Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Great Apps for Wedding Planning

It seems every day a new website, app, or other piece of technology crops up devoted to some aspect of wedding planning. Given the lack of options for brides in years past, these new advancements seem to be really helpful, but as brides begin the process of scouring the internet and app markets for inspiration and organization tools, it can be incredibly overwhelming to sift through the wedding planning tools much less the actual parts of the planning process. Recently, Forbes Magazine online released an article outlining the nine best apps for event and wedding planners, and as we reviewed these tools thinking about their usefulness to us in as the premier Atlanta wedding florist, we realized these apps are equally as useful to brides planning their day as they would be to a certified wedding professional. Here are the highlights of these wedding planning apps to simplify the planning process of your special day.

Pinterest: By now, Pinterest has become a household name. Pinterest quickly gained popularity in late 2012 as the place to “pin” ideas for DIY crafts, recipes, household upgrades, and was just as quickly taken over by brides eager to share ideas for their wedding days. Operating in  desktop, mobile, and app platforms Pinterest is easily accessible for brides and wedding planners alike to share wedding inspiration from other brides or bigger names in the wedding industry like Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides Magazine, Southern Bride Magazine, WeddingWire.com, and more. Peachtree Petals even operates a Pinterest account to showcase wedding flowers for Atlanta brides and can interact with brides to share inspiration and ideas! Be sure to check out Pinterest page.

Evernote: Like Pinterest, Evernote is available on the Web and iOS and Android platforms. Evernote is a great way to stay organized and share information with various vendors you’ll be working with throughout the wedding planning process right through your wedding day. Evernote conveniently keeps everything in one place using syncing technology to share text, images, video, emails, entire web pages-- anything you desire to be shared, and you can organize it by tags and folders. Share this information (be it one photo, a whole folder, or anything that gets tagged under the same tag) with vendors, the bridal party, mother of the bride, whoever, with a simple click. The best part is, the basic version of Evernote is free!

Doodle: As you begin setting more appointments with vendors, dress and tux fittings, and picking up various family members from the airport, your time will become a more precious commodity than ever and keeping all of your appointments straight will be imperative. Doodle is a great app available for iOS and Android systems to help you do just that. Doodle allows you to set appointments, blocks off time where appointments are already set, and alerts you in advance of when your appointments will be. While this sounds similar to the features of the iCalendar or the Google Cal for iPhones and Android phones, Doodle allows for vendors that also use the Doodle application to add in the appointment to your Doodle appointment book once the appointment is booked, immediately blocking out that time slot allowing for you to make your next appointment without worrying about overlapping.

Capsule: Capsule is a great app for event planners, specifically for wedding planners, but can have great benefits for those of you planning your own weddings, too. One benefit of using Capsule to those planning their own wedding is the photo stream. Unlike social media platforms like Instagram or Twitter that require a common hashtag to link up posts, all guests who download the Capsule app prior to attending the ceremony and reception, can easily stream all of the photos they take of your day to one common space allowing for you to easily grab great shots of your day from one place rather than having to rely on a mistyped hashtag or having to ask guests to send you specific photos. Guests can also see instantly all of the photos that are streaming into the Capsule you’ve set up specifically for the event and can save any shots they would like!

While there are many options available for just about every aspect of wedding planning and preparation, there is only one choice for an Atlanta wedding florist and that’s Peachtree Petals. Named Atlanta’s top wedding florist by consumer vote on WeddingWire.com and TheKnot.com, Peachtree Petals is known for its superior quality and service for Atlanta area weddings. We’re so confident you’re going to fall in love with Peachtree Petals, we’re offering a complimentary wedding consultation to help you get started planning the perfect bouquets and decor for your special day. Visit our website today to schedule an appointment using our easy online appointment scheduler,  or call 800-337-1755. With over ten years of leading industry experience, the florists at Peachtree Petals will create truly unique arrangements for your wedding to fit your design aesthetic and budget. Contact us today to get started!

Source: "9 Great Apps For Event Planners And Wedding Planners." Forbes Magazine, n.d. Web. 6 Jun. 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Enjoy Our Pick-Up Specials Collection!

Sometimes delivery just won't do. You are going to be downtown anyway and it makes sense for you to pick up your floral arrangement. Why not get a great deal and save with one of our Peachtree Petals Pick-Up Only Specials Collection! This collection offers a variety of wonderful bouquets with discounted pricing. You save even more with paying no delivery fee as well.

You can order one of our beautiful Pick-Up Only Specials via phone or online. Select your floral arrangement of choice and let us know when you will arrive to pick it up. When ordering online, simply leave a note regarding your pick-up time in the "Comments for the Florist" area for us and we will act accordingly. Peachtree Petals values your time and we will make sure your stunning bouquet is ready for you!

Here are just a few of the Best Atlanta Flowers our Pick-Up Only Special Collection that you will absolutely adore.

So Beautiful Bouquet - The So Beautiful™ Bouquet is full of eye-catching color and is sure to impress your recipient. It includes soft peach roses, peach hypericum berries, pink gerbera and green hydrangea, all nested within a clear glass vase, in addition to an accented base with seeded eucalyptus. This stunning bouquet will leave you speechless.

Tropics Appeal Bouquet - The Tropics Appeal Bouquet is one of our popular arrangements, as it bursts with an array of tropical colors! It brings an experience of the islands unlike any other bouquet. This beautiful hand tie bouquet is comprised of mini callas, white hydrangeas, green mini hydrangeas, orange roses, pink spray roses, safari sunset, and stock, all within a square cube with green leaves.

English Garden Bouquet - This arrangement is a pick-up only special and also one of our Peachtree Petals Originals. It is a one-of-a-kind bouquet, consisting of a mix of is hydrangeas, stock, roses and spray roses, all nested within a square glass cylinder. It is a wonderful mix of fresh flowers that will take your breath away!

Red Rose Arrangement - Of course, you can never go wrong with roses. It is the most popular flower in the world and is known for its' beauty, as well as versatility. We use fresh 16-inch red roses, perfectly accented with lush greens to create this gorgeous bouquet. The classic Red Rose Arrangement is fitting for a wide range of events and occasions. From Valentine's Day to yearly anniversaries, our Red Rose Arrangement is sure to please.

If you prefer to pick up any of our other online bouquets, simply use code PICKUP during checkout and you will pay no delivery fee. If you need your flowers delivered, Peachtree Petals offers our signature same-day delivery just for you! We can meet your last-minute flower needs for your precious occasion in no time at all. Up to 3pm daily, Peachtree Petals can deliver within the Atlanta and Metro-Atlanta area the same day you place your order for only $11.99. If you're not in a hurry, we also offer next-day delivery for $9.99. Therefore, whether you are in need of an Atlanta Flower Delivery or a Marietta Flower Delivery, Peachtree Petals has the daily service options you're looking for.

Our designers have over 50 years of combined experience and take pride in their craft. We are an Atlanta Florist that is equipped to meet all of your floral assorted gift needs. You don't have to look any further than Peachtree Petals. Visit us at www.peachtreepetals.com or come and pick up your Peachtree Petals floral and assorted gifts today!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Father's Day Gifts

For all of the strength, wisdom, and patience they have shown us over the years, dads deserve a special gift this Father’s Day. Alpharetta florist, Peachtree Petals, has great options for dads and granddads this Father’s Day. Here are some of our top sellers that are sure to let dad know just how much you love and appreciate him.

Peachtree Petals is known for its quality flowers, but few people know they have the best gift baskets in Atlanta. Gourmet gift baskets are a perfect choice for Father’s Day and qualify for the infamous flat-rate same and next day Atlanta gift basket delivery as customers have come to expect with flowers.

The first gift basket dad will love is our classic Fruit and Cheese basket. This gourmet basket is perfect for the wine lover or snacker with traditional taste. Inside, dad will find a vibrant array of fruits such as apples, grapes, and bananas, various snack nuts, summer sausage, cheese, and crackers.

Next, we have our popular This and That gift basket. This basket features a wide variety of snacks for the father with a refined and varied snacking style. For only $39.99, your special father will receive beef salami, chocolate bars, chocolate covered biscotti, Pirouline cookies, crackers, shortbread cookies, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, and Ghiradelli chocolate squares. These great snacks are perfect for a dad on the go as he can throw them into his work or golf bag and think of you and smile as he answers the 2p.m. hunger pangs.

Our Jim and Jack Together at Last Grillin’ Gift Basket is the perfect gift for dad or granddad who’s always manning the grill at family get togethers. We’ve teamed up two perfect grilling classics in this luxury gift basket, Jim Beam and Jack Daniels. Arranged in a glossy, red basket, your dad will know just how much you care when he receives the signature flavors of Jim Beam and Jack Daniels like Jack Daniels barbecue sauce and marinade mix, and Jim Beam mustard and hot wing sauce. To ensure things don’t get too spicy, we’ve included some sumptuous sweets in the mix such as Beth’s chocolate chip cookies, chocolate fudge, and chocolate drizzled popcorn. This luxury gift basket is rounded out by a grillin hot pad set to set your dad up at the grill all summer long.

Whether it be for dad, a step dad, or a grand dad, with all of these great gift basket ideas and more, Atlanta florist, Peachtree Petals is an obvious choice for your gift-giving needs this Father’s Day. With flat-rate same day delivery (up to 3 p.m.) and next day delivery available in most of the Atlanta metro area for just $11.99 and $9.99, respectively, and delivery service available for most of the U.S., we guarantee quality and prompt service and products for your fathers whether they be near or far.

Monday, June 8, 2015

June 8 National Best Friend's Day

Acclaimed cultural critic, John Leonard, is known for saying, “An old friend takes a long time to grow,” and how true that is. Friendship is one of the most important things in life, but a best friend, the oldest, truest, and closest friend is a rare treasure to be held dear and appreciated. A best friend is the first person to share great news with or the shoulder to cry on when things don’t go as expected. Though we’d never take best friends for granted, we don’t always let them know how much their willingness to drop whatever to be there for us is truly appreciated.

June 8 is National Best Friends Day, and a gift from Atlanta florist, Peachtree Petals is the perfect way to let your best friend know exactly how much you love and appreciate all of the times they’ve been there for you. Peachtree Petals is the premier florist for Atlanta gift baskets, floral arrangements, plants, and more. Below are some of our favorite choices of gifts for this special occasion.

Smile Bouquet: From our Peachtree Originals Collection, the Smile Bouquet holds shares the sunny disposition of the season and is sure to make your best friend smile from ear to ear upon receipt. Arranged by our talented florists, your best friend will receive your choice of five, seven, or ten gorgeous, large sunflowers arranged with solidago and greens in a clear vase tied with a whimsical yellow bow. Add a smiley face Mylar balloon to this bouquet for the perfect extra touch.

The Essence of Lavender Spa Gift Basket: Your best friend is always taking care of you, let her take care of herself with the indulgent Essence of Lavender Spa gift basket. The calming and soothing scent of lavender will melt the stress of daily life away with the luxurious items that will arrive in a stained willow tray such as: lavender lotion, body scrub, bath salts, a foot roller massager, body massager, pedicure paddle, and more!

Just Add Tequila Gift Basket: Our Just Add Tequila gift basket is the perfect gift to send to your bestie on National Best Friends Day to get the girl’s night started early. Your best friend will receive the world famous Fat Mama’s “Knock-You-Naked” Margarita mix, tortilla chips, salsa three-ways, and Fat Mama’s Fire and Ice Pickles. Just add tequila and this makes for the perfect girl’s night in, or a pre-game for a fun night out to celebrate National Best Friends Day with your best friend.

Orchid Plants: Our orchid plants are the perfect gift. Our Orchids are as unique as our best friends. Our Orchids come in your choice of 5 or 6’, and will arrive in a ceramic pot, but varieties and colors will vary dependant upon what is on hand and in bloom at the time of order. Colors for Orchids typically range from whites, yellows, chocolates, and reds. Our floral design team will assist you in choosing the perfect one for your best friend.

Peachtree Petals is the premium Atlanta florist. General manager Todd Hausman operates the Atlanta flower shop with quality and customer service in mind, a business model that has garnered attention not just from Atlanta area residents, but also national outlets as well, being named FTD’s Top 100 Business Partner, and number one Atlanta wedding florist by TheKnot.com and WeddingWire.com. As National Best Friend Day approaches on June 8, you can browse Peachtree’s extensive website for the aforementioned gift ideas and more at www.Peachtreepetals.com, speak with the talented Peachtree Petals florists in person at 1450 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA, or by phone 800-337-1755.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Flower of the Month--Roses

June marks the end of school and the official beginning of summer. In June, we're excited to celebrate the flower of the month, the rose. Sending Atlanta flowers says a lot, and sending roses says even more, but the color of the roses you send can convey different meanings. We've compiled a guide to the meanings behind the colors of roses and other various and sundry pieces of information about the one of the most notable and desired flowers.

Red Rose: Beginning with their association to the Greek goddess of love, Venus, red roses are the time honored way to say "I love you." Red roses are typically associated with romantic love and are the perfect choice for Valentine’s Day, proposals, anniversaries, and any other special occasion for your romantic partner. Red rose petals are especially perfect for weddings and since being named the top Atlanta wedding florist by TheKnot.com, Peachtree Petals has had extensive experience incorporating this romantic flower into the special days of brides and grooms all over the Atlanta metro area.

Pink Rose: Pink roses are the most classic roses as they are the most common in the wild. They peaked in popularity with the Victorians who put them on everything from dishes to wallpaper, and this sweet, blushing hue has since stood for friendship. While the pink rose itself is associated with friendship, differing shades represent a wider variety of sentiments. For example, it is said that darker shades are emblematic of gratitude and appreciation while in contrast, lighter shades represent gentleness and admiration.

Yellow Rose: Yellow roses send the most joyous message. These roses are especially designated for best friends. The warmth and sunny dispositions of this shade is perfect for the June flower of the month with the summer season just around the corner and will make for the perfect bouquet for June 8th, Best Friend's Day.

White Rose: The white rose has a long history. In 14th Century England, the white rose was the heraldic sign of the Duke of York who was at the time facing off with the Lancaster family, represented by the red-rose, thus creating the world renowned War of Roses. Today, we think of the white rose as symbolic of purity, love, and formality. Because of this, the white rose is typically used at weddings, anniversaries, christenings, baptisms, graduation ceremonies, and sometimes even funerals.

Orange Rose: The orange rose embodies the wild spirit of summertime making it perfect for June. As the orange rose blends the romance of the red rose and the friendship of the yellow rose with just a hint of the purity found in the white rose, the meaning of the orange rose hints at romantic love emerging from friendship! Many horticulturists vary on the meaning of the orange rose, but typically they will say sending an orange rose (or a gorgeous bouquet of them) will tell your recipient, "Thanks!" or "Congratulations!"

June is the perfect month to find one of the many wonderful arrangements featuring roses in a variety of colors available at Atlanta Florist, Peachtree Petals. Browse the options available at www.peachtreepetals.com and place your order today to qualify for free same day or next day delivery.