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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 →