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

 

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 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!

Oh my goodness! I LOVE fall weddings! This was our first fall texture wedding of the year and we were absolutely in love!  Carlee lived out of town and as we were finalizing her quote, she sent me the exact bouquet she had fallen in love with. We were able to create the identical bouquet for her!

Wait until you see Carlee’s amazing dress too!

Bailey Lane Photography was a photographer I hadn’t worked with before, but I was super impressed by how fast she sent the photos to the bride and groom and shared with me!

Fall bridal bouquet of white, blush and burgundy, by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Fall bridal bouquet of white, blush and burgundy, by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Bailey Lane.

Their ceremony was in Cadet West in front of the gorgeous windows. We accented with beautiful arrangements on iron stands for a wow.

Their ceremony was in Cadet West in front of the gorgeous windows. We accented with beautiful arrangements on iron stands for a wow. Photo by Bailey Lane.

Fall wedding at Nazareth Hall. Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Bailey Lane.

Fall wedding at Nazareth Hall. Flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo by Bailey Lane.

Check out this gorgeous ring shot from Bailey Lane Photographer, featuring flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. This dahlia is gorgeous!

Check out this gorgeous ring shot from Bailey Lane Photographer, featuring flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. This dahlia is gorgeous!

Thanks to all these amazing people that created such a beautiful day!

Ceremony and Reception: Nazareth Hall– Grand Rapids, OH

Photographer: Bailey Lane Photos

Florist: Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Make-up: Jenelle Ahmad

Dress: Stella York from Steel Magnolia Boutique

Hair: Faryal and Megan from The Salon

Men’s Suits: Express

Cake: Cake Arts

Videographer: CJ Video Productions

DJ: Life Celebrations DJ

We are so excited to share our Fall Wreath Class with everyone!

Our class is in conjunction with Downtown Sylvania Association‘s Downtown Delights on November 9th. Our class is from 6-7 and Downtown Delights is 5-8 so you can make the event a super fun girls night out!  All of the Main Street shops and restaurants will be having specials, sales and some are hosting fun events!

Our permanent botanical fall wreath class will be at Beautiful Blooms by Jen from 6-7pm and the cost is $45. It includes all materials and instruction to make a super fun fall wreath, similar to the one pictured. We will even teach you how to switch out the ribbon to turn your wreath into a winter wreath!

Fall Wreath Class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Fall Wreath Class at Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Only 8 spaces are available so call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 to reserve your spot today! To check out our event on facebook, click here.