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Flower Crown Workshop for a Bachelorette Party in Nashville

Posted by Krista Firkins on Mar 29, 2019 11:13:26 AM

On Saturday, March 23rd we had our first ever flower crown party here in Nashville!

The sun was shining and the girls from Kira’s bridal party were visiting Nashville from Arizona for her bachelorette party weekend. While it certainly wasn’t my first crafting workshop rodeo, I was so thrilled to be representing Fetes de Fleurs for our first floral workshop in Nashville market!

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Nashville is one of the TOP bachelorette party destinations in America right now, and the tourism industry is only growing here in our fabulous city! The bachelorette party scene has so much to offer groups coming into town and there’s such a wide variety of activities to participate in. The girls in this group informed me that taking a quiet morning to craft and chat was such a nice change of pace from the activities they were doing the last few days, and they were so excited to wear their flower crowns out that night.

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Flower crowns really are the perfect way to create a unique look with your group when you are looking to plan a night out on the bachelorette party weekend where you match outfits or looks. We all know that for most bach weekends there is at least one night where you talk about the bachelorette party outfits and what you are going to wear as a group. Flower crowns can make for a really cute addition to your bachelorette party looks!

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Alex, the party coordinator of this bachelorette group, asked specifically for colors coordinating to Kira’s wedding colors. We love when bride tribe's do this and request colors that match the wedding colors for the bride to be. Makes the flower crown workshop even more special for the bride to be by incorporating the colors of the wedding to be.

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Here are the wedding colors for this Nashville bachelorette that we also sourced the real flowers and greenery for their flower crown workshop:

  • Maroon
  • Dusty rose
  • Mauve
  • Light pink
  • White

I was so excited to see these color suggestions for flowers because they’re absolutely my favorite color palette for pretty much anything I’m designing or styling. I was able to pick out some really beautiful flowers with the help of our local flower wholesaler. Alex also requested plenty of greenery, as some girls were looking to make some very subtle and delicate crowns.

FYI: in the party planning process with us we will ask you about your group and what colors you would like. We try our best to source flowers and colors in line with your requests always.

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When I got there, Kira informed me she was a huge fan of pink and her wedding colors were all in the pink category because her fiancé wouldn’t let her decorate her whole house pink, and I think that’s when she and I became best friends. :)

I was so excited she loved my color choices for the flowers.

Here are the flowers that we sourced for this Nashville bachelorette party to work with the bride to be's wedding colors:

  • Maroon ranunculus
  • Pink carnations
  • Peach roses
  • Baby’s breath
  • Wax flower
  • Purple and fuchsia carnations

These were the prettiest carnations I had ever seen. I reminded the girls that since they were taking them home on a plane, some of the flowers would be more delicate than others when you’re trying to transport them. I also gave them some tips on preserving their flower crowns when traveling. We love how our flower crowns dry out. You can take real flower crowns and hang them up on the wall on a nail or on the side of a mirror to dry out. Flower crowns look beautiful dried out and can be a great way to give the bachelorette party group some bachelorette favors to go after the weekend ends! Special gift from the weekend to take home and enjoy after the celebration ends.

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The girls were a little tired after a couple nights of enjoying Nashville and each other’s company, and were initially very reluctant of their crafting skills with the flower crowns.

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Of course I broke everything down step by step, and explained to them my rules for flower crown making.

1. Be kind to the flowers

2. Be kind to each other, and most importantly,

3. Be kind to yourself!

A lot of them were struggling with the third rule at first, but I reminded them often that they are their own worst critic, and was shocked at how hard they were on themselves because their flower crowns were looking amazing from start to finish!

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First, we made our flower crown bases to fit each of our heads and the ideal desired fit. Next, I had the group pick out their greenery, then we worked on attaching the greenery onto the crown. I was happy to advise the group when girls pulled up photo inspiration or had questions.

Then everyone picked out their flowers and we went over methods to attach flowers to the flower crown. The waxflower and peach roses were a big hit among all of the gals! A lot of them had never worn flower crowns before and were having fun styling their hair with the crowns and experimenting with different ways to wear them! So fun to see what each person does in a flower crown workshop because their own personality and style tends to come out.

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I had so much fun with this girl gang from Arizona and was so happy they had a blast too! They all were flower crown pros by the end of the workshop and I was so impressed with their crafting skills. Alex told me the crowns were a hit when they went out their last night in Nashville and I was thrilled to help add some adorable photo-worthy crowns to their weekend.

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If you are interested in learning more about our floral workshops like the flower crown party for a Nashville bachelorette party you can fill out the form on this page. We can't wait to help you have some floral fun on your Nashville girls weekend or a bachelorette party in Nashville.

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The Most Walkable Up and Coming Neighborhoods in Nashville for your Nashville Bachelorette Party or Nashville Girls Weekend

Posted by Krista Firkins on Feb 9, 2019 2:39:28 PM

While some cities are have walkable neighborhoods that are seemingly made for city-walkers, Nashville is a unique metropolis that generally requires a car to skip from one neighborhood to the next. Nashville does, however, boast plenty of walkable neighborhoods that are easily accessible and quite affordable when using ride-sharing apps like Uber, and Lyft. But don't you worry ladies- we have covered all the hottest, new and up and coming neighborhoods in Nashville for your Nashville bachelorette party or your ladies weekend in Nashville.

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Of course, walkable neighborhoods like Hillsboro Village, Belmont, Downtown, Broadway, and The Gulch are great options if you’re looking for a quintessential Nashville tourist experience, but these up-and-coming neighborhoods have all the value with much less foot traffic than the most touristy areas. If planned correctly (which includes making reservations for sit-down restaurants, especially if you’re a group larger than 8!), you and your girl squad can spend hours in any of these quaint neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone, and any of these spots would be a great place to stay or play. So if you are looking for something not in the tourist area for your bachelorette party in Nashville we have a great list of neighborhoods for you to check out before you decide where you want to stay!


West Nashville, The Nations

This neighborhood is a long stretch that mostly spans along 51st Avenue and Centennial Boulevard.

Along 51st, start at Red Bicycle, a cute breakfast spot great for coffee, crepes, and breakfast tacos, complete with perfect outdoor seating, then head on down to The Mill Boutique for clothing and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Just a couple of blocks down on Centennial, grab a drink at Frothy Monkey or local brewery Southern Grist’s taproom (we highly recommend nearly any sour they put out), then grab a souvenir at Nashville’s best spot for local graphic tees, Project 615. If you’re still hungry, head over to Daddy’s Dogs, or if you want to make a full day out of your Nations experience, grab a ride to Fat Bottom Brewing to soak in some of the best patio vibes in town in their beer garden.

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Located just adjacent to downtown, this neighborhood has plenty of walkable spots and dining to keep you and your gals occupied for the whole day.

If headed to Germantown for brunch or lunch, start (and preferably make a reservation) at 5th and Taylor, Henrietta Red, or Germantown Café, which all have amazing food in a beautiful ambiance, or just grab a coffee at Barista Parlor (we recommend the very-Tennessee Iced Bourbon Vanilla). Then, grab a treat at NoBaked or Tempered before you hop over to Bicentennial Park for a stroll, and then peruse the Farmer’s Market and take part in a local beer or wine tasting. End your day with a toast to your ladies over at Geist’s champagne garden.

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Five Points (East Nashville)

Last but not least, Five Points is located in the once-revered as “hipster” East Nashville, and may be the most walkable of them all.

If headed to Five Points for lunch or brunch, make Marché your first stop for the best brunch in East Nashville. After that, head over to The eclectic Idea Hatchery to support local artists and boutiques, and then to Bongo Java East if you’re in need of a caffeine boost. For quick bites in the area, swing by Five Points Pizza East or I Dream of Weenie. Thrifting is a must while in Nashville, and the Hip Zipper and Fanny’s House of Music are both great options for picking up unique vintage accessories. While there’s plenty of dive bars around Five Points, head to Rosemary & Beauty Queen for great cocktails and adorable interiors.

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No matter where you’re staying in Nashville, any of these up-and-coming neighborhoods make for awesome walkable areas that have food, shopping, and fun for your whole group!

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The Cutest Spots in Nashville for Instagrammable Group Photos for your Nashville Bachelorette Party

Posted by Krista Firkins on Feb 1, 2019 2:16:23 PM

Of course, the best part about getting together with your girlfriends for a poppin’ bachelorette party or girls’ weekend in Nashville is the company of your gal pals. But let’s be honest, to commemorate the occasion, no weekend would be complete without a bevy of amazing photos of you and your girls to enjoy for years to come. So go ahead, do it for the ‘gram! We compiled a list of the best spots in Nashville for group photos that will have you hashtagging #takemeback for months to come.

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12 South

12 South is great place to start when taking photos of your gals on your Nashville bachelorette party weekend, as it’s equipped with a robust selection of murals throughout the neighborhood. Of course, start with the “Believe in Nashville” mural, and right across from that you’ll find the blue stripes on the side of Draper James. There’s also the adorable backdrop of the floral mural on the side of Sweet Pea, and not far from there you’ll find the new “Nashville Looks Good on You” mural behind Frothy Monkey. We think taking photos in your flower crowns while you shop and bop around 12 South is a perfect Saturday afternoon before dinner time.

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Downtown during the day is another great stop to make on your photo-taking adventure. Of course, the famed Broadway area is strewn with honky tonks left and right, and could make for some amazing group photos. Just remember that this stretch gets jam-packed starting at around late afternoon, so head down there as early as possible.

Downtown you’ll also find the John Seigenhaler Pedestrian Bridge, which offers picture-perfect views of the Nashville skyline. My personal favorite time to go is at sunset, but there are great photos to be had there as long as you go during the day.

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Check out the downtown hotels too for great photo opps with your girls on your Nashville bachelorette party too.

While downtown, any of the boutique hotel rooftops could make for great photos, with my personal favorite being the Bobby Hotel rooftop. Equipped with an adorable vintage airstream and great views of downtown Nashville, this will sure to be a hit among your fellow bachelorettes. You can take fun photos here for sure with all that is going on at the Bobby Hotel.

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Another hotel that has an amazing rooftop bar to note is Noelle, whose bar Rare Bird features adorable furniture and decor as well as great views. These picturesque hotels also feature amazing decor in their other lobby and bar areas, just make sure to be respectful of hotel guests and staff members if you have a full girl gang in tow. If you’re looking for more rooftop bars for amazing photos, certainly check out L.A. Jackson, Acme Feed and Seed, and The George Jones.

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While you’re in the downtown area, another popular spot to hit up is the Gulch. There you’ll find a few more popular murals to use as a backdrop, including the ever-popular abstract rainbow mural. Honorable mention goes to the “What Lifts You” wings, because while they’re certainly adorable, the mural is truly meant to only be photographed with one person at a time. You’ll also find these cool stairs outside of Urban Outfitters, and will have you and your girls wanting to release a 90s girl band album with all the cool photos you can take there. The stairs seem like the best spot for a Nashville bachelorette party photo sesh!

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Last but not least, the Parthenon and Centennial Park is an incredible spot for photos and is a classic Nashville tourist spot, and is truly a must-see. The enormous Parthenon is an incredible full-scale re-creation of the Parthenon in Greece, and imagines what the Parthenon was like before it was damaged in ancient times. Centennial Park was built initially for an exposition that took place at the end of the 19th century and still stands today in it’s full glory as an homage to the history of the over-the-top exposition. This large park features lots of areas to explore, a colorful flower garden that’s best in the spring, plenty of parking if you’re planning on visiting the Parthenon, and plenty of room for your whole group.

We hope these have been helpful in planning for your Nashville bachelorette party weekend. We would love to see your photos with your bride tribe wearing your flower crowns out and about! If you want to learn more about our flower crown parties for your Nashville bachelorette party you can fill out the form here. 

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