We had such a blast getting to know Katie in the wedding planning process! We designed her brother’s wedding last year and this is just such a sweet family!  Katie and her mom were so organized and we loved helping them create the vision!

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

Blush and dusty blue bridal bouquet, designed by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Adore Wedding Photography.

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

Gorgeous blush, white and dusty blue bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Adore Wedding Photography.

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

We love when we can add a personal touch to the handle of bridal bouquets! Photo by Adore Wedding Photography.

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

White, blush and blue wedding in downtown Toledo. Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Adore Wedding Photography.

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

Blush, white and dusty blue bridesmaid’s bouquets by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Adore Wedding Photography. 

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

White, blush and succulent groom’s boutonniere by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Adore Wedding Photography. 

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

We are loving all these pictures from inside the new Renaissance Hotel! Photo by Adore Wedding Photography. 

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

We LOVE flower girls with mini bouquets! How adorable is this white, blush and dusty blue bride and flower girl bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen? Photo by Adore Wedding Photography. 

 

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

Gorgeous ceremony site inside The Renaissance Hotel with Birch arch and arrangements by Beautiful Blooms by Jen and ceiling and backdrop by Mager Designs. Photo by Adore Wedding Photography. 

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

Gorgeous white, blush and dusty blue altar arrangements by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Adore Wedding Photography. 

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

Love flowers at the beginning of the altar too! Photo by Adore Wedding Photography. 

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

Tall white and blush centerpiece, by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Adore Wedding Photography. 

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

Blush centerpiece with candles, by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Adore Wedding Photography. 

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

The birch arch from the ceremony became the perfect decor for the cake by Wixey with flowers added by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Adore Wedding Photography. 

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

.Blush and dusty blue cake flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Cake by Wixey Bakery. Photo by Adore Wedding Photography. 

Organic blush and dusty blue wedding flowers filled with assorted greenery. Adore Wedding Photography, Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen at Renaissance Toledo Downtown.

Gorgeous shot of the couple!

Thank you so much to Adore Wedding Photography for making our flowers look amazing! Love that all the details were captured beautifully!

 

Vendor Team

Venue: Renaissance Downtown Toledo

Wedding Planner: Bee for the Day

Florist: Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Photographer: Adore Photography

Videographer: Fordham Footage

Cake: Wixey Bakery

Hair/Make Up: Nikki Markowski, Merle Norman

DJ: Decorative Sound

Decor/Lighting: Mager Designs

Chair Covers: Chiavari Chair Toledo

Emily was one of my first brides who booked for 2018! We really enjoyed the planning process with her and hope she loves how everything turned out! Her lavender wedding at one of our favorite venues, Nazareth Hall, was beautiful!

Adorable flower girl with petals from Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Amy Peppercorn Photography.

White hydrangea and greenery draped on candles from the church made an for an elegant aisle!

I love shots like this of grooms! Photo by Amy Peppercorn Photography

Amy Peppercorn Photography

The beautiful bride with her all white bouquet by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Amy Peppercorn Photography.

These pictures of the groomsmen holding bouquets always made me laugh!  Photo by Amy Peppercorn Photography.

Love the magnolia tree about to pop in the background! The white and lavender bouquets were perfect for these beautiful lavender dresses!  Photo by Amy Peppercorn Photography.

The entire bridal party! Lavender and white wedding flowers at Nazareth Hall. Photo by Amy Peppercorn Photography.

Close up of the beautiful silver pedestal vase centerpieces that were white, lavender and a pop of blush. 

Beautiful Blooms by Jen added pops of blush and lavender flowers around the base of the bride’s lanterns. 

 

Lavender cake flowers on cake by Thrush’s Bakery. 

Baby’s breath wreaths in the background are by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Also, don’t the bouquets look great displayed in front of the bridal party!- Photo by Amy Peppercorn Photography.

The happy couple! Photo by Amy Peppercorn Photography.

Love everyone’s expression as they fight for the toss bouquet! Photo by Amy Peppercorn Photography.

One more of the happy couple! The white bouquet really pops off of the Nazareth Hall building background! Photo by Amy Peppercorn Photography.

We love it when photographers and brides share their weddings photos with us! Thanks Amy Peppercorn Photography!

Vendors

Ceremony Venue: Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville, Ohio

Reception Venue: Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids, Ohio

Photographer: Amy Peppercorn Photography

Florist: Beautiful Blooms by Jen

DJ: Book That DJ

Hair/Makeup: Tina Kosch

Cake: Thrush’s Bakery

Oh my goodness we had so much fun with this adorable bunny Easter Kid’s Class! What a great turnout over the two days!  These cuties visited Beautiful Blooms by Jen, drew on their bunny face, added the pink nose and bunny tail and planted a bulb pant into their vase. Didn’t they turn out so well?!

Jen’s son, Cooper, was finally old enough to join us for a class!

Directions for class participants- After your bulb flowers are spent, let them dry out and die back. Store them in a dry, cool spot like a garage or basement and then plant them in the ground this fall. The bulbs will develop roots when it gets cold and then bloom again in the spring!

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 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.

You First by Grant Services Group

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!

 

Beautiful Blooms by Jen Signature Line

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!