Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Little 5 Points Halloween Float!!!!!

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of fulfilling a life-long have a flower float in a parade!!  Flower Bar participated in the L5P Halloween Parade this year, and our theme was "Dia de Las Muertes Wedding" (Day of the dead wedding). 

The week leading up to the parade was actually unusually extra busy, so I didn't even get started on figuring out how to put the float together, until two days before.  We had large sugar skulls I had painted that stood on poles, a towering flower arrangement and 500 carnations to give away to parade watchers.  It was tons of fun!

The photo above shows our basic framing of the float, but it was the people who joined our procession that made the show! 
Here's a shot of Laura, Shane, Adrienne and Talia posing as we sat parked, waiting for the parade to start.
Here is a shot of the sugar skull bride and her bridesmaids.  All are wearing Flower Bar flower crowns, and I made Linda an extra flowery dress and skully bridal bouquet.
Mark and Valerie went all out on their costumes, and I love them for that!  They also work at one of my main wholesalers, and were most generous with the moral support and extra carnations to pass out to the crowd.

Laura and Shane joined us. They will be getting married soon for real.  Loved their outfits!

Marte and Tommy looked great, and were so fun to be with! Nice make up jobs!  Love it.

Little miss Talia walked with us and helped us pass out over 500 colorful carnations...and lollipops!  What a trooper.

And our littlest supporter, Mila, joined mom Amy in our procession.  She was a trooper too!

And then there was Rich, my night and shining amour, he drove the truck that toed the float...and stayed sober to do so...not so much for the rest of us :-)  Thanks Rich!

And off we go!  The parade begins....well, actually we were one of the last of 80 floats, but there were so many people lined up in the streets, I was happy to see they were still paying attention.  They cheered us on and yelled for their flowers.

Here are the bride and groom, on the float.  This was before we passed out all the flowers, and then pulled everything out of the arrangements on the float.  Good to know nothing went to waste.

Here's a shot from the back of the float.  You can never have enough signage, which reminds me to give a special thanks to my weekly accounts (also featured on the signage): The Albert, Cypress Street Pint and Plate, GRAIN, Goorin Bros Hat Company, The Westin Peachtree and WAX Atlanta.

And last but not least, the two photos above are my favorite.  They don't really show the actual "float" but they do show the work done on their costumes with all the flowers and color.
Thanks to everyone who participated.  I wish I had more photos, but they are starting to come in on social media. Please check out our Instagram and Facebook page for more pics!
Flower Bar is a full service florist serving the metro Atlanta area.  Walk-ins welcome, daily delivery, weddings, events and holidays.  We also have DIY workshop classes each month.  Flower Bar is located at Irwin Street Market, housed with some other fantastic businesses like O4W Pizza, Jake's Ice Cream and Doctah Mojo's Juice Bar....come visit us soon, we'd love to see you!
660 Irwin Street, Atlanta GA 30312
Ph. 404-431-0811

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