Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pumpkin Bouquets!

It's Fall again (finally) YAY!  And one of my favorite things about Fall is pumpkins!

For the last several years we've been combining pumpkins and flowers for Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations, and once again this year, you have a chance to make your own pumpkin bouquets!

We are firming up our dates and locations, but our flower workshops are tons of fun! 

Flower Bar supplies everything you need to create these pretty fall arrangements.  You pick out your pumpkin and which flowers you want to use.  We set you up and show you how to do everything.

If you would like to receive our Pumpkin Bouquet Workshop schedule for October, please email us at and we'll send you the info once everything is confirmed.  Or, check back here for details soon!

Host Your Own Flower Design Party- You can also host your own flower workshop at your home or office.  We've had workshops for offices, bridal showers, birthday parties, and holiday parties.  Everyone gets to make their own masterpieces, and you only need a minimum of six people to host a workshop event.  Call 404-641-0590 for more information!

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Rhodes Hall Wedding with Garden Roses

One of my favorite things about being a florist in Atlanta is the camaraderie I have with other florists.  You would think we would have a competitive nature towards each other, but really I find my colleagues very supportive of me, and I of them.  This is a wonderful thing because we have each other to call on for help if needed.

Flower Bar collaborates mostly with two specific floral designers, Andy Rhodes of Organic Art and Cathy Brim of Bloom Floral Design.  Below are a few photos of a wedding I did for Cathy.  She consulted with the bride on design and ordered the flowers.  I put them together.  I love her idea of the moss lined glass containers we used for the 36" tables! 

Here's a production photo of the centerpieces for 36" round tables

And the final product.  These sweet pave styled centerpieces included a variety of pale pink rose, pink garden
rose, white and green mini cymbidium, kermit poms, hypericum berry and hot pink spray rose.

Bride's bouquet, Groom's boutonniere and a gorgeous Wedding Cake

For more information about floral design services in the Atlanta area, please visit our websites below.

Four Season's Bridal Shower

This weekend we had the pleasure of creating table centerpieces for Taryn's wedding shower at Park 75 Restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel.  Her pretty arrangements included yellow roses, queen anne's lace, purple lisianthus and snowberry.  The larger arrangement was for an oval table seating 8 and the smaller ones were for four- top tables.

Larger centerpiece for oval table

Smaller centerpiece for four-top tables

Asiatic lily arrangement for table with photos of the engaged couple

Flower Bar offers custom floral decor for holidays, weddings and special events. We also specialize in corporate accounts, home subscriptions, and design workshops/parties. 

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

103 West Celebration

This is our second event at 103 West this year, and we love this venue!  103 West is Buckhead Life Group's premier event facility, offering beautiful event spaces that come complimentary with your custom catering menu and bar services.  Click on the following links to view a virtual online tour of The Lounge and The Paces, or call Kuren Kennedy at 404-233-5993 for more information about these or other rooms they have available.

Below are some photos of the arrangements we did for a very special birthday party.  The call was for all red flowers to compliment the contemporary red, black and white decor.

Here we used beautiful red ginger, with freedom roses and gladiolus for the dining and bar areas.

And above are photos of the gerbera arrangements we used for the lounge area and gift table.

Flower Bar offers custom floral decor for holidays, weddings and special events.  We also specialize in corporate accounts, home subscriptions and design workshops/parties. To discuss floral decor for your next event, please call Amber at 404-641-0590 or visit our website.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Amanda and Andrew Wedding

Look at our gorgeous bride Amanda! This is one of the prettiest pictures we've seen. Amanda had a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Carter Center. Her bridesmaids wore teal blue and carried flowers in shades of pink.

Amanda was a joy to work with...we really loved creating a look just for her.  Her kind words are worth posting as well!

"Amber, I want to say thank you for the wedding flowers - they were beautiful! (More than I even expected, for that matter!) I would be more than willing to serve as a reference or write a formal review if you ever need one!"

This gorgeous photo is courtesy of Slava Slavik Photography.

For more information about wedding flowers from Flower Bar, or to schedule a consultation, please call 404-641-0590.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Indian Wedding Reception at Cafe Bombay

Thanks to Cathy at Bloom Floral Design, we had the pleasure of doing flowers for Sharda and Vic's wedding reception at Cafe Bombay.  The setting is so colorful, they only needed a few simple bud vases along the tables to add a fresh touch.

Marigolds, calendula, dahlia, standard white mums, mint and safflower were the selected flowers....all varieties that should last throughout the week.  A benefit of using a collection of small bud vases instead of larger centerpieces, is that more of your guests get to take home something pretty from your special day!

Here are a few photos from their event.  Imagine the delicious aromas of Cafe Bombay's Indian food in the air....makes me want to host my own event there soon!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Glorious Indoor Gardens for Urban Living

Are you a garden lover, but live in an apartment, loft or condo, with no yard?  In Atlanta (as with many other cities) the popularity of Intown Loft and Condo living has been on the rise over the last decade. One of the things we sacrifice with Intown living is outdoor space—But you don’t need to sacrifice having the beauty of the outdoors brought in to your home! This book is a great resource for creating and maintaining your indoor garden.

Plants and flowers not only affect our emotional well being, they also promote physical well being by removing toxins and poisons from our environment. Glorious Indoor Gardens not only provides rich textual content about creating your own garden sanctuaries, it’s also loaded with tons of beautiful photos!

A great book to pick up for yourself—or give as a gift!

If you live in the Metro-Atlanta area, call Flower Bar @ 404-641-0590 for help with getting your indoor garden started!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Come On Spring! Hello Tulips!

It’s Tulips season! Actually, to be honest, tulips are available year round from your professional florist-- but Tulips are definitely a sign of Spring! Tulips offer one of the widest arrays of vibrant colors and varieties. So tis the season! Order your honey a fresh bouquet of tulips, or stop by your local florist or market to pick up a bunch for yourself. They will be sure to brighten your week!

We’ve listed some interesting tips about Tulips below:

- Did you know that tulips are one of the few flowers that continue to grow, up to an inch or more, after they are cut and put into an arrangement? If you are preparing floral centerpieces for a specific event, make sure to cut your tulips about an inch or so shorter than you would want them to be at the event.

- Did you know that tulips’ blooms will follow the light? While you should not place your tulips in direct sunlight, they will tend to follow light in the room. This is part of the beauty and movement of the flower.

- Are the stems of your tulips weak or rubbery when you get them home? Tulips take a lot of water. A tip to proper hydration is to gently wrap your tulips in a couple of pieces of newspaper. Hold the stems under water and cut (this prevents air from stopping up the flow of water. Transfer wrapped tulips in water and preservative and let stand for 1-2 hours. Then remove paper and re-cut stems. Your tulips should be hearty and happy for 7-10 days! Don’t forget to keep your eye on the water levels, and continue to cut stems as necessary.

Flower Bar offers floral design services for Weekly Accounts and Special Events in the Atlanta area. Call us at 404-641-0590 or visit our website at for more information.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Secrets to Throwing a Fantastic Wedding on a Realistic Budget

We recommend this book!  Here's a powerful tool for working with a wedding budget.  Alan and Denise Fields offer great information about everything to think about when budgeting for a wedding. 

Where most wedding planning books coach on etiquette and design style, this handbook is the best tool for navigating through a great event on a realistic budget.  It's full of money saving tips, and things to watch out for when working with wedding vendors.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Make Your Own Valentine's Day Bouquet! Saturday, Feb 13th 1-4pm @ The Albert (Inman Park)

Join us this Saturday 1-4pm for a pre-Valentine's Day party at The Albert in Inman Park ! Make your own flower arrangements starting at $10 and up. We'll have all the supplies you need, or bring your own vase or container!

It's a DIY flower arranging party, where you can also eat, drink and be merry! If you're not sure you are up to being a floral designer, you can also ask us to create something for you, or help guide you when making your own (or even pre-order and just come pick it up).

Our flower workshops are fun! You get to decide what to create, and you'd be surprised at how talented some people and women!!

Call 404-641-0590 or email us at to RSVP.

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Flower Arranging party is from 1-4pm....or until we run out of flowers. Come on guys...we know how this works...even if you are a "last minute" romantic, this is a fun and unique thing to do WITH and/or FOR your sweetheart!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wedding Flower Tips

The wedding rush is upon us again. We're meeting with new brides and planning our our 2010 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.

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.....we have lot of them!


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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Wedding Flowers and Décor On A Budget:

Adding fresh flower centerpieces and décor to your wedding or special event makes all the difference in your party’s atmosphere. But times are tough, and you need professional florist creations in the most economical and efficient way.

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

Take a look at our floral books, or bring in pictures of what you have in mind. We look forward to hearing about your special event plans! Call 404-641-0590 for more information. All budgets welcomed.

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