Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bringing the Bridal Shop to Your Home

When Ohio native, Christie Martin, found her dream wedding gown while on a shopping trip in New York, she had a wonderful idea: what about the other women who might not be able to get out and try different brands and styles? What could make the process of finding that dream dress a little easier for brides to be? Armed with this inspiration, Martin, along with friend Annie Tsiliandis, started Ivec & Rossa, an in-home bridal boutique concept last fall. Much like other in-home shopping concepts that are gaining popularity like Stitch Fix or Gwinnie Bee, Stella and Dot, and so much more, Ivec & Rossa provides brides to be with the opportunity to try on wedding dresses in styles and by designers they might not otherwise find access to right from the comfort of their own home.

This bridal shopping party costs $150 for a sample dress, fitting key, a measuring kit with instructions, bouquet of flowers, and five days to try the dress. The $150 fee can then be applied to the cost of the dress when the bride has found the one. According to Martin, so far, all brides have decided on the first dress they try, though there are options for trying additional dresses. Martin and Tsiliandis strive to make Ivec & Rossa more than simply a courier service for dress sample sizes. In contrast, their business model puts the home experience at the forefront of the design.

"It's not just, 'Here's a dress, see you later,'" Martin told Columbus Business First.

Friends are encouraged to chip in and attend the party, making it about more than just trying on another garment, but rather a momentous milestone meant to be shared with family and friends.

Martin and Tsiliandis are testing new markets locally with new designers and styles hoping to find what will best meet their customers' needs and meet the many demands of the bridal gown industry with their unique business.

Atlanta wedding florist, Peachtree Petals, strives to create the same one-of-a-kind feeling for couples planning their special day. Peachtree Petals knows how important wedding flowers are and has employed an in-house wedding florist to ensure the highest quality of flowers and arrangements are used for Atlanta brides.

Brides and grooms can count on the Atlanta florist for all of their wedding day floral needs ranging from bouquets to centerpieces to ceremonial decor, and more. Schedule your free wedding flower consultation with The’s Best Atlanta Wedding Florist today to work with a wedding specialist who’s dedicated to helping brides of all budgets and styles have the day of their dreams. Wedding consultations can be scheduled online at, or by phone 678-336-1195.

"Can't Get to New York to Shop for Wedding Dresses? Ivec & Rossa Will Bring the Dress to You - Columbus - Columbus Business First." Widgets RSS. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Best Sympathy Flowers

We all have times where we experience a loss of a friend or loved one, and those times call for the gifts that will comfort them the most. One of the best things you can give them are a beautiful and warm bouquet of flowers to encourage their hearts. If you need a hand deciding on what flowers to create your bouquet with, here are some of the Best Sympathy Flowers that are sure to help bring peace and encourage their hearts.

Gladiolus - The is one of the most unique flowers that you will find and it has a way of lifting someone up with its' beauty. The Gladiolus flower is the birth flower for August and it is also known as the Sword Lily, due to its sword-shaped leaves. Coupled with its' uniqueness, it signifies remembrance, honor, strength of character and faithfulness. This will mean so much when you express what these wonderful flowers specifically mean in regards to their loved one that was lost.

White Orchid Planter - This planter is an elegant flower that quietly sends your sincerest condolences. It contains exotic blooms that symbolize of peace White orchids are rich and represent refinement. With a planter like this, it doesn't only have to be a cut flower that will whither quickly away, but your recipient will be able to take this home with them as a fond memory of them.

Zinnias - Zinnias are a popular garden plant because they are easy to grow, as well as being a great cut flower. Zinnia bouquets are done with mixed colors and are used in memorial of a lost friend or loved one. They are found in several different colors, including light green. It is perfect for being used in bouquets, or in small flower pots as a living memorial of who has passed away. The zinnia is said to be an appropriate flower to send to a home to show sympathy.

Stargazer Lily - There is something about the stargazer lily. This pink and white flower has a number of meanings, including purity and sympathy. The white stargazer lily is known to express sympathy, as well as spirituality. It is also suitable as standing flowers within funeral homes and church-related memorial services. It does have a subtle fragrance, therefore, let this be considered when choosing this flower as well.

If you need sympathy flowers, gifts and more, you can always rely on Peachtree Petals as a trusted source for the superior flowers you deserve. We are an awarded Alpharetta Florist known for providing premium floral arrangements throughout the Atlanta and Metro-Atlanta area. Our designers have over 50 years of combined floral experience, creating excellent bouquet designs for our customers each and every time.

If you need sympathy flowers at the last-minute, our signature same-day delivery can have your flowers there in no time! Whether you are in need of a Midtown Atlanta Flower Delivery or a Norcross Flower Delivery, Peachtree Petals is pleased to will be there for you. Call and experience our Sympathy Flowers Collection today!

Reference:, The Best Sympahty Flowers

Friday, September 16, 2016

Women's Friendship Day is Saturday 9/17

For centuries, women have relied on one another for assistance, guidance, compassion, and understanding. When author Jeffrey Zaslow studied 11 women who maintained their friendship over decades of life changes in his book The Women from Ames, he found that women with strong female friendships reap the benefits of those friendships in every aspect of their lives from familial and romantic relationships to their careers. Zaslow also found many health benefits for women with strong friendships. Knowing these benefits of strong female friendships, or sisterhood as they prefer to call it, the women of Kappa Delta founded a day for women to celebrate their friendships, and since 1999, the third Saturday in September has been recognized as National Women’s Friendship day.

What makes this day so perfect is its low-key, non-commercialized nature. There’s no pressure to do anything in particular and no need for an overwhelming of pomp and circumstance. Instead, this day gives you the freedom to celebrate your female friendships in a way that is special to them, whether this is writing a sweet note, spending a spa day, making a call to let them know you’re thinking of them, or simply giving them some space to spend the day in meditative calm. Alpharetta’s florist, Peachtree Petals, has a wonderful array of gifts perfect to send to your favorite friends with easy Alpharetta flower delivery, or even nationwide. Here are just some of our perfect options for this special day.

Wildflower Mix Bouquet: The Wildflower Mix Bouquet comes from our Peachtree Petals Originals collection, a unique collection exemplifying the creativity of our talented Alpharetta florists. This bouquet is perfect to send to a friend with its sunflower feature, and is perfect for the fall season with its accompanying wildflowers in vibrant, rich hues. Your friend can usher in the fall season while knowing how much they are cared for.

A Splendid Day Bouquet: Let your best friend know you hope she has a splendid day on National Women’s Day with the Splendid Day bouquet. This gorgeous arrangement features your choice of 13, 18, or 23 stems of lavender roses and lavender monte casino asters with purple matsumoto asters set against a variety of rich and light green accents all skillfully arranged in a clear, bubble bowl glass vase.

Schefflera Arboricola Container: More commonly known by the name Dwarf Umbrella Tree, this plant is the perfect way to bring nature indoors and enjoy the feeling of fresh plants with a longer shelf life than fresh cut flowers. Our Schefflera Arboricola arrives to your friend in a round graphite container that brings a look of modern sophistication to a home and works well with any decor. This verdant plant qualifies for our special same-day Atlanta flower delivery.

Super Snacker: Sometimes you just need to talk to a good friend and enjoy some junk food. Some of our best nights with our friends are spent doing nothing at all but enjoying one another and a snack. Our super snacker gift basket is a great gift to give, and the sheer size of it makes it perfect for sharing. We recommend sending this wicker hamper filled with candy bars, cookies, salty snacks, and more, and then inviting yourself over to relax and indulge in the company of your friend and share a snack.

Atlanta’s Peachtree Petals has been recognized as a premier Atlanta florist since it debuted onto the Atlanta flower scene in 2010. The commitment to quality and customer service Peachtree’s CEO and florists place on their work is seen time and again with the copious honors bestowed upon them by FTD, Atlanta’s 11Alive, WeddingWire, and more. This commitment is extended to you as you look for a way to honor the sweet and important friendships between you and your female friends. On September 17, 2016, look to this Alpharetta florist to send warm greetings in the most memorable way to your friend.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Grandparent's Day is Sunday 9/11

"Love your parents: sometimes we're so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old." This sentiment is behind our focus on this year's Grandparent's Day. This year, Grandparent's Day is September 11th, and Decatur florist, Peachtree Petals, has a great selection of gifts to send to to your parents and grandparents to let them know just how much they are loved and appreciated. Ranked as number one Atlanta Florist by 11Alive News, Peachtree Petals is dedicated to providing customers within the Atlanta Metro Area with flat-rate, same day Atlanta flower delivery, as well as shipping rates and speeds for nationwide delivery that are unrivaled by other florists. Here are some great ideas eligible for delivery on 9/11/16.

Big Hug Bouquet- Send mamaw and papaw a big hug for only $39.99 with the FTD Big Hug bouquet. This bouquet features a cuddly 6-inch plush bear against lavender Peruvian Lilies, magenta mini carnations, arranged with lush greens.

Succulent Terrarium- Our succulent terrarium is a great low-maintenance gift that'll brighten up a home. Succulents are great plants for experienced gardeners or those without a green thumb due to their hardiness. Succulents require little water, some sunshine, and can be kept outdoors in warmer weather, and thrive indoors as well. This special glass terrarium makes for easy viewing of the verdant succulents within, and works with most home decor.

You're Special Gift Basket- Let your parents or grandparents know just how special they are to your kids and to you with the You're Special gift basket. This wicker hamper is chocked full of gourmet goodies ranging from seasoned nuts, cheese spreads, biscotti, smoked salmon, and coffee. Peachtree Petals is features the best Atlanta gift baskets, and the You're Special gift basket is a great example of this quality.

Godiva Assorted Chocolates- Few things show love better than chocolates, unless those chocolates are Godiva! This delicious gift can be paired with any floral arrangement, gift basket, balloon bouquet, or plush animal, but is perfect on its own as well. For just $30, your grandparent receives 19 pieces of deliciously rich assorted Godiva chocolates.

I Love You Balloon Bunch- We love creating balloon bouquets; they're such a fun way to express how you feel. This bunch sums it up perfectly with its three heart shaped "I Love You" Mylar balloons complimenting three plain Mylar balloons. A bouquet comprised solely of Mylar balloons ensures your recipient will receive a full bouquet that lasts. Like our Godiva chocolates, this balloon bunch is a great accompaniment to many of our other gifts, or is perfect to send alone.

September 11th might seem far in the distance, but it will be here before you know it. To ensure your grandparents receive their amazing Atlanta gift baskets and flowers showering them in your love, place your order ASAP. Orders can be placed online at, or by phone by calling 800-337-1755