Monday, November 1, 2010

New Blog

I made the switch over to Word Press.  You can see new post at the link below!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Engage!10: Video Highlights

I don't quite have words yet to describe the event I just returned from.  Over the top...mind blowing...inspiring...simply fabulous!

Last week I attended my very first Engage Wedding Summit at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL.  In looking back on what I experienced, I feel so blessed and I am in awe.  To our hosts (The Breakers & Engaging Concepts), I say thank you.  My life is forever changed.  To our speakers (too many to list now, check out the link for the full list), you were inspiring, encouraging, and you challenged me to think bigger and to tweak things in my life and in my business.

Bruce Patterson of Cloud Nine Creative, Inc. put together a few same day/next day video edits for us.  Here is a glimpse of Engage!10: The Breakers Wedding Summit. 

Engage 10 {Day One} from Cloud Nine Creative on Vimeo.



Engage '10 {Day 2 + 3} from Cloud Nine Creative on Vimeo.


Thank you again Rebecca & Kathryn...it was magical!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

2010 US Amateur Open

In August my team and I had the incredible opportunity of working with Chambers Bay Golf Course on the 2010 US Amateur Open Championship.  Our job:  to provide the floral arrangements for the VIP hospitality tent and dining room.


The idea behind the design was to keep it natural using foliages, berries, branches and pods.  I pulled in white and chocolate cymbidium orchids to add a bit of elegance.  The containers were all square glass vases of varying sizes and all of them were filled with black rocks.  Here are a few photos of the floral designs and the course out at Chambers:

Kathryn showing off our on-site work area.


Above is a photo of half the VIP tent dining table arrangements (left) and a close up of the arrangement (right).  These arrangement doubled as centerpieces in the restaurant for a few evening dinner events.

One of the beverage station arrangement.
The large buffet arrangement.

4 inch cubes with single cymbidium orchids were on the tall cocktail tables as well as on the buffet.

The tent at sunset.
A view of the course from just outside the VIP tent.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Check This Out: Best of Western Washington

Jen's Blossoms has been nominated as Best Florist in the King 5 Best of Western Washington Contest.  We would be thrilled if you would take a moment and vote for Jen's Blossoms!  Just click the link below or the button to the right.  Thanks so much!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Looking Back: August 2010 Part I

This last August was an incredible month!  Here are a couple events I worked on:

For this first one the colors were pale lavender and candy apple red.  We brought in a range of purples and a pop of red with the flowers.

The brides bouquet; a mix of purple, lavender & red

The bridesmaid bouquets (left) were a mix of purple & lavender.  For the maid of honor we added a pop of red.
  Here are the bouquets for a purple and white wedding we did at a private residence overlooking Hood Canal:
Brides Bouquet: schwarzwalder and picaso mini callas with rhinestone detail on handle
Bridesmaids Bouquet:  white roses, gerbera daisies & dahlias with purple lisianthus.
 More August events to come!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Check This Out: Pantone

New York Fashion Week just ended on September 16th and Pantone released their "Top 10 PANTONE Colors for women’s fashion chosen by New York designers for spring 2011"!  I truly love this mix of colors and I am looking forward to seeing how these choices play out in the wedding and event industry.

Here are the colors!  What are your favorites?

Honeysuckle, Russet & Coral Rose

Regatta, Peapod, Blue Curacao & Beeswax

Lavender, Silver Peony & Silver Cloud

My favorite combination? Honeysuckle, Beeswax & Silver Cloud definitely tops the list for me.  To view the colors along with fashion sketches visit the Pantone website.

Monday, September 20, 2010

September Wedding Expo!

The 11th & 12th brought wedding professionals back to the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall for the wedding expo put on by Brides Club.  I worked with American Party Place again to decorate their booth.

Linen Choice: Ironwood Pintuck Table Cloths with Magenta Chair Ties
Flower Colors: Magenta & Bright Yellow
Flowers & Supplies Used:  magenta garden roses, pink mini callas, magenta gerbera daisies, pink hydrangea, pink stock, yellow freesia, magenta & yellow satin ribbon, manzanita branches, glossy black curly willow, black rock, and a little yellow flat wire

Here are the designs I created for the show: