Thursday, July 28, 2011

Announcing INDIAN SUMMER :: an amy osaba flower workshop!

"It was an Indian summer, a bluebird sort of day… warm and sunny, without a breath of wind; the water was sky-blue, the shores a bank of solid gold." - Sigurd Olson


We are so excited to announce the first in a series of floral design workshops, and you are invited!

Drawing inspiration from fiery sunsets and warm evenings ‘round the campfire, this inaugural workshop will give students the opportunity to create a lush tablescape, styled with found objects and locally foraged botanicals. (Follow our Pinterest board here!) At this workshop, you will not only learn some of the basics of floral design, such as flower identification and composition, but you will also learn how to implement some of our signature touches, from creating charming vignettes using vintage vessels, to incorporating local foliage into your arrangements and creating a centerpiece with movement and balance.

Party throwers. Designers. Wedding planners. Forever students. You name it! Whether you are a beginner to floral design or a seasoned professional who wants to learn a new style, we’d love to have you.

All day Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Goat Farm Machine Room (In our opinion, one of Atlanta's best kept secrets - Join us as we unveil our new studio space!), Atlanta, Ga

$425 per person (This price includes everything you need, and lots of other things we know you’ll want! Flowers, vessels, food and drink, lots of swag, your floral creations and vintage vessels, and lots of new know-how.)

For those of you who are new to this blog, and may be unfamiliar with Amy Osaba, we are a full event design company with an aesthetic that is organic, free, and a twist on the traditional. Click here to see more of who we are and what we’ve been up to lately.

This is going to be such a fun day! We will start the morning with cupcakes and coffee (after all, its never too early for cupcakes, especially when they are provided by Sun in My Belly), and soon thereafter we will explore the grounds of the Goat Farm for inspiration and pretty foliage to use in our arrangements. An array of freshly cut, gorgeous flowers will also be provided to choose from. After the morning’s lessons, we will enjoy a delicious ‘sack lunch’ (again, courtesy of Sun in My Belly). In the afternoon, students will learn how to create a gorgeous tablescape, while also attending our version of mini ‘arts and crafts’ workshops in the spirit of the Campfire Girls!

Now this is where it gets even more (!) exciting. At the end of the day, amidst the gorgeous sunset (and hors d'oeuvres and cocktails!), you will be guided by sought-after prop + wardrobe stylist Ginny Branch Stelling in setting up your very own photo shoot! [You may remember seeing some of Ginny’s styling work here. To top it all off, your work will be photographed by none other than the lovely Heidi of Our Labor of Love! If you read this blog at all, you know how much we love Heidi. Not only is she one of the most accomplished photographers in the wedding industry, she is super fun to boot!

As if that weren’t enough to make you want to sign up today, each student will also go home with a special apron, floral shears, merit badge, their floral creations in an array of vintage vessels, and amazing photographs of their work. Of course, we can’t reveal everything we’re planning yet – but rest assured there will be even more surprises!

For questions or more information, email To register right away, click here. For up to date information about the workshop and other happenings at AO, follow us on twitter, facebook, and Pinterest!

We can hardly wait - hope to see you there!

a little update...

Sometimes it's hard to believe we've been doing this for so many years! Have you been following the blog for a while? Or if you're new to the blog, welcome! We've pulled together some images to give you a fresh look on what we have been up to. Or please feel free to explore our archives for full features on all of the images below. Here's a peek into who we are...

Amy Osaba was launched in 2002 and quickly became recognized as one of the leading event design firms in the Southeast.

Amy’s theatrical background has undoubtedly influenced her signature style, intuitively using a variety of textures and co-mingling fruits, vegetables, antique vessels and textiles to create unique and yet timeless works of art.

While our emphasis is on designing lush, free, handpicked florals, we are a full event design studio and delight in bringing our client’s entire vision to life. From designing your entire invitation suite, to selecting the perfect linens to creating the right atmosphere through lighting, no detail is forgotten. In fact, our entire team has extensive experience planning, designing, and executing events from start to finish.


Our work has been featured in print in The Atlantan Brides, Atlanta Weddings, Southern Weddings, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, and Occasions, as well as online at 100 Layer Cake, Green Wedding Shoes, Once Wed, Weddings Unveiled, and Style Me Pretty, just to name a few. What means the most, however, are the sweet words of thanks we get from our clients:

“Thank you for making my daughter’s wedding special, beautiful, and most memorable. You are true professionals.”

“From day one, you have always been so excited for my big day, which seems crazy considering how many brides you work with throughout the year. Thank you for always making me feel special. You are the best!!”

“I am so glad that I left everything in your hands because I could never have made anything so beautiful. There are truly no words to describe how I felt when I saw everything...all I can say is thank you.”

Plain and simple: we love what we do! There are also some really exciting things coming up which you'll hear all about in upcoming posts. We look forward to crossing paths with you...


Monday, July 11, 2011

Laurie + Greg at the Fox Theatre

Laurie + Greg's wedding was, in a word, magical. The Fox Theatre makes for such a dramatic setting, so I knew the flowers needed to pack some major punch! We decided to play up the Moroccan style of the theatre by using antique brass vessels mixed with lanterns and glass, which looked beautiful paired with the bright, bold flowers. I do love working with a bride who is not afraid of color! And those peonies…oh, those peonies!

Many thanks to Anna & Spencer Photography for the stunning photographs - I have to say, my jaw dropped to the floor when I first saw these photos. Like I said, magical. Hope you enjoy!

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Julie + Andy at Reynolds Plantation

Julie + Andy wanted the design of their wedding to be both rustic and elegant, just like their gorgeous venue, the Ritz Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation. It was a beautiful day, and the chuppah we created for the ceremony is one of my favorites to date. Many thanks to Adam of W. Scott Chester Photography for capturing the beauty of this wedding in such a special way.

Congrats Julie + Andy!

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