This April's BLOOMING at Atlanta’s Buckhead Village when the Bodacious Blooms flower festival covers the neighborhood in the most innovative and creative floral masterpieces you've ever seen.
Are you ready for a weekend that wows? The line up for this chic Georgia To-Do is complete with an absolute explosion of florals. For you and for me it's bound to bring all of our flower dreams to life in something that is nothing short of a fairytale. If you're in or near the Buckhead area around April 28 - May 1, try to stop by to see the inaugural Bodacious Blooms Flower Festival to witness some of the most spell-binding installations you'll ever see.
I was invited to go to this new event hosted by the Buckhead Village. Trust me, it looks like we are going to want to see every last detail... looking forward to the budding line-up stacked with over-the-top florals, immersive exhibits, celebrity florists, cocktail parties, floral workshops, and wellness pop-ups. And, I am sharing what I know below. Let's GROW!
There will be stunning floral creations by the most respected, innovative and talented designers in the country like Carlos Franqui of Floratorium in New York City, Canaan Marshall Designs, and Pinker Times! Plus, a botanical-themed mural by Niki Zarabi.
Let me stop right here and tell you, I know it. I LOVE ATLANTA! It's got so much more BLOOMING special kind of magic than I ever knew.
I am happy to be here!
BODACIOUS BLOOMS FLOWER FESTIVAL
THURSDAY, APRIL 28 – SUNDAY, MAY 1
Canaan Marshall will create a floral installation and lead a flower-arranging workshop at the Bodacious Blooms flower festival. Photo: Jave Bjorkman
Georgia native Canaan Marshall has plans to create an installation that's bound to be a sight for sore eyes. You may recognize this Georgia boy from HBO Max’s Full Bloom. He will lead a flower-arranging workshop to teach you how to make breathtaking centerpieces. He's been featured in Southern Living, Modern Luxury, and Flower Magazine. “My vision for the installation is a garden party with a mix of beautiful spring florals and balloons in muted colors,” Marshall says. “It’s been two years since we’ve been able to be together, so I want it to feel like a celebration of flowers.”
“Flowers are an amazing way to bring people together,” said Marshall. “As a Georgia native, I’m thrilled to be a part of uniting our communities in such a beautiful way – we have big plans for the weekend, and the best part is, all are welcome!” Canaan Marshall
Next up! Carlos Franqui’s Floratorium studio who is famous for using live and faux silk botanicals, will visit Buckhead from its base in New York to create a larger-than-life installation. This outfit specializes in creating climbing, draping and dramatic installations for boutiques, restaurants, and even construction scaffolding.
To celebrate celebrate this inaugural event, Jamestown’s Buckhead Village is joining neighboring properties EDENS’ Andrews Square, Selig’s Buckhead Commons, The Charles and The St. Regis Atlanta, plus Livable Buckhead, to create a totally walkable weekend with a line-up of ticketed events, public floral displays and over-the-top installations across all properties.
Buckhead Village will also host live music, themed activations, in-store promotions from retailers including Veronica Beard, diptyque and alice + olivia, celebratory beverages from dining destinations like Gypsy Kitchen, Taverna and Shake Shack
Bodacious Blooms flower festival will be at Buckhead Village, April 28 - May 1.
Bodacious Blooms Weekend Events Include:
A. The Village Flower Fete Cocktail Party at Buckhead Village, Thursday, April 28 – 6-8pm Buckhead Village will be hosting a grand unveiling and first-look at the property’s celebratory installations from New York-based flower and art studio Floratorium, floral designer Canaan Marshall and local florist and art installation extraordinaire Pinker Times, plus a new botanical-themed mural by local artist Niki Zarabi.
There will be floral-infused cocktails and canapés from Le Bilboquet and live floral arranging demonstrations by Floratorium, plus live music and an exclusive first look at the gorgeous floral installations throughout the property. The event will take place in the open-air area of The Veranda at the corner of Bolling Way and Buckhead Avenue across from Le Bilboquet.
B. Arranging Class at Southern Baked Pie Company, Thursday, April 28 – 5-7pm Buckhead’s Southern Baked Pie Company will offer a festive class with Erin from Posie Fields. Guests will be provided with all florals and vessels needed to create their own blooming masterpiece, while indulging in savory pies from Southern Baked Pie Company.
C. Floral Arrangement Class with HBO Max Hit Full Bloom’s Canaan Marshall at The Veranda at Buckhead Village, Friday, April 29 – 11:30am-1:30pm Canaan Marshall will be leading an intimate, hands-on floral arrangement class Canaan describes this experience as a fantastic introduction for those who are interested in creating a breath-taking arrangement for their home, or anyone who would like to learn to use everyday florals for your next get together. Tickets are $200 per person, and guests are provided with florals, vase and supplies to design a beautiful centerpiece to bring home. The class will be in The Veranda with lunch provided by Saint Germain Bakery.
D. CAFÉ SAKARA Pop-Up at Bella Cucina, Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1 – 9:30am-12:30pm Sakara Life, the New York-based wellness company on a mission to transform lives through food as medicine, will be at Buckhead Village’s beloved Bella Cucina! Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, they invite you to Café Sakara to rev up the morning with complimentary Metabolism Super Powder Lattes, Goji Rose Donuts and exclusive samples of wellness essentials. Attendees can also peruse some of the freshest locally-sourced produce and check out Sakara’s very own flower market (all available while supplies last!). The pop-up will be open to the public, and guests are encouraged to RSVP for the event here.
E. LIGHT | An exhibition from Pinker Times, Saturday from 1-7pm & Sunday from 1-6pm
Located on Buckhead Avenue next door to B.M. Franklin & Co.Multidisciplinary artist, designer and Pinker Times founder Skye Lin will welcome visitors to escape reality for a relaxing stroll through LIGHT – a luminous, immersive floral walk-through exhibition conceptualized to capture the beauty of spring with vibrant colored blooms, metallic florals and ambient mood lighting. Manifesting otherworldly beauty, LIGHT illuminates parallels between man-made and natural floral elements through deconstructive, interactive and innovative processes.
In 2020, Skye founded Pinker Times, a team she led to work on experiential sculptures, installations and space activation. On a daily basis, Pinker Times is a hybrid retail and exhibition space that offers a forever flower bar, ready-made arrangements and floral gifts for visitors.
F. PATH400 Community Planting Event, Saturday, April 30 – 10am-noon
Livable Buckhead is hosting a community planting day on PATH400 benefitting Hands on Atlanta! This event provides guests with the opportunity to be an integral part of establishing a Georgia Audubon Certified Wildlife Sanctuary through helping create pollinator gardens to support local wildlife along PATH400. The event is limited to 50 guests – registration is required.
G. Luxury Vintage Trunk Show with Fashion Expert & Decades author Cameron Silver at Jerrimiah James, Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1 – 1-7pm Join the “king of vintage,” fashion guru and author of the legendary Decades Cameron Silver for a jaw-dropping trunk show at Jerrimiah James, Buckhead’s premier showroom and concierge shopping service offering personalized, luxury shopping experiences alongside one-of-a-kind designer and vintage pieces.
The lavish pop-up will feature vintage men’s and women’s pieces along with a selection of new looks from local sustainable designers. Guests will be able to shop the latest and greatest while imbibing in bespoke cocktails adorned with edible flower cubes and enjoying live music throughout the showroom. The pop-up will be open to the public, and guests are invited to meet and greet with the fashion curator and author, Cameron Silver.
H. Potting Demonstration at Boxwoods Gardens, Saturday, April 30 You are invited to visit Boxwoods Gardens at Andrews Square for an informative demo of how to plant your pots for summer, plus a question and answer session with a Master Gardener.
Andrews Square will also have live music playing throughout the property from 1-4pm for all visitors, shoppers and guests to enjoy.
I. Buckhead Village Festivities, Saturday, April 30 – Noon-6pm Buckhead Village invites you to enjoy beautiful floral installs and live music while taking advantage of in-store proms and other complimentary onsite experiences including florals from Joli Jardin Farm’s flower truck Blumenwagen, pours of floral lemonade from Bella Cucina and flower crown making stations.
Floral Installations Across Buckhead Village Neighborhood, Saturday & Sunday
Floral installations will remain on display for the public to enjoy at Buckhead Village, Andrews Square, Buckhead Commons, The Charles and The St. Regis Atlanta. Visit the official event website for a full list of locations.