Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Budget friendly table centerpieces- Floataway Cafe

This week we did flowers for a wonderful woman's 90th birthday dinner party.  Her friends came in to ask about flowers for their tables at the Floataway Cafe.  I've been to this restaurant many times- its airy, cozy and relaxing atmosphere is a great spot to host an intimate affair.

We didn't have a large budget for the tables, but they wanted something "sweet and pretty".  I suggested doing a collection of bud vases on the main table and the side tables, and they loved the idea!  This fit their lower end budget, but even more exciting-- it gave each guest an opportunity to bring a bud vase home with them after dinner.

The birthday girl wanted mostly soft pinks and peaches.  Here's what we did......


We used veronica, roses, stock flower, lisianthus, variegated pittosporum, hypericum berries and spray roses.

My photos came from my phone again, so they are not fantastic photos.  My point of posting was to emphasize that you don't need a big budget to make an impact!  Try using collections of different sized vases or containers and do a little something different in each one.  This makes for interesting aesthetics, and gives your guest a nice parting gift after the party!

Flower Bar specializes in floral decor for events.  Whether you have an intimate affair or a large event, we have the staff and resources to help you make your vision come true.

Visit our website at, email at, or call 404-641-0590 for more information.



Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Beth and Michael Wedding

Once again we had the pleasure of doing wedding flowers for a Bride and Groom at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in June. Callanwolde is one of the most popular and photographed locations in Atlanta, and is a unique wedding venue. Located in Atlanta’s Druid Hills neighborhood, the magnificent 27,000 square ft. Gothic-Tudor style mansion is situated on a 12.5-acre estate of beautifully landscaped gardens and wooded grounds and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Michael and Beth had an intimate affair at the Sam Goldman Retreat Building located on the Callanwolde property.

 Their wonderful photographer, Donna Permell of Prime Phocus was kind enough to send some early photos from the event. Click on her website to learn more about her photography!

Our Bride Beth wanted simply stated elegance, with beautiful burnt orange mini calla lilies for her bridal bouquet and orange roses with pale blue hydrangea for the table centerpieces.

Here's a sneak peek at her flowers.....

Mango Calla Lily Bridal Bouquet
We love the lighting and color in these photos!

There were just seven tables to decorate, each with their own version of pale blue hydrangea and a collection of orange roses including "Santana," "Orange Unique" and "Versillia." These came in a clear glass cube vase with a sprig of looped lily grass.


Beth and Michael contacted us just one month before their wedding....which we don't mind at all!  We tend to get quite a few last minute weddings requests from those who are finishing final details, as well as those who plan far in advance.  Either way, we are thrilled to be a part of each special occasion, and enjoy working with Brides to make their wedding flower dreams come true...whether that's for a large event or an intimate affair.

Flower Bar would love to hear from you about your special event or wedding.  Just email us at, visit our Flower Bar Website or click on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Kevin and Michele Wedding

This weekend, in the midst of the Mother's Day holiday, we had the pleasure of doing the flowers for Kevin and Michele's Atlanta wedding.  They had two ceremonies, one at Sandy Plains Baptist Church and the other at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, while wrapping up with a reception celebration at the wonderful Whitlock Inn (one of our favorite venues)!

Photos from Forrest Aguar are forthcoming...but we couldn't wait, so here are some phone photos!

First, the Bride...... although this was only the dress she was wearing to get ready, it just happened to look great with the fuchsia and pinks in her bouquet.  She requested a variety of pinks with petally flowers and cascading ivy.

Below are some examples of her birdcage table centerpieces for reception.  We used pretty roses with pink stock, dahlia, hydrangea, lisianthus and cymbidium orchids with ivy and hypericum berry.

The birdcage centerpieces were staggered with these pretty centerpieces in glass cylinders on every other table.  Again we used the same collection of flowers for the tables. 

And for the Buffet table.....

We are really looking forward to seeing the photos from Forret Aguar, once they are done. And we will patiently wait to see the rest of this pretty wedding, including the bridesmaid bouquets, adorable flower girls, the lil ring man, cake flowers and more.  Please check back soon!

Flower Bar specializes in Atlanta weddings and events.  We love to work with our clients to suit their individual needs and vision for a very reasonable price.  Please visit our website at or join our facebook page for more information.  You can also always email at or call 404-641-0590, we would love to hear from you!

~ Cheers ~

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Easy Floral Formulas for Budget Friendly Events

Many of the clients who hire us to do floral decor for their special events, often don't have specific designs in mind for their arrangements.  But almost everyone has a budget, and usually a color scheme. 

Listed below is an example of event flowers we did for Atlanta's East Lake Golf Course.  These designs are both impressive and affordable, and the floral formulas allow for several different color pallet options.  We've listed their ingredients, as well as the color availabilities, for you below.

Large Focal Arrangement- $250 ea
Great for Ceremony and/or Buffet decor

The Formula:
Tall Yellow Gladiolus
Yellow Fuji Mums
Fuschia and Orange Asiatic Lilies
Orange Roses
Myrtle and Salal greenery
Curly Willow
(see below for color options)

Table Centerpiece
(for 60" round tables)- $45 ea

The Formula:
Yellow Fuji Mums
Orange roses
Fuschia wax flower
Salal greenery
Glass container lined with Ti leaf
(see below for color options)

Flower Color Options:
Gladiolus- red, orange, purple, white, yellow, fuschia, lime green (some hybrid colors also available)

Fuji Mums- yellow, lavender, green, white

Roses- a wide variety of shades in: white, red, orange, pink, purple, yellow, fuschia, green, peach, terra cotta, etc.

Asiatic Lilies- white, pale or dark pink, orange, burgundy, yellow (some hybrid colors also available)

Waxflower: fuschia, white, pale pink, yellow

Planning an event?  Please contact us at 404-641-0590 or email to discuss your special needs.

Friday, November 15, 2013

'Tis the Season to Decorate and Be Merry!

One of our favorite times of year is now upon us.  It's time to deck the halls and we are here to help!  Whether you have your own decorating supplies, or you need us to supply everything from scratch, the Flower Bar elves will make your home or office look spectacular!

We are available to do all general decorating needs (trees, garland, wreaths, swags), or to create fresh flowers and holiday greens for your home, office and holiday parties...and we're budget friendly too!

Below are a few images of holiday decor to inspire you.  Let us know your decorating style and we will make it happen. 

Flower Bar offers custom floral decor for holidays, weddings and special events! We also specialize in corporate accounts, home subscriptions, and design workshops/parties. With over fifteen years experience in designing flowers, we enjoy creating something unique and different for every occasion.
Flower Bar has been recognized as a top florist in Atlanta by: Flower Magazine, Atlanta InTown Newspaper, AJC, MyFoxAtlanta, CitySearch, AccessAtlanta and more.

Do you have a creative idea for your special event or place of business? We would love to help make your design visions come true!  Email us at, or call 404-641-0590.

Happy Holidays!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Stephanie and Joshua wedding

Stephanie and Joshua had a lovely September wedding at the Trolley Barn. It rained and it poured but they made the best of a beautiful celebration.  Their theme was to use 30+ milk glass containers (all a little different), and use collections of the flower arrangements with books, candles and picture frames to make their table centerpieces.


Above is a photo of a few of the milk glass containers sent to us by the Bride and Groom.  The next photo is how they looked after we filled them with pretty petally orange roses and spray roses, with purple stock, scabiosa, veronica and lisianthus. We also used bupleurum and ming greenery to give it the delicate antique touch.

Above a final result for one of the tables.  Each table had different looking pictures frame and milk glass containers.  Her grandmother wrapped candle votives in lace to add to the vintage look.


And above are bouquet shots for the Bride and Bridesmaids.

Trolley Barn is right in our neighborhood and one of our favorite venues for events.  We know their rules and how they like the set up to go.  If you are considering hosting an event in the Inman Park neighborhood, we recommend the Trolley Barn!

Flower Bar offers custom fresh floral designs for weddings, special events and weekly accounts in the metro Atlanta area.  We enjoy creating something unique and different for every occasion.  If you have an upcoming event, we would love to help you execute your vision to make your event spectacular!  Please email us at or call 404-641-0590 for more information.  You can also CLICK HERE to get a free quote.  We look forward to working with you!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Jahaya and Dan wedding

A beautiful bride name Jahaya met with me earlier this year.  Her wedding was in June, and she liked purples and she knew her budget, but that was about all she had worked out regarding her flowers.  We had a nice chat and she basically gave me creative reign to do whatever I thought would be pretty....a designers dream!

Jahaya got married at Eagles Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, which was a beautiful setting for her very large wedding, which included 15 bridesmaids!

The photographer for this particular wedding never got back to me, so we have to rely on a couple of camera phone photos...which are posted now.  The bridal bouquet is made of purple and cream roses, purple lisianthus and hydrangea.  She also had 30 table centerpieces in a variety of large silver containers.  Some of those are posted below.

For the centerpieces we used big beautiful hydrangea, lavender and purple stock, white lily and snapdragons, liatris, bells of ireland and roses...

Jahaya also invited me to attend the wedding and help coordinate. Below was the beginning of my delicious meal and a well deserved cocktail :-)

Flower Bar specializes in floral design for weddings and events. Please call 404-641-0590 or email us at for more information.