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.

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.

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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!

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!

Oh my gosh! One of the most beautiful weddings we have ever been a part of! Every single detail was absolutely perfect! Lindsey brought me two pictures from a magazine to show me what colors and look she loved, told me she didn’t love roses and let us do our thing. We had so much and everything came together beautifully!

Scroll down because you won’t believe how gorgeous Parkway Place was for Lindsey and Andrew’s ceremony. Then the guests all moved into cocktail hour in the Mount Vernon room, and the amazing fabric walls by Candlelight Occasions were dropped and the room was turned into reception. The team at Parkway was flawless and it was incredible how fast the flip happened. I don’t have enough good things to say!

We are so excited to see the professional pictures by JP Photography!

Lindsey and her bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring dahlias, ranunculus, roses, spray roses, blush hydrangea, and dusty miller.

Lindsey and her bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring dahlias, ranunculus, roses, spray roses, blush hydrangea, and dusty miller.

Lindsey's bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring dahlias, ranunculus, roses, spray roses, blush hydrangea, and dusty miller.

Lindsey’s bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring white, blush and white dahlias, ranunculus, roses, spray roses, blush hydrangea, and dusty miller.

Mother bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring dahlias, ranunculus, roses, spray roses,, and dusty miller.

Mother bouquet by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring dahlias, ranunculus, roses, spray roses,, and dusty miller.

Alter Arrangements by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring hydrangea, roses, spray roses, with eucalyptus and dusty miller in tall trumpet vases.

Alter Arrangements by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring hydrangea, roses, spray roses, with eucalyptus and dusty miller in tall trumpet vases.

Aisle Decorations by Beautiful Blooms By jen featuring hydrangea, roses, ranunculus, and seeded eucalyptus in a bubble vase.

Aisle Decorations by Beautiful Blooms By jen featuring hydrangea, roses, spray roses, ranunculus, and seeded eucalyptus in a bubble vase.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring blush hydrangea, and gold glitter branches in a tall fluted vase.

Entryway centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring blush hydrangea, and gold glitter branches in a tall fluted vase.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a trio of cylinder vases with submerged tulips and mint stones in the base.

Centerpiece by Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring a trio of cylinder vases with submerged tulips and mint stones in the base.

Entryway centerpiece moved into a stunning tall centerpiece. By Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring Blush hydrangea and gold glitter branches in a tall fluted vase.

Entryway centerpiece moved into a stunning tall centerpiece. By Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring Blush hydrangea and gold glitter branches in a tall fluted vase.

The aisle decor turned into a beautiful centerpiece. By Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring blush hydrangea, blush hydrangea, pink ranunculus and seeded eucalyptus.

The aisle decor turned into a beautiful centerpiece. By Beautiful Blooms By Jen featuring blush hydrangea, blush hydrangea, pink ranunculus and seeded eucalyptus.

Cake by Memorable Creations with flower accents by Beautiful Blooms By Jen

Cake by Memorable Creations with flower accents by Beautiful Blooms By Jen

Check out the amazing video by Vriez Collective!

Ceremony/Reception Location: Parkway Place: Maumee, Ohio

Photographer: JP Photography: Toledo, Ohio

Florist: Beautiful Blooms By Jen: Sylvania, Ohio

Cake: Memorable Creations

Videographer: Vriez Collective

Make-Up: Beauty by Brandi

Decor: Candlelight Occasions

Hannah and Tim booked us through Parkway and we were so glad because they were so sweet! They had exact drawing of their plan and we hope they loved the way we executed their plans.

Thank you JP Photography for capturing this sweet moment between bride and father! Flowers provided by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Thank you JP Photography for capturing this sweet moment! Flowers provided by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Brides bouquet with hydrangea, lavender roses, purple veronica and lisianthus and assorted succulents by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Brides bouquet with hydrangea, lavender roses, purple veronica and lisianthus and assorted succulents by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Aisle decoration of Baby's Breath draped in tulle and tied with lavender ribbon by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Aisle decoration of Baby's Breath draped in tulle and tied with lavender ribbon by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Cascading roses, Lithuanians, and Veronica top this whimsical cake by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Cascading roses, Lithuanians, and Veronica top this whimsical cake by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Centerpieces by the bride and groom with lavender roses added by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Centerpieces by the bride and groom with lavender roses added by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Centerpieces created by the bride and groom with baby's breath added by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Centerpieces created by the bride and groom with baby's breath added by Beautiful Blooms by Jen

#meettheblauseys is the couples hashtag if you would like to see more.

Ceremony & Reception: Parkway Place
Florist: Beautiful Blooms by Jen
Cake: Memorable Creations
Hair and Make up: Bliss-studio Salon
Photographer: JP Photography