Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/23
Headlined by Renowned Florists East Olivia & Canaan Marshall
Featuring Vibrant Installations, Flower Markets,
Colorful Floral Workshops, Photo Moments & More
Welcoming spring with open arms, the flower fête of the season is back in Buckhead Village with the second annual show-stopping Bodacious Blooms Flower Festival, running Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30. Stacked with flower power from featured florists East Olivia, New York-based dried and preserved flower shop, and Canaan Marshall, renowned Atlanta-based florist of HBO Max’s “Full Bloom,” the community-wide festival invites visitors to join a “1970’s chic” inspired weekend of far-out floral installations, hands-on floral workshops from master floral designers, stellar in-store activations, exclusive promotions and funky photo-ready moments – all vibrantly designed to celebrate spring in style.
To celebrate, Jamestown’s Buckhead Village is joining forces with neighboring properties including Andrews Square, Buckhead Commons, Shops Around Lenox, St. Regis Atlanta, Livable Buckhead, 99 West Paces, Atlanta History Center, Sylvan Kimpton Hotel, Path 400, Resurgens Plaza and Buckhead Tower, to create a walkable weekend complete with a budding line-up of ticketed events, open-to-the-public floral displays and over-the-top installations across all properties.
Bodacious Blooms will feature a retro mural from Dazy LA by designer Dani Dazey. The artwork will complement the chic, dazzling floral installation by East Olivia filled with vibrant colors, shimmering lights and whimsical flowers.
“Team East Olivia is thrilled to bring our dynamic, colorful take on florals to Buckhead Village and are even more excited to be collaborating with long time friend Dani of Dazey LA on a neighboring mural that will coordinate with our gorgeous florals,” said Kelsea Olivia, CEO & Creative Director of East Olivia.
Buckhead Village will host live music, themed activations, in-store promotions from retailers including diptyque, Frances Valentine, Abbey Glass, Sarah Flint, Etro, B.M. Franklin & Co., Theory and more, celebratory beverages from dining destinations like Le Colonial, Saint Germain and Shake Shack and of course, various complementary floral stops along the way.
Can’t-miss signature weekend events include:
Thursday, April 27, 6-8pm
An evening with flowers and friends, Buckhead Village will host a grand unveiling and exclusive first-look at all of the far-out floral installations throughout the property. Guests will enjoy canapés from Saint Germain and live music by Tune Union, and models will flaunt floral headdresses of preserved flowers by East Olivia alongside the latest fashions from shops around the neighborhood including Frances Valentine, Abbey Glass and Sarah Flint. The event will take place in the beautiful, weather-protected, open-air area of The Veranda – located at the corner of Bolling Way and Buckhead Avenue across from Le Bilboquet. Tickets are available here.
Friday, April 28, 11:30am-1:30pm
Top floral designer Canaan Marshall will be leading an intimate, hands-on floral arrangement class. As seen on HBO Max’s Full Bloom (S2), Canaan describes this experience as a fantastic introduction for those who are interested in creating a breath-taking arrangement for their own home, or anyone who would like to learn to use everyday floral elements to enhance their next get together. Tickets are $200 per person, and guests will be provided with florals, a vessel and all of the necessary supplies to design a beautiful centerpiece to bring home. The class will be held in The Veranda, and boxed lunches and refreshments will be provided by Saint Germain Bakery.
- Children’s Chalk Art on Path400
Friday, April 28, 3-6pm
In preparation for Livable Buckhead’s annual 5K, kids can express their inner creativity and celebrate spring by decorating PATH400 with chalk art flowers. Chalk is provided and all ages and skill levels are welcome. This event will take place at PATH400 Peachtree Park Entrance (3399 Peachtree Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30305). See here for more information.
- Floral-themed Dessert & Wine Tasting at Saint Germain
Friday, April, 28, 6:30-8pm
The French bakery & café invites revelors to join them on Buckhead Village’s Veranda for a four-course floral-themed dessert and wine pairing. A perfect match! Tickets available here for $45.
- Buckhead Village Property-Wide Street Festival & Atl Girl Gang Botanical Vendor Market
Saturday, April 29, 10am-6pm
Buckhead Village will host live music, themed activations, in-store promotions from retailers including diptyque, Frances Valentine, Abbey Glass, Sarah Flint, Etro, B.M. Franklin & Co., Theory and more, celebratory beverages from dining destinations like Le Colonial, Saint Germain, Shake Shack, Carmel and of course, various floral stops along the way. Full calendar available here.
ATL Girl Gang will curate an outdoor, botanical-themed vendor market uplifting women-owned businesses, including a pop-up from NY-based florist East Olivia. Guests can enjoy a floral truck, vintage photo booth, flower-crown making stations, and yard games.
- Livable Buckhead 5k “buckheadRUN!”
Saturday, April 29, 7-9:30am
Livable Buckhead encourages runners of all ages and abilities – and their four-legged friends – to join the buckheadRUN! 5K. In addition to awards for the fastest runners in various age groups, buckheadRUN! includes a “Fastest Fido” category, bandana giveaways for dogs, a pre-race hype event and post-race celebration. Runners are also encouraged to celebrate spring by dressing in flower-themed costumes and garb. Livable Buckhead will award prizes for the best flower costumes. Race packet swag bags will include gifts from Barry’s Bootcamp, Highland Yoga, The Daily and Shake Shack. Race and registration details are available at livablebuckhead.org/run.
- Floral Installations Across Buckhead Village Neighborhood
Floral installations will remain on display for the public to enjoy at Buckhead Village, Buckhead Commons, Andrews Square, St. Regis, Kimpton Sylvan Hotel, Atlanta History Center, Shops Around Lenox and Buckhead Tower. Visit the official event website here for a full list of locations.
For a list of additional can’t-miss weekend in-store events, promotions, and workshops throughout the neighborhood, click HERE.