Get More Out of Your Georgia Garden With These 5 Spring Gardening Tips

Are you in the full spring fever mode, clearing your flower beds, trimming hedges, and planning new planting areas? If so, the following tips are for you! Don’t worry, this isn’t another ‘clean your beds and mulch’ post, we know you know how to do that –  these simple gardening secrets can help take your landscape to the next level, providing year-round interest for all to enjoy!   Think ahead – Plant For all seasons It’s no secret that spring is the planting season, with garden centers around the country laden with stunning spring blooming varieties like snapdragons, azaleas, and hydrangeas, but it’s important to plan for interest throughout the year. If you are establishing new beds, try to choose a variety of complementing shrubs as a backdrop, to ensure interest throughout the growing season.  These can be complemented with seasonal annuals, such as pansies, impatiens, and mums, for yearlong ❀ Read the full article →

5 Easy to Grow Flowers For Your Georgia Cutting Garden

Few things do more to brighten a living space than a vase, or Mason jar, of fresh cut flowers! Believe it or not incorporating cutting flowers into your garden is actually pretty simple, and  inexpensive. The following list of flowers are not only great for cutting, with firm stems, long lasting blooms, long flowering season, and a wide variety of colors, but they can easily be incorporated into your homes landscape! We’ve done the homework for you, and selected a list of plants that are hardy, heat tolerant, and will provide months of blooms for your home or office!   Zinnias Zinnias are easily the hardest working summer flower! These stunning annuals come in a huge selection of colors, from deep reds to white and pink. They also  bloom throughout the entire growing season until the first frost hits – giving you a source of fresh flowers for months! With ❀ Read the full article →

25 Wedding Drapery Ideas For Your Georgia Wedding

If you’re looking for a way to add an extra ‘Wow’ factor to your wedding or reception, Delicately decadent drapes, swaths of luxurious fabric, and magical lighting might be exactly what you need! Draping has seen a huge comeback in recent years, with luxurious drapery softening edges, complementing elements, creating vertical interest, and adding a luxurious air to the ceremony, or reception. Check out some if these stunning ways you can use drapery for your wedding or event!   Wedding Ceremony Drapery Ideas     Reception & Event Drapery Drapes can help create an intimate space for your reception party, jazz up the dance area, or create vertical accents creating an unforgettable feel.   Create An Entrance! Drapery can create a jaw-dropping entrance to your reception or ceremony, transporting your guests into your dream event.      

Let’s Talk Foliage – Wedding Foliage Trends in 2017

Eucalyptus Table Runner - Wedding Florist

Lush greenery and a wide variety in foliage are one of 2017’s wedding trends we can’t get enough of! With so many stunning varieties available, providing a huge range of textures, colors, configurations and looks – this trend is one we hope is here to stay! Check out some of the up and coming wedding greenery looks, trends and uses that are taking the wedding world by storm in 2017. Let’s talk greens! Get to know your wedding foliage Before we get into some of the unique and breathtaking ways you can use foliage in your wedding décor, let’s talk leaves – after all, that’s what it’s all about! Strong architectural leaves – think silver dollar eucalyptus, Salal, and Magnolia – are some of the most popular foliage options, and a growing trend this year. Their attention-grabbing size, strong lines, and rich colors add a modern touch to other popular ❀ Read the full article →

Wedding Budgets For Modern Brides

One of the most common misconceptions about wedding planning, is the idea that there is only one way to properly plan your budget, with specific percentages allotted to specific aspects of the event – catering, attire, flowers, venue, etc. But is there really a wrong way to plan and budget for your dream wedding, or is the notion that there is only one way to skin the proverbial cat old fashioned and outdated? Not shockingly, the answer is simple – there is no wrong way for you to budget for your wedding, and no one should feel forced to follow traditional budgeting guidelines if they don’t take into account the aspects of the wedding that you value the most. Step Out of the Mold As more brides step away from the old-fashioned ideas about wedding budget, and follow their gut, spending their budget on what they feel will make them ❀ Read the full article →

Carnations – The Flower of Love

Delicately scented, frilly as a tutu, and available in every shade imaginable, carnations – the world’s most underrated blooms- are taking back their rightful place, as a flower not to be missed, one petal at a time. And why not? After all, the carnation is one of the most versatile flower choices, thanks to its durability, as well as its availability in almost every color and size. Believed to be one of the world’s oldest cultivars, the carnation is historically rich, with meaning and symbolism dating as far back as ancient Greece. Its scientific name – Dianthus – loosely translates to ‘Flower of Love’, or “Flower of the Gods”.  Carnations were commonly used in Greek ceremonial crowns, and is tied into legends dating back 2000 years.   Although the original varieties were available in only pink, red  and white, today’s carnations come in hundreds of shades – from pure white, ❀ Read the full article →

5 Wedding Flower Trends To Watch For in 2017

Choosing the wedding flowers for your special day is a key part of planning any wedding! Few things have  as much impact on your weddings look,  feel, and ambiance as your wedding flower choices! Beautiful blooms, breathtaking arrangements, and bold unique pairings can transform your event into a magical boho gathering, give it a touch of old world romance,  or call to mind the formal elegance of a traditional Victorian-style wedding. So what wedding flower trends can you expect to see this year? 1) Bringing The Outdoors In – The Natural Look One of the leading trends you can expect to see in 2017 is “bringing the outdoors in”, as couples lean towards a more natural, seemingly effortless look. This look combines large, over-sized foliage accented with  flowers, berries,  seed pods , and branches or twigs as accents. This trend is especially popular with couples who would love an outdoor wedding, but ❀ Read the full article →

Bohemian Wedding Florals – Derek & Kaitlyn

Macon Bridal Bouquet

One of the joys of floral decor has  always been the opportunity to lend your hand to something new, challenging, and ultimately breathtaking! I had the amazing opportunity to do just that by collaborating with the mother of our beautiful bride to create a Bohemian style wedding! It was an honor to lend our teams floral decorating skills to fashion this BoHo Dream wedding. In true Bohemian style,  this wedding had it all! Hosted at the stunning Estate at Stone Creek, the setting was the perfect backdrop for the woodland bohemian vision the bride had in mind. The  mix of deep crimson, blush,  lush greens and trailing Amaranthus displays many of the year’s trends in vintage floral designs. macon florist The Bridal Bouquet The centerpiece and starting point, and easily the most important part, is the bridal bouquet, and this one had it all. This floral masterpiece features a perfect mix of ❀ Read the full article →

Welcome To Our Blog!

garden style bridal bouquet with ferns

Welcome to the Southern Florals and Drapes blog. After researching how to blog, what is read the most and all the ins and outs I decided to make this platform about simply how we do life and the beautiful people places and flowers I see along the way. No rules, and maybe even at times no rhyme or reason – just a glimpse at the things that touch my heart and inspire my mind. No better place to start then in my own backyard….. literally! We created the perfect design studio right in the backyard of our home centrally located off Vineville Avenue in the great city of Macon Georgia. I am blessed to have my own little space to do what I love! I have to say I do honestly love all things Flowers and I am just beginning my journey in this amazing industry. If I had to pick I would say my favorite design style is ❀ Read the full article →