Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wedding Cakes Get Naked

Being naked on your wedding day sounds like a scene right out of your worst nightmare. Imagine getting to the end of the aisle and realize you have forgotten the gorgeous gown you spent weeks painstakingly selected. Friends and family have traveled from all over to be a part of your nuptials but all they can see is you in nothing but your Spanx. Brides would never catch themselves in such a delicate situation on their wedding day (we hope!), many brides are opting for “naked” wedding cakes in the 2014 season.

Un-frosted, or “naked,” wedding cakes are this season’s fastest growing trend. As we predicted in January, weddings this year are all about a romantic simplicity, and these aux-natural cakes act as an additional simple, organic , visually appealing decoration to the wedding reception space.

Perfect for summer and outdoor weddings, the bride and groom won’t have to worry about the heat doing a number on their butter-cream confection as the sides and top of the cake are completely free from icing. The layers of cake are then packed with tasty icing that’s not cloying.

Due to the exposed-crumb finish of these cakes, it is difficult to keep them moist, therefore they must be made only one day in advance, as opposed to their frosted cousin, the traditional wedding cake, which can be made up to five days in advance. This provides guests with a dessert of the utmost quality and freshness.

What we really love about the naked cake is the ability to make it unique to the reception space and wedding theme. Though delightfully bare on the outside, the cake can be beautifully adorned with delicate blooms to tie in centerpieces and bouquets. Adding floral touches to the bare cake fills a bride’s desire to keep the season in mind.These precious accents to your naked cake is where the talented florists at Marietta’s Peachtree Petals steps in.

With over 35 years combined experience, the FTD Certified Master Florists at Peachtree Petals are Marietta’s top choice in wedding florist. When Marietta brides book their free wedding consultation using Peachtree Petals’ easy scheduler, which automatically connects to their WeddingWire account, they will receive customer service and attention to detail no other florist can provide. Beginning with the consultation, Peachtree Petals’ florists listen to the bride’s vision, adds ideas of their own for unique touches, and establishes a budget any bride can feel comfortable with. Throughout the process of planning, the florists are there to help with any necessary changes or last minute tweaks. On the big day Peachtree florists will arrive to set up the gorgeous arrangements, adorn your bare cake with gorgeous seasonal petals, and deliver bouquets.

Regardless of the style of your wedding cake, Peachtree Petals is an obvious choice for Marietta brides. Since 2011, Peachtree Petals has cultivated the reputation as Atlanta’s number one florist through their desire to see the faces of happy customers.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Best Summer Wedding Location Ideas!

August is one of the most beautiful months that we experience during the course of the year. It is right in the heart of the Summer season, which we all love to enjoy. There is more sunlight than we can handle in this month and it makes for a great time to go to every beach you can imagine.

With August being so rich with great weather, it is an excellent time of the year to have a summer wedding. With having a August wedding, the choices are endless relative to the location. You can decide to have a traditional indoor wedding within a church or at a romantic location with plenty of windows, allowing the sunlight in to symbolize a new chapter in your life. An indoor wedding is also an excellent choice if your plans are to have your wedding during the afternoon hours, which will help keep all of your guests cool and you won't be sweating either. This is a wise choice if you are having your July wedding and your reception in the same location. Once the early evening hours arrive, the sun sets, adding a touch of beauty to your the elegant evening of your reception.

Another stunning type of wedding in August is a garden wedding. You can select from various gardens, whether your wedding is within a Botanical Garden, English Garden and more. The timing for a garden wedding plays a key role in making this outdoor wedding successful, as well as comfortable. Usually it is best to have this type of wedding in the morning or early evening when the sun is going down. The early evening time makes for a beautiful setting of the sun, as you enjoy your wedding surrounded by the abundance of nature. Nice pinks and greens, mints and lilacs, or plums and baby blues, are just a few examples of some color schemes you can consider as well with having a garden wedding.

Of course a summer wedding location wouldn't be complete without having a beach wedding in August. One advantage to having a beach wedding is it can really save you a lot of money. You may even be allowed to have it on the beach for free! There is minimum decorating involved, with mostly flowers being a main aspect to have present. Beach weddings are also unique, non-traditional and perfect for small guest lists. All the beauty you desire is right there on the beach. After your gorgeous wedding, coordinate your honeymoon within a resort within the same area to reduce your traveling costs as well.

Regardless of which summer wedding location you choose, no wedding is complete without the best wedding flowers! There is no florist that compares to an Roswell Florist like Peachtree Petals. Our floral designers have over 25 years of combined experience and absolutely love their craft. You can also set an appointment for a free wedding consultation to discuss your custom-designed wedding floral needs. Once you experience Peachtree Petals, you won't be the same. Visit us at or call us today!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Aunt and Uncle Day (July 26)

Sometimes aunts and uncles can be best friends, god parents; sometimes they can be distant relatives you only see at holidays, weddings, and funerals; and some may be not even by relatives at all but mentors and advisers who feel like family. Whatever your relationship with these relatives, Peachtree Petals, Atlanta’s preeminent florist specializing in posh floral arrangements and gourmet gift baskets, wants to help you stay in touch on National Aunt and Uncle Day.

Floral arrangements perfect for this particular holiday can be found on Peachtree Petals’ comprehensive website. The website is user friendly with easy to navigate links. You can navigate the website by searching for arrangements within your specific budget by seeing the Deal of the Day on the main page, or by browsing the tiers of pricing for flowers under the “Price” tab. This tab will allow you to see tiers of arrangements ranging from under $50 to over $100. You can also browse by their “best sellers” tab to see their most popular arrangements or the “Peachtree Petals Originals” tab to select from unique bouquets arranged by Peachtree’s talented florists. You can even browse by occasion to find the perfect arrangement for birthdays, sympathy, Get-Well, and congratulatory flowers.

This Buckhead florist literally has hundreds of options to choose from for all of your floral needs. One option we prefer for National Aunt and Uncle Day is the Cascades of Color Bouquet from their exquisite Buckhead Posh Collection. This stunning arrangements towers over typical bouquets. In a tall glass vase your recipient will be delighted to see elegant pink hydrangeas and coral roses among pink spray roses, mini green hydrangea, and hanging green amaranthus, which ties this arrangement together and gives it an ethereal feeling. If while browsing Peachtree’s website you do not find exactly what you’re looking, the FTD Certified Master florists will be happy to create a custom arrangement for you based on your vision and price point.

The Buckhead florist invites you to stop by their charming new location at 1450 West Peachtree Street, 1st Floor, Atlanta, Georgia. You can drop in to pick up your National Aunt and Uncle Day bouquet to hand deliver it your special aunt and uncle with convenient shop hours of Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday hours of 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you’re unable to pick up your arrangement, or your family lives too far away to hand deliver it yourself, take advantage of Peachtree Petals’ next day delivery for just $9.99.

Since opening in 2011, Buckhead florist Peachtree Petals has become known for their floral quality and superb customer service. Recently named Atlanta’s Number One Florist by 11Alive News as well as FTD’s top 100 florist, it’s easy to see the difference with Peachtree Petals. Order your bouquet online at or by phone 800.337.1755 to let your aunt and uncle know just how much you care.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wedding Flower Saving Tips

Since opening in 2011, Buckhead florist, Peachtree Petals, has become synonymous with Atlanta weddings. Our FTD Master Certified florists have an abundance of experience in planning and executing flowers and decor for wedding ceremonies and receptions. It is this experience and dedication to customer happiness that has caused Peachtree Petals to be named Atlanta’s number one wedding florist by and Throughout all of the brides our staff has met with, there seems to be one thing in common: All brides have a budget they must stay within. We work with brides with budgets of all sizes and we’re always looking to provide them with the best value for their dollar. In an effort to do so, here are some tips for saving money on wedding flowers.

Repurpose Flowers: The wedding ceremony is when all eyes will be on the wedding party at the end of the aisle. Since this is the one part of the day where there is one focal point, try playing up that focal point with flowers. Create an aisle way or altar out of flowers and be sure your bouquet and the bouquet of your attendants are full and pop with color. You can then re-purpose all of these gorgeous flowers by using them in the reception space. They can be used as centerpieces, head table or cake table decor, and more.

Corsages: A new trend on the wedding scene is to remove bouquets for bridesmaids and opt for floral wrist or hair corsages. The wrist corsages are perfect for freeing up your bridesmaids hands during the ceremony and are more useful in the reception rather than a bouquet that will be abandoned as the dance floor begins to liven up. A hair corsage does the same, but what is truly unique to this idea is the unexpectedness of the flowers being worn in the hair rather than carried down the aisle.

Artificial Flowers: Artificial flowers have come a long way since their introduction. With our Permanent Botanicals collection launched last year, we can easily incorporate these realistic long-lasting flowers into your big day. You could have a combination of fresh and artificial flowers, or simply use your favorites from our gorgeous collection of artificial flowers.

In-Season Flowers: While we will try to use whatever flowers you desire for your big day, we recommend looking at flowers that are in season around the time you intend to be wed. This will drastically help cut costs in your flower budget. When our accomplished team sits down with you to discuss your ideas and budget, they can also discuss what flowers would be in-season and which would be the best value in terms of affordability and most importantly, quality.

Go Green: For spring and summer weddings, centerpieces and decor with lots of greens are perfect. These greens are budget friendly and make the perfect background for bright pops of colors from fewer flowers. We recommend our Pure Essence Bouquet which features greenery like white cabbage, star of bethlehem, and green trick, which perfectly compliment the few white blooms inside.

Our dedicated team looks forward to working with you. As noted by prestigious online wedding planning sites, and, Peachtree Petals is by far the best Atlanta wedding florist for value and customer service. Please take advantage of our free wedding consultations today by booking your appointment at There you can also browse our extensive wedding portfolio for ideas. When you meet with a Peachtree Petals florist you can share ideas and get an estimate as you begin to prepare this part of your special day.