Holiday Decor, Gifts & Recipes Top 10: Number 8

Holiday Blog Top 10

For the last 5 years I’ve done a 12 Days Series during the holidays.  It’s been filled with everything from decor to gifts to activities to recipes.  Things are changing a bit at Jen’s Blossoms (exciting changes), so this year I am sharing my Top 10 Holiday Decor, Gifts & Recipes from the past 5 years.  Stay tuned for a new look back every day from now through December 25th and for the exciting changes ahead!

Gilded Holiday Tray

These gilded trays are so easy to make and are so versatile.  I love bringing these out every year.
From serving drinks to displaying snacks they are perfect!

Gilded Holiday Tray by Jen's Blossoms

All the instructions are in this post!

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Holiday Decor, Gifts & Recipes Top 10: Number 9

Holiday Blog Top 10

For the last 5 years I’ve done a 12 Days Series during the holidays.  It’s been filled with everything from decor to gifts to activities to recipes.  Things are changing a bit at Jen’s Blossoms (exciting changes), so this year I am sharing my Top 10 Holiday Decor, Gifts & Recipes from the past 5 years.  Stay tuned for a new look back every day from now through December 25th and for the exciting changes ahead!

Bay Leaf Wreath

This has to be my favorite wreath I’ve made for the front door in all my years of making wreaths.  Simple & elegant (not to mention fragrant).

Fresh Bay Leaf Wreath by Jen's Blossoms

See the full post with instructions here!

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Holiday Decor, Gifts & Recipes Top 10: Number 10

Holiday Blog Top 10

For the last 5 years I’ve done a 12 Days Series during the holidays.  It’s been filled with everything from decor to gifts to activities to recipes.  Things are changing a bit at Jen’s Blossoms (exciting changes), so this year I am sharing my Top 10 Holiday Decor, Gifts & Recipes from the past 5 years.  Stay tuned for a new look back every day from now through December 25th and for the exciting changes ahead!

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” Hot Cocoa Kit

This is one of my favorites!  Our “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Hot Cocoa Kit is a simple DIY that would make a great teachers gift, hostess gift, or party favor.

Baby It's Cold Outside Hot Cocoa Kit

See the full post here with all the instructions!

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Peach, Silver & White: Chambers Bay Wedding

The merchandise pavilion for the 115th USGA Open Championship opens today
at Chambers Bay Golf Course so I thought it only fitting to share this Chambers Bay
wedding from August!

Chambers Bay Military Wedding || Flowers By: Jen's Blossoms || Photo By: WallflowerPhoto

Brit & Zak planned their wedding from afar.  Zak’s family is local to the Pacific Northwest but the couple and Brit’s family were across the states.  We initially met in person at Chambers Bay and then chatted via email and Skype to nail down the look.

Rose & hydrangea bouquet, Chambers Bay Wedding || Flowers By: Jen's Blossoms || Photo By: WallflowerPhoto

Brit’s bouquet had white hydrangea, peach garden roses, peachy blush spray roses, ivory roses, dusty miller, and pearls.  Her bridesmaids carried bouquets of white hydrangea, peach roses, ivory rose, and dusty miller.

Bride & Bridesmaids at Chambers Bay || Flowers By: Jen's Blossoms || Photo By: WallflowerPhoto

Chambers Bay Wedding Ceremony || Flowers By: Jen's Blossoms || Photo By: WallflowerPhoto

The ceremony took place overlooking Chambers Bay Golf Course and the Puget Sound.  Arrangements of hydrangea and roses sat atop silver vases and white columns to create the altar.  For the reception we alternated elevated arrangements like those used at the ceremony with low arrangements in silver vases on the guest tables.  The head table decor included candelabras, Mr. & Mrs. signs, and low arrangements.

Chambers Bay Wedding Reception Head Table || Flowers By: Jen's Blossoms || Photo By: WallflowerPhoto

Hydrangea & Rose Centerpiece at Chambers Bay || Flowers By: Jen's Blossoms || Photo By: WallflowerPhoto

Many thanks to Wallflower Photography for the images.
To Brit & Zak, thank you for inviting us to share in your wedding day.  We absolutely adored working with you and wish you all the best!

Chambers Bay Wedding Sunset Bride & Groom || Flowers By: Jen's Blossoms || Photo By: WallflowerPhoto

I couldn’t resist sharing this shot of the golf course!  I’ll be on-site at Chambers Bay throughout the upcoming US Open providing some floral & decor elements.  Be sure to follow along on my instagram account for a look at what I’m up to!

Chambers Bay Wedding || Flowers By: Jen's Blossoms || Photo By: WallflowerPhoto

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Blush, Pink & Ivory: Real Wedding

Stephanie & Jake got married on a beautiful day in September at a gorgeous venue in Gig Harbor that has since closed (cue the tears, this venue was stunning).  For their flowers we used blooms in shades of pink and ivory.  Stephanie’s bouquet was full of garden roses, ranunculus, and stephanotis.  Her bridesmaids carried bouquets of ivory roses, ranunculus, and spray roses.

Garden Rose Bouquet by Jen's Blossoms || photo by: http://nicoleschauer.pass.us/shineflew-flowers

Bride & Bridesmaid Bouquets by Jen's Blossoms || photo by: http://nicoleschauer.pass.us/shineflew-flowers

Bride & Bridesmaids || Bouquets by Jen's Blossoms || photo by: http://nicoleschauer.pass.us/shineflew-flowers

Jake’s boutonniere: classic pale pink rose with variegated greens.

Light Pink Rose Boutonniere by Jen's Blossoms || photo by: http://nicoleschauer.pass.us/shineflew-flowers

For the ceremony, large hand-tied arrangements of roses, stock, and dahlias held back sheer white draping.  Hanging vases of hydrangea and roses lined the aisle.

Curtain Tie Backs, Roses & Dahlias by Jen's Blossoms || photo by:  http://nicoleschauer.pass.us/shineflew-flowers

Hanging Aisle Decor by Jen's Blossoms || photo by: http://nicoleschauer.pass.us/shineflew-flowers

Oh and their cake!  What a gorgeous cake by Celebrity Cake Studio.

Wedding Cake with Garden Rose || photo by:  http://nicoleschauer.pass.us/shineflew-flowers

I absolutely loved working on this wedding!  Stephanie & Jake, I wish you much happiness & joy.  Thank you for inviting us to create for your day.

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Lavender & Tropical: Real Wedding at Chambers Bay

Garfield & Eddie Get Married at Chambers Bay || Flowers by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Tasha Owen Photography

 Garfield & Eddie got married this past July at Chambers Bay Golf Course.  It was a gorgeous day overlooking the Puget Sound.  The couple chose lavender at their main color and was then inspired by tropical flowers in bold colors like red, yellow, orange, and green.  It was so fun to work with this color palette and create something unique for their day.

Orangey Bronze Orchid Boutonniere || Flowers by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Tasha Owen Photography

The grooms both wore orchid boutonnieres made of orange cymbidium orchids and
purple mokara orchids.

Green Button Mum Ring Pillow || Flowers by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Tasha Owen Photography

We made a pillow of green button mums and ti leaves with an orchid accent for the ring bearer to carry.

Tropical bouquet || Flowers by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Tasha Owen Photography

The female attendants carried bouquets of yellow pincushion protea, purple mokara orchids, red roses, orange cymbidium orchids, green ball dianthus, red hypericum berries, and tropical foliage.

Chambers Bay Ceremony || Flowers by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Tasha Owen Photography

For the ceremony we created an arch of curly willow and tropical blooms coordinating with those used down the aisle and in the bouquets.  We hung square vases of tropical flowers down the aisle.

Aisle Decor at Chambers Bay || Flowers by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Tasha Owen Photography

Willow Arch at Chambers Bay || Flowers by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Tasha Owen Photography

Tropical Centerpiece || Flowers by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Tasha Owen Photography

The aisle arrangement moved to the tables to complete a trio centerpiece consisting of submerged pincushion protea and submerged cymbidium orchids.

Orchid Cake Topper || Flowers by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Tasha Owen Photography

Orange cymbidium orchids topped the cake.

Many congratulations to Garfield & Eddie.  We loved working with you!

Thank you Tasha Owen Photography for all the images in this post.

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The Arctic Club: Real Wedding

Nick & Jenny’s wedding at the Arctic Club in Seattle is one we won’t forget any time soon. The day was full of traditions, old and new, hand-made touches, and love.

It was an honor to not only be Nick & Jenny’s floral and event designer but also their planner.  The day was full of details.  Jenny gathered vintage green glass vases to use throughout the event.  Each guest received a custom stamped wine marker attached to their escort card as well as a bottle of Limoncello and a muslin bag of Jordan Almonds.  A traditional Italian Cookie Table (a nod to the brides heritage) complete with kraft colored take-out boxes greeted guests at the reception.   The bride walked down the aisle to “Le Vie En Rose” played on an accordion.  The couple toasted their guests with champagne at the end of the ceremony.  The cake topper was made of Lego’s.  There were flower gals (the brides girlfriends) that tossed rose petals from vintage clutches.  And there was a feeling of love and family and celebration.

Many thanks to Shelby Brakken Photography for these images!

Spring Flowers Bouquet || Flowers, Design & Planning by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Shelby Brakken Photography

Jenny’s bouquet had white peonies, ranunculus, sweet peas, jasmine vine,
and Italian ruscus

Boutonniere || Flowers, Design & Planning by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Shelby Brakken Photographyjenny+nick The Arctic Club || Flowers, Design & Planning by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Shelby Brakken Photography

Bride & Parents Arctic Club Seattle || Flowers, Design & Planning by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Shelby Brakken Photography

The Toast || Flowers, Design & Planning by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Shelby Brakken Photography

Just Married!  The newlyweds toast their guests.  Such a festive way to begin the party.  The sound of champagne glasses clinking filled the room.

Vintage Suitcase Escort Card Display || Flowers, Design & Planning by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Shelby Brakken Photography

Custom stamped wine markers || Flowers, Design & Planning by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Shelby Brakken Photography

The custom stamped wine markers attached to each escort card.

Vintage Green Glass Vase Centerpieces || Flowers, Design & Planning by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Shelby Brakken Photography

Place Setting || Flowers, Design & Planning by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Shelby Brakken Photography

Wedding Cake, Lego Topper || Flowers, Design & Planning by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Shelby Brakken Photography

Italian Wedding Tradition || Flowers, Design & Planning by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Shelby Brakken Photography

Traditional Italian Cookie Table || Flowers, Design & Planning by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Shelby Brakken Photography

Wedding Party at The Arctic Club Seattle || Flowers, Design & Planning by Jen's Blossoms || Photo by: Shelby Brakken Photography

The flower gals, the bridesmaids, the couple & the groomsmen.

Bride & Groom in Seattle || Flowers, Design & Planning by Jen's Blossoms || Photography by Shelby Brakken Photography

Nick & Jenny, we wish you many years of happiness & joy!  We loved celebrating with you!

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