Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Petal it Forward Detroit


Blumz by JRDesgins is hitting the streets of Detroit on Wednesday, October 19th to hand out 1000+ flowers to Detroiters to help brighten their day as part of the National “Petal it Forward” campaign sponsored by SAF. Each person will receive two bouquets- one to keep and one to share.


The “Petal it Forward” program is in response to the release of new data from the Society of American Florists (SAF) showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers. Research shows that both giving and receiving flowers yields these positive results!


Blumz by JRDesgins:


503 E Nine Mile Rd



1260 Library Street


Ann Arbor:

By Appointment Only


Wednesday, October 19th 2016

11 am- 2 pm


Campus Martius-

800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

~Team Blumz

Monday, June 6, 2016

Simple But Great Summer Wedding Ideas for 2016 From The Huffington Post


Summer is undoubtedly one of the most popular seasons for weddings because you have a lot of options in terms of locations, decorations, flower options, etc. You have the freedom to make unique, fun and colorful choices. Winter weddings on the other hand, only give you a restricted palette.

It is not surprising then, that couples opt to have a summer wedding where they can let their ideas run free. The problem is that there are lots of ideas that come to mind when you want to have a tasteful, memorable and the simple summer wedding. How do you sort them out?

Luckily, I have have compiled some simple yet great summer wedding ideas that you can use for making your wedding a spectacular event:

1. Think about an outdoor dance floor


One of the most attractive elements of a summer wedding is that you can be outside. Just think how romantic it would be to dance under the stars with your husband. You can have your wedding dinner inside, but opt for a dance floor outside underneath the open sky. This gives your wedding a rustic look.

2. Hang twinkle lights

Do you want your wedding setting to have a touch of drama? Small wedding lights are the way to go as they are elegant and give your wedding a fancy touch for a very small price. Who doesn’t want that?

Source: Flickr

3. Choose bright colors for your bridesmaids’ dresses


Your bridesmaids are going to have a notable role in your wedding and you can dress them in bright and beautiful colors when you are having a summer wedding. Don’t worry, no one is going to outshine you. Think of the great pictures you will get.

4. Add ice-cream to the menu


Serving cold ice cream is a wonderful way to bring an end to a summer wedding. Most people think that this is an impossible task, but you can hire local food trucks, which specialize in ice cream and desserts.

This is definitely going to make your guests super happy as it provides a nice relief from all the heat.

5. Think about the dock as your wedding location


If you say your “I do” on a pier or dock, you are going to break romance records because nothing can top that. Getting married on a dock is a super chic and rustic idea and you can find plenty of rustic retreats or lakeside cabins that can do the trick for you.

6. Have your ceremony in the backyard


Sure, your wedding is going to be your most special day so why don’t you have it somewhere that means something to you? Exotic locations are luxurious, but go to someplace that’s closer to your heart like your backyard. If you go with a backyard wedding, you have the option of making them as casual or elegant as you like. You can ask guests to dress up or down, depending on your preference and how you want to keep it.

7. Host your wedding ceremony at a summer camp


Who doesn’t love the idea of saying their vows at a summer camp? We spend our happiest and fun days there so they serve as a very good location. You can easily find a summer camp that’s close to you or you can also get in touch with your own summer camp to see if they are willing to let you host your wedding ceremony there.

8. Light up the sky with sky lanterns


Are you after a romantic and beautiful wedding? Sky lanterns can help you in getting exactly that. When you are having your wedding under the open sky, you can release sky lanterns and let them float. This would photograph really well and would definitely be a memorable moment.

9. A bike can also be a photo opportunity

Bikes can be a super cute and practical photo prop for your wedding. This would work great for an outdoor wedding and you can look back at your pictures and laugh later on.

10. Get married outside at night

A night ceremony is only out of the question during the winter, but it can be a pretty great idea in the summer. This would be the perfect time to organize an evening ceremony. You can hang lights from the trees and get married surrounded by nature.

11. Have a wedding sparkler send-off


Everyone thinks about making an entrance, but what about your exit? Don’t you want that to be different and great? Of course you do! This is your day and you can make it as special as you want to. A wedding day sparkler send-off is an excellent way to cap off the event. They don’t just engage guests, but also give your photographer a great opportunity for capturing some beautiful and fun moments.

12. Exit in a fun car

When you are having a summer wedding, why not make your exit in a cool getaway car? You can get a jeep, if possible, or opt for other cool cars that appeal to you.

13. Do a picnic-table setup


You don’t have to get married in the park if you want to have a picnic table setup for your wedding dinner. Any kind of rustic wedding would just be perfect with picnic tables, which are the best combination of simplicity and romantic.

14. Take a boat ride

Anyone who has watched The Notebook knows exactly how romantic it is to take a boat ride together. Once you have said your vows and been pronounced husband and wife, you can take a short boat ride as Mr. and Mrs. Wouldn’t that be epic?

15. Mix and match your color scheme

Wedding colors are a great way to add some color and fun to your wedding. You can create a one-of-a-kind wedding look by mixing and matching vibrant and eye-catching colors according to your liking. You have the controls so no one can stop you.

Toby Nwazor

-Huffington Post

Monday, February 1, 2016

6 Bridal Bouquets for a Perfect Winter Wedding

Repost from Author  Heather Lee

  • winter wedding bouquets
    Photo: Flora + Fauna
    These winter wedding bouquets — featuring textural elements like velvety dusty miller leaves and soft cotton — add a cozy touch to your wintry celebration.
    White Peonies (above): Fluffy white peonies and soft dusty miller leaves are the perfect combination for a winter wedding.

  • winter wedding bouquets
    Photo: Jose Villa
    Cream Garden Roses and Astilbe: Pretty sprays of cream-colored astilbe gives this garden-rose bouquet a snowy effect.

  • winter wedding bouquets
    Photo: Landon Jacob
    Anemones: Ice-blue velvet ribbons are the finishing touch on this wintry bouquet of garden roses, lisianthus, sweet peas, gardenias, chocolate cosmos, scabiosa, anemones, eucalyptus, dusty miller, brunia, blackberries, and loose greenery.
    Cattelya Orchids: Sculptural cattelya orchids, with their intriguing yellow centers, are the focal point of this modern all-white bouquet.
    Privet Berries and Dusty Miller: For something more unexpected, carry a winter-inspired bouquet comprised of deep navy-blue privet berries and silvery dusty miller leaves.

  • winter wedding bouquets
    Photo: Intertwine
    Cotton: The fluffy mounds of cotton in this cascading bouquet are reminiscent of tufts of snow.

    Monday, January 25, 2016

    Win Your Wedding Flowers from Blumz by JRDesigns!!!!


    Blumz by JRDesigns is your one stop wedding and event planning shop. We can assist with everything from your engagement to the “BIG DAY”. This includes invitations and stationery, linens, table decor, lighting, tenting, flowers, officiant services, tuxedo rental and more. We can make the process of picking out all of you vendors as easy as possible by putting together a team of proven winners to make sure that your vision is carried out seamlessly.  Getting married can be one of the most stressful times in your life if you do not have the right people on your side. We will make sure that you have the best people working with you to make sure that everything goes smoothly and beautifully on your big day!

    Blumz by JRDesigns has two retail locations, one in Ferndale and another in Downtown Detroit.  We also have a by appointment only studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  To schedule a time to meet with one of our event planning specialist please fill out this form and let’s get the planning started. In the meantime, take a minute to look through our gallery to see some of the beautiful weddings and events we have had the pleasure of being involved in.

    We cannot wait to meet our next round of wedding clients!  In honor of the end of one wedding season and in celebration of the next, Blumz by JRDesigns is running a VERY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY! We are giving one lucky couple the opportunity to win wedding flowers from BLUMZ BY JRDESIGNS for FREE!!!!!!  Our skilled event planning and design team will work with the lucky winning couple to design and create beautiful arrangements and bouquets for their wedding day, up to $2000 value!

    Are you getting married soon, do you know someone else who is?  If so, email your full name to Please use the hashtag #IWantToWinMyWeddingFlowersFromBlumz as the subject line of the email. We ask that you also include the names of the couple and their potential wedding date in the email.  We will be drawing a winner on May 1st, 2016  and announcing them on our Facebook Page.  Make sure that you are following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram so that you can keep up with all the fun things that happen at Blumz by JRDesigns.  We have been a part of a lot of weddings over the last 15 years and somehow it never gets old, we still get excited when a couple gives us the honor of being their florist.

    Contest Rules: One entry per person.  Winner will be selected by random on the morning of May 1st, 2016.  The winner will receive up to 2,000 dollars’ worth of flowers from Blumz by JRDesigns. Prize money applies to fresh flowers only, all other goods and services are not included.

    Full Contest Rules:
    1. Eligibility. This contest is open to U.S. residents that are  18 and older. You must be getting married in the Metro Detroit area to qualify for this giveaway.

    2. Entry Period.  You may enter only once. Contest entries will be accepted through midnight on April 30th.

    3. How to Enter the Contest. Email your full name to with the subject line #IWantToWinMyWeddingFlowersFromBlumz  Include the names of the couple and the date of your wedding to be officially entered. One Entry Per Couple.

    4. Winner Selection & Notification. Winner will be selected by a random and notified via email and on Facebook the morning of May 1st 2016..

    5. Prizes. The winner will receive free wedding flowers  with a value up to $2000. This only applies to fresh flowers, no other goods, services, or taxes are included.

    6. Taxes. Winner will be responsible for all federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, related to the acceptance and/or use of the prize,

    7. Disclaimers. Entries that are lost, received after the entry period, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility, will not be eligible for consideration in the contest.
    ~Blumz by JRDesigns

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    Celebrate Blumz Forget Me Not Friday This Year for Valentine's

    Every year on February 14th we celebrate Valentine’s Day. People send flowers and candies to show their love and appreciation for their partners, friends, and family.  We love Valentine’s Day and we love celebrating love. In fact, we wish everyday was as magical as Valentine’s Day so we came up with a fun way to stretch this year's holiday out a little further.   

    Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday February 14th  this year we think it would be fun to send flowers and candies a little earlier in the week before the holiday. This way, you can stretch your celebration out over a weekend or even a full week.  Instead of rushing out to get something at the last minute you can  pre-arrange to have flowers sent before the weekend even starts, your loved one will be extra surprised!

    We love the idea of celebrating Valentines Day throughout the week, so we came up with an incentive to get you to send those flowers a little earlier this year.  If you order flowers and have them delivered to someone on or before Friday, February 12th we will include a box of chocolates and a balloon for FREE. The only thing that's better than getting an unexpected Valentine's surprise on your doorstep is getting an even bigger surprise for the same price.  

    We will also be giving away some prizes on Friday January 29th, February 5th and 12th. To enter to win a prize you must post a picture on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and hashtag it #blumzforgetmenotfriday.   You can take a picture of whatever you would like but we would love to see pictures of flowers, plants, or your Valentine! Prizes will include gourmet truffles, chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels, gift cards, gift baskets and more!

    Call us or visit today and place your Valentine’s Day orders early this year.  If you would like to order online please use the code VDAY2016 at checkout, if you want to call in an order simply mention this promotion to one of our sales associates and we'll make sure that you are taken care of.

    Don’t leave your lover out in the cold this Valentine's Day while you run up to the store and pick up whatever last minute stuff you can find, send them something unique earlier in the week and warm their spirits this year.

    Ferndale: (248)398-5130 503 East Nine Mile Road Ferndale MI 48220

    Detroit: (313)964-5777 1260 Library Street Detroit MI 48226  

    ~Blumz by JRDesigns

    Monday, January 4, 2016

    Blumz by JRDesigns Guide to 2016 Wedding Trends

    2016 is here and all we can think about is weddings.  We know there are a lot of newly engaged couples that said yes over the holiday season and and we can't wait to help all of you get the planning started.  We did a little research and compiled a list of all the trends that you will be seeing everywhere throughout the next year. So, take a look at what is tres chic in wedding fashion for 2016 and then give us a call or send us an email so we can get to work! 

    The Colors: 

    Rose Gold and Serenity: According to  Pantone the two big colors in 2016 will be Rose Quartz and Serenity. Don't be surprised when you see flashes of these two everywhere in 2016. 

    Metallics:  Metallic is going to be big this year. You will see flashes of it in everything form the dress, to the invitations, to the linens and vases on the tables. Its' all about the metallics this year!

    The Dress:

    Some of the biggest trends are:

    3D Floral Appliques: 

    Asymmetrical Hems: 

    High Necklines:


    Crop Tops:

    The Flowers:

    Just Picked Style Centerpieces:

    Free Form Bouquets:

    Adding Elements like Coffee Beans or Fragrant Ferns to Your Florals:

    Mixing up the Centerpieces: 

    The Invitations:

    Glitter and Glitz:

    Custom Monograms:

    Hand Lettering:

    The Food and Drinks:

    His and Her's Cocktails:

    Grown Up Popsicle, Jello, or Pudding:

    A Beer Garden:

    Naked Cakes:

    Using Fresh Flowers to Decorate the Cake:

    The Wedding:

    Using a Hashtag for Photos:

    Theme Weddings:

    Ghost Chairs and Cross Back Chairs:

    Lucite and Mirror Tables:

    We can't wait to incorporate some of these trends into some of our 2016 weddings.  If you are recently engaged check out some of our work on our wedding website ourprettywedding,com and then book a FREE consultation today!

    ~Blumz by JRDesigns