One of our favorite things at Beautiful Blooms by Jen is when prom couples come in together to buy their corsages and boutonnieres at the same time. Or call separate but give us the name of their dates so we can design their prom flowers as a pair so that everything matches. We also love when we can see the dress so we can make sure we match the look and feel of the dress. Emailing is a great way to share the dress!

This is a picture of our Bling Bar where we begin by choosing the keepsake bracelet, then the ribbon colors and flower choices and then the accents like rhinestones and pearls. Gorgeous dress on display is from Blue by Atlas Bridal.

Beautiful Blooms by Jen Prom Bling Bar.


Red and gold boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

We love when customers come in looking for something fun and different, like the floral cuff below!

Red and gold flower cuff for Prom by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

One of the trends we see year after year are black dresses. This is one of our favorites because we can have tons of fun with the flower color and accents.  We also love when we’re shown the dress and told to do our thing. Then we get to be super creative and use the fun things we’re learning at the floral conferences we attend.

Colorful cuff corsage and matching magnetic boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

This year we have been seeing a ton of floral dresses so we’ve been matching the corsage and boutonniere flowers to the dresses.

Hot pink prom corsage with matching magnetic boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

We would love to custom design your corsage or boutonniere for Prom 2018! Please call 419-517-8821 or order online. The sooner the order the better, but we can accommodate typically until the day of Prom as long as you are flexible with the flowers. Please order early for a specific color flower and color choice.

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!

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!



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,, 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.


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


Then we added silk greenery throughout to our grapevine.


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


Then we added gorgeous fall ribbon to the wreath. 


I love watching everyone’s creativity!


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!

Two years ago, we began our Charity in Bloom program, as a way to give back to the community. It’s now time to apply to be one of our 2018 Charity in Bloom non-profits. Please see below.

October 2017 Charity in Bloom

October 2017 Charity in Bloom

To Whom It May Concern:

As a part of our community outreach to different non-profits, we have a program in place called Charity in Bloom.  Each month a different charity is chosen and will receive 20% of all the sales from a dedicated arrangement.  When the arrangement is sent out, it includes a card that shares information about your organization. This is an example: BBBJ Charity in Bloom October (1).

Please fill out the provided Charity in Bloom application if you may be interested and return to Beautiful Blooms by November 30th. Twelve organizations will be chosen in December, one for each month of 2018. Charity in Bloom Application

In order for this to be a successful program it is important for you to help us promote in any way possible like in your newsletter and website with the Charity in Bloom link and picture provided.  It is also shared on the Beautiful Blooms by Jen social media, email lists, blog and more. In return, we would like the opportunity to quote any of your upcoming events for any floral needs. Please contact Colleen at 419-517-8821 or with any questions.


Colleen Barnhart

November 2017

November 2017


Florist Friday- Meet Sarah!


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.


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!

Sarah Carver, Beautiful Blooms by Jen

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!


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.

copyright Photos by Yvonne 2013

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

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


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!


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,, 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

For more information contact:
Maria Molina

Colleen Barnhart, Manager at Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Colleen Barnhart, Manager at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.  JP Photography

I first met Colleen when she was the Manager at Bumble, a former flower shop in downtown Sylvania. I had been invited to open Beautiful Blooms by Jen inside and while working on contracts, I found our little house and opened our own location. Colleen had just had a baby and that is now how we keep track of how long we’ve been open in Sylvania. Madeline is now 6 years old!


Madeline- JP Photography

Colleen didn’t come work for me right away though…  I was actually devastated when my first manager, Meghan, was moving to be closer to her boyfriend, now husband. I had no idea what I was going to do because business was booming and I needed to hire staff anyway, and then I received an email from Colleen. It was totally fate and I am so glad that we are now a team! She is a fabulous manager and now one of my best friends!

Colleen began her work in the floral industry working for her cousin, Annette Moriarty, back in high school. The shop was called A Studio. Then she moved on to Glendale Flowers where it seems every floral designer in Toledo got their start. Back in the day it was the place to be!

Colleen then moved on to Twigs Florals and Gifts in Rossford and worked there for many years. She was presented with an opportunity to help open Bumble and she was excited to be working in Sylvania close to home. A new marriage and a new child later, she stayed at home for a while and when she was ready to come back to work, she found her new home at Beautiful Blooms by Jen!

Her family home includes her hard working husband, Tim, Tim’s three kids, and 6 year old, Madeline. Her older kids, you have probably seen helping out and delivering for Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Megan and her truck-driving, arch delivering husband, Brandon and Caitlan. I love that they are all part of the team and the dream!

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Caitlan, Megan and Brandon

I honestly don’t know what I would do without Colleen. She is the Manager of Beautiful Blooms by Jen and takes care of the every day ordering for the shop. She also helps manage the day to day orders and deliveries which allows me to focus on weddings and the business like marketing and accounting. Colleen is an amazing at everything she does and I am so lucky to have her as part of our BBBJ Team!

copyright Photos by Yvonne 2013

Jen and Colleen, 2013. Photos by Yvonne

All Make-Up by Beauty by Brandi

Beautiful Blooms by Jen was so crazy busy in 2016 we never even took new head shots or pictures for our website. Since we didn’t, we didn’t even send out holiday cards last year or this year!  So when we decided that we were due, I wanted to turn it into a super fun day! 

We are so excited for our friend Julie, from JP Photography, and Brandi, from Beauty by Brandi, who opened a studio together a few months ago. We decided to choose them to pamper us while we hung out in their studio with snacks and drinks! It was so awesome to be able to get everything done in the same place while we relaxed.

One by one, we arrived and began to get beautiful because of Brandi!

Hailley getting her makeup done for the headshots by Beauty by Brandi.

Hailley getting her makeup done by Brandi for head shots.

Kaitlin, Colleen, and Alisa chatting in between headshots.

Kaitlin, Colleen, and Alisa chatting in between head shots.

We brought all kinds of snacks and outfits so that we could make sure we coordinated. Don’t worry, the girls under 21 weren’t drinking wine too. PS if you haven’t tried Apple Pie Wine from Fresh Thyme Market, you need to!

Once everyone was dressed and had their make up on, we each had our head shots taken. Then we did some group shots inside and then braved the cold weather for some group shots and quick head shot outside. We can’t wait to see how they turned out.

Since we were all pretty and it was only 5pm when we finished up with pictures, we went out to dinner at Sakura. We had decided to make this our Christmas party since we were so busy in December and we didn’t want to just head home when we were all done up! The girls had a gift exchange. The girls had surprised me with a hair cut and color when I went to get my hair done in December which was so amazing. I surprised them by inviting them all to a floral conference in March so we could all go away for the weekend and have a fun time while learning.

Sarah's dinner at Sakura Japanese Steakhouse!

Sarah’s dinner at Sakura Japanese Steakhouse.

It was super dark at Sakura, so that’s the only picture we took! But it was delicious and we had a great time. Could not believe how crazy busy it was in there. We were very thankful to be able to grab a table instead of waiting for a hibachi table.

Then we decided to head to The Cinnamon Stick, which is a new bakery on Holland Sylvania Rd. Cooper and Kyle met us over there because who doesn’t love dessert?! Cooper was so excited to try a brownie sundae!  They also have amazing pies and shakes with alcohol!

Cooper picking out his Brownie at The Cinnamon Stick.

Cooper picking out a browne at The Cinnamon Stick.


Here's a little sneak peek from the photoshoot with JP Photography. Watch our Facebook page for more pictures to be posted!

Here’s an IPhone sneak peek from the photo shoot with JP Photography. Watch our Facebook page for more pictures to be posted soon!

Man I have an amazing team. Not only are they such hard workers, they are all amazing friends and we all have such a great time together! Here’s to a great 2017!

Having trouble figuring out the perfect gift for someone who has everything? Or maybe your boss from the whole office? We have the perfect idea for you! You can send the gift of flowers! You can sign up for once a month, every other week, bi-monthly, the options are endless!

Flowers For a Year! This is also an option for year round gifts. It’s super easy to set up! You just let us know the timeline and price you’d like to spend each time and you’re good to go. Then we send a seasonal arrangement to the recipient when it’s scheduled. The gift that keeps on giving!


3 months of flowers!- $100 each= $300, $75 each= $225, $50 each=$150

6 months of flowers!- $100 each= $600, $75 each=$450, $50 each=$300.

1 Year/12 months!- $100 each=$1200, $75 each=$900, $50 each=$600

Delivery: Beautiful Blooms by Jen arrangements are custom designed for you and hand delivered in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

For more information and to customize your plan, call 419-517-8821.

Place your order by December 31st and we’ll add in delivery for free for your whole order!



“I love receiving flowers from Beautiful Blooms by Jen every other week! It’s so much fun to see the design each time and how different they all are!” – Becky Carr