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Fleurty Fridays: Oh So Fresh with Purple

Maybe we are biased, but we think using fresh flowers on a wedding cake is a stunning way to incorporate your flowers, theme and colors throughout your event. At Le Bonne Fleur, when we design fresh florals on a cake, it is just like any other arrangement we do – we use the freshest flowers, place each one with attention to detail and see the big picture. Including fresh flowers on a wedding cake is a highlight and will wow your guests!

This past weekend, we collaborated with Atlanta’s Murphy’s Pastry Chef Nicholas Bown-Crawford to create a perfect, purple, fall wedding cake for Stacey and Mark. Nicholas baked the most luscious carrot cake and sweet ginger butter cream icing I have ever tasted and sealed with an elegant fondant. Le Bonne Fleur added the floral cascade, using dahlias, ranunculus, chocolate cosmos and anemone. A perfect team, if you ask me!

Floral Design: Le Bonne Fleur

Contact: Melanie Pink, melanie@lebonnefleur.com, 404.242.7782

Cake Design: Pastry Chef Nicholas Bown-Crawford @ Murphy’s and Concentrics Resturants

Venue: Houston Mill House, Emory

 

 

 

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FleurtyFridays: As seen on weddingchicks…

An intimate and colorful August wedding in Atlanta at the stunning The Peachtree Road Methodist Church . The couple shared a lot of time for portraits post-ceremony and it is so obvious how in love they are.

Atlanta Floral Designer, Le Bonne Fleur, created elegant bridal bouquets of peonies, garden roses and ranunculus, creating a wedding bouquet to reflect the bride’s happy and colorful personality.

You can’t forget your “something blue.” Nothing better than these Manolo Blahniks, Carrie-Bradshaw-Sex-In-the-City-inspired shoes!

An intimate reception follow the ceremony at Atlanta’s premier Cherokee Country Club, adorned with a dramatic centerpiece as the focal point for the room. The day’s events were documented by the talented Holly Jones Photography.

Floral Designer: Le Bonne Fleur

Photographer: Holly Jones Photography

Ceremony: The Peachtree Road Methodist Church

Reception: Cherokee Country Club

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Fleurty Fridays: A Pink and White Wedding

Le Bonne Fleur was very fortunate to participate in the Q100 “I Do Under the Blue”Wedding Giveaway with Bridal Bar Atlanta. Le Bonne Fleur & Jackson Durham shared resources and efforts to create florals for the lucky Bride and Groom’s small, intimate wedding. The wedding ceremony took place at St. Thomas Aquainas Church in Alpharetta, GA followed by a beautiful and intimate wedding reception at downtown Atlanta’s premier Italian restaurant, Il Mulino.

A mix of full white hydrangea, classic white roses and perfectly pink spray roses created soft, romantic bouquets for the evening’s affair. Scobey Photography provided beautiful images from the evening, while Rodinis Films filmed and directed a one-of-a-kind wedding movie for the couple [Click here Holly + John – “I Do Under The Blue” Winners from rodinis on Vimeo].

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Fleurty Fridays: Baby’s Breath

Meaning of Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila): Innocence; Happiness; Festivity.

Baby’s Breath may be a flower typically looked down upon by someone who receives a bouquet with these little buds inserted to fill in sparsely filled arrangements. However, Baby Breath is making a comeback as the focal point arrangements in the forms all baby’s breath bridal bouquets or table designs.

The pure white buds of the baby’s breath when densely arranged create a lovely, multidimensional, whimsical bouquet.

Baby’s Breath bouquet was used for a photo shoot to use with a vintage-style dress, custom designed by Chaviano Couture. Baby’s Breath and Lace make a perfect compliment to one another for any occasion.

If you are interested in discovering how you can incorporate Baby’s Breath into a Bridal Bouquet or an arrangement in a elegant and modern way, please contact us.

Melanie Pink, melanie@lebonnefleur.com, 404.242.7782

Floral Design: Le Bonne Fleur

Custom Dress: Chaviano Courture

Photography: Garrett Nudd Photography

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Le Bonne Fleur Interview w/Chaviano Couture

Le Bonne Fleur was interviewed by the lovely Annette of Chaviano Couture. Her custom designs are luxurious, unique and nothing short of perfection. I am honored to work with such a fabulous designer and wish her lots of luck at the upcoming Bridal Fashion Week in New York City.

Please read the interview below, as seen at http://www.chavianocouture.com/interview-of-the-week-melanie-pink

Interview of The Week! Melanie Pink


My interview of the week today is  Melanie of Le Bonne Fleur. I met Melanie around 9 months ago, and she has truly been a blessing to me. Not only did she help me out with flowers for my trunk show, but she made some truly gorgeous arrangements for my shoots, and she has been a huge encouragement to me. Coming from working on Wall Street, Melanie decided to follow her passion and dream of owning a floral business. She is a genuine person with a beautiful smile and big heart.  Her work is truly beautiful. Read below to find out a little more about this amazing lady, and newlywed. ( She got married in Jamaica this past July)


>CC- What is your biggest passion behind what you do?

MP- My passion in my craft is two-fold. I have always had a strong passion for design and a need to constantly be creating. My introduction to the arts began with studies heavily focused in design, drawing, painting, and architecture. Always a admirer and lover of flowers, when I discovered the art of floral design, I fell in love.  With each flower a different mood, style, and atmosphere can be created. With each combination of color the arrangement changes. And in each flower there is a personality, which speaks to me differently. Flowers fill me with a passion that many other things cannot. I am so fortunate to be able to work with a medium so lovely and create something of meaning for a client.  Best of all, I am able to see the smile on a client’s face when they receive their bouquet or arrangement.

CC– Who has been your #1 biggest support?

MP– My husband, Mike, with out a doubt has been my biggest and most important support. As we have recently moved to become a floral designer in Atlanta, he has given me the strength, confidence and guidance to truly develop and grow my floral design business, Le Bonne Fleur. I turn to him for advice, structure and, of course, comic relief when I get stressed.

CC-What advice do you have for someone trying to follow their dreams?

MP-Becoming a floral designer in Atlanta, I have learned many things and continue to everyday. One of the most important things for someone who is trying to follow their dreams is to have the ability to adapt and grow.  Constructive and non-constructive criticism can be a hard thing for some people to accept, grasp and hear. If you do not have the ability to absorb other’s comments and ideas and, ultimately, sort out what will work for you and your business, I believe you will have a very hard time succeeding. Keep going, move forward and stay true to your brand and what you have worked for but allow yourself to change and develop as a business.

CC- What fires you up?

MP-I get most excited to travel! I love to see the world’s different cultures, places and people. I love planning adventures with my fiancé and experiencing the gems the world has to offer together.

CC-Do you have any exciting upcoming projects you’d like to share with my readers?

MP-Working on Le Bonne Fleur Custom Fleur-al Accessories – Fresh flower head pieces, and sashes. Below are a few Melanie did for my shoot.

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CC- What is your favorite food?

MP-Oh, that’s a hard one.  There are too many, but I guess I may say pizza and Nutella… or brownie sundaes, or anything Mexican (without avacado).  It would probably be better to say what foods I don’t like – avocados, beans and celery – it’s a texture thing. J

CC- What is your favorite word?

MP-Dollop – a dollop of anything sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Least favorite – ginourmous & irregardless (in case you wanted to know)… because they aren’t real words.

CC- What do you like most about weddings?

MP- I think I am a romantic at heart. I love seeing two people genuine happy, giving their selves to one another. It’s a beautiful thing. Its all about the L.O.V.E.

CC- If you had all the money in the world and could do anything, what would you do?

MP-I think I would do my work for free! i would give free flowers for as many wedding and events as possible.  It’s really a win win. I get to do what I love and give something to someone on one of the most special days of their life.

CC- What accomplishment are you most proud of?

MP-Starting my own business and following my dream

Thank You Melanie for the awesome interview, and thank you for your friendship and support, Annette

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Fleurty Fridays: Fleural Picnic

Labor Day has crept up upon us once again!! Although,  its not officially the end of the summer, this long weekend is usually my indicator that summer is coming to an end (sad), but I am excited for the crisp, cool days of fall.  Le Bonne Fleur hopes you all have an amazing weekend and are able to enjoy the lovely weather. Don’t forget to take your shoes off and enjoy the grass, sand, dirt between your toes. Go for a picnic and bring along the romantic touch of flowers!

Floral Design: Le Bonne Fleur

Pink garden Roses & snap dragon arrangement

Photography: David Murray Weddings

Contact: Melanie Pink, melanie@lebonnefleur.com, 404.242.7782

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Fleurty Fridays: Snap Dragon

The Meaning of Snap Dragon: Derived from the Greek words “anti,” meaning like, and “rhin,” meaning nose, antirrhinum, the snapdragon’s botanical name, is a fitting description of this snout-shaped flower.  It’s said that the common name for this colorful flower comes from the snap it makes when the sides of the “dragon’s mouth” are gently squeezed.  While their actual origin is unknown, it’s believed that snapdragons were originally wildflowers in Spain and Italy.

Legend has it that concealing a snapdragon makes a person appear fascinating and cordial, and in the language of flowers, snapdragons are said to represent both deception (perhaps tied to the notion of concealment) and graciousness.

As seen in this week’s Style Me Pretty Little Black Book blog with Atlanta Floral Designer Le Bonne Fleur, David Murray Weddings, and Ashley Baber Weddings and many more vendors (click HERE to view the full article) snap dragons and garden roses were the star of this Atlanta engagement shoot at The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center.

Snap dragons have always been a favorite of mine, as they can provide a lovely bit of texture for a bouquet or arrangement. There variety of colors and bold and unique form of blooms create a beautiful backbone to a not-so-formal bouquet.

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Le Bonne Fleur and finding the perfect flower for your event, please contact me!

Melanie Pink, 404.242.7782, melanie@lebonnefleur.com, http://www.lebonnefleur.com

Photography: David Murray Weddings; Floral Design: Le Bonne Fleur; Event Coordinator: Ashley Baber Weddings

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