sustainability

Core Values

I am interested in creating unique designs that have never been seen before. I am happy to provide inspiration photos and to use your inspiration photos, but each design is custom. I do not replicate other designer’s work. I will take elements of your inspiration images, combined with my own creative ideas to design event décor that is one of a kind.

INSPIRATION

Matoli Keely Photography

Core Values

Flowers are processed and sorted by hand to ensure that the highest quality of blooms are being used. Stems that are damaged, not fresh, or in the wrong color palette are returned and replaced.

QUALITY

Stephanie Dee Photography

Core Values

Sweet Blossoms operates with a focus on green and sustainable practices wherever possible. I place high priority on ordering flowers from domestic farms and am working to cultivate relationships with as many local farmers as I can. I compost all organic waste recycle at least 90% of all materials used in the studio. I do my best to use as little floral foam as possible. Electronic contract systems reduce the use of printing and when I can, I try to order materials that have been made from recycled materials. Click here to see my blog post on recycling at Sweet Blossoms.

SUSTAINABILITY

George Street Photography

Core Values

Supporting equality of all kinds has been important to me for as long as I can remember. For each event that is booked, a percentage of each setup and delivery fee will be contributed to the Human Rights Campaign.

CONTRIBUTION

Liz Hough Photography

Sustainability

Core Values

I am interested in creating unique designs that have never been seen before. I am happy to provide inspiration photos and to use your inspiration photos, but each design is custom. I do not replicate other designer’s work. I will take elements of your inspiration images, combined with my own creative ideas to design event décor that is one of a kind.

inspiration

A&M Photography

Flowers are processed and sorted by hand to ensure that the highest quality of blooms are being used. Stems that are damaged, not fresh, or in the wrong color palette are returned and replaced.

quality

Core Values

Taken by Sarah Photographers

Core Values

Sweet Blossoms operates with a focus on green and sustainable practices wherever possible. I place high priority on ordering flowers from domestic farms and am working to cultivate relationships with as many local farmers as I can. I compost all organic waste recycle at least 90% of all materials used in the studio. I do my best to use as little floral foam as possible. Electronic contract systems reduce the use of printing and when I can, I try to order materials that have been made from recycled materials. Click here to see my blog post on recycling at Sweet Blossoms.

sustainability

Emily Gude Photography

Supporting equality of all kinds has been important to me for as long as I can remember. For each event that is booked, a percentage of each setup and delivery fee will be contributed to the Human Rights Campaign.

contribution

Core Values

George Street Photography

Do you ever create a beautiful wedding full of gorgeous flowers, and return to the studio, overwhelmed by the amount of trash bags that need to be taken out?  

As I've continued to define what I want my company's brand to symbolize, I've become painfully conscious of just how wasteful our beautiful wedding industry can be, and it doesn't have to be; this is easier to change than you might think!



For me, it’s just as important that I reduce my company’s carbon footprint, as it is to create beautiful events for my clients. without a conscientious focus on sustainability, the future of flowers looks dim. 

Here are my top 5 reasons why sustainability in floral design matters:
1. Sustainability reduces your company's pollution of our planet.
2. Reducing pollution contributes to reducing climate change.
3. Reusing materials for design mechanics and flower transportation reduces your company’s overall expenses, allowing you to invest that money elsewhere.
4. Without sustainability to save our planet, there will be no way to grow the beautiful flowers that sustain YOUR business!
5. If you still aren't convinced that this is important for global reasons, this is an issue that's important to today's generation of brides and grooms. Your clients will relate to this, even if you can’t!

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For as long as we can remember, we’ve been decorating weddings with candles, typically paraffin wax candles. There’s nothing more romantic than lighting up an event that’s so full of love with a ton of candle light. If you’re a wedding florist, you’ve probably also figured out that there’s money to be made if you […]

Indoor Wedding Ceremony Mantle at DAR Constitution Hall with white and green florals and candles

Years ago I wrote a blog post about sustainable floristry and how I recycle at Sweet Blossoms.  At the time that I wrote it, I was quite proud of the fact that I was able to recycle so much of the waste that comes with the flowers that I use for weddings. To be clear, […]

blush and ivory ceremony flowers with blush fabric swag

Anyone who has been following my business knows how I feel about local flowers. If you don’t know, let me reiterate my wish for local flowers. I LOVE local flowers. My company has been committed to buying American Grown flowers and foliage for many reasons:  1) The product is fresher, generally cut into fresh water and […]

burgundy and pink floral arrangement with tulips, hellebore and hyacinth

Mallory and Jesse wanted an eco-friendly wedding at Zigbone Farm Retreat in Sabillasville, MD, with a peachy, coral-y palette that had a casual wildflower vibe to go with their venue. Zigbone is an eco-friendly farm with historic buildings, farm animals, gorgeous mountain views and space for all sorts of gatherings! Mallory first got in touch […]

bride is holding a peach and coral bouquet with zinnias and dahlias at Zigbone Farm Retreat

This past August, I was finally lucky enough to take an informative visit to local CA flower farms.  I attended The Floral Source‘s Retreat to California to visit the flower farms around Santa Cruz.  We stayed at the beautiful Sand Rock Farm, which is open for weddings and other special events and it served as […]

An informative visit to local CA flower farms

Well, we are wrapping up June with American Flowers Week!⁠ ⁠ Maybe you have heard of American Grown Flowers or Slow Flowers?  Slow Flowers is a movement, started by Debra Prinzing, which educates consumers about the importance of making a conscious choice to purchase cut flowers which have been grown domestically (preferably locally), instead of […]

So you have seen all the behind-the-scene pics from my amazing trip to Vermont this fall.  Here is the culmination of all our hard work – a foam free, completely American Grown fall-inspired wedding arch, with matching bouquet and boutonniere.  Honestly, I think this is some of my favorite work….but as you know, I say […]

Today’s topic?  Going green here at Sweet Blossoms!  Operating a business that has the smallest carbon footprint as possible has been a priority of mine since I started the company three years ago.  One thing that became apparent to me immediately was there is a huge potential for waste when looking at the way that […]

“I cannot say enough about encouraging the use of her services. Planning a wedding from two thousand miles away can be stressful from a communications standpoint and not being able to meet your vendors can downright make you crazy. Blair put me at ease about the flowers I would be carrying down the aisle arm-in-arm with my father, the centerpieces that my guests would have conversations over throughout my reception and the flowers that my kids will one day look at in pictures as their parents cut their wedding cake”.

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Abby Jiu Photography

Sweet Blossoms is a woman-owned floral design studio that focuses on establishing a personal relationship with the client. This relationship is based on honesty, education regarding cost and availability of flowers, and a genuine concern for creating a design that is both reflective of the client’s personality and the quality/style of work that Sweet Blossoms has become known for.

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Core

I am interested in creating unique designs that have never been seen before. I am happy to provide inspiration photos and to use your inspiration photos, but each design is custom. I do not replicate other designer’s work. I will take elements of your inspiration images, combined with my own creative ideas to design event décor that is one of a kind.

INSPIRATION

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Values

Core

Flowers are processed and sorted by hand to ensure that the highest quality of blooms are being used. Stems that are damaged, not fresh, or in the wrong color palette are returned and replaced.

QUALITY

Supporting equality of all kinds has been important to me for as long as I can remember. For each event that is booked, a percentage of each setup and delivery fee will be contributed to the Human Rights Campaign.

CONTRIBUTION

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