Arianna+Jake Sneak Peek

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One of the favorite parts of my jobs is the relationships I build. I have meet so many amazing vendors and beautiful couples over the years. Arianna and Jake are one of those couples. When I first meet Arianna, she was so full of life and had a constant smile on her face. Her joy and enthusiasm was infectious and I had such a blast planning with her!! When I saw some of the images that Sarah Kathleen posted, I couldn’t help but share them! You can see what a fun and silly couple they are in each photo. Sarah perfectly captured every moment and I am so excited to see the rest of the photos!

 

Here is Sarah’s Blog post of Jake and Arianna’s big day: http://sarahkathleen.com/blog/jake-arianna-nipomo-ca

Vendors:

| Venue: The Kaleidoscope Inn | Makeup: Jenn Hix | Hair: Shantee Bishop |
| Florals: Blissful Blossoms | Catering: Old San Luis BBQ | Video: Cameron MacTavish |

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Kerry+Michael

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First things first, this wedding BLEW MY MIND!! Kerry and Michael were one of the sweetest couples to work with and they had some of the most wonderful wedding vendors. When I first met with them, I could tell that they were just so excited to share this special moment with their families and friends. They both couldn’t stop smiling the whole planning process–it made working with them so special. My friend Blake from SLOtography (he is amazing btw–go check him out) took some of the most AMAZING photos of their special day and I just had to share!

Congrats Kerry and Michael!! I wish you both many happy happy years!!

Vendor List:

Photography: SLOtography

Bridal Prep: The Cliffs Resort

Grooms Prep: Spreafico Farms Ranch

Ceremony: Mission ~ San Luis Obispo

Reception: San Luis Obispo Country Club

Video: Zachary Ayers

DJ/MC/: Kramer Events

Bridal Hair + Makeup: Faces a la Mode

Cake: Cake Cathedral

Transportation: SLO Safe Ride

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6 month Update!

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HEELLOO lovely people! So much has been happening in the shop and I apologize for not getting a post up earlier. I have much to catch you up on. I will be going over some of the work that I have done over the last month and I will also go over what is to come!

Happy 1/2 Birthday Blissful Blossoms!

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That’s right! The shop has been open for a full 6 months now! Time has flown by and it has been such a wild ride. There have been ups and downs and it has thrown me in some loops as well. Now that I have gotten over that 6 month hump, I am ready to shake things up a bit! Yep! I am going to be blogging a lot more (2-3 times a week) and I am making some changes to the shop.

Tutorial Tuesdays:

Each week I will show you a new tutorial such as how to make a flower crown or how to make your flowers last 1-2 weeks. I am super excited to spread the knowledge of flowers so keep an eye out for that next DIY project!

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What’s Up Wednesday:

Things are about to get real personal up in here! I want the people who follow my business (YOU!) to know me and to be involved in the every-days of my life. My life is not that exciting but when it is, I will document it here on What’s Up Wednesdays!

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P.S. You may just get some photos of my daughter, Peyton and our guard cat Olive!

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Floral Fridays:

Fridays are for all things FLORAL! I will post what new flowers or plants that are in the shop that week and I will share any bouquets or arrangements I make so you can see what is happening in the shop!
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Terrariums: 

Blissful Blossoms is going to be selling terrariums in our little shop in Morro Bay! Ranging in size and plant combinations, these will be an awesome gift for someone that likes something a little more long lasting. Keep an eye out for these in the next two weeks!

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**These photos are just for reference, these are NOT the actual product in the shop.**

OK! Now to catch you up on what I have been slacking on posting! I have done quite a few weddings and photo shoots over the last few weeks! Here are a few sneak peaks at what has been going on…I will do full blog posts on each one for Floral Friday, but for now here is some highlights!

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I want to thank everyone who has supported my business this last 6 months. It wouldn’t be possible without your love and encouragement! Please feel free to comment or share this post! I love seeing that people enjoy my work and I hope it brings joy to everyone else like it does to me. The next 6 months are going to be even better!

xoxo Chelsea 

Spring is in the Air!

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Hey There!

Springtime is right around the corner and for flowers, that is the most exciting time of the year! So many blooms are available and will be ready to shine! I am so excited for the next couple of months because I have so many exciting projects in the works that I am dying to share!! But I can’t just yet! Keep an eye out for some exciting things to come :)

Whats new with the shop:

Over the last three months, the shop has grown so much!! The biggest (and personally most exciting) news is that Blissful Blossoms will now have a booth at the Saturday Farmer’s Market! The market starts at 2pm and ends at 6pm. It is located on Main street in Morro Bay (right around the corner from the shop!) I encourage you to come check it out and say hi to me! I will have cut blooms and I will be available for any arrangements that you would like to customize :)

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Did you know that Blissful Blossoms sells things other then flowers?!? We have all kinds of goodies for that special someone and they make great additions to any flower order! We have locally made soy candles, AH-mazing handmade soap, Headbands for little ones and handmade adorable cards! We also carry a line of framed HeatherLee Chan’s water color paintings! I will link her website below so you can see how amazing her work is (and she is one of the sweetest people I know!) So come by or call and order a gift set! 

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Wedding season is upon us!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE weddings!! I also love to help brides get the wedding of their dreams! It is so rewarding when my bride sees her bouquet for the first time (that’s my favorite part!) I still have some opening for this wedding season but I am booking up fast! Call today for a free consultation! 

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Speaking of wedding season, I will be at this years Spring Bridal Fair at the Madonna Inn Expo center this April 19th! I am sooo excited to be a part of such a huge event and I am excited to meet all of the upcoming brides! Come by my booth for some info on weddings and I just may have some yummy treats and giveaways as well!

New Specials:

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Valentine’s Day is over–sigh of relief–and it was beyond amazing! Thank you for everyone who came out and supported Blissful Blossoms! But now that it is over, its time for new specials!! So here they are:

(bouquets will vary in shape and types of flowers. These photos are just for general reference.)

Spring Posy (wrapped)

$30

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Vased Arrangement

$40

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Deluxe Springtime Bouquet (vased or wrapped)

$60

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Large Vased Arrangement

$75

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Call today to order! Delivery is available from Cambria to Arroyo Grande (additional delivery charge)

And now, I saved the best for last! Blissful Blossoms has a new employee!! Her name is Olive and she specializes in begging customers for a belly scratch and sun bathing in the middle of the work space. She is such a loving employee and may just try and follow you home! Come by and meet her and see how sweet she is!

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Here is a photo of her photo bombing…your welcome.

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Well that is all folks! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!! @BlissfulBlossoms

Love,

Chelsea 

Flower Shop Update!

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About the shop:

On January 5th, the doors to my flower shop in Morro Bay opened for the first time. I was so excited that my dream was finally coming true! Each day I get to do what I love most as a living. This last month has flown by and I have loved every minute of it! I will admit, there were times where I doubted whether or not I could handle this huge responsibility. I had nights where I would stare at my ceiling and make lists of things that I needed to complete. But with all the madness, there has been some amazing moments. I have gotten through the first month! Now comes Valentine’s Day.

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Valentine’s Day is equivalent to Black Friday to every florist (aka we plan our whole year around it and it kind of scares the crap out of us). During the week of Valentine’s Day, sleep is not an option and pruny fingers are a guarantee. I am pretty sure that I will need a caffine drip just to get through it. BUT, it is going to be radical (yes, I am using good ole 90’s lingo). My shop will be overflowing with flowers and I will be working day and night putting together little bouquets of love. I have even added some goodies to the shop to make it a one-stop-shop for guys (or gals). Past Valentine’s Day experiences have taught me two things: 1. Guys wait til the last second–sorry guys, but its true. We still adore you. 2. Guys would prefer to go to one shop over having to go to 5 for their Valentine’s Day items–who wouldn’t? Here are some of the items that you can add to your blooming bouquets this Valentines Day:

Box of Truffles

Box of Chocolate Covered Strawberries (heavy breathing)

Jewelry-Necklaces, Rings and Earrings

Candles (they smell good enough to eat although that is not recommended)

Fancy Cards (Yeah, they’re pretty fancy.)

I am also offering–drum roll please–Valentine’s Day Specials!! This makes bouquet selection very easy and it also keeps me sane. JUST KIDDING!! No, but seriously, its easier for me to show a guy the specials instead of giving him too many options. That can be dangerous. Here is what the Blissful Blossoms flower shop has to offer for Valentine’s Day Specials:

**PICTURES WILL NOT REFLECT EXACTLY HOW THE ORDER WILL LOOK–THESE PICTURES ARE IN REFERENCE TO SIZE AND POSSIBLE COLOR SELECTION**

Wrapped Bouquet- $30

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Vased Arrangement- $40

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Vased Arrangement with homemade Truffles (My personal favorite special) $60image7

Large Vased Arrangement- $75

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So really, there is no excuse why you shouldn’t buy flowers from your favorite local flower shop, Blissful Blossoms! Don’t worry…I got you 😉

Call today!! (805)776-5067 or stop by 898 Main Street Morro Bay.

~Chelsea

Bridal Bouquets: the brutal truth

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I have every bride tell me what her ideal bridal bouquet looks like. I ask them about its shape, color and even texture. After they tell me, I tell them how much that “perfect bouquet” is going to cost. At this point I usually get that–deer in the headlights–look. It is not common knowledge to know how much a peony is per stem. That is why brides hire me to guide them in the way of selecting the perfect flowers for their wedding style and their wallet. This article that I found on Snippet & Ink perfectly shows what you will need to expect when selecting your bouquet! Check it out!

http://snippetandink.com/cost-of-wedding-bouquets-budget-breakdown/

Florals by: Twig and Twine

Howdy Strangers!

My oh my! It has been a long time since I have posted anything on here! I guess I have A LOT to catch you up on! I have been so busy lately with work, my daughter and of course, weddings! I love having an active schedule but things like posting to my blog and updating my website seems to fall through the cracks. So, I have re-organized my life and now am doing a “tune up” on Blissful Blossoms.

IMG_1245I am going to do something a little different for this post. I am going to get personal! (so serious…the pressure is on!) I had a wonderful opportunity a few months ago to purchase a flower shop here in town. Now, as most of you know I do not do flowers full time. I mostly do weddings and special orders on the side of working full time at an eye doctor’s office. So when this opportunity presented itself to me, I immediately responded. My mind began creating this perfect world where I would own a shop and be surrounded by flowers all day, every day! But, somethings are meant to happen at a certain time. The news of not getting the shop was devastating. I felt as though my dreams had been crushed. Then one day (and a whole carton of Ben and Jerry’s later) I realized that I am still capable of doing what I love to do! It may not mean flowers all day everyday, but I get to experience that every once in a while and that was ok with me.

kelsea_holder_southern_wedding060-1Do you ever look around your house and think, “Something needs to change.” I had one of the Ah-Ha moments but instead of redecorating my home, I am redecorating my business. Flowers have always been a special part of my life. I love getting into the groove of a wedding and just relaxing in a room filled with luscious flowers. But, I have other responsibilities as well. My daughter Peyton will be turning 4 in December (I just had a mini panic attack! They grow so fast!) I also work full time so I am able to provide for her and buy her cute little outfits.

😉 But I have found that with these other responsibilities, I have put my business on the back burner. At the time, it seemed like the right thing to do. But now that my little one is in school and I have a good grip on my job, I don’t see why I should limit something that brings me such joy. That’s when I decided NO MORE!! I am going to go full force with my business because it is what I love! Blissful Blossoms is getting a face life (and by the look of my old blog posts, it needed it…bad).

Screenshot_2013-09-12-11-01-48-1-1Blissful Blossoms is getting a new name! Nothing too drastic but enough to give you all a heads up about it. Blissful Blossoms will now be known as Blissful Blooms Floral Design. Yes, I know. I only changed one word and I pretty much abbreviated it. Hey, its’ called baby steps for a reason. Over the last two years I have been involved in many weddings and many promotional shoots. I am going to do my best to make a weekly blog post. It is a lot to promise, but I can promise that I will do my best to keep up with everything.

In conclusion, Blissful Blooms is reinventing itself! A whole new style, a whole new look. I am excited to share with you new promotions I have planned and all of the work I have done the past two years. Make sure to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Blogspot (every possible social media there is) to keep updated with the latest happenings at Blissful Blossoms!

♥Chelsea

Whats to Come…

I am sad that this wedding season is coming to a halt, but I am also over joyed that I get to begin planning for my weddings to come! I am falling in love with so many new styles that I have to share them with you so you are able to see what I inspire to do this year. Right now, I am obsessed…and I mean OBSESSED! with blushes, corals, and nudes. Something about the simplicity of the colors and how much it complements each wedding, makes them amazing floral colors. I have been pinning like a mad person and wish to show you some of my favorite new pins! If you would like to follow me on pinterest so you can see all of my boards, click here. I have decided that I want my flower blog to not only be about flowers, but all the other wonderful crafts I have come across in the past couple of months. With my baby (who is no longer really a baby…) turning two in a month, I am going crazy with DIY projects! So I thought I would show some of them with you as well so I can share the madness :) your very welcome. So! Keep an eye out for more blog posts to come that you may find fun and handy :) lots and lots of ♥

Chelsea

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Wedding Season 2011

I have had such an amazing time with all of my couples and their special days this year! It was so fulfilling to experience each couples special touch and to be a part of it. I want to thank all of you for your support and for making this year truly spectacular! With this wedding season coming to an end I am starting to have more time to catch every one up on everything I am doing. So here are some of the highlights from some of this years weddings! Thank you for everyone who contributed! ♥ BB

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Photography Credits: Kristen Renee, Chelsea Cutler