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Martha Stewart Weddings

I’m very pleased to announce that Sullivan Owen was named one of Martha Stewart Weddings Top 62 Floral Designers in their Spring issue, out now. It’s always exciting to be acknowledged for your hard work and creativity.

I’m very grateful for our clients, current and past who trusted me and my team to do our own creative, original work for your events and so I say thank you to all of you! 

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Flower Magazine

I'm very excited to share my feature in Flower Magazine for their regular "Flower Show" story. With Spring as my inspiration, this was one of the most fun shoots I've worked on. It didn't hurt that I got to work with my friend Alison Conklin in my studio with our friend Amanda from Love Me Do shooting some behind the scenes video. Muppet the studio cat supervised of course.

When you're given the option to do anything you want, it's almost overwhelming to decide so I used these designs as opportunity to play with shape, color and vessels that I had been hoping to try or that I hope to do this coming year for clients. I hope you enjoy them!

Photos by Alison Conklin, video by Love Me Do Photography

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https://vimeo.com/119130754

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Martha Stewart Weddings

I'm very happy to share my feature in the Summer issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. Working on this shoot at the end of last summer was a total dream come true and the team I worked with was amazing and made me feel so comfortable. Martha herself even popped into the studio when I was prepping the day before the shoot and complimented the trough design in progress. I had this whole plan for playing it cool if I ran into her but of course that fell out the window when I was face to face with her! The issue is out now through the end of summer, the images below are from the iPad edition.

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SO, Anthro and the New Potato

We recently designed a wild Moroccan inspired centerpiece for Anthropologie and the New Potato. You can read more about Danielle and Laura here and shop the products here!Enjoy! SO

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photos courtesy of Anthropolgie

Winter Wedding-Brides Magazine

This stunning winter wedding we designed last January photographed by the amazing Alison Conklin was featured in Brides Magazine. I'm so happy to finally share her amazing photos and the hard work of all the talented vendors that made this wedding so gorgeous. Bridget & Tom celebrated their one year anniversary just yesterday the 26th! Bridget joined the Sullivan Owen team in November working with me and our brides. She'll be writing a few upcoming posts about the process of working with your designer and putting together all the details that make a wedding your own. Enjoy!

photographer: Alison Conklin, event design: The Bride,  Mother of the Bride and Sullivan Owen, floral design: Sullivan Owen, Paper: Loveleigh, Custom Illustration: Meg Hunt, Cake: Tartes fine cakes & pastries, Hair:Zaneta Leszczynska from Studio CL , Makeup:Nives Riddle and Dawn Episcopo , Venue: terrain at Styer's

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Green Wedding Shoes

It was a pleasure to work on this lovely Nautical shoot with Confetti & CoGeorge Weiss III and my BVF's (best vendor friends) Maggpie Vintage Rentals in their amazing new Port Richmond warehouse. See the full feature here and be sure to check out all the talented vendors. Confetti & Co is one of my new favorite planners to work with, be sure to check Sara and company out as 2014 is sure to book up quickly! ' 

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chalk anchor and flower "barnacles" by Sullivan Owen

Philadelphia Wedding

The new Fall/Winter issue of Philadelphia Wedding was just published and I'm thrilled to share our two gorgeous features. The first is our vibrant and fun color themed wedding at terrain.

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This wedding was also featured on Green Wedding Shoes

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The second story features a wild and textural non-floral centerpiece. Normally I don't get excited about a non floral centerpiece because they sometimes feel too DIY to me. They are not what you would go to a professional designer for in my opinion but I think I've found my way. My take on the traditional "dish garden" is a nice update, it still feels like a piece that was designed and is just as much in my style and aesthetic as a bowl bursting with flowers. I could see this being stunning in the fall or winter and all the plants were able to be planted after the fact. 

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Blogshop Philly

We had an absolute blast designing & styling the studio space for blogshop in Philadelphia. blogshop is a 2 day Photoshop bootcamp for bloggers taught by Bri & Angela of designlovefest and angela & ithyle. Here are a few images from the day by Angela and you can see the whole post here on designlovefest. To see where blogshop is headed next visit iheartblogshop.com

A huge thanks to Maggpie Vintage Rentals for pulling together some great pieces and working with me on the vignettes and thanks to BHLDN for the poms and garlands! See Bri's post for all the other contributors

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PS-the fresh floral backdrop has been a huge hit, I've already designed about 20 new versions so if you are interested in having it at your event please get in touch!

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Sullivan Owen for bhldn

Right before I left for my mind blowing trip to Europe I collaborated with Philadelphia based bhldn to create 5 floral designs to inspire 5 distinctive wedding collections from gown to table cards. Here are the floral designs along with the inspiration boards. You can see the feature here and shop each collection by clicking the collection link below each board.

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 This was truly a dream project to work on!click here to shop the Garden Party collection

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bhldn flower guide

When bhldn approached me about working on a floral guide I couldn't have been happier. Though there are numerous guides on the internet they often contain incorrect names, nicknames and misinformation about various flowers so it was nice to work on a guide with not just beautiful flowers but to start a resource based on the best information we could find. You can see the guide with my spring and early summer selections here...

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bhldn interview

Working with the entire bhldn creative team was a complete honor and so much fun. They noticed how much I love to talk about flowers (and talk, and talk and talk) so they did an interview with me as well! You can read it here...

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Ruffled Blog

This rustic Pennsylvania shoot from the Fall was just featured on Ruffled.

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You can see the whole post and gallery here.

Photographer: With Love and Embers / Styling, Concept, Stationery and Design: Kristy Rice of Momental Designs / Wedding Dress:Tara LaTour / Food Styling: The SoupChic / Vintage Rentals and Styling:Maggpie Vintage /

Philadelphia Magazine-Holiday Wreaths

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!

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Happy Holidays!