For this blog I (Sarah) will be guest writing while Jen takes maternity leave to spend time with sweet Jaxon and his big brother Cooper.

Just recently we hosted our Thanksgiving Centerpiece design class at The Cinnamon Stick since we can’t fit 20 plus people in our small little flower shop. I have floated around and help to assist in design classes for the past couple of years, but for this last class Jen and Colleen gave me the opportunity to teach my first one! When I say “gave me” the opportunity, it was more like “spring it on me 15 minutes before the class started”. Anxiety alert, especially when this was my first time teaching and in front of so many people. If I may toot my own horn, I am happy to say it ended up going great!

Check out the pictures below to see what everyone created!

For all of our classes we give basic guidelines and tips, then everyone is able to use their own creative flair to create a custom centerpiece.

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-Sarah Carver, one of our floral designers, helping to lead the class.

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The first stem was to begin by greening in. 

 

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Then we added each flower, one by one. 

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Check out the gorgeous finished product!

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More finished products. I love how they all turn out just a little different!

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This table all looked the exact same!

We have a Christmas class coming up on December 21st, which is at full capacity. However, we did add another class for the 22nd with 9 more spots available. If you are interested give us a call at the flower shop, (419)-517-8821 and we can get you signed up.

We love to host classes of any kind. As the only Certified Florists in Northwest Ohio, Jen Linehan, CF, CFD or one of our other talented designeres will be 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!

We had the pleasure of being a part of “Holidays in the Manor House” for 2017 at Wildwood Metropark in Toledo, Ohio. It is two week event where interested groups apply with their ideas and if chosen, you are given a room. This process begins right after the year before.

After much brainstorming by Beautiful Blooms by Jen Manager, Colleen, and an interview process, we were given the Tap Room to transform into a fun holiday party spot. Let’s just say- we love SPARKLE as you can see when you enter the room!

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Colleen decided to have a Gatsby feel in the room with sparkles, feathers, crystals and balloons.

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Can you imagine being at this party?

This was a perfect spot for our couple to dance and have a photo taken. Thank you to Mager Designs for providing all the lights to make our vision complete.

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…Shall we dance…

Large martini glasses filled with pearls, sparkle, diamonds and feathers spill out to add an extra pop to our sequin table cloth and chair covers provided by I Do Chair Covers. Thank you to Meredith Party Rentals for supplying the tables and chairs to make our “party” happen.  We love the glitter gold and silver chair sashes that Stone Ridge Golf Club let us borrow. It was a vendor team effort and we loved collaborating!

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I can only imagine the parties the Stranahans had in this beautiful home!

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Martini glasses filled with dripping pearls, crystals and feathers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. 

We even had a beautiful vintage tinsel tree to really take you back in time.

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…WOW!!

The bar was trimmed ready for a party with it’s own champagne tower.

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Loved adding this fun confetti balloon garland to tower over the martini bar.

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…The balloons were so pretty with the lighting provide by Mager Designs.

Make sure you stop by and see all of the beautiful rooms that are decorated up for the holidays. Colleen and Mary Beth really worked hard on this project and we think it turned out super fun! We’ve loved seeing everyone’s pictures of our room on social media. Thanks for all the tags!

The Manor House is open daily 10am-8pm until Sunday, December 17th.  It is great family fun with hot cocoa, s’mores and mule rides on the weekend.


Thank you again to all the help from our wonderful vendors!

Room Design and Decor: Beautiful Blooms by Jen- Sylvania, Ohio

Toledo Metroparks:Wildwood Manor House

Lighting: Mager Designs

Tablecloths and Chair Covers: I Do Chair Covers

Tables and Chairs: Meredith Party Rentals

Chair Sashes: Stone Ridge Golf Club

 

We are so excited for Miracle on Main Street this weekend!  Beautiful Blooms by Jen is going to be in the Festival of Lights Parade on Sunday and we need your help! We want to fill our van that is usually full of flowers, with Unwrapped Toys,  Diapers, and Wipes that will benefit Heartbeat of Toledo!

Help us fill the van with donations!

Help us fill the van with donations!

For every item donated this week, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free holiday centerpiece!  Plus, the first 15 people in with donations will receive a free succulent magnet!

Beautiful Blooms by Jen is open Monday-Friday 9:30-6pm and Saturday 10-2pm for donations.

Lots of options of magnetic succulents! First 15 to donate get a free one!

A wide variety of options of magnetic succulents! First 15 to donate get a free one!

Please drop your items off during our regular hours:

Monday-Friday 9:30-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.

Miracle on Main Street Schedule of Events:

miracle on main street

FRIDAY | DECEMBER 1
5pm-8ish Red Bird Arts District First Friday Art Walk

NEW Mistletoe Marketplace on Maplewood Avenue with 15+ artisans and crafters
Corner Park
6pm Sylvan/Maplewood Choir (4th and 5th graders)
6:30 Lighting of the Square with Mayor Craig Stough

7-9pm Strolling Carolers from Cutting Edge Theatre Company

Heritage Center Museum
5pm-8pm | Deck the Halls for History: A silent auction fundraiser of one-of-a-kind holiday decor at the Sylvania Historical Village

5pm-10ish Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce: Warm up in a tent on Maplewood avenue with holiday movies, hot cocoa and popcorn available for purchase, and a cash bar. Live music from Mikes With Mics from 7-10ish

SCAC Pop-up Gallery at Kevin Charles Sylvania
• Bring in a toy donation and enter a raffle for a Make Over. All donations support Caly Cares
• Piano Performance by Christine Stammer
• Jewelry | Stacy Sprung-Spinazze
• Letterpress & Stationary | Pineapple Press-Design
• Tara Otten | Jewelry and Glass
• Fibers & Pottery | Mary Weiss
• Illustration Prints | Johnathon Lightle
• Tara Hubbard Handbags (Friday) and Originals by Kina Hoffman(Saturday)
• SCAC Banner Bags and Shirts

Bowinkles
Kathy Rennels Design with Children’s Illustrations

Reve Salon and Spa
Jewelry | Rachel Najarian

Harmony in Life
Art Carved Candles

Interrupt
Mosaic Glass Guitars | Animal House Glass, llc

Eden Fashion Boutique | 30% Off all shoes & Accessories
Book signing with Local Author Amy Seiffert from 5-7pm | Chin Up, A beautiful book about motherhood that would make the PERFECT Christmas gift!

TK Lanes Boutique
Lake Erie beach Glass Jewelry | Mary Ann Strayer

Sylvania AdVantage Newspaper
Galaxy Rose Crochet

Inside the Five Brewing Company
Pop-Up Shop with Merchandise

Chandler Cafe – Orchestra & 10 Year anniversary

The Sodbuster Bar – Live Music with Scott Biddle & Nichole Koury

River Centre Foundation – New Artist Hope Olson and Craft Beer

Hudson Gallery – Cool Yule Exhibit and Jewelry Trunk Show
Featuring Sue Szabo, Regina Jankowski and Katy Mims

SATURDAY | DECEMBER 2
10am-4pm ART WALK CONTINUES for more shopping during the holidays!! See list of artists above! Enjoy a special Pop-Up Gallery and Mistletoe Marketplace with 20+ vendors!

1pm-4pm Warming tent with live holiday music by Megan Fitzpatrick andJohnny K AllDay and SV High School String Quartet
kids crafts with McCord Road Christian Church and hot cocoa

1pm-4pm Deck the Halls for History Silent Auction at the Heritage Center Museu

5pm-9pm Beer Tasting at River Centre Gallery – Buy tickets here $25 –https://rivercentrefoundation.ticketspice.com/river-centre-gallery-holiday-brews-event

Upside Brewing – $1 off Noale – a Christmas ale with optional caramel honey and cinnamon sugar rim

SUNDAY | DECEMBER 3
12pm-5pm Deck the Halls for History at the Heritage Center Museum & Historical Village will be open.
12pm-5pm | Chamber Warming Tent on Maplewood – Holiday Movies & Music, Hot cocoa & popcorn available for purchase, Kids activities & cookie decorating
3pm – Visits with Santa start
3-8pm | Beer Garden with Upside Brewing in parking lot
4pm – 5k Run/Walk starting on Main Street (Register)!
5pm – Santa’s Little Helper Kids Dash
5:30 pm Festival of the Lights Parade

Full list of events and times – visit miracleonmainstreet.org

Presented by Dave White Chevrolet and 13abc Toledo in partnership with Sylvania Community Arts CommissionDowntown Sylvania Association,Sylvania Area Chamber of CommerceSylvania Historical Village, and Red Bird Arts District

I had so much fun with Sarah and Mike from the beginning! I loved that they were having their reception at the Valentine and wanted to incorporate their love of movies into their centerpieces. They brought in their rose gold movie reels and we came up with super fun designs together.

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Oh my goodness! Check out this gorgeous bride! Photo by Simply Captivating Photography.

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In love with this shot from Simply Captivating Photography! Bridal bouquet of champagne roses, purple lisianthus, privet berries, wax flower. burgundy dahlias, safari sunset, purple scabiosa and fun greenery, by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

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The shades of purple dresses were gorgeous and were really tied together by the flowers from Beautiful Blooms by Jen.  Photo by Simply Captivating Photography.

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Champagne rose boutonniere, by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Simply Captivating.

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Simply Captivating Photography.

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Love the look of love in this photo! Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Simply Captivating Photography.

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Sarah painted the movie reels rose gold and we arranged white with purple center dendrobium orchids into a tall vase with the movie reel on top.  Photo by Simply Captivating Photography. 

Movie Reel Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Movie Reel Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

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The happy couple with bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Simply Captivating Photography. 

In love with this wedding as much as we are? Check out this beautiful video from Fordham Footage.

Vendor Team:

Ceremony: St. Rose Catholic Church– Perrysburg, OH

Reception: The Valentine Theatre– Toledo, OH

Photography: Simply Captivating Photography

Videographer: Fordham Footage

Florist: Beautiful Blooms by Jen

DJ: Sounds of Music

Caterer: Michael’s Gourmet Catering

Hair and Makeup: Shamas Salon

Amanda is my gorgeous new sister in law and Steve is my handsome younger brother. We had so much fun designing their wedding flowers because Amanda was the most laid back bride ever! She showed me her color palette, showed me some things she liked and then let us do our thing! We were so fortunate that there were so many gorgeous locally grown flowers available on their wedding date as well!

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Blush, peach, orange and burgundy bridal bouquet, by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. This gorgeous bouquet includes pin cushion protea, sedum, pink mink protea, celosia, amaranthus, garden roses, dahlias and assorted eucalyptus. Photo by Chelsie Schmidt Photography. 

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A close up of this fabulous bridal bouquet. Aren’t those dahlias amazing?!  It’s not very often that an entire room full of florists oo and ahh over a flower… This was one of those time that it happened!

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Super fun gold cuff wrist corsages for the Moms, by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. 

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Iron stand altar arrangements, by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. 

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Eston’s cake, decorated by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Chelsie Schmidt Photography. 

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Gold pedestal centerpiece with burgundy roses, orange and yellow celosia, peach pin cushion protea and sedum, by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.  Photo by Chelsie Schmidt Photography. 

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Close up of table numbers, rented from Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Chelsie Schmidt Photography. 

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Amanda and Steve’s ceremony was custom to them and was so fun to watch! Photo by Chelsie Schmidt Photography. 

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Love when altar arrangements get moved inside and bridal bouquets decorate sweetheart tables!

 

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Belmont Country Club– Perrysburg, OH

Photographer: Colleen Schmidt Photography
Florist: Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Cake: Eston’s Bakery
DJ: Decorative Sound
Makeup/Hair- Bliss Salon & Beauty Bar

 

When I met with Casey I knew that we were the perfect fit! She loved textures and trusted us to do our thing. She has already booked her photographer who was the fabulous Viridian Ivy Images and man does she make our work look fabulous!  We had such a fun time designing this gorgeous wedding!

Viridian Ivy Images 2017

Viridian Ivy Images 2017- Textural Bridal Bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen of champagne roses, scabiosa pods, blue eryngium, champagne roses, ivory roses, white lisianthus, queen anne’s lace, blush ranunculus, blush astilbe and hanging pepperberry. 

Viridian Ivy Images 2017

Viridian Ivy Images 2017- Bridal Party with bouquets by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. 

Viridian Ivy Images 2017

Viridian Ivy Images 2017- Bridesmaids’ Bouquet of white hydrangea and seeded eucalyptus by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. 

Viridian Ivy Images 2017

Viridian Ivy Images 2017- Place card easel with flowers arranged by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. 

Viridian Ivy Images 2017

Viridian Ivy Images 2017- Cake flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen to match the picture the bride provided. 

Viridian Ivy Images 2017

Viridian Ivy Images 2017- Gold pedestal centerpieces by Beautiful Blooms by Jen in blush, fuchsia, white and blue. 

Viridian Ivy Images 2017

Viridian Ivy Images 2017- Tuscan table arrangement by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. 

Viridian Ivy Images 2017

Viridian Ivy Images 2017- Tuscan table arrangement by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. 

Viridian Ivy Images 2017

Viridian Ivy Images 2017- Tall wedding centerpiece in blush, white, blue and fuchsia, by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. 

Viridian Ivy Images 2017

Viridian Ivy Images 2017- Gold candelabra centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. 

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Isn’t this an amazing shot from Vridian Ivy Images?!

Viridian Ivy Images 2017

Viridian Ivy Images 2017- Bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. 

Vendor Team:

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hilton Garden Inn– Perrysburg, OH

Photographer: Viridian Ivy Images

Wedding Coordinator: Bee for the Day

Cake: Eston’s Bakery

Hair: Soto Salon

Makeup: Jenelle Ahmad

DJ: Ultimate Nights

I live, eat, breathe, Beautiful Blooms by Jen. It’s been my entire life since 2008 when I began my company out of my house. Fast forward a few years and it’s been 7 years this January that we’ve had our full retail shop open!  People couldn’t believe that I planned my first pregnancy to be due in December so I could have Cooper when it wasn’t wedding season. Hey- I couldn’t believe that it worked either but we were totally going to stop trying if we hadn’t gotten pregnant and wait for the next off season. We lucked out again when I became pregnant again and am due November.

Jen and Cooper- JP Photography

Jen and son, Cooper.

Beautiful Blooms by Jen started off as just me, working out of my house. Now I have a staff of 7 other amazing individuals!  6 plus our awesome delivery driver, Scott. There is no way I would be able to design over 100 weddings a year in addition to tons of parties, events and daily deliveries. In fact, my main job is at a computer and meeting with clients about their events. Days go by without me even getting to touch a flower, which is sad, but I love the business aspect of owning a business as well. So even though the sign says Beautiful Blooms by Jen, any of my talented staff could have been the ones to design your fabulous flowers!

Team BBBJ

Team BBBJ

The moral of the story is that I have an amazing staff that will take care of each and every customer just like I would while I’m on maternity leave. Sarah and Colleen have each been on my team for over 5 years! And Hailley is going on 3! Plus, I am still able to be emailing and chatting with brides while I’m not physically in the shop.

Sarah, Jen and Colleen

Sarah, Jen and Colleen

Business goes on as usual while I’m on maternity leave, whenever Jaxon comes, and everything will still be perfect for our fabulous customers! We have some super exciting projects going on that I am so excited to be able to focus on and share when we can. If you email me, Jen@beautifulbloomsbyjen.com, please know that I will be answering emails as soon as I can, in between holding my brand new baby : )  If you need immediate assistance, please call the shop at 419-517-8821. Thanks to everyone for your support and patience during this exciting milestone!

*All photos- JP Photography

We had such a blast at the Beautiful Blooms by Jen, Fall Wreath Class! It was in conjunction with the Downtown Sylvania Association’s Downtown Delights.  We had 5 ladies and it was the perfect amount so we could all move around and design the wreath on an easel.

The class was taught by Manager, Colleen, since she is our silk specialist and Jen is about to have her baby.

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The first step of our fall wreath was to add draping raffia. 

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Then we added silk greenery throughout to our grapevine.

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Colleen demonstrates how to add the silk greenery to the grapevine wreath in our Fall Wreath Class. 

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Then we added gorgeous fall ribbon to the wreath. 

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I love watching everyone’s creativity!

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It’s so fun to see how everyone’s finished product turns out! 

We love to host classes of any kind. As the only Certified Florists in Northwest Ohio, Jen Linehan, CF, CFD or one of our other talented designeres will be 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!

We are so excited for our annual Holiday Centerpiece classes on December 21st and 22nd. Due to the demand last year, we have decided to have two classes this year! These classes are the perfect Christmas gifts to grab a couple friends and come together, or moms and daughters, etc.

The Thursday night class will be hosted at the Cinnamon Stick at 3535 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. Toledo, OH 43615.  Your investment is $40 and includes all instruction, materials and tools for the design. Coffee, tea, and assorted sweets from Cinnamon Stick are also included. Extra treats and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. You can also pick up a pie for your holiday celebration while you are there!

The Thursday night class will be at 6:30pm on 12/21 and is our Family Celebration Arrangement. It’s a traditional arrangement of winter greenery and red that will last and last!

Family Celebration winter design class by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Family Celebration winter design class by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

The Friday class is at 5:30pm on 12/22 and is our Golden Lights arrangement. It is an elegant arrangement in a gold container with gold candles and berries and all white flowers. This class will take place at Beautiful Blooms by Jen and will include holiday treats! Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine or drink of choice.

Golden Lights Holiday Design class by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Golden Lights Holiday Design class by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

 

Space is limited. Please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 to reserve your space.  Don’t want to make your own? You can order one designed by one of our fabulous florists by clicking the links above.

We love to host classes of any kind. One of the Beautiful Blooms by Jen talented designers will teach the class, 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! They are perfect for holiday parties with employees and girls nights out!

We are so excited for our annual Thanksgiving Centerpiece class on November 21st. It’s a gorgeous centerpiece of orange gerbera daisies, red carnations, bells of ireland, solidago and hypericum berries.

Your investment is $35 and includes all instruction, materials and tools for the design. Coffee, tea, and assorted sweets from Cinnamon Stick are also included. Extra treats and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. You can also pick up a pie for your Thanksgiving celebration while you are there!

Space is limited. Please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 to reserve your space.  Don’t want to make your own? You can order one designed by one of our fabulous florists here!

Beautiful Blooms by Jen Thanksgiving Centerpiece Class.

Beautiful Blooms by Jen Thanksgiving Centerpiece Class.

We love to host classes of any kind. One of the Beautiful Blooms by Jen talented designers will teach the class, 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!