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!

Visit the Flower Bar website

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.