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.

When Eliza came in and showed me her inspiration for her bouquet and wedding, I fell in love with the amazing colors and textures. We then realized that I knew her dad from the Horticulture industry from when I was teaching floral design. As a landscape designers daughter, she was all about the unique flowers. I had so much fun picking the flowers for this outdoor Nazareth Hall wedding because I knew Eliza trusted me to take make her vision a reality.

Check out one of my favorite bouquets I’ve ever made below! Thank you so much to Kent and Stephanie Photography for capturing our work!

Eliza's stunning bouquet- we had so much fun creating this masterpiece! Photo by Kent & Stephanie Photography!

Eliza’s stunning bouquet in purples and whites, featuring an airplant and amazing textures.  We had so much fun creating this masterpiece! Photo by Kent & Stephanie Photography!

Eric's boutonnier has succulents, wax flower, and greens all made by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo credit Kent & Stephanie Photography.

Eric’s boutonniere was designed with an airplant, wax flower, and greens all made by Beautiful Blooms by Jen. Photo credit Kent & Stephanie Photography.

The bridesmaids bouquets were just as amazing as the bride; consisting of, burgundy edged ranunculus, succulents white anemone, purple carnations, and assorted greenery, Photo by Kent & Stephanie Photography

The bridesmaids bouquets were just as amazing as the bride; consisting of, burgundy roses, succulents, white anemone, purple carnations, and assorted greenery, Photo by Kent & Stephanie Photography

Great shot of smiles and groomsmen flowers by Kent & Stephanie!

Great shot of smiles and groomsmen flowers by Kent & Stephanie!

Beautiful Blooms by Jen provided apothocary vases with assorted flowers with pops of purple! Nazareth Hall provided cylinder vases to surround with floating candles from Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Beautiful Blooms by Jen provided apothecary vases with assorted flowers with pops of purple! Nazareth Hall provided cylinder vases to surround with floating candles from Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Another shot of these cool centerpieces, by Kent & Stephanie Photography!

Another shot of these cool centerpieces, by Kent & Stephanie Photography!

How awesome are these cake decorations?! Succulents, greens, and anemone purple completed Eston's cake design. Photo by Kent & Stephanie Photography.

How awesome are these cake decorations?! Succulents, greens, and anemone purple completed Eston’s cake design. Photo by Kent & Stephanie Photography.

Kent & Stephanie outdid themselves with these shots, so one last look at the Beautiful Blooms by Jen bouquet, and the even better looking couple! Photo credit, Kent & Stephanie Photography.

Kent & Stephanie outdid themselves with these shots, so one last look at the Beautiful Blooms by Jen bouquet, and the even better looking couple! Photo credit, Kent & Stephanie Photography.

Not only the photos are gorgeous, but so is the video thanks to Fordham Footage. Make sure you check it out!

Vendors:

Venue: Nazareth Hall Grotto & Lady Glen Ballroom- Grand Rapids, OH

Bakery: Eston’s

Photographer: Kent & Stephanie Photography

Videographer: Fordham Footage

Florist: Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Band: The Dan Rafferty Band

 

Oh my goodness! I was so excited when Desiree showed me the inspiration for her wedding flowers. It was a bridesmaid bouquet with cherry blossoms! We decided to go right with the picture and then created her dream, with cherry blossoms for the reception. She surprised me with gorgeous pin lighting and uplighting which made her reception look like a fairy tale!  Plus I was able to design this gorgeous phaleonopsis orchid bouquet for Desiree! Simple and elegant. Perfect for a Toledo Country Club wedding! Scroll down to see her gorgeous dress!

Desiree's bouquet was so breathtaking! White cascading orchids by Beautiful Blooms by Jen!

Desiree’s bouquet was so breathtaking! White cascading orchids by Beautiful Blooms by Jen!

The bridesmaids bouquets had blush and light pink roses, with peonies and cherry blossoms by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

The bridesmaids bouquets had blush and light pink roses, with peonies and cherry blossoms by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

The Toledo Club looked stunning! The bride and groom purchased uplights that played to the music the entire night! They were a perfect backdrop for our centerpieces!

The Toledo Club looked stunning! The bride and groom purchased uplights that played to the music the entire night! They were a perfect backdrop for our centerpieces! Thanks to Ambient Effects for the gorgeous picture!

The tall centerpieces were filled with branches, cherry blossoms, and hanging crystals!

The tall centerpieces were filled with branches, cherry blossoms, and hanging crystals! 

The shorter centerpieces were blinged out vases filled with white, ivory, and blush flowers, with cherry blossoms to match the bridesmaids bouquets!

The shorter centerpieces were blinged out vases filled with white, ivory, and blush flowers, with cherry blossoms to match the bridesmaids bouquets! Thanks to Ambient Effects for this gorgeous shot featuring their pin spotting!

It was such a beautiful night! The girls who tore down the wedding got to watch the lights from outside as the night came to a close! Such a cool sight!

It was such a beautiful night! The girls who tore down the wedding got to watch the lights from outside as the night came to a close! Such a cool sight! Thank you to Ambient Effects for this action photo!

The BEAUTIFUL bride with her matching bouquet, picture perfect :)

The BEAUTIFUL bride with her matching bouquet and amazing dress! Picture perfect :)

Vendors:

Ceremony: St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church– Toledo, OH

Reception: Toledo Country Club– Toledo, OH

Florist: Beautiful Blooms by Jen

DJ: Decorative Sound

Bakery: So Sweet Lebanese & French Pastries

Photographer: Fairytale Productions

Lighting: Ambient Effects

Florist Friday- Meet Sarah!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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

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

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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!

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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

 

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!

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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!

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Jen and Colleen, 2013. Photos by Yvonne

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At Beautiful Blooms by Jen we have been working hard for months to plan an amazing Valentine’s Day for you and your loved one. Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday this year so we will be open for walk-ins and delivering in honor of Valentine’s Day beginning Saturday, February 11th, open 12-5pm on Sunday the 12th and all day Monday the 13th and Tuesday the 14th.

Great news! We’ve planned ahead so far that we want you to plan ahead too!  When you place your Valentine’s Day order before February 3rd, Beautiful Blooms by Jen will add a FREE Cookie gift pack from The Cinnamon Stick!

The Cinnamon Stick is a new bakery in Toledo on Holland Sylvania Road that specializes in pies, sweet treats and cocktails. If you haven’t been in yet, you definitely need to try it out.

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We have bunch of super fun specials for Valentine’s Day and can’t wait to share all of them! We have added new items to the website and hope you’re all excited!

This arrangement is called Simple Romance and it features Valentine’s Day colored gerbera daisies and complementing tulips. This arrangement as shown is $42.95. The step up is $52.95 or the premium is $59.95.

I love this arrangement, Loving Gaze, because it’s so “Valentine’s Day” but way more bang for your buck than a dozen roses! It’s a fun red vase filled with red roses and stargazer lilies. As shown is $115.95 and can be upgraded to $129.95 and $139.95 which adds in more roses and lilies.

We love this specialty vase that features silver hearts! Pair of Hearts is the perfect pick filled with red roses, white alstromeria and red miniature carnations. As shown is $55.95 with steps up at $75.95 and $85.95.

Want to order online? No problem! Add the note FREECOOKIES into your online order before February 3rd and we will add them in for you. Thank you for shopping local this Valentine’s Day and shopping early!

 

 

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!

Example:

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!

 

Testimonial:

“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