Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Party Themes

It seems like there are more types of holiday parties than ever before. Gone are the days of a simple Christmas theme. While the choices may seem overwhelming, having your gathering center around a theme is a great way to personalize your event. You can incorporate several ideas into one party, stick as closely to a theme as you'd like, or create a unique soirée loosely based on a pre-established theme. Here's a list of the most popular holiday party ideas:

Ugly Sweater Party - Bust out your vintage Christmas sweater circa 1983, or find a new cheesy frock for as low as $10 at your local retail store or thrift shop. Hold a contest for ugliest sweater. Award your winner with a Peachtree Petals gift card!

Reverse Christmas in July - It's still early in the winter season, but the colder temperatures, ice storms, and even snow are already obnoxious. Host a Reverse Christmas in July party to revive the warmth in your inner circle. Adorn your party venue with tropical floral arrangements from Peachtree Petals, especially the new Permanent Botanicals collection made of exquisite silk flowers that'll transition from season to season. Along with tropical flowers from Peachtree Petals, add in some summer themed decorations to your Christmas tree like starfish ornaments, a beach ball tree topper, and snorkels. Serve Caribbean Jerk. marinated kabobs and mojitos. Round out this celebration by playing The Beach Boys' Christmas album to bring the feeling of summer to your party even in the dead of winter.

Trim the Tree - Maybe this Christmas you've moved into your first place and are starting from scratch with Christmas decorating, or perhaps you've grown tired of your existing decor. One way to spruce up your home this holiday is to host a Trim the Tree party. Invite a few of your closest friends and family members over and ask them to bring some decorations to trim your tree with. Serve appetizers and a Christmas themed drink to spread the holiday cheer. Remind your guests to stop by Peachtree Petals for unique, handcrafted, centerpieces, arrangements, and more perfect for holiday decorating!

Christmas Movie Marathon - What makes Christmas films so special is their limited availability any other time of the year. For six weeks a year we can pull out our Christmas favorites and relive their magic. Select a list of 10-12 of your favorite Christmas films and have your guests vote on their top two choices prior to the party. Tally the votes and select the top three films. Have guests wear their favorite Christmas pajamas, make some Snickers pop corn, and serve a cocktail with a cranberry twist to top off the ambience.

Whatever your holiday plans this year, Atlanta Florist, Peachtree Petals is here to help. Be it decor for a holiday party, a gift for your favorite party host, stocking stuffers, and more, the staff at Peachtree Petals is committed to assisting you with your holiday needs. Place orders online today at www.peachtrepetals.com to take advantage of their same-day Atlanta area shipping and flat-rate nationwide shipping.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Our Staff's Favorite Holiday Picks

Where has time gone? There are only two weeks left until Christmas! It’s never my intention to procrastinate completely on my Christmas shopping; on Thanksgiving Day I dutifully map out what I want to give to those on my list and include which stores I’ll need to visit in order to do that. The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas seem endless; I convince myself there’s still time! My weekends soon fill up with holiday parties: the cookie exchange, the ugly Christmas sweater party, the holiday engagement party, and soon I find myself without time. Peachtree Petals might not be your first thought when you realize your holiday shopping list is longer than the days leading up to the Christmas holiday, but luckily for you, Peachtree Petals has something for everyone on your list. Here are our picks for best holiday gifts from Peachtree Petals.

The Season’s Glow Centerpiece by FTD: This FTD certified centerpiece is the perfect gift for the host of your holiday feast, or for the host whose feast you cannot attend. This centerpiece blooms with winter elegance and holiday enchantment. Arranged amongst holiday greens, your recipient will receive white LA hybrid lilies, carnations, chrysanthemums accented by three gold pine cones. The centerpiece is rounded out by a perfect gold plaid French wired ribbon and three white taper candles, giving this piece sophistication and warmth. Gifting this centerpiece for Christmas will create a gorgeous ambiance during any Christmas dinner and will ensure you are the topic of conversation as dinner guests ask the host where they got such an exquisite arrangement. Our favorite thing about this particular arrangement is its easy transition from Christmas to New Years. The winter colors of white and gold will easily shift from Christmas to a New Year’s Eve soiree, allowing your recipient to get a ton of use from this gift.

Joys of Christmas Holiday Tree (Sold Out): This adorable cypress tree will arrive to your recipient adorned with miniature ornaments and a star tree topper. This gift is perfect for your friend living in an apartment not quite large enough for a full-size tree, someone unable to spend the holidays in their own home, or your Christmas-crazed co-worker who would love to decorate her cubicle too. In addition to the festive tree, your recipient will receive a ceramic mug with Bellagio Peppermint Cocoa and a candy cane.

Sweeten the Season Holiday Inspired Ultimate Gift (Sold Out): Long name, big gift! This menagerie is sure to charm and delight your recipient. This gift package includes a mixed 11-stem bouquet of red roses and burgundy carnations in a clear glass vase, 15 Chocolate Dip Delights Real Chocolate Covered Oreos, a darling 12-inch seated Gund plush Tinsel Bear dressed as Santa Claus, and a ceramic mug with gourmet cocoa and a candy cane. This gift is perfect for the difficult to buy for person on your list; you know you can’t go wrong with such a variety! Your recipient will receive all of this in one large gift box for only $129.99, making this Peachtree Petal’s most economical gift of the holiday season!

Georgia Souvenir Gift Basket: Know someone who will only be home for the holidays in spirit? Perhaps they’re channeling their inner Ray Charles and have got Georgia on their mind. Here in Atlanta, we always have Georgia on our minds, which is why we are proud to offer this exciting state-themed gift basket for your favorite Georgia peach. Inside this luxury gift basket your recipient will receive a mix of Georgia inspired gift items ranging from glass bottles of Coca-Cola Classic, a Georgia license plate refrigerator magnet, pure honey made right here in Georgia, peanuts, Haribo peach rings, and more.

Jim and Jack Grilling Gift Basket: The winter weather can’t stop your grilling enthusiast, so we've teamed up with Jim Beam and Jack Daniels to offer a sizzling gift basket with delectable sauces and marinades, cheese, coffee, jerky, fudge and so much more!

Peachtree Petals Gift Card: So, you've browsed Peachtree Petals' extensive website and perused all of our amazing giftables, which has left you more stumped than you were before you started. That’s okay! We anticipated that happening which is why for the first holiday season ever we’re offering our gift cards. These gift cards in amounts of 35, 50, 75, and 100 dollars are the perfect gift for when you’re just not sure what to give. Order these gift cards online and have the delivered by email to your loved one with instructions for redemption. This is by far my top pick this year. I know I’ll inevitable forget someone on my list and won’t remember until late Christmas Eve, or maybe even Christmas morning. When that happens I won’t need to stress because I can easily send these gift cards via email to ensure Christmas-day receipt!

All orders placed on or before December 24, 2013 are guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas Day, and include a complimentary personalized message to let your lucky recipient know how much you care this Christmas.

Contact the staff at Peachtree Petals today and let them help you select the best gift for your loved ones. Recently named FTD’s Top 100 Floral Partners, Peachtree Petals is committed to offering the highest quality floral arrangements and gifts with the best customer service.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Peachtree Petals is in the Top 100!

Located at 1231 Collier Rd. in Atlanta, GA., Peachtree Petals strives to provide the highest quality floral arrangements, gift baskets, and wedding services all for reasonable prices. Throughout the past year Peachtree Petals has become Atlanta’s premier floral boutique after receiving awards such as 11Alive's #1 Atlanta florist, Weddingwire.com and TheKnot.com's Preferred Florist. Most recently, Peachtree Petal's has been recognized by FTD as a Top 100 Partner. This is clearly an exciting time for Todd Hausman and his staff at Peachtree Petals.

According to FTD, a Top 100 Partner is a valued business partner with the world-renowned florist, FTD. FTD recognizes Peachtree Petals as a company that is committed to consistently delivering quality floral products and continues to invest in programs and services to expand and strengthen their business. FTD has bestowed the prestigious Mercury Man upon Atlanta's Peachtree Petals, which signifies their success and inclusion in the revered Top 100 category, and now displayed within Peachtree Petals’ floral boutique is the 2012 Top 100 Partner plaque.

Peachtree Petals was also recently added as one of the top Atlanta Wedding Vendors by bestweddingvenuesinatlanta.com.

Customers can browse their extensive website at www.peachtreepetals.com, or peruse a comprehensive portfolio on their Pinterest page. Peachtree Petals' vast web presence is a great tool for national customers who might not be able to visit the brick and mortar location, but are still interested in taking advantage of Peachtree Petals’ high quality arrangements and their economical flat-rate shipping.

Atlanta area brides are taking advantage of the growth of Peachtree Petals as well. Named Bride's Choice for Atlanta floral vendor by popular wedding planning websites such as Weddingwire.com and TheKnot.com, Peachtree Petals has seen the wedding portion of their business grow exponentially throughout the 2012/2013 fiscal year. Brides love the easy online consultation scheduler Peachtree Petals offers on their website.

Brides can schedule free consultations at their convenience to meet with the FTD Master certified floral staff to discuss their vision and plan for their special day. Peachtree Petals even links these consultation appointments back to brides' Weddingwire.com accounts, allowing them to stay organized during this hectic process. Peachtree Petals offers as much or as little assistance in the creation, delivery, and set-up of wedding day arrangements and décor.

Peachtree Petals has also grown the gift side of their business. By branching out into gifts, gift baskets, and gift cards, Peachtree Petals ensures their customers receive exactly what they want with each and every order, and can give a gift they can be proud to send.

This commitment to excellence in product and service has garnered national attention in 2013, and we expect to see continued success throughout 2014. We want to thank you for being a Peachtree Petals customer and helping us to achieve this great honor.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Poinsettia Day is December 12th

Poinsettia Day is December 12th. This is a perfect reason to send your loved ones a gorgeous poinsettia as an early Christmas present. Peachtree Petals offers several poinsettia arrangements to fit every budget.

The poinsettias began their relationship with the Christmas season in 16th Century Mexico. According to one legend, a girl who was too poor to give a gift on Christmas was inspired to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar by an angel. Once she had done this, she noticed bright red blossoms beginning to sprout from what had just moments ago been a simple pile of weeds. These weeds became beautiful poinsettias. The tradition continued in the 17th Century when friars in Mexico included the plants in their Christmas celebrations. It is said the star-shaped leaf pattern symbolizes the Star of Bethlehem, and the color represents the blood shed by Jesus during the crucifixion.

Paul Ecke Jr. is cited as being responsible for advancing the connotation of poinsettias and Christmas. He changed the floral industry by shipping these Christmas flowers by rails and air for the first time. He sent free plants to television stations for them to display on air from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and even appeared on television shows himself to promote the plants.

Today, the poinsettia is a staple of holiday décor. This small plant invokes the nostalgia of childhood Christmases spent at the home of loved ones, or the window displays at the local department store as you rushed to make last minute purchases while trudging through the gently falling snow. The staff at Peachtree Petals desires to create this holiday feeling and continue your tradition by creating gorgeous poinsettia arrangements which can be delivered locally the same day as you place your order for free. National customers can take advantage of Peachtree’s economical flat-rate delivery service.

If poinsettias are not a part of your holiday traditions, you can still send a loved one a fabulous holiday arrangement on Poinsettia Day, or any other day! Peachtree Petals is offering other great holiday arrangements perfect for someone on your holiday giving list. Browse their comprehensive website, www.peachtreepetals.com, to view some of the spectacular holiday arrangements like their Holiday Celebrations bouquet, or the Season’s Greetings bouquet. Each of these gorgeous arrangements adorn the colors of the season and are artfully arranged in unique vases making this the perfect holiday gift to let someone special know you’re thinking of them this season.

Whether it be National Poinsettia Day, the Christmas holiday, or just because, let the talented staff at Peachtree Petals assist you in selecting the right gift.

Friday, November 29, 2013

New Gift Cards - Just in Time for the Holidays

Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a shopping day geared to draw holiday shoppers to local businesses as they begin to cross gifts off of their holiday giving lists. Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the day after Black Friday, and this year falls on November 30. According to American Express, last year consumers spent 5.5 billion dollars at local companies on Small Business Saturday.

Atlanta owned and operated Peachtree Petals invites you to shop their capacious website on November 30 and throughout the holiday shopping season. Since its grand opening Peachtree Petals has been committed to working with its customers and listening to their needs in order to provide the highest quality floral arrangements with free local same-day delivery service and grow their business to include fine gift baskets, gourmet chocolates, luxurious candles, stuffed animals, wedding décor, and more. New this holiday gift giving season, Peachtree Petals has recently announced the addition of gift cards to its line of extensive gifts so even the most difficult to buy for person on your list is covered.

Peachtree Petals has taken great care to create an all-encompassing website to provide ease of browsing and ordering for local and nationwide customers. You can browse through Peachtree’s gourmet chocolate offerings and create a unique box of truffles, or find the perfect plush animal to send to your loved one. Everything you find online can be sent nationwide for a flat-rate of $9.99.

If you’re in the Atlanta area, general manager and FTD Master Florist, Todd Hausman, invites you to visit the brick and mortar store located at 1231 Collier Rd., Ste. H. The courteous and dedicated staff at Peachtree Petals is happy to assist you in finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Peachtree Petals’ staff delights in creating unique floral arrangements guaranteed to make your loved one feel special this holiday season.

Whether you shop online or in person, we guarantee you’ll be satisfied with the selection of quality gifts and the service you receive with Peachtree Petals. Shop with us this holiday season to ensure happiness for your friends and family as they receive their gift delivered right to their doorstep.

Monday, November 25, 2013

What to Get for Thanksgiving Flowers

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, family and friends are planning to have an abundance of enjoyment. This is one of the most beloved holidays of the year, and decor is essential to add to this wonderful occasion. With a number of expenditures for travel, accommodating guests and such, you don't want to spend too much on decorating your home. At the same time, you want your home to look its' best. One of the best ways to decorate your home or facility is with flowers.

You don't have to look any further when it comes to floral bouquets and arrangements for Thanksgiving. Peachtree Petals has a number of excellent floral options to choose from. From centerpieces to amazing floral decor, Peachtree Petals has best Best Deals On Thanksgiving Flowers you will find in the Atlanta and Metro Atlanta area. Below are a number of deals Peachtree Petals has available to meet any of your Thanksgiving floral needs.

Peachtree Petals has its' Autumn Collection, which is the florists' feature collection for the Thanksgiving. The collection is filled with floral arrangements that consist of bright, vibrant fall and winter colors. From deep red and orange, to brown and classic burgundy, these arrangements are simply warm and fitting for the holiday season. Our FTD® Giving Thanks™ Bouquet is a great choice to express the warmest wishes to your friends and loved ones during Thanksgiving. This wonderful arrangement is comprised of cream roses, butterscotch chrysanthemums, yarrow stems, rust Asiatic lilies, hypericum berries, and lush greens, all nested within a quality designer gold flushed clear-cut glass vase. This arrangement begins at only $49.99.

Another gorgeous arrangement within the Autumn collection is Peachtree Petals' very own created Jamaican Sunset Bouquet. This arrangement is a great combination of the holiday season, yet at the same time, a taste of Jamaica. Your loved ones will enjoy this elegant bouquet, which consists of a warm mix of orange flowers, mixed lilies, dahlias, hypericum, roses, calla lilies, yarrow, ornithogalum and safari sunset, all within a designer glass, ice bucket vase. This precious, high-end arrangement is $159.99.

For the Thanksgiving occasion that you desire to have a touch of nature, we have a variety of autumn baskets. Our Abundant Harvest™ Basket is a beautiful autumn basket, filled with dark orange Asiatic lilies, burgundy miniature carnations, fuchsia spray roses, bicolored orange roses, peach hypericum berries, and millet grass, within a natural wood basket for $39.99. We also have our Bright Day™ Basket, which has the essence of Autumn and its' sunlight. It includes sunflowers, orange spray roses, burgundy miniature carnations, red hypericum berries, bicolored pink roses, and green button poms, all nested within a natural basket tied with a bright green ribbon. This wonderful basket is available for $44.99.

Our Autumn collection has the best November flowers in Atlanta you will find. This Atlanta Florist has an array of premium floral arrangements that will meet all of your floral needs. Our florists have over 25 years of combined experience and absolutely love their craft. Peachtree Petals also has pick-up specials and stunning custom-designed arrangements available as well. If you are looking for the best Wedding Bouquets In November, Peachtree Petals has the most elegant flowers to help make your wedding be unforgettable! From November Wedding Bouquets to birthday bouquets, Peachtree Petals does it all! Please visit us at www.peachtreepetals.com or call 1-800-337-1755 today!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wedding Ideas for November

If you are having your wedding in November, there is no reason why you can’t have the wedding of your dreams. Although it is colder than the rest of the year, this is still a beautiful month for a wedding. With the right November Wedding Ideas, your wedding can be simply unforgettable! Below are just some of great ideas for your November wedding.

Attire – One of the first major areas of having a November wedding is the attire itself. You and bridesmaids’ dresses will be sleeveless or short-sleeved. As the bride, you may have a long-sleeve dress. Either way, more than likely it will be chilly during the month, therefore, it is best to dress accordingly, making a capelet or shawl part of the attire. Since you know this is highly probably, make sure you select gowns for you and your bridesmaids that a capelet or shawl can be worn with. If it is warm on your wedding day, you can simply take it off, especially in regards to outdoor photos. Also, Select gown colors like creams, plums, browns, burgundies, or jewel tones to compliment the season.

Location – No wedding is right without having the perfect wedding location. Find a location that is appropriate for the season, such as somewhere historic or with meaning. A historic inn or restaurant with a fireplace is excellent for the wedding reception. Vineyards and orchards are great options as well. Since it is November, try to select a location with valet and comfortable parking.

Food – Your November wedding definitely must have the right food. One good November wedding idea is to have a traditional, yet elegant, turkey dinner. Another option is pot roast or pork loin, with mashed potatoes, stuffing, and turnips. A cream soup would be delicious, such as butternut squash, along with a delectable salad full of diced apples, nuts, roasted pumpkin seeds, and cranberries. For desert, a great choice for November would be pumpkin pie or apple crisp. Lastly, carrot cake or spice cake would be very fitting for November as a wedding cake flavor.

Favors – The favors are always in order for every wedding and there are some excellent November wedding ideas for them. Votive candles, with a vanilla or pumpkin scent, will compliment your November wedding theme. Small packages of candied nuts or caramel apples would be ideal as well. You can also venture outside of your November wedding theme and give your guest wedding date key chains, chap stick, or mugs.

Flowers – Of course you can not forget the flowers! For your November wedding, choose flowers that are rich with autumn colors, such as red, burgundy, yellow, brown, and orange. Sunflowers and Mums are some of the top picks, yet you can always go with rust-colored Asiatic Lilies and even Roses. Make your November wedding centerpieces tall, filled wheat and feathers, bowls of gourds or hollowed pumpkins filled with flowers. The November wedding ideas for flowers are endless!

Flowers for your wedding must be of the highest quality to look their best. For your November Wedding Flowers, you don’t have to look another further. Atlanta FloristPeachtree Petals does it all! From Wedding Bouquets to wedding centerpieces, Peachtree Petals can meet all of your wedding floral needs. We also offer free wedding floral consulting with no minimum budget requirement. Our florists have over 25 years of combined experience and truly love their craft. For the best November wedding flowers, visit www.peachtreepetals.com or call us at 1-800-337-1755 today!

Reference: 11.7.13, e.how.com, Carol Bancroft, November Wedding Ideas

Monday, November 11, 2013

Hospital Delivery

Peachtree Petals is happy to announce their new same-day hospital delivery service to Atlanta metro area hospitals. Whether someone you know and love is at Atlanta Medical Center or Harbor Grace Hospice, Peachtree Petals can provide free same-day delivery of everything from flower arrangements to gift baskets.

Peachtree Petals has over 20 Get-Well arrangements that can be delivered to your favorite patient. You can browse Peachtree Petals' extensive selection of Get-Well arrangements. These arrangements have something for everyone ranging from a $29.99 bouquet of sunflowers to a $374.99 luxury bouquet of gorgeous calla lilies.

The experienced staff at Peachtree Petals would be delighted to create a unique arrangement just for you. By visiting their website, you can select a budget for your arrangement and allow Peachtree to customize an arrangement to send to your loved one.

Need to have a gift delivered to celebrate a new arrival? Peachtree has you covered. Choose from the FTD certified Mother's Charm Rose Bouquet that can be customized for a baby girl or boy, balloon bouquets, and even a baby sock bouquet that uses baby socks to shape "flowers."

Peachtree Petals offers an expansive collection of gift baskets for mom and baby. Send the Bath Time Baby gift set that is sure to wow. This basket comes in two sizes: medium and large, and in three adorable colors: blue, yellow, and pink. Mom and baby will receive cotton tee-shirts, terry cloth wash cloths, rubber ducks, a comb set, and more nestled inside a baby wash tub.

Peachtree Petals can deliver gourmet gift baskets for to offer well wishes to a sick friend, to say thanks to your favorite nurse, and to provide a new mom with delicious snacks. Whether it's chocolate, gourmet fruits, or a taste of Italy, Peachtree Petals has a gift basket for everyone.

Once you've selected the perfect floral arrangement and gift basket, add a balloon bouquet to your gift for the perfect finishing touch.

Let the staff at Peachtree Petals assist you in choosing something special to welcome your special delivery. Located at 1231 Collier Road, ste. H, Atlanta GA., Peachtree Petals can deliver your perfect gift to any Atlanta metro area hospital for free. Call them today or go online to place your order!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Best November Flowers!

There is nothing like the month of November, as the winter season begins to show forth all of its' beauty. It also holds one of the most celebrated holidays of the year—Thanksgiving. Many are already making plans to travel and visit the people they love. November is so fitting for nesting close to the fire, spending time with loved ones from near and far.

November is also the month that officially begins the holiday season, as well as holiday shopping. Although many gifts can be purchased for the holidays, one of the best gifts that can be given that touches the heart are flowers. With so many colors that are simply gorgeous during this time, you can be sure that flowers in November will be simply breathtaking and beautiful. Below are some of the Best November Flowers you will find and help you show that special someone just how much you care.

Chrysanthemums—The chrysanthemum is the official flower for the month of November, therefore, it is the most fitting and symbolic flower during this time. It primarily blooms in the western US during November. Within the language of flowers, this wonderful flower stands for compassion and friendship. This is a truly beautiful flower and comes in a variety of colors, including white, rust, pink, green and more!

Sunflowers—The sunflower is as an amazing and cheerful flower as they come. It is considered a floral highlight in the northeastern part of the US during this month. It is naturally a tall wildflower and is perfect to make your loved ones smile. This flower is so fitting for November, filled with the beautiful winter colors of brown and sun yellow. It also is great as the primary flower within a wildflower bouquet or a mixed floral arrangement.

Hydrangeas—The hydrangea is one of a kind and is adored by all. It blooms in November and predominately does so in the southeastern US. This flower grows in small and large clusters of mini-flowers together. Hydrangeas are very versatile and can be used for various types of events. They come in a number of fragrance colors, including snowy white, purple, blue, and more. They are also charming and are among the Best Flowers For November Weddings.

Asiatic Lilies - Lilies are in season year round and have a variety of colors, yet nothing compares to asiatic lilies. These wonderful flowers have a one-of-kind rustic color that is very elegant and regal. They also come in a dark orange color as well. This particular lily is excellent for the fall and winter seasons. Asiaitc lilies also bloom wide and make for beautiful centerpieces during Thanksgiving.

There is also an excellent florist that you can turn to for the Best November Flowers in Atlanta, which is Peachtree Petals. This Buckhead Florist has an array of premium floral arrangements that will meet all of your floral needs. Our florists have over 25 years of combined experience and absolutely love their craft. Peachtree Petals has an Autumn Collection of stunning floral bouquets as well. We also offer free wedding consulting to help you create the memorable wedding you desire. From November Wedding Bouquets to anniversary bouquets, Peachtree Petals does it all! Please visit us at www.peachtreepetals.com or call 1-800-337-1755 today!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Wedding Tips

For decades summer has been the choice wedding season for most brides. However, with the rich inspiring colors of fall, the changing of the leaves, more flower options than ever before, and the nostalgic feeling the simple smell of cinnamon and nutmeg produce, more brides are opting for a fall soiree.

Don't Be Afraid To Ask: Since the busiest season for wedding venues is usually in the summer, many wedding venues offer deals to fall brides. Venues will be trying to generate as much business as possible during this slower season, so don't be afraid to ask for special pricing for your venue.

Go Natural: Possible the biggest advantage to saying "I do" in the fall is the season's natural beauty. Incorporate fall specific nature elements into your wedding. The staff at Peachtree Petals can help you incorporate things like twigs, leaves, apples, pumpkins and gourds into your centerpieces, bouquets, and wedding photos. Rely on the staff at Peachtree to assist you utilizing these natural elements and to create unique arrangements for your special day.

Don't Be Afraid of Color: Along the lines of incorporating natural fall elements into your day, don't be afraid to play with the many colors of fall. Fall colors extend far beyond simply orange and brown. The season has so much more to offer. Start with a neutral palette like champagne, gold, and taupe, and then incorporate rich plums, greens, and royal blue for a unique pop of color.

Feast on Fall: Continue the fall theme throughout your meal. Start your guests off with vegetable soup in bright fall colors (think bright orange tomato soup, verdant pea soup, and rich purple beet soup), cranberry brie appetizer bites, and sweet and savory roasted mixed nuts during cocktail hour. Move into the entrée consisting of rich, hearty comfort foods like individual chicken pot pies, rich macaroni and cheese made with aged cheeses. Round out the meal with savory desserts like salted caramel apples, pumpkin pie tarts, or rich fudge-y brownies.

No matter what season your theme you decide on, the dedicated staff at Peachtree Petals, Atlanta's florist, is here to help you. Call Peachtree Petals today to schedule your appointment for a free wedding consultation. During this consultation, the staff at Peachtree Petals will listen to your vision for your big day and share their comprehensive wedding portfolio. The FTD certified Master Florists at Peachtree Petals bring years of experience to help you plan and execute the floral arrangements and decorations desired for your wedding day.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Flowers

A recent consumer habits study shows that Halloween is now second only to Christmas in terms of consumer spending. Consumers are spending more on candy, decorations, and costumes than ever before. This is evidenced in the chain of Halloween stores popping up in empty storefronts of strip malls, the multiple aisles devoted to the holiday at your local big box store, and the advertisements you’re receiving in the mail. While you might not want buy a foam gravestone for your front yard, or adorn your foyer in faux cob webs, Peachtree Petals has gorgeous Halloween bouquets to decorate your home or office this season.

Peachtree Petals is an FTD certified Master Florist, which guarantees you the freshest flowers of the highest quality, and FTD trademarked bouquets. The Boo-Quet is perfect for Halloween. This arrangement features bi-colored orange roses, orange carnations, burgundy mini-carnations and chrysanthemums, nestled inside of lush greens. These rich fall colors are accented by a “Trick or Treat” pic, a ribbon, and glass ball pic to tie in the festive holiday theme.

Another featured Halloween arrangement is the Boo-Quet Pumpkin. This is a gorgeous way to celebrate Halloween. Bright bi-colored orange roses, red Asiatic lilies, burgundy mini carnations, butterscotch chrysanthemums, and leafy greens arrive in a ceramic pumpkin container. Rounding out this delightful display, a haunted house pic and black birds and black stick details add a “spooky” element to this Halloween arrangement.

The knowledgeable staff at Peachtree Petals would be happy to create a unique arrangement to add Halloween cheer to your home or to send to a loved one. Using seasonal flowers such as roses, sunflowers, and chrysanthemums, in deep fall colors like red-orange, plum, cranberry, and gold, the staff at Peachtree Petals can create a distinctive arrangement just for you.

If flowers are not the right gift for your recipient, try sending them some of the gourmet chocolates The Atlanta florist offers. The coveted candy on Beggar’s Night has always been the candy bar, all the better if a King Size candy bar was bestowed upon you, and as adults your tastes surely are not much different. Peachtree Petals features handmade truffles and candies from Sweet Shop USA. You can create your own assortment, or browse from a variety of pre- packaged candy.

No matter your Halloween needs, Peachtree Petals is committed to providing the highest quality flowers and gifts. Contact Peachtree Petals to place your order today and qualify for free delivery within the Atlanta metro area.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Flower Lasting Tips

When you receive a floral arrangement from Atlanta's Florist, Peachtree Petals, you can expect the highest quality flowers to arrive. Our FTD Master florists pride themselves on this superior quality and would like for you to enjoy your new arrangement for as long as possible. Here are some guidelines to follow to ensure your gorgeous arrangement lasts.

  • Cut all of the stems. You’ll want to pay special attention to woody stems, like the ones on roses. Cut a 45 degree angle with sharp scissors or a knife, about half an inch from the bottom of the stem. Once all stems are cut, place them into deep, fresh, cool water.
  • Any foliage that is below water level will more than likely fall off into the water where it will rot. By cutting off any foliage below water level, you will lengthen the life of your beautiful arrangement.
  • Unless your vase is crystal, you’ll want to use bleach or vinegar to ensure the cleanliness. If your arrangement from Peachtree Petals arrives in a vase, you can rest assured it meets this cleanliness standard, but if you want to use it again, we recommend cleaning it with bleach or vinegar, drying it completely, and storing it in a dry place.
  • Every two days you will want to change the water, clean the vase, and cut the stems again. While this may sound like a lot of work, you will see a significant increase in the life of your arrangement by completing these simple tasks.
  • I'm sure you've heard not to keep your flowers in a warm area (like your car), but keeping them in an area that is too cold is just as damaging. While a cool area may help your blooms last longer, very cold temperatures (in a car overnight in December, for example) can be just as hazardous.
  • Store flowers away from direct sunlight. Putting your flowers in a window can act like a greenhouse and shorten their lifespan.
  • If flowers begin to look limp, recut the stems by a couple of inches, put them in deep cool water up to their necks, and store them in a dark place for a few hours. This should be enough to noticeably rejuvenate your arrangement. Rearrange your stems when you’re ready to display them again.
  • If roses start to go soft or limp around the neck, wrap them in paper so they stand straight. Next, you’ll cut off an inch or so at the bottom and in a heat proof container, stand them in two inches of boiling water for two to three minutes. Then, while they’re still in the paper, cut again just half an inch off of the bottom and put in deep cool water up to their necks. Store them in a dark cool place for a few hours and they should be standing again.
  • Flowers that have many blooms on one stem, like freesias and lilys, will last longer when you remove the older flowers that have begun to wilt. Simply cut them using a pair of sharp scissors where the flower meets the stalk.
Peachtree Petals guarantees all of their floral arrangements. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the highest quality of flowers and foliage when you give or receive one of our gorgeous arrangements. Browse Peachtree Petals’ extensive website at www.peachtreepetals.com to place your order.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pink Is In For October Weddings!

October is one of the best months of the year. One reason is October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The organization raises awareness to breast cancer and pink is the banner color being waved everywhere nationwide. Many supporters of the cause will be wearing pink. From businesses to professional athletes, pink is worn to support this great cause. Thousands of events and occasions are held nationwide during October, all revolving around the color pink to inspire all walks of women and others.

If you are having a wedding in October, there is not a better idea than to have pink as your wedding color theme. With so many shades of pink to choose from, you will be able to find exactly what you are looking for. You can have a pink wedding! Below are some great ideas for having a pink wedding in October.

Pink Cake Decorations – You can add pink decorations to your wedding cake. This can small roses delicately arranged around the tiers of the cake. You can sprinkle silk or even real-cut pink rose petals around your wedding cake in a circular fashion. Pink, hand-painted butterflies can be mounted on a section of your cake as well. Whatever decoration you come up with, different shades of pink will probably work best.

Flower Girl Baskets & Silk Rose Petals – One of the most beautiful and fun experiences within a wedding is watching the adorable, young flower girls walk down the aisle. Make your flower girl basket a shade of pink, such as strawberry cream, and use a pink corsage worn by the little carrier. To complete the basket, have the flower shower the aisle with standard light or fuchsia pink silk rose petals.

Bridesmaids' Gowns – You can really set the tone for your pink wedding by have your brides' maids wearing pink wedding gowns. Women love pink. You can also have gowns that are a different color and simply have pink flowers in various places to shower their dresses. This will be beautiful, and at the same time, it is an inspiring gesture to all women.

Candy Striped Lip Balm – Weddings aren't complete without the fun, out-of-the-box gifts given to your guests. Candy striped lip balm is one idea to leave with your guests to encourage a little more smooching in their lives. They can have a pink stripes on the outside of the balm. You can also select a balm that is pink itself and candy-flavored. This is a gift your guests will enjoy!

With all of the wedding inspiration for the month of October, you definitely will need an amazing florist to create the most beautiful October wedding bouquets to remember! Peachtree Petals is a recognized leading florist, able to meet any of your wedding floral and decor needs. From wedding centerpieces to wedding corsages, Peachtree Petals has over 25 years of design expertise to provide the floral arrangements you deserve. The Atlanta Florist also offers free wedding consultation and has no minimum budget requirements. We aim to please and we love our brides! Visit us at www.peachtreepetals.com or call us at 1-800-337-1755 today!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Don't Forget the Groom

The groom's cake is a tradition that started right here in the South. Years and years ago, single women would take home pieces of the groom's cake, stash their slice under their pillows, and dream about their own husbands-to-be. If you're a Steel Magnolia's fan like myself (and if you're from the great state of Georgia, I suspect you are), when you hear the term "groom's cake," you instantly think about that gruesome armadillo shaped, red velvet cake. The embarrassment of that tacky cake is a great comedic scene in the film when the bride shrieks in horror as she sees the tail cut from the armadillo's body with red velvet cake showing from under the icing. Regardless of your groom's hobbies and interests, you can incorporate a groom's cake into your reception that will affectionately represent your new husband while maintaining the elegance and class you've worked so hard to achieve. Here are some tips to keep in mind when deciding on a groom's cake design.

Start Your Search Early: Because groom's cakes tend to be more intricate in shape, design, and materials used than the regular wedding cake, you'll want to give your cake designer plenty of time to create your masterpiece. Just like selecting your wedding cake, be sure to ask for samples of their work and check out testimonials from former clients.

Shop Around: Check out many different bakeries. Start with the bakery you've selected for your wedding cake. Often times bakeries offer discounts on subsequent cake orders. This might not always be the case however and you'll want to shop around to several different bakeries.

Keep it Personal: For many grooms, the groom's cake is the only aspect of the wedding day where his personality is displayed independently from the bride's, so keep the groom's cake personal. Think of things that say something about your future husband's hobbies, interests, career, etc. Scour the internet for inspiration. You'll be able to find cakes in the shape of Star Wars character R2D2, comic book covers, video game consoles, Legos, sports stadiums and more.

Keep it Flavorful: While you had to consider the tastes of your guests for your wedding cake, the groom's cake should focus on his tastes. What flavors does he like? Many couples opt for a chocolate and peanut butter combination. Keep it as simple as possible since you'll also be serving a larger cake to guests.

Surprise Him: Many brides are using the tradition of a groom's cake to surprise their husbands-to-be. While a couple can decide together on the groom's cake if they so choose, many brides are taking it upon themselves to surprise their guys with this personal reception touch. Surprising your groom with his groom's cake can be a nice way to show him just how much you love him.

Cake Table Décor: Once you've decided on a style and flavor for your groom's cake, you'll want to consider how to display it. Many brides decide to display the groom's cake on the same table as the wedding cake. Allow the competent staff at Peachtree Petals to incorporate your wedding colors and centerpieces onto your cake table to complete your reception décor. The experienced Atlanta florist at Peachtree can select the best quality flowers and foliage to compliment both of your cakes and integrate your wedding theme and style.

The groom's cake can be a great southern tradition to incorporate into your wedding, but no matter what you choose to do, the staff at Peachtree Petals is here to help you with your special day. Recognized as a Master Florist by FTD, the staff at Peachtree Petals is as committed to quality and excellence as you are. Enjoy a free one hour wedding consultation with a member of this dedicated team to help see your wedding day vision to fruition. The wedding consultants can help with everything from bouquets and centerpieces, to reception décor , to customized floral hairpieces for all of the ladies in your wedding party. Schedule your free wedding consultation today using the simple appointment scheduler on Peachtree's website at www.Peachtreepetals.com, or schedule by phone at 678.336.1195.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Finding a Wedding Venue

Peachtree Petals was given WeddingWire.com's 2013 Bride Choice Award as a preferred floral vendor in the Atlanta area. Weddingwire.com awards this honor to the top five percent of wedding vendors that demonstrate superiority in the following categories: quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. The Bride's Choice Award is then bestowed upon the vendor that receives the highest rating in those categories by actual brides who've completed reviews and extensive surveys. While Peachtree Petals is the clear choice for your floral vendor, here, in no particular order, are some of the top Atlanta-area venues as featured by Weddingwire.com.

The Cotton Warehouse: Located just 45 minutes outside of downtown Atlanta, in Monroe, Georgia, The Cotton Warehouse is a great choice for a couple looking for the rustic charm synonymous with Georgia. The restored warehouse prominently displays authentic beam-work, hard wood flooring, and exposed brick walls that will transport you and your guests back in time. The Cotton Warehouse features a private garden, which can be used for ceremony and reception space.

Olmsted: Centrally located in Midtown Atlanta, Olmsted pays homage to the landscape architect of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted boasts two floors of multi-purpose event space complete with a private garden and outdoor patio for your wedding. Olmsted’s private event space includes floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the garden and banquet levels.

Atlanta Botanical Garden: The Atlanta Botanical Garden has over 10 unique areas for your special day. Whether you want to keep it indoors in Day Hall, outdoors in the Rose Garden, or in the dramatic Robinson Gazebo with the gorgeous Atlanta skyline as your backdrop, The Atlanta Botanical Garden has something to please almost every couple.

No matter which area venue you choose, Atlanta florist, Peachtree Petals will provide you with the perfect flower arrangements to compliment your location. The professional staff at Peachtree Petals will provide you with a complimentary wedding consultation to begin planning the execution of your romantic vision. The master florists at Peachtree Petals will work with you every step of the way to accommodate your personal style, budget, and venue.

To schedule your free, personal wedding consultation, visit the Weddings section of PeachtreePetals.com The staff at Peachtree has integrated their online consultation scheduler with WeddingWire.com to streamline your wedding planning. Prefer to speak to someone instead? That’s okay too! You can schedule your appointment over the phone by calling 678.336.1195.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Choosing The Right Wedding Planner!

Weddings are priceless and are one the most memorable events a bride will have in life. From the beautiful gown of the bride and brides' maids, to the wedding decor and celebratory reception, weddings will always be unforgettable. Every bride wants their wedding to be all that they've dreamed of and more. As beautiful as you desire your wedding to be, it will not just happen. It does have to be carefully planned out by the right wedding planner to make your big day a success.

Having a wedding planner is not necessarily needed. You can plan your own wedding and cut your wedding costs. However, with a wedding planner on your side, you are able to spend your time on the things which matter most. Here are some tips on finding the right wedding planner for you.

End-To-End Planning - You want to find a wedding planner that is able to plan your wedding from beginning to end. That wedding planner will catch your vision for your wedding and be able to execute it. This includes contracting vendors for wedding decor, wedding flowers, catering, music, and more. The wedding planner will handle all the details required to make the occasion perfect and seamless.

Event Design - The right wedding planner will be able to be creative and put together to overall look of the wedding. They will also meet your budget, timelines and handle all of the logistics involved. The wedding planner will design the invites, return gifts, and decor. If you have a wedding decoration theme, the right wedding planner should have experience creating various event designs and show you examples of their work.

Understanding - It is crucial to choose the right wedding planner that can understand what you want for your wedding. This is not something that requires a lot of back and forth explaining your wedding desire. The right wedding planner that understands you, will make the entire process a whole lot easier, especially when it comes to the final product of your wedding. You will have what you wanted and it comes out perfect, not what someone else expected.

Find A Fun One - You want a wedding planner that is going to be cheery and fun! There is already so much to accomplish with planning a wedding, which if not careful, can become very stressful. The right wedding planner is composed, fun, positive, helps you to relax, and will be like a best friend. They will help you to only enjoy the journey, as well as the final destination of your big wedding day. Have the right wedding planner is a must, yet also you can't forget the flowers. Every wedding must have the best wedding bouquets and wedding decor to make it perfect! An excellent Atlanta Florist like Peachtree Petals can assist you in having the most beautiful wedding floral arrangements you will find. From wedding corsages to wedding centerpieces, Peachtree Petals is the florist for you! Our designers have over 25 years of combined experience and absolutely love their craft. We also offer free wedding consultations to discuss all of your wedding floral needs. We want to make your wedding unforgettable!

Reference: www.wedding.theknot.com, Kristin Koch, Finding the Right Wedding Planner

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Great September Wedding Ideas!

With summer almost gone, the fall season is preparing itself to come in with all of the transition nature brings during September. It is always beautiful to see September because it carries glimpses of summer and fall, all in the same month. This is why so many people find themselves enjoying September with activities such as vacations, getaways, outdoor birthday celebrations, and also even the most treasured of all--weddings!

If you need some great wedding ideas for September, you have dropped by at the right time. You are not alone when is comes to planning your September wedding. There are great September wedding ideas you can use to make you big day memorable! These amazing ideas will have you speechless and help you not be in a crunch while planning your wedding.

Autumn Theme: There is truly nothing like all of the mix of colors that begin in the month of September, which can be a great idea for an autumn theme wedding. This type of wedding can still be held outdoors because in many places in the country it is still warm. Also, costs for this type of wedding will definitely be less, so you have more to spend in other areas of your wedding.

Fall Foods: Use fall foods that really highlight and compliment the month of September. Candied pecan nuts is great snack for guests as they talk and have fun at your reception. You can also have fall desserts like apple tarts, which are delightful. You could have caramel apples within specialized wedding ribbons, or chocolates shaped like leaves.

Fall Colors: In September, a great wedding ideas to include fall colors within your wedding color theme. You can use colors such as bronze, red or gold within your wedding decor, such as on your dining tables or in your ceremony. Some great fall color combinations include red and orange, chocolate and red, or eggplant and olive.

September Flowers: September has its' own birth flowers of month, which would be a great idea to incorporate within your September wedding. These flowers are the aster, the morning glory and the forget-me-not. There are other wonderful flowers to select from also, however, this can be a great start to come up with a fresh, new wedding idea.

Yes, flowers are a must in any wedding! Even while using these great September wedding ideas, you will definitely need an excellent Atlanta Florist like Peachtree Petals to assist you to provide the best wedding bouquets in September. Peachtree Petals has designers with over 25 years of combined experience perfecting their craft. Also, if you would like to discuss the best flowers for your September wedding, we offer free wedding consultations. We pride ourselves on quality and would love to make your September wedding unforgettable!

Reference: www.ehow.com, Ideas for a September Wedding

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Wedding Planning Ideas

Lately it seems like technology is changing faster than we can keep up. With smartphones and tablets in the hands of almost everyone, we are constantly interacting with peers, and changing our social landscape. We are starting to see that even weddings are not excluded from this technological phenomenon. For better or worse, couples are integrating technology, especially social media, into their special day. Here’s what we can expect for the remainder of the wedding season and the next.

Facebook Save The Dates: Before the advent of social media, you could expect to receive engagement announcements and Save the Date announcements via snail mail. Today however, many couples are using the speed of technology to quickly announce their impending nuptials with friends and families. By posting engagement announcements and Save the Dates in the form of a Facebook photo album or Vine clip, couples are now able to announce their special news more quickly and to a greater group of people than ever before.

Graphic Wedding Invites: While engagement and Save the Date announcements are going viral, we will probably continue to receive traditional printed wedding invitations, but these too are getting a 21st Century facelift. Alongside the customary details about the ceremony and reception, couples are starting to include things like infographic designs telling the story of their relationship. The technologically savvy couple are also including QR codes in their invitations that link with their wedding websites on Theknot.com and Weddingwire.com. QR codes are also being used to provide guests with directions to the ceremony and reception sites, dinner menu selections, and an easy way to RSVP.

The Registry: The days of walking into Williams and Sonoma with the couple’s registry in hand to find the flatware set they desire may be over. Now as Generation Y and the Millennials begin to wed, we are seeing them registering for trendier and technology based items. Instead, expect to see couples registering for a Nest Thermostat, iPads, and Lockitron.

The Music: One way many couples are saving money on their special day is by ditching the DJ. With copious music playing apps and websites available to today’s tech-driven couples, we can see fewer bands, DJs, and of course string quartets, and more Spotify playlists. In addition to saving money by using Spotify, couples are getting guests involved by including songs they want to hear on their easy to customize playlists.

Photography: Be ready to post all of the candid shots you take throughout the festivities on Instagram using the couple’s customized hashtag. While the bride and groom have painstakingly chosen a great photographer for the ceremony and reception, they still want to feel a part of the celebration through your candid shots. By relying on apps like Instagram, the happy couple can easily set up a hashtag to be included in the action.

No matter the type of wedding you attend or plan, Peachtree Petals is committed to providing couples with the best floral arrangements, décor, and unique treats on their special day. Atlanta’s premier florist provides brides with free wedding consultations to meet their vision and budget.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Best August Flowers!

During the summer season, many take part in family, fun and relaxation. Although the kids are going back to school, August is still part of the summer. The summer is still to be enjoyed! Keep the grill outside, enjoy your gatherings. Take part in a getaway trip to indulge in the warm weather and cool breezes near the ocean. Various events are still happening in the month of August, such as weddings, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, and more.

What a great time of the year to still make someones' summer unforgettable. There is nothing more enjoyable than to give them a fresh bouquet of floral arrangement that is perfect for August. This collection of designed bouquets are wonderful to behold and were designed so that you can make someone's summer season more beautiful with nature's most delightful treasures. Below are some of the best August flowers you can choose from to end your summer right.

Gladiolus - This precious flower is the official birth month flower of August. Gladiolus is one of the elegant and vibrant flowers you will find. They are tall flowers that grow and bud along its' narrow stalks of the plant. Glads can reach up to 4 feet in height when planted! Once they are at full bloom, they burst forth along the stalk so beautifully and vibrant. Glads are also versatile because they come in almost every color, therefore, can fit any event color theme.

Hydrangeas - Hydrangeas are beautiful and actually bloom throughout August. They come in small and large clusters, which make for lovely, full centerpieces and arrangements. Hydrangeas come in purple, blue, pink, and white. This flower is excellent to combine with roses or lillies for stunning August wedding bouquets and anniversary bouquets.

Sunflowers - There is nothing like sunflowers to brighten anyone's day for any fun and festive occasion in August outside. Sunflowers can have just the right touch in August with fall being near. The sunflower we typically see the most are those with the inner-brown color. However, With the summertime still in effect, the inner-yellow sunflowers would be an excellent choice.

Peachtree Petal's Premier Summer Collection - Peachtree Petals has a summer collection that is breathtaking and simply amazing! The Dawning Delight Bouquet by Vera Wang is full of elegance, budding with coral roses, rust-colored asiatic lilies, mini green hydrangeas, peach Hypericum berries, and lush greens in a modern-stylish vase. The Wildflower Mix Bouquet is full of life and great for both inside and outside summer occasions. This bouquet includes sunflowers, queen annes lace, liatrice, blue thistle, and limonium, all nested within a beautiful ceramic container. This is only a few of the magnificent floral arrangements Peachtree Petals has to offer as the best flowers in August.

You don't have to look any further for great August flowers. Peachtree Petals has the quality and superior floral bouquet designs to beautify any event or occasion. Peachtree Petals is a popular Atlanta Florist known for quality, value, and our highly advertised free same-day delivery throughout the Atlanta and Metro Atlanta area. Whether you need a bouquet delivered to Roswell, Norcross, Buckhead, or Symrna, we service these areas and more! Our professional designers and staff would love to create a bouquet for you to enjoy this August. Visit us at www.peachtreepetals.com or call 1-800.337-1755 today!

References: www.ehow.com, Lisa Parris, Flowers For The Month Of August

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summertime Party Ideas

The temperatures are rising and we find ourselves right in the height of summertime. It’s time to throw on your favorite tank top and shorts, call up your closest friends, and host a fun-filled backyard party. Whether you’re hosting a large bash or an intimate affair, here are the trendiest ideas in summertime décor for your next get together.

Arabian Nights: As you’re serving marinated kabobs, dips served with fresh veggies and pita chips, and sipping on a cool drink, they’ll be transported to the Middle East at your Arabian Nights themed summer gathering.

The key to the décor with this theme is seating. Stock up on plush, comfy outdoor pillows where guests can lounge on your back deck. This theme is perfect if you don’t already own a lot of patio furniture. These inexpensive plush seating pillows can be combined with your existing patio furniture. Simply cover your existing patio furniture with slip covers and cushions in the bright color palette of your party.

After adding some flair with outdoor furniture, the transformation of outdoor living space to Arabian party venue continues with the addition of lighting. You can stock up on colorful paper lanterns at places like the dollar store and craft stores such as Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. You’ll can combine your paper lanterns with simple white holiday string lights covered in gauzy fabric for a more muted and romantic lighting.

To complete your theme, consult Peachtree Petals for flowers and summer plants to add to the ambience. Think about a night-blooming jasmine variety to fill the air with sweet scents in your Arabian Night.

Tiki Bar: You might not have the opportunity to travel to your favorite beach spot this summer, but with your friends by your side and these decorating ideas, you can bring that spot to you! Transform your backyard living space into your favorite Tiki Bar.

Start by adding some simple but clever Polynesian touches to your party space, like a raffia skirt around your buffet table. You can find these skirts at your local craft stores, or you can simply make your own. Once your buffet table has been given some festive touches you can display your spread that enhances the island vibes. Think fresh tropical fruits, lots of shrimp, marinated meats, and of course the mai-tais. Use banana leaves, bamboo skewers, and toothpick umbrellas to decorate the food itself as you serve it to your guests.

The staff at Peachtree Petals will help provide the right type of lush vegetation and live orchids to mix with whole pineapples and coconuts to create the perfect Tiki Bar centerpieces. Turn on your island music, and voila!

Christmas in July: If you find yourself humming “Jingle Bells” all year round, and itching to host your next Ugly Sweater party, this Christmas in July themed party is for you. While a Santa in a Speedo might not be possible, these party tips will get you rockin’ around the Christmas tree even in July.

Start by setting up your Christmas tree. Pour some play sand (found at your local hardware store) around the base, and decorate with seashells, starfish, and plastic palm trees. You can create unique centerpieces by forming Christmas trees out of Styrofoam balls and hot gluing on seashells. Be sure to use a plastic starfish at the top for the Christmas star! Next hang stockings next to beach balls and loop Christmas lights with garland and brightly colored summer flowers.

When you've got your décor set up, you can focus on your menu. Try deep frying a turkey outside and serving an icy cranberry flavored cocktail. For dessert serve your traditional family recipe for pumpkin pie, or have guests decorate their own gingerbread beach houses.

Whether you're throwing one of these themed bashes or one of your own, Peachtree Petals is here to help with your summertime party décor. Peachtree Petals has been Atlanta's preferred florist for years. With professionally trained and FTD certified staff, simple all-inclusive pricing, and free delivery to the Atlanta metro area, Peachtree Petals is the easy choice to create unique arrangements for your party. Contact Peachtree today online at www.peachtreepetals.com, or by phone at 678-336-1195.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Popular Wedding Flowers In July!

Summer weddings are magnificent to behold. Whether your wedding is indoor or outdoor, you are going to enjoy the beauty of the weather and the liveliness of nature all around you. If your wedding is in July, this is a great month to have a wedding!

With everything you have going on to make your wedding to be all that you've imagined it to be, you can not forget your wedding flowers. You wedding can be even more memorable with the touch of beauty that your wedding flower and floral decor will bring. With so many decisions on your hands, it may be challenging to decide on the right flowers for your wedding. Here are some popular wedding flowers in July that you can select from that may be exactly what you are looking for!

Hydrangeas - These beautiful flowers are wonderful and bring a quiet elegance to any wedding. This flowers comes in large clusters of flowers, therefore, it doesn't take much of them for your wedding. They are great for July because they appear so soft, lively and full. They come in a variety of colors, such as white, green, blue, and pink.

Poppies - There is not a more simple and sweet flower than the poppie. This is a versatile flower, therefore, can be used for wedding floral decor and wedding table centerpieces. You can use them within slender vases for an Asian appeal. Cut poppies do not last long, therefore, keep this in mind when choosing this type of flower is you are considering not throwing them away after your wedding.

Roses - Of course, you can never go wrong with the number one flower in the world--the rose. It is beautiful, versatile, modern, and elegant, all in one. Roses come in a large assortment of colors, such as white, purple, red, yellow, peach, pink, hot pink, and lavender. They are perfect for wedding corsages and wedding boutonnieres. Also, because they are available year-round and have so much variety, you can get roses for an affordable price.

Gerber Daisies - These are perfect for a July wedding because gerbers have a very fun appeal to them. They radiate joy, beauty and life! They are so colorful, which you can choose from burgundy, yellow, white, red, pink, and more. These are great for mixing with another primary flower such as lillies and roses. Also, you can select these for a delightful wedding floral decor, fitting for your summer wedding.

You do not have to look any further to find the most popular wedding flowers. Peachtree Petals is well-known leader in wedding floral and decor services. From wedding bouquets and wedding centerpieces, Peachtree Petals can provide all you need for your July wedding. The Atlanta Florist also offers free floral wedding consultations and is willing to discuss all of your wedding floral needs. We would love to be a part of your big moment. At Peachtree Petals, we love our brides! Please visit us at www.peachtreepetals.com or call us a 678-336-1195 today!

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Best Summer Wedding Dresses

There's nothing like having an amazing wedding dress to put your guest in awe of your beauty, not to mention your husband-to-be. A woman looks her most beautiful on her wedding day! It is only right that she has the most beautiful wedding dress to match.

Right now, it's summer and if you are having a July wedding, you don't want to just wear any dress. There is something called heat all around, and you must be aware that your body could potentially respond the wrong way if you are too hot in your wedding dress. This is just one of several reasons why the right wedding dress matters. Most wedding dresses can be worn year-round because most brides have their wedding indoors. However, summer is summer and there are still some that are better than others to choose from.

Below are some great tips when it comes to choosing the best summer wedding dress for you.

Fit - You definitely want to have a wedding dress that allow you movement during the summer. You also want a light and airy dress. You want to remain cool, therefore, do not choose a dress with long sleeves. Strapless wedding dresses are versatile and spaghetti straps work well, which have the look of a strapless gown as well. Halter tops on wedding dress can be worn, however, if you do not want to bare your shoulders and arms, where a short-sleeve dress. With a short-sleeve wedding dress, it would help to have it knee-length instead of it being more traditionally long. You also want to avoid wearing a dress with too many layers.

Colors - For a summer wedding, you definitely want to have the right colors. Choose a crisp white that looks cool or a variation of it. Rich colors will work well also, such as ivory or cream. Silver accents and gold undertones are beautiful. You can also go for a more non-traditional look by adding subtle color undertones like pink or earth-tone. Be mindful if you are having an outdoor wedding of how the colors will look within the location setting with sunlight as well. Materials - One thing about a summer wedding, once you are in the dress, you are in it on your wedding day. The wedding material is going to matter. Make sure the materials of your wedding dress not only look beautiful, but feel comfortable. You do not want to be occupied with having to bear through your own wedding because of a dress made of material that's too hot and uncomfortable. You want to have cool material that you can relax in. Cotton is breathable and great for beach weddings. Silk is also very lightweight. Silk georgette is an especially sheer type of silk and excellent for layering. Organza is beautiful and has a more defined, tailored look than silk also.

Embellishments - Keep your embellishments on your wedding dress lightweight. Fine lace is a great choice. Avoid too many layers of embellishments, such as beads on the dress and keep them small. It all may be pretty, however, this is the best way to go during your summer wedding.

Even with the best summer wedding dress, you will need the best wedding flowers to match. Peachtree Petals is well-known leader in wedding floral and decor services. From wedding bouquets and wedding centerpieces, to wedding corsages and wedding boutonnieres, Peachtree Petals can meet all of your floral wedding needs. The Atlanta Florist also offer free floral wedding consultations and does not have a minimum budget requirement as well. At Peachtree Petals, we love our brides! Please visit us at www.peachtreepetals.com or call us a 678-336-1195 today!

Reference: e.how.com, Sally Murphy, The Best Summer Wedding Dresses

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

2013 Wedding Trends

This week celebrity wedding planner, Mindy Weiss, revealed the top wedding trends of 2013. Mindy has planned Hollywood-chic weddings for some A-List celebrities like Nicole Richie, Hilary Duff, Fergie, and Heidi Klum to name a few. From one of the most revered wedding and event planners, here are 2013’s hottest wedding trends.

A Black Tie Affair: This year we can see a return to formality. Perhaps inspired by the recent nuptials of Kate Middleton and Prince William, weddings this year are taking on a more formal tone. You’ll see the return of the black tie, crystal chandeliers, and gold trimmed chargers at dinner. We can also expect to see the return of the full length gown for bridesmaids.

Neutral Color Pallets: Move over pink and orange, there’s a new sheriff in town! Keeping with the formal trend, we’ll see brides moving away from the brighter hues we've grown so accustomed to. Instead we can now expect to see more muted tones like grey and beige with black accents to add a pop and hint of drama.

Metallic Shine: Complimentary of the grey and black coloring of wedding décor and attire, you can expect to receive foil stamped invitations. Brides are delighted to see their name glistening in the light with these invitations. Silver, gold, and bronze metallic shine are added to the muted pallet of the invitations adding a sophisticated touch.

The Menu: We will begin to see couples embracing their heritage in the cocktail hour. Whether it is a Vietnamese or Puerto Rican dish, guests can expect flavorful appetizers with significance to the backgrounds of their beloved bride and groom. In addition to the change in cocktail hour, we’re seeing a new entrée trend emerging in 2013. You might not see the traditional beef or chicken option on your RSVP card included in your foil stamped invite. Instead the most requested meat for the entrée is pork! Braised pork shoulder grilled with black beans, pickled onions, and avocado salsa is a hit with Mindy Weiss’ event planning team.

Incorporating some of these trends into your special day is a fun way to bring Hollywood to your life. The Atlanta bridal consultants at Peachtree Petals are here to help you customize your big day while adhering to the latest trends, or following your own personal style. Todd and his team at Peachtree offer complimentary wedding consultations daily. To schedule your free consultation today, visit Peachtree Petal’s website at www.peachtreepetals.com or reach them by phone at 678-336-1195.

Reference: Migdol, Erin. "Wedding Trends: Celebrity Planner Mindy Weiss Reveals What's New In Decor, Style." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 02 July 2013. Web. 02 July 2013.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Planning Your Wedding Reception on a Budget

The wedding day is one of the most important days in a couple’s lives, but with the staggering cost of having a wedding and reception, it can easily seem like the most daunting. With wedding season in full swing, here are just a few tips to help keep the cost of your reception well within your budget.

Location: One of the pricier portions of the reception budget is the location. Try booking locations that are not typically used for wedding receptions like parks, picnic shelters, smaller churches, and civic organizations. Also try booking your venue for days and times that are less common for weddings like Sundays and between noon and 3 p.m. Book as early as possible. Booking early can help you negotiate a better rate. Also be sure to get the agreement in writing to avoid any additional fees later.

The Menu: If having a $30 a plate dinner at your reception just doesn't fit into your budget, try serving h'orderves and appetizers rather than a full meal. Booking your reception for early afternoon not only saves on your location expense, it means guests will be in between lunch and dinner and less hungry than at dinner time, allowing you to serve bite-sized portions. Some of the most popular wedding h'orderves and appetizers of 2013 include:
  • Mozzarella wrapped prosciutto skewers
  • Bite sized grilled cheese sandwiches served with tomato soup shooters
  • Mini twice baked potatoes topped with cheese, sour cream, and chives
  • Iced cocktail shrimp served with a spicy cocktail sauce
You can also save on drinks at your reception. Instead of having an open bar that can cost over $1,000.00, try serving a signature drink. For greater continuity with your wedding party and décor, match the colors of your signature drinks to your wedding colors, or the colors of the season.

Entertainment: For your entertainment think about your talented friends and family members. Are any of them skilled in a particular instrument that would serve as the perfect background music to your cocktail hour? Do you know a talented vocalist that could pen and perform a song especially for your perfect day? If not, do not worry. Think about your venue; if you’ll be tying the knot at a church or civic organization, they will likely have a sound system you can use. Create your perfect iPod playlist and hook it up to the sound system for hours of dancing.

Décor: Save on décor by hitting up craft stores and your local dollar store. Here you’ll find many pre-made options and the supplies necessary to create one of kind DIY pieces. Also be sure to contact Todd at Peachtree Petals, Atlanta's leading florist. Todd and his staff will provide you with a complimentary consultation to ensure you the best in quality, style, and cost for your big day. The staff at Peachtree Petals can design bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres, and other wedding day décor within any budget.

Peachtree Petals is located at 1231 Collier Rd. Ste. H Atlanta, GA. 30318. To schedule your free personal wedding consultation use Peachtree's simple appointment scheduler located in the wedding section of their website at www.peachtreepetals.com, or call 678-336-1195.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Marketers Spending More On Paid Search Ads For Weddings!

Internet Retailer recently reported that more marketers are do more paid search spending for weddings. It appears as the economy slowly turns upward, more couples are doing more spending on their weddings. According to a 2011 survey, the average wedding budget at that time was $27,000. The Knot, a popular wedding website and e-retailer, conducted the survey. The wedding company also found that there are 2 million weddings performed per year in the US. The domestic wedding industry is worth more than $500 million per year as of today.

With these types of figures within the wedding industry, e-retailers are beginning to jump at the chance to make investments to steer many happy brides their way for business. Companies are spending money for wedding-related paid search campaigns to accomplish this. Paid research firm AdGooroo stated in the report that total pay-per-click spending on wedding related paid search ads have increased to $19 million in 2011, which is way up from $13.3 million a year before. These numbers jumped again to $22 million in 2012 as well.

In the first five months of this year, the wedding pay-per-click spending has decreased 21% compared to 2012. However, even with the decrease, the article stated it is likely to result in the shift in clicks from advertising spending and pay-per-click text ads to Google Product Listing Ads. Therefore, the end results are still promising for the year. The Knot stated December is the most popular month for engagements and January is the month for planning. Click-through rates will spike during this time for wedding advertisers' sites and has done so for the past four years in January AdGooroo said.

There are a number of items within the planning aspect of a wedding that couples search for. The number one item couples are searching the web for are wedding rings. 29.2% of all wedding -related paid search ads on Google AdWords was "engagement" or "wedding ring". The second one is the wedding dress or gown at 26.8%. Designer and brand searches ranked 9th on the paid search campaigns, such as David's Bridal, Martha Stewart and Vera Wang. This category also posted the highest click-through rate at 19%, in comparison to the overall 3.6% for all wedding paid search ads stated AdGooroo. The most expensive ads to perform by wedding companies is for wedding photography and videography.

Even with all of the attention the core items needed for a wedding receive, no wedding is complete without an exceptional florist. Peachtree Petals is able to meet all of your wedding floral needs and more! From wedding bouquets to wedding centerpieces, Peachtree Petals this Atlanta florist can do it all. We have also received a 2013 Bride's Choice Award from nationally-recognized WeddingWire and we are a David's Bridal preferred floral wedding vendor. Our designers have over 50 years of experience and we also have our very own staffed Atlanta floral wedding consultant to meet with our clients' regarding their big moment. Please visit us at www.peachtreepetals.com or call us at 1-800-337-1755 for wedding flowers today!

References: 6.21.13, Internet Retailer, Katie Deatsch, Marketers say “I do” to more wedding-related paid search spending

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tips For Summer Weddings!

So you're considering planning a wedding in the Summer. That's wonderful! One thing Summer weddings have to their advantage is the beauty of nature. With a few helpful tips from Atlanta's Peachtree Petals, your wedding can be a glorious occasion that you and your guests will not want to end. With these tips in mind, you will be a well prepared bride with beautiful memories to enjoy for years to come.

Plan, plan, plan! You will need to decide a date that your guests will be happy with. Make sure that the weekend you choose is not during a US holiday. Friday and Sunday wedding dates are best because venues and caterers offer less expensive prices during those times.

Choose a venue. If you are going to have your wedding inside, be sure to check if it's well ventilated and that the AC works. For outside weddings, make sure that the area is well shaded.

Have a backup plan. If you plan to have your wedding outdoors, be sure to have a backup plan. Outside weddings run the risk of experiencing possible rain and thunderstorms. Choosing a facility that has indoor and outdoor accommodations is a good choice to consider.

Don't overspend on decor. Nature is helping you with decor by providing you with green trees, warm fresh air and natural beauty all around you. Let it become a part of the overall decor of your wedding. Some brides choose to have their wedding in a garden. The Summer is the perfect time to do it!

Keep your guests well hydrated. With it being so hot during the summer, you will want to ensure that you and your guest have plenty of water for everyone to drink.

Select an experienced wedding florist. One of the best tips for your summer wedding is to partner will a top Atlanta florist like Peachtree Petals for your wedding floral services. From June wedding bouquets to wedding centerpieces, Peachtree Petals can design the elegant floral arrangements you deserve and provide a variety of bouquets to meet all of your wedding floral needs. Peachtree Petals does not have a minimum budget requirement as well.

With its' very own Atlanta floral wedding consultant, Peachtree Petals can offer first-hand floral expertise to make sure you have the best June flowers for your wedding. Peachtree Petals is a full service Atlanta wedding florist providing wedding flower services to brides throughout the Atlanta and Metro Atlanta Area. The popular Atlanta florist has worked with many brides to make their special day more beautiful. Let us help you make your floral dreams come to life. Visit www.peachtreepetals.com or call us at 1-800-337-1155 today!