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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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 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!

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!

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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