March 30, 2015

Calligraphy Workshop, Sourcing Flowers, Floral Tools and an Easy Floral DIY


In case you haven't heard yet I moved my blog over to PrettyLovelyStudios.com! You can see the new posts I have been working on, and Easy Spring Floral DIY Arrangement, Tools you need to Arrange Florals for your Home, Places to Source Local and Seasonal Flowers and some arrangements I created for a calligraphy workshop!

When you get over there, don't forget to follow on Bloglovin so you don't miss any more posts!
Hope to see you there!
xo

March 20, 2015

I MOVED! Follow on My NEW Bloglovin Account!


Hello everyone! I have made the decision to move my blog over to squarespace! So if you don't want to miss any of the flowery goodness, the inside look at the life of a florist and my personal style adventures, follow me on this 

NEW BLOGLOVIN ACCOUNT.


Head on over to prettylovelystudios.com to see my new post which is a super easy Spring DIY arrangement!

Remember, even if you follow me on Bloglovin now, you are going to have to click the link above and follow to keep on reading the new posts. 
I hope to see you all on my new site and thank you SO much for continuing to follow this crazy journey of mine! 

March 17, 2015

15 Events to have Fresh Flowers At

I may be a little biased but I think having fresh blooms at any event or special occasion is a good idea. They add a little something extra that shows you thought about every aspect of the planning process, they soften the venue making the space a little more comfortable and they are just really pretty to look at! Am I wrong on that one? I have put together a list of events that you may want to think about adding fresh flowers on that to-do list of yours.

Weddings
Obviously.

Bridal Shower
Whats better than showering the bride to be with fresh blooms?

Rehearsal Dinner
Start the wedding festivities a day early and give everyone just a little taste of the gorgeousness they will see on your wedding day.

Sunday Brunch
Brunch is great. So when you plan one with all your best friends treat them to some fresh blooms as well. It will brighten everyones morning and wake them up a little bit more.

Anniversary Parties
Throwing a big anniversary party? How about incorporating the flowers used on their wedding day into the party. That would definitely take them back to their special day.

Company Events
Not all companies throw great parties like Ruche does. So step it up just a little bit and make everyone feel a little more comfortable with gorgeous arrangements on all of the tables.

Summer Solstice Party
When I was in Sweden, I found out that Summer Solstice or Midsummer is a day that everyone comes together and celebrates. It is tradition that the girls wear wildflower crowns. I LOVED this and eventually want to have a celebration like this. If you are throwing one, think about getting floral crowns for all of the girls. They would love it.

Birthday Parties
Birthday parties aren't just for the streamers and balloons anymore. How about adding vines of flowers to the balloon strings instead. Unexpected dreaminess.

Decor for Classes
Little arrangements add some texture and color to your tables, whatever you may be teaching.

Photo Shoots
Think about wearing a floral crown or hold a fresh bouquet in your next portrait session.

Product Launches
If you are launching products online, add some fresh blooms to the product photos. It would add dimension and some extra color.

Host a Floral Arranging Class
Contact your local florist and see if they would be willing to host a little workshop for you and your friends! Whether it be making a floral crown or a hand tied bouquet.

Decor for Home Tours
When doing a home tour on your blog, always add fresh blooms to the rooms. It makes it look like someone actually lives there and really brightens up the room.

Styled Shoots
Styled photo shoots and stock images are huge for bloggers right now. Gathering office supplies and props that match your brand are fun, but don't forget to add the blooms in there too. They really add a fresh touch to the photos.

Garden Party
A garden party is another party on my must host list. So obviously fresh blooms would need to be anywhere and everywhere.

Are you throwing any fun parties or events in the near future that you are adding fresh blooms at? What is your dream party to host?

March 16, 2015

Pretty Lovely Studios

After months of planning and figuring out details and designing, I am finally ready to announce the launch of Pretty Lovely Studios, a floral design studio based in Washington state! I am so excited to get this out there and start designing and creating gorgeous arrangements for anybody looking to incorporate fresh blooms in their wedding, party or anything else you may dream up. Head on over to prettylovelystudios.com to see the new site, look around and let me know if I can assist you with anything you may be planning right now!

A HUGE thank you goes to Ellen of Letters By Ellen. She is an amazing calligraphist, who created my new logo. She does everything from wedding suites, to logos and even teaches calligraphy classes in the western Washington area. She does AMAZING work and I can't thank her enough!

Also, within the coming weeks, I will be switching this here blog to my website, and running it through there. So if you follow Pretty Lovely through GFC, now would be a good time to begin following on Bloglovin so that you don't miss a thing! I have some pretty exciting posts coming up and wouldn't want you to miss any of it!

As always, thank you so much for following along on this journey. I can't wait to start working with some of you!

March 10, 2015

Searching for that Yellow

This last weekend, Brent and I took a drive up north to check out all of the daffodil fields that are blooming right now. It is so neat, driving around, not knowing where exactly the fields are but just looking for fields of pure yellow. That is exactly how we found them. I think it would be so amazing to live in a farmhouse around here and drive by these flowers every day or even have them in your backyard! Driving by these fields just makes me want to have a cutting garden of my own even more. Hopefully soon!

Outfit Details
Dress || Ruche
Jacket || Nordstrom
Photos by Brent

March 6, 2015

Adding Flowers in Unexpected Places - (Hang Them!)

Hello there! So we all know to put flowers in vases and place them on tables, mantles, shelves, any flat surface, right? Well lets switch that up a bit. Lets hang those vases and get some color and life in a dark corner. But you're thinking, "Jordyn, we can hang plants in those corners. There are tons of tutorials for hanging plants around." True. Some corners may not have enough light and could actually be harmful to those indoor plants we love so much, however. That's where cut flowers come in! Sunlight is actually reduces the life of them, so dark corners are perfect!

Supplies 
  • Bud Vases - Pick some that have some sort of lip in the opening. 
  • Twine - Or any ribbon/rope. I liked the rustic look of the twine. 
  • Hooks
  • Scissors
  • Fresh Blooms


1. Measure how low you would like the hang your vases, double it and cut this much twine. Tie the two ends together so that you have one big circle.
2. Attach the twine to the lip of the vase. Tie it, loop it, whatever works best for the vases that you have, just make sure that it is attached tight so they don't slip off.
3. Fill the vases with water and place a bloom in each vase.
4. Screw a hook into the ceiling where you would like to hang the flowers. Make sure it is secure!
5. Hang your vases!
You can hang as many vases as you want to make a bigger impact. You might want to use more than one hook for that though! I think this would be amazing above a dining room table as sort of a living chandelier. Let me know what you would do with this! The possibilities are endless!
Have a great weekend!
xo

March 5, 2015

Snow!?

So, true story. A couple mornings ago, I woke up and looked out the window and thought, "Oh! It snowed!" I quickly realized that the tree outside my window did not have any snow on it, but it was covered in flowers! I wrote a little post about this flowering tree at the end of March last year. This tree is blooming a full month ahead of schedule. And not long after that post I was in a field of daffodils which are already blooming too.

This little house in the background is also the one that we are planning to redo and make into a more suitable working space. Imagine a big deck on the front and sliding barn like doors on the front to completely open up the studio. I will definitely keep you updated on everything that is happening with it. Hopefully it won't be too long before things get started.

Outfit Details
Skirt || Ruche
Top || Francescas
Booties || Target