Wednesday, December 17, 2008

We'd Love Your Vote!

Once again Flower Bar has been nominated for Best Florist in CitySearch's "Atlanta Hot List." We are very excited and honored to be considered for this prestigious award.

To vote for Flower Bar, please click here.

Thank you so much for your support!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Photos from Tracy Adams Photography

This past weekend we had the pleasure of creating wedding bouquets for Lori and Marshall's wedding. Their ceremony took place under a tent in the back yard of their beautiful home.

Tracy Adams was the photographer on duty, and she did such a wonderful job, we just have to post all the photos of our flowers that she sent to us. We highly recommend Tracy for your event's photography needs! Her website can be found at

Flower Bar takes pleasure in making your Wedding Day beautiful. Whether you have a large wedding or an intimate setting, we work hard create gorgeous arrangements that will fit your budget.

Our cozy shop lends itself to relaxed meetings where we'll plan your perfect day. Come by to look at our floral books, or bring in pictures of what you have in mind. We look forward to hearing about your wedding plans! Call 404-525-2244 for more information. All budgets welcomed.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Attn: Media and Production Companies

If you work in the media, production, or post-production world, chances are you received a phone call or email from us this week... We're after you, and we want to work your holiday parties!!

Flower Bar specializes in custom floral centerpieces, and holiday decor, specifically geared towards your needs and budget. No job is too large or too small. Some of our past clients in the media/production industry include: TNT, TBS Superstation, Tyler Perry Studios, Magick Lantern, PlanetJam Media Group, WZGC (Dave fm), CBS Radio, and more! Please call Flower Bar at 404-525-2244 and ask for Amber for more information.

Got client's you need to check off your holiday gift list? We have several gift baskets to choose from...OR have us custom design a gift basket just for your company-- logos and all!
Flower Bar: 404-525-2244

Monday, October 6, 2008

This Week's Featured Bouquet- "Autumn Celebration!"

For a truly thoughtful gesture, send someone this jewel-toned floral arrangement of burnt orange roses with a medley of bright blooms in shades of deep purple, red and chartreuse. It’s a gift with fresh-from-the-garden style, and a beautiful celebration of autumn.
Burnt orange roses; purple Sweet William, Matsumoto asters and cushion spray chrysanthemums; red Asiatic lilies and alstroemeria; and green button spray chrysanthemums – accented with bupleurum and huckleberry – are arranged in a clay colored container.Approximately 17" (W) x 12" (H)
Or Call Flower Bar at 404-525-2244 for more information.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Holiday Decor for Your Home or Business

Tis the season to start planning your holiday celebrations! Let Flower Bar help you plan your decor. Whether you need table centerpieces for a party, or longer term holiday decorations for the home or office, Flower Bar will custom design your decor specific to your needs and budget.

Holiday wreaths, like this one featured on TNT's "The Closer" can be put together to compliment the existing decor in your home or office.

Call early to book the best rates on volume gifts and decorations such as table centerpieces, home or office holiday staging, or corporate gift baskets.

Flower Bar is a full service florist in Atlanta, GA, specializing in daily delivery service, weddings and special events, and holiday decorating services.

Call 404-525-2244 for more information

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Block Party @ Water Tower October 4th!

Come have fun with our neighbors on Saturday, October 4, 2008! From 11am to 5pm there will be a block party celebrating the Old Fourth Ward historic district....and the party is located at the water tower right across the street from Flower Bar!

There will be plenty of family fun, live music, food, art, kids games and more....bring your lawn chair or blanket! Enter to win raffle prizes from local businesses, including Flower Bar gift certificates and flower arrangements.

....And we've heard there will be an video/photography installation in the water cool!

Visit the O4W website for more information on this event.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Vase Recycle Program

Flower Bar was the first in Atlanta to announce our Vase Recycle Program for our "regulars." Since our opening in 2006, Flower Bar offers cash back, or a discount on your next purchase, for bringing in the old vases that are collecting in your cupboard.
You can also bring in your own vase and have us design an arrangement custom to your needs and budget.
Flower Bar is a full service florist for any occasion, any time. We offer traditional and contemporary designs...or try one of our exclusive Cocktail-Themed Bouquets™. Delivery service available. Ask us about our Holiday Event services!
Flower Bar is a Citysearch "Best Of Atlanta Florists" winner for 2008. Look for our upcoming video on Comcast's On Demand "Best of the City" channel in October!
Call 404-525-2244 for more information

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Comcast films Flower Bar for "Best of the City" On Demand Channel

Last week we were thrilled to participate in a video shoot for Comcast's On Demand channel called "Best of the City."

Best of the City features local businesses in the "Dining & Food," "Clubs & Entertainment," "Style & Shopping," "Kids & Family Fun," and "Best of the Rest." Flower Bar will be in the Best of the Rest category, and our video will be running for up to three months!

Stay tuned for more information. This programming is expected to begin in October, but we will be sure to announce the official launch!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Blackberries...and we don't mean your phones

This week we have wonderful wild blackberry branches for your bouquets! Include blackberries in your next flower arrangement, to add a very unique touch...something you've probably never seen before.

Flower Bar has also been carrying a variety of wild basil. This basil is VERY hearty, smells great, and acts as a beautiful greenery to just about any arrangement. In fact we used our locally grown basil as the primary greenery in a recent wedding, and had rave reviews!

Call Flower Bar at 404-525-2244 for more information, or visit our website at

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Flower Bar wins "Best Of" by Citysearch

While it might not be the most professional photo I've ever taken (of a decal on our front door), I'm proud to announce that we've been put on the Citysearch "Best Of 2008" list for florists....again this year!
We really appreciate the recognition and feel very honored to be considered for the list. Thank you to all of our customers that voted for us!
To view our Citysearch listing and reviews, click here.
To view our website, click here.
Or call 404-525-2244 for more information.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Portfolio Pictures

Finally, Flower Bar has a new Flickr account which will house all of our portfolio pictures moving forward.

Click Here to view examples of our floral designs over the last several months.

Current categories are: Unique Bouquets, Parties and Special Occasions, and Weddings.

We encourage your comments and feedback!

Flower Bar is a full service florist located in the heart of Atlanta. Call 404-525-2244 for more information, or you can visit our website at

Monday, August 4, 2008

Tips Planning Your Wedding Flowers

Photo by Tiffany Schoepp Photography

The wedding rush is upon us again. We're meeting with lots of new brides and planning out our 2009 events. Some brides we meet already have very detailed ideas about their flowers, whereas others haven't yet picked out their colors. We enjoy planning wedding decor with every bride, at every stage...but it occurred to me that it might be a useful tool to post a few tips to think about when meeting with a florist for your wedding.

Color- Most colors can be found year round-- if you really have to have them-- but it will be better on the budget if you stick to what's in season. White is always available and always makes for a beautiful wedding, but if you want to add color, here are some suggestions for each season.

Seasonal Colors:
Spring: light pinks, purples, yellows. blues
Summer: dark pinks, dark purples, reds, peaches
Fall: oranges, greens, peaches, purples
Winter: reds, greens, yellows, browns

Roses vs. No Roses- For Flower Bar, roses are one of the most economical ways to achieve a soft and petally look, if you like them. We've done plenty of weddings where there were no roses included, but still most brides want (or don't mind) roses within the mix. An all-rose bridal bouquet would cost probably half of what it would using most other flowers. The key is to use a good florist who will condition the rose over several days so that it is at a perfect full bloom. Rose buds are not as petally and romantic. One other tip about roses, is to use a color "pallet." Combine dark and light oranges with peaches, or a combination of three of four shades of pink!

Table centerpieces- One of the most important items on your list that will "make or break" your flower budget, will be your table centerpieces. Most Flower Bar table centerpieces range between $45-$85 per table for the "low" arrangements, and $85-$125+ for the "tall centerpieces." There are plenty of ways to substitute different containers or different flowers to get your look on a budget, just ask your florist for suggestions. Flower Bar also rents vases, and containers to lower your cost, but consider whether or not you want your guests to take home your arrangements.

Ceremony Arrangements- Most couples have two or more large ceremony arrangements for the exchanging of vows. Re-purpose those pieces as buffet centerpieces, or entryway arrangements, or DJ decor at the reception. Flower Bar rents urns and columns, or candelabras for your ceremony flowers. We'll move them to your reception if it is in a different location than the ceremony.

Hopefully these couple of tips are useful to you. Stay tuned for more flower planning tips.....I have lot of them!

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Flower Bar's Cocktail-Themed Bouquets™

Flower Bar's Cocktail-Themed Bouquets™ are something you've never seen before...and you won't see anywhere else!

Our exclusive designs are inspired by the latest cocktails trends, and offered in sizes of "single," "double," and "tall." Flower Bar is a full service florist with a twist! So if you'd buy that business associate, friend or love interest a drink at the bar, why not buy them one of our Cocktail-Themed Bouquets™ at Flower Bar?!

Our intoxicatingly fun and beautiful flower bouquets come in a seasonal variety of "flavors". Current bouquets available nationwide are listed below. For orders outside metro-Atlanta area, please allow 48 hours for delivery (extra shipping charges apply).

Visit our website!

Order online now!

Or call 404-525-2244 for more information.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Alea Moore Photography

Here are a couple of the professional photos taken at Kate and Brad's Wedding, celebrated on June 19, 2008. These photos are SO much better than the one's we took! Thanks to Alea Moore Photography, for sharing their unbelievable talent with us! We highly recommend their wedding photography services!

Flower Bar is a full service florist located in the heart of Atlanta. We love working with brides to help create the perfect day for their Atlanta Weddings. Call us at 404-525-2244 or email for more information.

"The Wedding Party" Tonight

Join Flower Bar and the Paisley Umbrella designers, this evening for THE WEDDING PARTY presented by Atlanta Weddings Magazine.

The event will be hosted at Grand Hyatt Buckhead (330 Peachtree Road NE) and begins at 6pm, with a fashion show at 7pm.

Here's a photo of Flower Bar's purple bridal bouquet that will be featured at the event. Jewels are provided by Nicola Jewelry.

Call Flower Bar at 404-525-2244 or email us at for more information.

Hope to see you tonight!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Danielle and Jacob Wedding

Danielle and Jacob got married this past Saturday, July 12th. We've been looking forward to doing this event for a good while now, and have already heard back from the Bride, via the Wedding Coordinator, that she was very pleased. When I went back to pick up our rented Urns and Columns today, the Church coordinator said all the ladies commented that the wedding flowers were some of the prettiest they had seen...which of course makes me very happy~

We used mostly all whites for Danielle and Jacob, with just a hint of blush here and there. Here are a couple of photos (yes we actually took a some pictures this time!!) until we can get copies of the professional images from their photographer.
(Above)- The Bride's Bouquet: White freesia, ranunculus, roses, stock and blush peonies.

<<- The Bridesmaid's Bouquets (there were 9 of them!): White roses, stock and freesia with blush roses.

And below are the table centerpieces. One version was larger than the other as they had 8-top tables and 4-top tables in two separate rooms. White Casablanca lilies, stock, lisianthus, roses and white hydrangea with a tint of blush petals here and there (nature wanted them to have blush!)

<<- ...and I can't resist, Spiderman (aka my friends adorable son, Albert) came by to "help" out with the wedding flowers while he had lunch at our Irwin Street Market. He's very carefully posing with the Bride's bouquet.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Kia's Wedding Bouquet

I'll keep this entry short and sweet. Look at the pretty colors in Bride Kia's bouquet! She chose her bouquet from one of our wedding books. I just love the shades of these roses together.
Kia had a quaint ceremony on June 29th at The King Keith House here in Inman Park. It's an adorable B&B with room to host a smaller wedding of up to 50 people. Also a great place to host out of town guests!
Flower Bar takes pleasure in making your Wedding Day beautiful. Whether you have a large wedding or an intimate setting, we work hard create gorgeous arrangements that will fit your budget. Our cozy shop lends itself to relaxed meetings where we'll plan your perfect day.
or call 404-525-2244

Friday, June 27, 2008

Our Paisley Party was a HIT!

Last night the women in business at Paisley Umbrella hosted a showcase party, along with some invited outside vendors. We had fabulous guests, music, food, and of course everything you need to plan your dream wedding at your fingertips!

Behind the boutique, in our garden area was a tent showcasing four different themed wedding settings including "Classic," "Modern," "Romantic," and "Whimsical." See below for pictures of our collaborations.

These tablescapes were in part coordinated by Ashley Baber Weddings, and featured centerpieces by Flower Bar (of course!), china and stemware by Bloomingdale's, linens by Classic Party Rentals, dresses by Olive, shoes by Ann Roth Shoes, jewelry by Nicola, invitations by Bubble Bee Press, and place cards by MM Ink Calligraphy.





If you missed our wedding boutique party, check here often for information on our next one! Or visit the Paisley Umbrella website.

Flower Bar is the resident florist at Paisley Umbrella, a design showroom for the Creative Bride.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Kate and Brad Get Married!

This week we had the pleasure of working on both the Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding of Kate and Brad. They are a lovely couple, with great vision and ideas of the soft romantic look they wanted to create.

Here's a photo of their Rehearsal Dinner floral ring and hurricane centerpieces. Thanks to Marilyn, Kate's new Mother in Law, for being so easy to work with! We like how it turned out.

Kate and Brad's June 19th Wedding took place at The Houston Mill House, a wonderful gardeny location in the Decatur, GA area. We've done events here before and the staff is remarkably organized and helpful. They have a wonderful garden area for ceremonies, a historic home and beautiful back terrace for receptions.

The Wedding:

The one thing I am admittedly TERRIBLE at is getting pictures of our wedding bouquets and arrangements the day of the wedding. We rely on the photographers for professional shots but I'm terrible about following up with them as well....always moving on to the next event. This picture shown is of one of their table centerpieces-- the day after. They wanted a soft and petally romantic feel for their wedding dinner tables.

The outside terrace was decorated "understated but elegant" says Marilyn, with soft petally bud vase bouquets, an arrangement for the bar, and ivory hanging paper lanterns in the trees (operated by batteries- no hanging cords!).

My lighting expert, Sully overheard the Houston Mill House staff say our event was the prettiest this season! We can't wait to be back in touch with the Bride and Groom to hear all about their night!

Teleflora Blogs about Flower Bar

How flattering! I was contacted by Jacqueline, editor of Teleflora's blog, some time ago about including us in one of their postings. Thankfully for me, she was patient enough to wait for me to slow down and do a phone interview with her, finally, last week. We had so much to say, she posted TWO blogs about us!

Read the Teleflora blogs here:

Florist comes full circle to floral roots

Flower Bar florist’s creativity calls for a toast!

Thanks so much for recognizing Flower Bar!

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Visit the Teleflora blog

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Brides: Save the Date! June 26th Paisley Party

Please join us for a very special event catered to the creative bride! The designers at Paisley Umbrella are pleased to present our next Boutique Party on Thursday, June 26th, from 6pm-9pm.
Enjoy food, drink, music and tons of creative ideas for planning the perfect wedding. We'll be displaying and talking about four themes for your big day, including:
The Classic Bride- Colors in baby blue, chocolate, grey (polished)
The Romantic Bride- Pinks, blush, corals, fuchsia (sweet)
The Modern Bride - black and white (clean)
The Whimsical Bride- marigolds, orange, olive (a little retro)
Come to check out our gorgeous collaborations in these themes, including dresses, invitations, desserts, flower centerpieces and bridal bouquets (from Flower Bar!), hair and makeup, jewelry, accessories, guest favors, and so much more!
For more information on this event, or to RSVP, please click here
To visit the Flower Bar wedding page, click here. Or you can call 404-525-2244 for your free wedding flower consultation.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dayton's Proposal

One of the things I love the most about running a flower shop, is getting to peak into the romance of different people's lives. One of the most romantic times in people's lives is when a man proposes to a woman. So of course, I LOVE getting the phone call about a guy needing help with his plans to propose!

This past Memorial Day weekend, we got a call from Dayton. He told me his plan, and I got just as excited as I would if a brother called, telling me about asking his girlfriend to marry him. Dayton had a couple of logistical obstacles, which we helped him with, but here's how he popped the question!

Dayton's girlfriend Lindsey received an email on Saturday morning, telling her to make the trip from Newnan (where they live) to our flower shop to begin a little scavenger hunt. She has GPS, so she was to program in a new destination with each stop.

At about 2pm, Lindsey walked into Flower Bar pretty confused. She said she wasn't sure why she was there. I gave her the bouquet Dayton ordered (see picture) along with a card, and a gift certificate to Victoria Secret. The card had the store's address on it and note to shop for something she liked. After her shopping spree, she received instructions to go to The Embassy Suites downtown at Centennial Park.

At the hotel, she received a room key, where a masseuse would be on call for a nice massage. When she was done, her final instructions were to walk down to Centennial Park and look for Dayton. There he would propose! Their final stop- dinner at Ruth Chris Steak House downtown. Isn't it oh so romantic!!?

Thank you to Dayton for letting us post about his big day.

...I wonder if they are planning their wedding flowers yet.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Two Steves....

Customer Update: Yesterday I received a call from a gentleman who ordered flowers from us a couple of months ago....he reminded me of his story. His name is Steve and he was ordering flowers for his wife's birthday. Steve was planning several days ahead of time, and we chatted a couple of times about what to send his wife to make a great impression.

When Steve placed his order he signed the card "Love Steve (The one from Florida)". He explained a story about how he and his wife had wondered if the wife's ex-boyfriend (also named Steve!) would send her Birthday wishes on her special he put the little note at the end of his card to clarify, just in case.

On the day of the delivery, I got a call from Husband Steve. The wife was very disappointed. He mentioned that we had such great customer service, and he enjoyed planning the arrangement with us, and therefore was even more disappointed that she didn't like the flowers. I, of course, panicked. People don't complain about our arrangements! I told him we'd make good, or give him his money back, etc.

An hour or so later, he called me back. The ex-boyfriend Steve had in fact sent his wife the "ugly" flowers....PHEW! Our more gorgeous arrangement came just an hour later, and she loved it! His phone call yesterday was to order more flowers.

Thanks Husband Steve, for letting me blog about your story (and for reminding me about it yesterday), and for ordering more flowers from Flower Bar!! We hope we will continue to impress!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Join Us Thursday May 29th @ Paisley

Who Inspires Your Style? Paisley Umbrella Toasts Sex and the City: The Movie opening nationwide May 30th. Join Flower Bar for Cupcakes and Cocktails Thursday May 29th, 6-9pm at Paisley Umbrella, our bridal showroom location. Be one of the first 50 guests and get the ultimate Fashion Getaway gift tote, filled with goodies! Drawings for exclusive giveaways will be held every hour!

Win an outfit inspired by the stylish ladies of Sex the City, including a dress by Olive, shoes by Ann Roth, bag by AC Lynn, and jewelry by Nichola!
Are you cutting edge like Carrie? Classic and polished like Charlotte? Does an edgy professional look like Miranda's fit your style or is Samantha's mix of glamour and sexy more your taste? Tell us who you are and enter to win your best Sex and the City inspired outfit!

RSVP to to enter the drawing. Look for upcoming emails for a chance to win a Paisley Umbrella Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Partyand movies passes to Sex and the City!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Campanula for Mother's Day!

We've just ordered a ton of beautiful Campanula for Mother's Day bouquets. Campanula is a tall stemmed flower with bell shaped blooms. We'll have these flowers available in purple, pink and white. They are a great flower to incorporate into the larger bouquets, where you're trying to make a big impact.

Campanula also goes well with Delphinium, Bells of Ireland, Lilies, Callas, Snapdragons and Curly Willow. Call 404-525-2244 to order your spectacular, and unusual, Mother's Day bouquet with our fresh-from-the-farm Campanula!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Adapting to Growth

We love our neighborhood. There's so much growth in retail and residential, it's pretty fantastic to be a part of it! This past weekend we sponsored centerpieces for the neighborhood's Butterfly Ball just before the Inman Park Festival weekend.

Flower Bar has been growing so fast, we invited our other neighborhood florist, Adaptation, to join us in the sponsorship, and to collectively come up with an inexpensive centerpiece that was Eco-Friendly, in theme with the event. It turned out to be a really positive experience, and I had fun collaborating with Liz and Mike. Thanks guys!

Here's what we did.

Together we decided to use draught resistant plants like sedum, succulents, and a touch of healthy wheatgrass. Our containers were baskets made from reclaimed birch wood and recycled plastic box straps. Then we finished them with a touch of mood and sheet moss. We were all very pleased with the results and hope that our neighbors are enjoying the arrangements!

Contact Us
Phone: 404-525-2244

Flower Bar
660 Irwin Street
Atlanta, GA 30312

Wedding Showroom:
Paisley Umbrella

145 Sampson Street
by appointment only

Little Birds

This past weekend was the Inman Park Festival, and here's one of the designs we did for a wonderful Jewelry vendor called Little Bird Beads.


Monday, April 14, 2008

We're Growing Like a Weed!

I am so thrilled to announce we've grown...Again! Last week our new production space was completed. The new space is in the building just behind our shop at Irwin Street Market, and it's where we'll create the magic for our larger events, and holiday volume.

We also just purchased a fabulous van (in great condition!) from another florist whom I admire very much! Chuck Henry is a idol in my eyes, his talent is vast and his work has adorned the main entrance of the Southeastern Flower Show the last two years. After taking a director position at the SEFS, Chuck doesn't need the van as much, and I'm happy to adopt it....mojo and all!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Kid's Flower Basket Workshop

Today Flower Bar hosted a flower basket workshop with several children on Spring Break. The kids were part of a program a wonderful woman named Ms. Aida's directs. She owns and operates Grass Roots Institute, a non-profit for children in the area. Ms. Aida and her huge loyal following, volunteer their time to help teach these children life skills through arts and culture.

Grass Roots Institute is one of the many vendors that shares Market space with Flower Bar at the Irwin Street Market. If you'd like to sponsor a children's flower arranging workshop, or help support Ms. Aida in any other way, please feel free to come visit us at 660 Irwin Street, Atlanta GA 30312.