!

Happy customers head home with perfect Easter centerpieces!

Class Night One Location: The Cinnamon Stick

Class Night Two Location: Beautiful Blooms by Jen 

We love to host classes of any kind. As the only Certified Florist in Northwest Ohio, Jen Linehan, CF, CFD is your class instructor and all classes include all tools and supplies needed to make a gorgeous arrangement. We can custom design a class to fit into your budget. Most classes are in the $35-50 range. Please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 to schedule your class!

Oh my gosh! I cannot even put into words how much I loved this wedding! It was the perfect way to kick off our 2017 wedding season! Merriam was super organized and brought us all of the containers for her centerpieces. She collected all kinds of gorgeous gold, silver and rose gold and we designed her centerpieces in them. We love centerpieces like this because every single one is different and it really tied her vintage look together!

CT Johnson Photography is a photographer we met last wedding season and they definitely continue to impress me. Check out some of these gorgeous shots they shared with us! I saw these photos pop on their instagram again today and it reminded me that 1. I hadn’t blogged yet, and 2. how much I loved this wedding!

 

Merriam and Dustin with her bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring White hydrangea, blush roses, brunia, champagne spray roses, baby's breath and dusty miller. Photo by CT Johnson Photography.

Merriam and Dustin with her bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen,featuring White hydrangea, blush roses, brunia, champagne spray roses, baby’s breath and dusty miller. Photo by CT Johnson Photography.

Merriam and her bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring White hydrangea, blush roses, brunia, champagne spray roses, baby's breath and dusty miller.

Merriam and her bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring White hydrangea, blush roses, brunia, champagne spray roses, baby’s breath and dusty miller. Photo By CT Johnson Photography.

Merriam and her bridesmaids with their bouquets by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring White hydrangea, blush roses, brunia, champagne spray roses, baby's breath and dusty miller. Photo by CT Johnson Photography.

Merriam and her bridesmaids with their bouquets by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring white hydrangea, blush roses, brunia, champagne spray roses, baby’s breath and dusty miller. Photo by CT Johnson Photography.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white hydrangea, blush roses, baby's breath, eucalyptus, spray roses and dusty miller.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen,  featuring white hydrangea, blush roses, baby’s breath, eucalyptus, and dusty miller in the bride’s containers. 

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white hydrangea, blush roses, baby's breath, eucalyptus, spray roses and dusty miller.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring white hydrangea, blush roses, baby’s breath, eucalyptus, spray roses and dusty miller, in the bride’s containers. 

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white hydrangea, blush roses, champagne spray roses, and icy branches.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white hydrangea, blush roses, champagne spray roses, and icy branches.

Candelabra by Beautiful Blooms By Jen.

Candelabra by Beautiful Blooms By Jen.

Ceremony/Reception Location: Nazareth Hall Chapel and Cadet West Ballroom– Grand Rapids, OH

Photographer: CT Johnson Photography

Florist: Beautiful Blooms By Jen

Cake: Eston’s Bakery

Hair/Makeup: Soto Salon

Decor: Mager’s Design

 

 

 

I was so honored to be asked to teach the students at Whiteford Elementary about my profession as a florist on St. Patrick’s Day. I had around 20 students for three different sessions. Two groups were of the older students who were in 2nd to 5th grade, I believe. They learned to design a wrist corsage that they were able to wear home.

Daisy pomp corsage.

Daisy pomp corsage.

We started with the base of a green bow that we tied at the shop since bows are very complicated and not something I could teach in the 45 minute session.

Daisy pomp corsage.

Daisy pomp corsage.

Students were taught how to glue their flowers in, which is what the plastic piece is on their desk. It held the glue that they dipped their flowers into.

Daisy Pomp corsage.

Daisy Pomp corsage.

Daisy Pomp corsage.

Daisy Pomp corsage.

The younger students, Kindergaten-2nd grade made dirt pudding. I definitely chose an activity that was a little over their heads, but we still had a blast! Thank goodness for the two parent helpers and one teacher that helped. Since I have a two year old, it’s hard to know what older kids can handle!

The students helped mix up their pudding, smash their oreos and we made the different layers of soil. Then we added a worm on top!

Dirt Pudding Flower Pots

Dirt Pudding Flower Pots

Dirt Pudding Flower Pots

Dirt Pudding Flower Pots

Dirt Pudding Flower Pot

Dirt Pudding Flower Pot

Dirt Pudding Flower Pot

Dirt Pudding Flower Pot

It was really fun because the Kindergarten students were learning the parts of a flower and how flowers grow in class. So it was the perfect project!

I had so much fun and can’t wait to help again next year. Beautiful Blooms by Jen values education and Jen is the only Certified Florist in Northwest Ohio. If you’re interested in Jen teaching your organization, please call 419-517-8821.

Thanks to Cleveland Plant and Flower for donating the flowers we used to teach the older students!

I love, Love, LOVED this wedding! Alex came in not really sure of what she wanted but had an idea of color palette. She was awesome because she completely trusted us and told us to do our thing. We are so happy with the results! Plus we are so lucky that Alex and Rich had picked Blue Martini Photography so they have beautiful pictures! Christin always make our flowers look amazing!  Plus they had a gorgeous day at Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids!

Alex and her bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring dahlias, garden roses, eryngium, roses, spray roses, astilbe, and eucalyptus.

Alex and her bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring dahlias, garden roses, eryngium, roses, spray roses, astilbe, and eucalyptus. Photo by Blue Martini Photography.

Golf Tee Boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms By Jen. Photo by Blue Martini Photography.

Golf Tee Boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms By Jen. Photo by Blue Martini Photography.

We love when we are able to incorporate fun items into boutonnieres! Aren’t these golf tees fun? Plus they were the perfect colors for the wedding!

Golf Tee Boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms By Jen. Photo by Blue Martini Photography.

Golf Tee Boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms By Jen. Photo by Blue Martini Photography.

Alex and her bridesmaids with their bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring dahlias, garden roses, eryngium, roses, spray roses, astilbe, and eucalyptus. Photo by Blue Martini Photography.

Alex and her bridesmaids with their bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen, featuring dahlias, garden roses, eryngium, roses, spray roses, astilbe, and eucalyptus. Photo by Blue Martini Photography.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a trio of vases with a dahlia, eryngium, a rose and eucalyptus.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a trio of vases with a dahlia, eryngium, a rose and eucalyptus.

Cake by Eston's bakery featuring flowers by Beautiful Blooms By Jen.

Cake by Eston’s Bakery, featuring flowers and toss bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen.

Ceremony/Reception: Nazareth Hall; Grand Rapids, OH

Photographer: Blue Martini Photography

Florist: Beautiful Blooms By Jen

Cake: Eston’s Bakery