You may have noticed that I fell (jumped) off my regular blogging schedule sometime in the fall and have failed to jump back on. That’s because even though my old blog posts were pretty to look at and fairly easy to put together, they didn’t really feel like they were accurately communicating what my life and business are about. There’s a lot more than just photos of flowers going on.
I’m hoping to change that for the better. There will still be gorgeous wedding features-I have 25 folders of photos I’m dying to share. There will still be recaps of what’s going on around the studio via our different social media outlets like Instagram & Vine. There will still be the great editorial projects and press we are so fortunate to work on. There will still be fashion, color palette ideas and how they relate to flowers.
But there will also so be some new topics like the Business of Flowers where I’ll talk about all the work that goes on behind the pretty pictures and discuss how I became a well known floral designer in Philadelphia in just 2 short years. I’ll be blogging for brides about how to work with your florist, setting budgets and translating what you see in magazines & blogs to your wedding. I’ll also be blogging about flowers at home-from designing cutting gardens to incorporating weekly fresh flowers into your interior designs.
And finally, I’m hoping to share a little bit more about my creative process and insight into who I am, not just as a floral designer but as an artist and craftsperson. I’ve enjoyed the quick evolution of this business and I’m looking forward to seeing this blog become more than just a resource for flower photos.
I hope you’ll continue to read and will share your thoughts about what you like or don’t like in the comments.
We know that both you and your special someone are more creative, more interesting and more special than a dozen roses with baby’s breath. That’s why we DON’T offer that design. When you call Sullivan Owen for your Valentine’s Day flowers, you want something that stands out from the line up of basic and boring. So while we can still send red roses for you, we prefer them to be dark, moody and paired with purple and plum tones. Not a wisp of baby’s breath in sight!
If your special someone is into another color all together, we’ve got that covered as well in both sophisticated shades of cream, peach and blush or bold and bright pink. Call us at 215-964-9790 to get your order placed today as we expect to sell out of flowers this year!
What?? You still haven’t placed your order for Valentine’s Day??
Fear not! Though we aren’t available to take phone orders over the weekend you can send your order via email to hello (at) sullivanowen.com and we’ll call you Monday morning to complete the order!
Please include the best number to reach you at on Monday and do not send credit card information. We’ll get that over the phone!
Have a lovely weekend all!
Valentine’s Day is just 2 weeks away! If you’d like to receive (or send) the best flowers in Philadelphia this Valentine’s Day, forward this post or save the photo below and send it along to your significant other. We’ll help them make sure this is the best Valentine’s Day ever! You can reach us at 215-964-9790 or email@example.com
We sincerely recommend ordering early, since we work in distinctive color palettes our unique designs will be limited and we expect to sell out early this year. Ordering early guarantees you’ll get the design you want in our signature style.
120,000 flowers processed
41,000 miles driven
9,500 photos taken
8,000 emails sent
6,500 buckets washed
4,700 candles lit at events
2,361 spam comments on the blog
2,045 varieties of blooms used
1,600 more square feet in our new studio
750 orders delivered to happy clients
633 facebook fans
572 instagram photos
625 glass cylinders used
98 fabulous vendors worked with
68 weddings for happy couples
45 trips to The Navy Yard
42 venues worked in
24 box trucks rented
22 months since opening
13 inches our lemon tree grew
12 blog features
11 classes taught
5 magazine features
3 months till T.O. and I move into our new house
2 new full time employees
1 person grateful to have had such an amazing year
Thank you for your continued support and happy new year!
Megan & Michael’s creative and colorful wedding is featured on Green Wedding Shoes. More photos of this fantastic wedding coming in the new year!
The fantastic December issue of Philadelphia Magazine is just out and one of our gorgeous Holiday Wreaths is featured in the Survival Guide!
This year all our wreaths will be custom made and range from $125- $500. We’re sourcing all kinds of interesting foliage, branches, fruits, plants and we’re even using some fresh florals that will dry beautifully. One foliage I personally love is Juniper with it’s gorgeous berries but then I also like Gin so it figures, right? Wreaths also make a great gift so give us a call at 215-964-9790 to order yours.
If you’re more of a Do It Yourself-er, we still have 4 spaces in our December 9th Wreath Making Class from 1-4PM. The class is $150 and we provide everything you need. 15% discount if you register with a friend. Call to register!
One of our lovely June weddings is featured on 100 Layer Cake!
One of our July garden weddings is featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs!
We’re in the midst of a crazy busy wedding season so the blog has been a bit silent. I think for the next few months I’m going to have to just pop by with some recaps, I’ll be back to creating regular content in November. We have 20 something weddings left this year so there’s sure to be lots to share as the photos start to come in.
This morning I’m enjoying the quiet in the studio before the crazy afternoon, one wedding is already on it’s way to a distant location and we have 3 this afternoon. I’m super grateful for my staff as well as our fabulous interns who I hope are learning a lot, we work really hard and it’s hard to relax in between weddings. Our weddings have been very diverse this year and as I look back as the spring/summer season I’m really proud of the work we’ve done.
Here’s some of our recent work from around the web:
Karen & Matt at the Franklin Institute photographed by Susan Stripling, see more images on her blog here…
photographed by Susan Stripling
Diane & Nick photographed by Carina & Amanda of Love Me Do, see more images on their blog here…
Cara & Andy at the Horticulture Center photographed by Jeff Wojtaszek, see more images on his blog here…
Some iphone photos from the last few weeks…
I’m off to tackle delivering all these flowers!