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

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

2016 Valentine's Day- We have everything you need, and more!

Sunday February 14th, Valentine's Day, will be here before you know it!  It's our favorite time of year, and we've already begun the planning!  Of course we will have top notch florist quality roses by the dozens, but we also feature many unique bouquets as well.  Try sending one of our exclusive Flower Bar Cocktail Bouquets, or one of our other unique modern designs. 

All photos featured below can be clicked on to instantly order.  We also take special requests, and will have other great add-ons at the shop such as delicious gourmet chocolate, soft comfy slippers (by request), bubble bath, rose petals and more!

Call 404-431-0811 to discuss your order, or click here to see our full online ordering website.

Don't forget-- you can click on an item below to purchase now.

http://atlantaflowerbar.bloomnation.com/atlanta-flower-bar/gazing-at-stars-cocktail-bouquet.html  http://atlantaflowerbar.bloomnation.com/atlanta-flower-bar/moscow-mule-love.html  http://atlantaflowerbar.bloomnation.com/atlanta-flower-bar/high-style-romance.html  http://atlantaflowerbar.bloomnation.com/atlanta-flower-bar/a-pop-of-fun.html  http://atlantaflowerbar.bloomnation.com/atlanta-flower-bar/two-dozen-plus-one.html  http://atlantaflowerbar.bloomnation.com/atlanta-flower-bar/romantic-garden-bouquet.html  http://atlantaflowerbar.bloomnation.com/atlanta-flower-bar/purple-passion.html  http://atlantaflowerbar.bloomnation.com/atlanta-flower-bar/protea-and-succulent-surrender.html   http://atlantaflowerbar.bloomnation.com/atlanta-flower-bar/luscious.html

Flower Bar is a full service florist offering daily delivery, designs for weddings and special events, and weekly accounts.

We are located just off the Atlanta Beltline, at the Irwin Street Market.  The Market also features businesses such as O4W Pizza (home of the Grandma Pie), Jake's Ice Cream, Doctah Mojo's Juice Clinic, and more.  Come visit us to sip and eat on other goodies when you pick up your gorgeous bouquet!

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

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Atlanta Magaine Features Flower Bar

 
We are excited to be featured in the December issue of Atlanta Magazine!  The magazine cover actually highlights Ponce City Market (a great new addition to our neighborhood!) but did you know Irwin Street Market was established years before Ponce City Market, or Krog Street Market?  Just goes to show what a great idea it is to house several businesses into one urban building!  Flower Bar was one of the first tenants of Irwin Street Market, back in 2006.  Read more about it in this month's issue!  Thank you Atlanta Magazine for the nod, we are honored. :-)


Also join us for our two DIY classes in December.  Make your own wreath, or make your own Holiday Centerpiece. Click here for DIY schedule and pricing.

You can also have your own private DIY party, when you gather five or more friends.  Call us at 404-431-0811 to discuss your private DIY.


Flower Bar
660 Irwin Street
Atlanta, GA 30312
inside the Irwin Street Market
404-431-0811
flowerbar@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

'Tis the Season to Decorate and Be Merry!

One of our favorite times of year will soon be 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 DIY 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 flowerbar@gmail.com, or call 404-431-0811.

Happy Holidays!!

Flower Bar
660 Irwin Street
Atlanta, GA 30312
 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Judi + Morgan Wedding

In late September, Morgan and Judi got married at the beautiful Oakland Cemetery, set up near the visitor's center. It was a rainy day, but the rain did break, and the lighting was perfect for their beautiful wedding photos....all taken by the very talented Annie at Photo by Gannon.

Judi wanted petally pinks, salmon and oranges in her flowers.  Her friends gave her a collection of vessels to use for the tables, each of them different, which usually poses a bit of a challenge for the florist to make it all come together, but it came out beautiful.  Her friends' containers were coupled with various bottles that had sweet charms hanging from the necks.

Because of the rain, our table count suddenly went from 17 to about 9 tables, which was all they could fit in covered spaces away from the rain.  It made for an intimate gathering, and lots of flowers on the tables and throughout the historic visitor center building's ledges and railings.  Well, rain at your wedding is good luck, and from the looks of the photos, it did not put a damper on this event in any way!

 
I wish I had more photos to share with you, but here are a few more showing our Flower Bar designs, captured by Photo by Gannon.
 
Morgan and Judi sat at this table.  I love this vessel with the cherubs. These flowers include lisianthus, bittersweet, garden roses, peach stock, and butterfly bush.
 

The guests wined and dined at a long family style table, protected from the inclement weather.  The soft colors of flowers and candles gave a warm glow to the evening.


A collection of bottles with these wonderful charms were scattered throughout the tables, along with the borrowed vessels.  She also used charms with old fashioned time pieces and keys. Loved this idea!

Judi and Morgan were a wonderful couple with work with, and I so enjoyed meeting and discussing their vision.  Judi stared a pinterest board for her wedding, which is what I used for inspiration.  She was the second Bride that month to send me a thank you email first thing the next morning.  That is worth so much to me, and I'm so happy I could be a part of their special day.

 
Congratulations Judi and Morgan!!!!
 
 
Flower Bar is a full service florist in Atlanta, GA. We specialize in Weddings and Special events.  If you have an upcoming event you would like to discuss, please call us any time at 404-431-0811 or email flowerbar@gmail.com
 
 
660 Irwin Street
Atlanta, GA 30312
 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

#FloristToTheStars "Mother's Day" movie

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Director of Photography, Chuck Minsky when he came in to visit my shop.  He admired our lighting and florals, and mentioned he was about to begin work on a new movie called "Mother's Day".  I said how Flower Bar is just beginning to get in on all the filming action going on in Atlanta, and he said he would pass along my info to their production team.

Mother's Day is directed by the great Garry Marshall, and stars three of my all time favorite leading ladies.....Julie Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson.  Plus, the annual Mother's Day holiday is the second largest business boom for florists.  What an opportunity!!!

Well, it turns out (as he had suspected, and warned me) that Teleflora had the contract for the movie, and therefor unless I was a Teleflora member I couldn't do set flowers.  I no longer belong to any national wire services, because I don't believe in them.  I once was a Teleflora member, but found they made more money off the orders they sent me than I did.  It saddened me to know that the big wire services are now in the movie business, but it does make sense.

Nonetheless, the Production Team was able to use Flower Bar to send flowers to the leading ladies' hotel rooms, to welcome them to Atlanta and brighten up their stays!  I was honored.

So here's what I came up with....I was trying to be different for the ladies, and send them something they don't see all the time.

Jennifer Aniston:
Jen was the first to arrive. I did jewel tones for her and used a collection of high end flowers, including hydrangea, pincushions, ranunculus, trick, zinnias and succulents.  Her arrangement also featured grapevine wood, and came in a 10" square glass vase lined with ti leaf. 
 



Kate Hudson:
Kate came to town next.  I made her a "sunset" colored arrangement with hydrangea, celosia, cymbidium orchids and more.  Hers also featured kiwi branch all curly and wild.  Also delivered in a 10" square glass vase, leaf lined.
 
 
 
Julia Roberts:
Julia came to production a couple of weeks later.  Her arrangement featured white queen protea, free spirit roses, traquilium, kiwi branch, rose hips and more, in a taller square glass vase with ti leaf.
 


 
Flower Bar is a full service florist, offering daily delivery, wedding and event services, and most recently film and tv production florals.
 
We have had the pleasure of delivering flowers to many high profile figures in the entertainment industry including: Tyler Perry, Tricky Stewart, Usher, R. Kelly, Julia Andrews, L.A. Reid, The Black Crowes, Cierra, and Wide Spread Panic, and Robert Downey Jr., just to name a few.
 
 
Flower Bar
660 Irwin Street
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-431-0811
atlantaflowerbar.com