Friday, November 16, 2012

A few of our favorites from 2012!

Just taking a moment to share a few of our favorite designs from the past few months! I have a lot more to share...  Happy Planning
Juliet garden roses with peach berries and curly willow tips
Bridesmaids bouquet 

Colorful bouquet of peonies, garden roses, succulents, ranunculus and berries
Brides bouquet 

Stems bound in birch bark and tied with rafia 

Orange ranunculus boutonniere  
© Lynn Puzzo Photography 
Colorful fall bouquet  featuring gerbera daisies, sunflowers,
calla lilies, and lisianthus 

© Deborah  Zoe Photography 

up close  image of the above bouquet that I took 
Thistle, protea and call lilies bound in raffia and accented with wheat 

All white bouquet in November.  - It wasn't winter
Roses, ranunculus, stephanotis wrapped in crystals 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Goodbye wax candles .... Hello fuel cells

Over the past 6 months I have phased out all wax candles in our rental votives and candelabras  by switching to fuel cell candles and now I am happy to say I have made the switch over for all our floating candles, making all our candles 100% wax free. 

 I have made the switch to fuel cell candles for a few reasons. 
a. they burn cleaner 
b. they burn more consistant 
c. they leave no soot or wax residue behind 
d. clean up is a breeze 
e. There is little smoke when they are blown out 

The best part is they are non toxic and the empty cells are completely recyclable.

Below is a few pictures of what they look like  floating and in a votive holder. I love how the flame of the floating candles reflect off the  water underneath the candle. Unlike disk wax candles the the candle blocked the reflection of light from underneath. 

clear votive with fuel cell candle 

stemmed candle holder with floating disk and cell candle 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Registering A Trademark

Over 7 months ago I started the trademark process for "Stylish Blooms. It has been a long process full of ups and downs. Mid process I was told by the USPTO examiner that  I wasn’t a flower shop and there for I couldn’t trademark “Stylish Blooms” as one.  This news actually made me cry because there was no other category that "Stylish Blooms" fit into and protecting my name from others using it was one of the reasons why I applied for the trademark. The fact is I do everything a flower shop does except I do not have a retail location . After many months of paper work  the trademark  for "Stylish Blooms" was approved and then finally published for opposition.

 Now that I am past all the legality of the trademark and the opposition period,  all I have to do is wait 12 weeks for the registration papers and then, and only then, can I start using the ® symbol.   I couldn’t be more excited about this!

After the time and money it took to actually get my trademark application to this point I take the ® symbol seriously and I think others businesses should as too. I see more and more businesses using the ® symbol without ever filing for a registration. Its easy to go to the USPTO website and search for any registered trademarks.  
Any business can use the ™, ℠ or even the  © symbol with out  filling for a federal registration, these symbols are also  known as  common law trademark. The  ® symbol  can only be used  after filing for and then receiving  official registration papers from the government.  Unlike a registered trademark (®),  a   common law trademark (™) or service mark (℠) hold little protection  in court. The only way to really protect your intelectual property is by  registering  each mark you want to protect from copyright with the USPTO. 

I am in no way claiming to be an expert with federal trademark registrations, I just know from this experience what symbols can and cannot  be used  and how they can be used in commerce. I just want others to take the ® symbol as serious as I do. I know how difficult  the process is to obtain the right to use the ® symbol  and it isn’t something that comes easily. Even after all this I still am not authorized to use the ® symbol. I have to wait for the paper from the USPTO office that says I can.  

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Its all about the color purple

The most popular color is still Purple. Whether its light, dark or lavender,  mixed with white, green or used alone purple is by far the  most popular color palette with our clients.  Below is a few of our favorite designs that incorporate some shade of purple. 

Purple and green agains Plum dresses 

Purple anemones, Mokaras with white accents 

Purple and green  a perfect combination 
white roses, lavender freesia and dark purple lisianthus  
Brides bouquet of purple calla lilies and white roses 

photo by - 
Purple centerpiece 

Crystal candelabra with mix of purple and white flowers 

Purple Lisianthus boutonniere 

photo by -

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring has sprung!

I took a little  break from designing today to watch spring unfold. Spring is my favorite season and I couldn't resist taking a few pictures of its beauty. The weeping cherry tree in my front yard was a buzz with all the bees trying to get a little pollen. 
Such a perfect spring day!

Dandelions in March!

Hard at work 

Bumble Bee Love 
Adorable Johnny Jump up that seeded itself. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Winter Wedding By Stylish Blooms

In December we transformed the Waterview in, Monroe CT, into a winter wonderland complete with thousands of white and Ivory flowers,  sparkle and tons of crystals.  This was a tough set up. 8 hours 2 trips to the venue not to mention picking up the candelabras the next day. But in the end it was worth all the effort to make sure Laura's vision came together perfectly!! 

~  Enjoy ~

Our Beautiful Crystal Candelabra - We Have 14 Available for rent 

Diamonds are a Brides best friends and a designers too!
Diamond dust is a great way to had a little glitz with out
going overboard 

Hanging Crystals  are also available for rent 

Ceremony set up indoors at the Waterview In, Monore CT 

Close up of ceremony arrangements 

Close up of flowers 

Blue underwater lights and a magical touch to the
aisle and the floating candles add warmth to the space 

Brides bouquet of Peonies (yes in December), Ranunculus,
 Gladiola blooms, Crystal accented stephanotis and then
finished off with a diamond wrap 

Buffet piece adorned with hanging crystals 
Close up of the Brides bouquet 

Brides Bouquet and Attendants bouquet  
Wishing tree greeted guest as they entered the reception.
This also is a rentable piece accented with over 50 strands of crystals 

All images in this post are provided By Melissa @ Ralph Rookey Photography. Melissa Also happens to be my amazing assistant! I am so lucky to be surrounded by such  talented people. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

We love Pro Pics

I love this time of year when Photographers start sending me images of our work. Here is a few that we have gotten so far. Visit our website to see our complete portfolio.