Thursday, July 14, 2016

We Love Goorin Bros.

The famous hat company, Goorin Bros., moved in to Ponce City Market last fall, and we've been doing their shop flowers ever since.  The Goorin shop is awesome!  The look and feel is warm and friendly, stylish and bold.

There's not much to say, I just wanted to share some photos with you.  This is our smallest weekly account, with just one mason jar a week (which usually lasts thru the next week, so they almost always have two mason jars). But they are right down the street, so we don't mind!

In fact it's fun to deliver these each week and see that somehow, our flowers seem to match very well with whatever their new display features.  It's like kismet synergy!  Take a look and let us know if you agree.















Thank you Goorin Bros. for letting us share your success!  We love your store, and look forward to seeing it each week.

Flower Bar is a full service florist, offering walk-in, delivery, weekly accounts, weddings and events and DIY Design Workshops. Visit one of our links below to see more work, or contact us at 404-431-0811 and flowerbar@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Flowers for Prince- His Last Shows

Last April, The Purple One came to Atlanta for his limited "Piano & a Microphone" tour, and was to play two shows at the Fox Theatre.  Flower Bar is a preferred vendor of Fox Theatre, we do their corporate thank you flowers.  When I got the call that Prince's people had asked for a recommended florist, I about lost my mind.  I LOVE Prince.  I GREW UP on Prince music!  The couple of hours it took to get the call, felt like forever.

It was April 6th, and the shows were to be the next day.  Prince was playing two shows in one night, one at 7pm and one at 10pm.  I had tickets to the 10pm, which was awesome enough, but when they asked for five arrangements for his backstage area, and under his piano on stage- I could barely keep in my excitement.  I've had the privilege to do flowers for many high profile actors, musicians and community figures-- but there is no one in the world I would rather design for...than Prince.

The flower request was very specific.  Three arrangements of white roses and/or lilies only.  No fillers.  Whatever greenery I wanted.  Red roses for his on-stage piano, and an orchid plant.  I scrambled an hour before my supplier closed, and made it happen.  The next morning, I delivered everything requested.

Flowers for Prince's piano back stage, at Fox Theatre in Atlanta

Here's a close up of those backstage piano flowers, outside of our shop

A larger arrangement for the credenza in his dressing room hat held his tea and water

Close up of the credenza arrangement for Prince's dressing room

Smaller bouquet for the table by his couch, for Prince to sit and eat
Double stem phalaenopsis orchid, for Prince's Dressing room
What you don't see a photo of, are the 30 red roses we delivered, which were placed lying under his custom purple piano on stage.  I arrived at the Fox Theatre, keeping my cool (because I'm a professional!) but bursting with excitement inside.  Got everything placed.  Got back to the shop, trying to get through the day, before a quick change at home and then CONCERT BOUND!

Unfortunately, about an hour after I got back to the shop, the shows were cancelled!!!  Reports were that Prince had the flu.  I was crushed, devastated.  I got a call from his team saying they would reschedule the show for the next week, and to please do it all over again then.  And I did.

April 14th was the actual show date.  As planned, I went to the 10pm show, and it was truly AMAZING.  I've seen Prince twice before and it's always amazing, but this time it was just him and his piano- which offered a once in a lifetime experience.  Little did any of us know, it would be his LAST in a lifetime show.

Exactly one week later, Prince passed away.  I had to sit down when I heard the news.  I went from so high, to plummet and shock.

Looking back, I am so incredibly grateful that I got to experience Prince's last show.  And that I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to put flowers together for him.  When I delivered the flowers, his staff said they were the most beautiful he's had on this tour so far.  I really really hope he thought so too.

RIP Prince.  You live forever through your music and our memories.

God Bless.

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Flower Bar is a full service florist serving the metro Atlanta area.  Our shop offers daily flower delivery and we specialize in events, weddings and weekly accounts.

Flower Bar
660 Irwin Street, Atlanta GA 30312
ph: 404-431-0811
email: flowerbar@gmail.com

Website: atlantaflowerbar.com


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Elizabeth Karp Photography- Ashley and Brett's Wedding

It was a true pleasure to create the wedding flowers for Ashley and Brett last weekend.  Brett had ordered flowers from Flower Bar years ago, and when I heard he was Ashley's fiancé, I was over the moon!

It's just over a week ago- and their fantastic photographer, Elizabeth Karp, has already delivered her stunning images of their special day!!  Thank you Elizabeth Karp Photography, for capturing our florals in the most beautiful way!

You can also check out her Facebook page for other examples of her work.

As Ashely and I were discussing her wedding, she only had a few simple requests.  She sent me a photo of her mother's bouquet, and wanted the same shape and feel.  She also referred to one of the Flower Bar online designs called "Lavenders and Lime" as the color inspiration.  And here are the results.....

****All images copyright @ Elizabeth Karp Photography
****All floral design by Flower Bar, LLC










Congratulations Ashley and Brett!!  Thank you for letting Flower Bar be a part of your special day!!

Flower Bar is a full service florist, specializing in Weddings and Special Events.  We also offer daily delivery, weekly accounts, walk-ins, and DIY Design parties.  Please contact us for more information.

Flower Bar
660 Irwin Street
Atlanta, GA 30312
ph. 404-431-0811


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Our Labor of Love Photography- Meghan and Bob's Wedding

So I'm super happy to say, we've been so busy that there's not been a lot of time to follow up on our recent weddings, to retrieve professional photos of our flowers (and I'm a terrible photographer).  Well- I have time now, and we just hit the jack pot!  Heidi, from Our Labor of Love took some of the best photos I've seen- EVER.  No really, I recommend her for any event, every image she took was beautiful...flowers or not!

There were so many great photos of Meghan and Bob's wedding to post, but here are a few that include our flowers.... and I won't waste space with words.  Pictures are worth a thousand.

Wedding Ceremony at Mitchell Room of The Georgian Terrace.  Reception at The Livingston.

****All images copyright @ Our Labor of Love
****All floral design by Flower Bar, LLC
















 
 
Flower Bar is a full service florist, specializing in Weddings and Special Events.  We also offer daily delivery, weekly accounts, walk-ins, and DIY Design parties.  Please contact us for more information.
 
Flower Bar
660 Irwin Street
Atlanta, GA 30312
ph. 404-431-0811
 
 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mother's Day Movie- Send Movie Star Bouquets to Mom!

Late last year Mother's Day Movie Productions was filming their self titled movie, Produced by the great Garry Marshall.  The movie features three of my favorite actresses - Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts- so when I found out Flower Bar got the chance to make beautiful flower arrangements for these leading ladies, I was beyond excited!  We've been hush-hush about the opportunity, until the movie is released. (And P.S. Teleflora had the contract for the actual set flowers. I don't use wire services, so that went to the wire florists.)

The movie comes out this Friday, April 29th, and you can see Mother's Day movie trailer here.

The production company gave me creative freedom as to what I made for the ladies.  They were "Welcome to Atlanta" bouquets for their hotel rooms.

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Jennifer Aniston was the first in town.  I was told she liked jewel tones, so this is what I made for her.
 
"The Jennifer"


Jen's arrangement had purple hydrangea, yellow ranunculus, pink and purple anemone, succulents, pin cushions, red and "free spirit" roses, and grapevine wood.  You can order an arrangement for Mother's Day inspired by her bouquet.  Click here to order "The Jennifer".

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Kate Hudson was next to join the cast and crew in Atlanta.  She reminds me of sunshine, so I went for a sunset inspiration. This is what I made for her...
 
 
"The Kate"


An arrangement inspired by Kate's bouquet can be ordered online to send to Mom, just in time for the big holiday!  Click here to order "The Kate."  This bouquet features premium blooms such as green hydrangea, cymbidium orchid, succulents, ranunculus, "free spirit" roses, celosia and kiwi branch.

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A few weeks later, Julia arrived. It was getting colder in the season, and I wanted to do something very unusual for her.
 
"The Julia"


Julia's arrangement had the same "free spirit" roses as the other ladies (see my theme?), but hers also featured the very unique white queen protea, along with rose hips, trachelium, feaver few and kiwi vine.

You can order a beautiful arrangement for Mom, inspired by the beautiful Julia's flowers, just in time for Mother's Day.  Click here to order "The Julia".
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Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!

Flower Bar is a full service florist in the metro Atlanta area specializing in daily delivery, holidays, weddings, weekly accounts and special events.  But there is also so much more that makes us unique!

Visit our website at atlantaflowerbar.com to learn about:
- Flower Bar cocktail bouquets
- DIY Workshops
- Flower Bar Pop Up parties
- One of a kind flower crowns
- Daily delivery, weddings, special events and more!

Flower Bar
660 Irwin Street
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-431-0844
flowerbar@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

What a great Valentine's....Weekend!!

Phwew, we made it! 

Another successful Valentine's Day holiday under our belts.  To be honest, in my 20+ years of being a florist, this Valentine's Day weekend was the smoothest steady flow I've ever experienced. Part of that is because it was stretched out over the weekend, as opposed to a huge volume all on one day.  Another part of that is, for the first time in several years, we did not participate in any order gathering wire services (Teleflora, FTD, etc).  Instead, we only offered our own original designs to our own direct customers.


Here are some of the highlights of our creations, not otherwise shown in our previous post.










 
 

Thank you everyone for your support this year, we really appreciate your business and kind reviews! 

We also had quite a few fun and unique partnerships this Valentine's, including:

1) American Spirit Whiskey sponsored a Flower Bar Valentine's promotion in conjunction with The Albert and Cypress Street Pint & Plate.  When you purchased a $50+ bouquet from us, you received a gift card for TWO FREE DRINKS featuring ASW at the two participating restaurants.

2) GRAIN Bar in Midtown featured a Flower Bar arrangement for every couple that participated in their AW SHUCKS Groupon promotion, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

3) Made Again in the new Inman Quarter hosted a LOVER'S LANE tour for neighborhood businesses who offered Valentine's goodies.  They opened the storefront floor to make a space for us to offer cute mason jar bouquets.

4) Local favorite lifestyle blooger, Lindsay Rozier of SELL, EAT, LOVE featured a pretty tulip arrangement from Flower Bar, on her blog, and instagram.  We gave her faithful following a special 10% discount, using a secret code word. Thanks Lindsay!

Flower Bar is a full service florist serving the metro Atlanta area.  Our shop offers daily flower delivery and we specialize in events, weddings and weekly accounts.

Flower Bar
660 Irwin Street, Atlanta GA 30312
ph: 404-431-0811
email: flowerbar@gmail.com
www.atlantaflowerbar.com