We loved planning Megan and Danny’s wedding because I was married at Stone Ridge too! It’s one of my favorite venues in town!  Megan brought in a picture of the bouquet she loved and asked us to design it. She was so excited when she saw her bouquets, she hugged Sarah, her florist for the day. I love it when I hear stories like that. That’s why we do what we do! To make bride’s dreams come true!

The gorgeous bride at St. Joe’s Maumee with her beautiful blush and white bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. 

Blush roses, white garden roses, white ranunculus and assorted greenery round bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

What a gorgeous room with gold chiavari chairs, gold chargers and blush and white arrangements by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. 

Rose gold pedestal vase filled with white and blush flowers and assorted greenery by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. 

Beautiful Eston’s cake with flowers added by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Super close up picture because the cake was still in the fridge when we were decorating it : )

Blush and white flowers for the bar at Stone Ridge Golf Club, by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Stone Ridge. 

Love this picture that Stone Ridge Golf Club sent to us! What a fun couple!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor Team

Church Ceremony: St. Joseph’s Church, Maumee

Reception: Stone Ridge Golf Club- Bowling Green, OH

Cake: Eston’s Bakery

Flowers: Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Photography: Lucas Stigurdson

Makeup: Makeup by Amy Lewis and Co. 

DJ: Decorative Sound

Beautiful Blooms by Jen is a luxury wedding and event florist located in downtown Sylvania. We can deliver all over Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan and specialize in local venues like Hilton Garden Inn- Perrysburg, OH, The Legacy- Ottawa Lake, MI, Heather Downs Country Club- Toledo, OH, Maumee Bay State Park Lodge- Oregon, OH, Nazareth Hall- Grand Rapids, OH, Park Inn- Toledo, OH, Radisson at UTMC- Toledo, OH, Schedel Gardens- Elmore, OH, Stone Ridge Golf Club- Bowling Green, OH and Toledo Country Club- Toledo, OH.

I was so honored to be invited to visit You First by Grant Services this last week by one of my former Floral Design and Greenhouse Students, Tamnika. She is now the Community and Integration Manager there.

“You First by Grant Services LP, an agency certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disibilities, offers a variety of services to individuals living in Lucas and Fulton Counties.  Services include recreational activities, personal care, vocational opportunities and transportation. You First by Grant Services was founded in 2013 by CEO John Grant and his partners, Shawna Grant, Paul Grant, Charolotte Grant, Eric Bickford and Marie Bickford. The purpose of You First by Grant Services is to work alongside the individual and their support team and assist each individual with achieving his / her desired goals.”- http://www.yfbgs.com/

Your First by Grant Services offers adult day support, vocational rehabilitation, non-medical transportation and homemaker/personal care. I was invited to visit because one of their focuses is building job skills. I was asked to share how I began in the floral industry and a bit about what I do on a daily basis. Vans brought over the interested individuals to hear me speak.  I spoke at the location on Airport Highway and everyone was so welcoming. Multiple individuals shook my hand and welcomed me and one even wanted to play me a song on the piano!

Jen Linehan, Certified Florist

Jen Linehan, Certified Florist, teaching the adults at You First by Grant Services about floral design.

Jen Linehan, teaching at You First

Jen, Linehan, CF, teaching adults at You First about the career of floral design.

Jen Linehan, CF, teaching floral design

Jen Linehan, CF teaching floral design to the adults at You First by Grant Services.

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The whole group with instructor, Jen Linehan, CF, after the floral design presentation.

I had such a wonderful time sharing my love of floral design with this sweet group! Thanks so much to Tamnika for inviting me to come! If anyone else is interested in sharing about the job they love, Tamnika is looking for more people to speak. Please let me know and I’d be happy to connect you.

 

We are so excited to share that we were invited to participate in the Hancock Hotel Wedding Open House on Sunday! If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s the new boutique hotel with 90 rooms and a Mancy’s restaurant. Mancy’s does all the catering and room service which is amazing! You have got to check this gorgeous new Findlay venue out!

We were asked to decorate their Junior Ballroom which is a beautiful ceremony space if you’d like to have your ceremony at the Hancock Hotel as well. Or this is a room available to be rented for bridal showers and smaller events. The drapery is so pretty that we used it as a backdrop for our altar. Rust and Lace Rentals provided us with this elegant buffet to design on.

Blush and white draping altar on a vintage buffet provided by Rush and Lace Rentals. A gorgeous alternative to flowers on either side of the altar.

This is a close up of the blush and white altar flowers and candles on the buffet from Rust and Lace Rentals.

Trio of floating candles and a hydrangea make a perfect accent to the aisle and then can be transferred to the ballroom for table centerpieces!

Twirl girls and altar by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

The models from Twirl, a bridal show in Kenton, Ohio had some fun in front of our altar. Photo by Swatch Studios

Blush Memory Table by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Blush and silver memory table by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Linen by I Do Chair Covers.  Photo by Swatch Studios. 

Rehearsal Dinner space at Hancock Hotel

Rehearsal Dinner space at Hancock Hotel, decorated by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Contemporary Tropical arrangements. Photo by Swatch Studios.

Contemporary Tropical Tuscan Table by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Contemporary tropical arrangements for a Tuscan table for a rehearsal dinner.

We’re so excited to help make events beautiful at this new gorgeous venue! It was such an honor to be included in this super fun event. Colleen and I really enjoyed meeting Findlay natives checking the hotel out and future brides!

Beautiful Blooms by Jen is a luxury wedding and event florist located in Sylvania, OH. We deliver events to Northwest Ohio, Southeastern Michigan and beyond!

We are so excited to be offering two Easter Centerpiece classes this year. One is for kids and one is for older kids and adults. The class will be taking place at Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 5646 Summit St. Sylvania, OH 43560.

For our Kid’s Easter Bunny Centerpiece Class, stop in between 1 and 3pm on Tuesday March 27th or March 29th and decorate a bunny vase and plant a bulb plant inside the vase to create the perfect Easter centerpiece and gift! The class will not take the full 2 hours, just however long it takes your child to do the project.

$15 per project includes all materials and instructions. Kids are welcome to design more than one. Please call 419-517-8821 to reserve your child’s space so we have enough supplies.

We’re always asked what age groups our classes are for… This class could be any age group. I just feel the younger the child, the more assistance the child will need from an adult. I feel like my 3 year old could do this class, his just might not resemble a bunny very closely. : )

Bunny Kids Class by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo from Pinterest.

On the Saturday before Easter, we will design an Easter Bunny arrangement, similar to the pinterest picture below. This class is for older children and adults. Class fee of $60 includes all materials needed and instruction so you have a beautiful Easter Centerpiece!

Class size is limited, so please call 419-517-8821 to reserve your space!

Bunny Rabbit Easter Class by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Picture from Pinterest.

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 an arrangement designed by one of our fabulous florists by clicking this link.

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 also custom design a class to fit into your budget. Most classes are in the $35-75 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!

 

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We had a blast at the Rock the Veil Bridal Show on Thursday night. We were so excited from just returning from our conference so the creative juices were flowing! That was one of the big reasons we signed up to participate in the Rock the Veil Bridal Show and Colleen actually convinced me to buy these super fun metal pieces while we were at the conference because she fell in love.

We love to participate in bridal shows because it is our chance to design whatever we want and have some fun. Colleen chose to go with a tropical beach theme since the show was at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge.  Wouldn’t that be super fun for a Maumee Bay wedding? This gorgeous linen is from Meredith Party Rentals.

Tropical Green Centerpiece idea by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge.

We designed gorgeous tropical leaves and orchids coming out of the lanterns with woven grasses and hanging green orchids on the sides. The we even decorated the votives with twine and seashells to tie our tropical beach theme together.

Tropical Green Centerpiece idea by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge.

Then Colleen designed this super sweet bouquet which would be perfect for a flower girl, mother of the bride or groom, or even for a bridesmaid!

Green Cymbidium orchid and seashell bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Maumee Bay State Park Lodge.

We LOVE Maumee Bay State Park weddings and we were so excited to see that they are working on some beautiful renovations right now! Can’t wait to see the finished product!  Kendra, the event coordinator is fabulous too!

We can’t wait to start meeting with all the brides and grooms we met on Thursday and hope everyone loves our green tropical lantern wedding theme! Can’t you picture one of these lantern trios up at the altar or in the entryway at a reception? It would be such a wow! They are now available for rent from Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss wedding flowers with the only flower shop with not only one Certified Florist, but two, call 419-517-8821 or email jen@beautifulbloomsbyjen.com. We can’t wait to learn more about your wedding flowers!

The Beautiful Blooms by Jen Christmas centerpiece class was fabulous!  We had so many different interpretations of our centerpiece and we love it when people get creative!

This floral design class was packed as we headed into holidays, especially since this arrangement was sure to knock their stockings off!

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• Sarah explained to everyone the different techniques to making a full and lasting arrangement.

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• Traci and Ana always have fun at our classes!  The are a creative dynamic duo!

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•These ladies were hard at work making sure their pieces turned out perfectly… and they did!

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• The winter greens make the arrangements so full, long-lasting and fragrant. Nothing beats fresh pine!

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• The arrangement had a little  more traditional look with greens, red flowers, plaid ribbon and a candle.  They were a beautiful addition to everyone’s tables!

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• These girlfriends had so much fun and look how beautiful the centerpieces turned out!

Thank you to The Cinnamon Stick for allowing us to use this space as well as indulge in coffee, pies, and other treats!

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 designers 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!

I cannot believe that January 2018 marks the beginning of year number 7 for full retail, Beautiful Blooms by Jen!  After three years of working out of my house, we got the keys on December 31st and while I was finishing up Amanda Caig’s New Years Eve wedding, my family moved all of our things from where we were working out of Bumble, and into 5646 Summit Street. It was just a block over.

First Wedding at the New Building. Photo by Sarah J Photography.

Last wedding before we had our very own retail space! Photo by Sarah J Photography.

It seemed so large when we bought it! I only had one employee at the time and I was still working full time as a floral design teacher at the Natural Science Technology Center for Toledo Public Schools. As soon as school was out each day, I would zip over to the shop and continue to help Meghan, my manager in painting, cleaning, whatever needed to be done. We opened our doors immediately, despite the building being a mess because we already had customers needing flowers. Meghan would just design in whatever room wasn’t being worked on as we had new floors installed, lights installed, etc. We were so fortunate to have understanding customers! Check out below to see some photos of our early shop.

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That year we had 77 weddings and I couldn’t believe how fast our day to day deliveries and business grew! By that spring we had hired more employees and I was able to retire from teaching. It was a total dream come true since I had wanted to open my own flower shop since I was a sophomore in high school. Teaching wasn’t ever the plan, but was a way to pay the bills to afford a shop.

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Seven years later, I have an amazing team of 6 employees, am able to take a relaxing maternity leave because I totally trust them. Colleen and Sarah have worked for BBBJ for over 5 years and Hailley for over 3! That is incredible considering that we have only been open for 7! I was honored with the title of 2017 Certified Florist of the Year, Hailley became a Certified Florist and we have won the Knot Best of Weddings for 10 years and Wedding Wire Couples Choice Awards 10 times!

As I sit reminiscing today about everything we’ve accomplished in such a short time, I can’t help to think I couldn’t have done it without such an amazing team of employees, past and present, awesome customers who let us be creative every day and a supportive Downtown Sylvania.
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We have exciting things planned for 2018! Can’t wait to share them with you!

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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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:

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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

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Kathy Rennels Design with Children’s Illustrations

Reve Salon and Spa
Jewelry | Rachel Najarian

Harmony in Life
Art Carved Candles

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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