Team Spotlight: Principal Designer, Chris Macksey of Topher Mack Floral & Events

Christopher Macksey, Principal Designer of event firm Topher Mack Floral & Events in Atlanta, GeorgiaTopher Mack Floral & Events (TM) is an Atlanta based full-service floral and event design firm who stands behind the mission of doing what we love, with people that we love, for people that we love.   That love for floral and special events bloomed early for Topher Mack owner, Christopher Macksey, who spent his youth in the garden with his mother and grandmothers and his teenage years working as a florist.  Departing from the traditional path of a college degree, Macksey followed a direct path toward his passion by pursuing floral design full time. In his early career, Macksey blossomed on the Jersey Shore doing container gardens, created fresh flowers for summer homes on the beach, and worked at a floral shop that specialized in funeral and weddings before moving to New York.  

In addition to beautifully designed weddings and social events that took place at landmark NYC properties, Macksey did floral styling for Bergdorf Goodman photo shoots, posh Manhattan hotels, and flagship stores on 5th Avenue.  He was also earned the opportunity to make his boyish dreams come true by styling flowers for THE QUEEN…and by Queen, of course, I mean Madonna.

Centerpiece Ideas from Atlanta's Topher Mack Floral & EventsLured by the Southern hospitality, Macksey moved to the Atlanta, Georgia and began managing the floral department for one of the peach state’s well-known design companies.  He transitioned to design sales for nine years producing a mix of weddings, social, non-profit, corporate, and celebrity events before starting his own company, Topher Mack Floral & Events in 2017.  Macksey humbly attributes his success to the great perspective he received by working in all phases of the floral and design industry. This type of work ethic is what rapper Drake meant when he said: “started from the bottom and now my whole team is here”.

Top Floral Designers of the South- Christopher Macksey of Atlanta's Topher Mack Floral & EventsTeam Topher Mack, under the leadership of Christopher Macksey, is comprised of award-winning floral and event designers whose combination of experience, mastery of craft, and natural talent allows their client’s vision of their special day to bloom and prosper right before their eyes.  Luxury is in each detail, but so is love. According to Macksey, “When you love what you do, who you do it with and who you do it for, it’s easy to feel and see the love that is put into each event.


Photographers: Jack Parada Photography & Terri Nash Photography

Vibrant Color Palette for GCAPP Empower Power 2018

The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP) EmPower Party brought together the Atlanta community to raise awareness of GCAPP’s mission to improve the overall health and well-being of young people in Georgia.  Jane Fonda founded GCAPP 23 years ago to broaden the teen pregnancy prevention agenda by addressing root causes that go hand-in-hand with the issue. Through its programs in youth empowerment, healthy relationships, parent empowerment, and overall physical health and well-being of adolescents, GCAPP reaches over 55,000 young people a year, proving them with the information, skills, and motivation they need to make healthy choices…choices that won’t derail one’s future.

For this event, the client wanted an empowering mix of femininity and vibrancy and Topher Mack Floral & Events were honored to be a part of the special event for another consecutive year.

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Event: Topher Mack Floral & Events with Barbara Roos
Floral & Design: Topher Mack Floral & Events
Photographer: Terri Nash Photography
Location: The Fairmont
Date: October 4, 2018

Design Inspired By the Environmental Values of a Maverick

A birthday party for CNN founder and media mogul Ted Turner was held at the St. Regis Hotel in Atlanta on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.  Sticking with the Waste Not Want Not values of the client, we collaborated with our floral sister from another mister, Kim Cheney of August Floral & Event Design to create a visually inspiring experience that mirrors those values and environmental interest while honoring the Maverick Man.
Boho Feather Chandelier from Topher Mack Floral & Events in Atlanta

Natural feathers were placed by hand and suspended from the existing chandelier at the St. Regis Atlanta.

Boho Feather Chandelier from Topher Mack Floral & Events in Atlanta

Celebrity Birthday Party from Topher Mack Floral & Events at the St. Regis Atlanta

Beautiful agate crystals in natural edge wood slices created a unique centerpiece.Agate Centerpiece for Celebrity Birthday Celebration at the St. Regis Atlanta

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Event: Ted Turner’s 80th Birthday
Design: Topher Mack Floral & Events
Floral: August Floral & Event Design
Photographer: Robin Nathan Photography
Location: St. Regis Atlanta
Date: November 17, 2018

Non-Traditional Corporate Holiday

This year, we turned corporate holiday parties on their head with chic alternative concepts to the usual seasonal shindig.  We incorporated traditional seasonal Amaryllis flowers in contemporary groupings to create a clean and modern aesthetic for Atlanta’s King & Spalding, LLC. holiday party.

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Event: King & Spalding Holiday Party
Floral & Design: Topher Mack Floral & Events
Photographer: Terri Nash Photography
Location: St. Regis Atlanta
Date: December 8, 2018

Autumn Rooftop Terrace Wedding

Boasting exceptional views and warm hospitality, the rooftop terrace of Atlanta’s iconic Ponce City Market became the backdrop as our Topher Mack couple became husband and wife.  The ceremony took place in front of a  gorgeous 7’ wide by 8’ tall arch made of a blend of green, crimson & orange faded grey-green foliage and vines accented with copper beech, winged elm and other autumn toned foliage
Stunning Wedding Arch Chuppah from Topher Mack Floral & Events in Atlanta

Gorgeous Fall Rooftop Wedding in Atlanta from Topher Mack Floral & Events

Fall Wedding on Atlanta Rooftop from Topher Mack Floral & Events

Rustic Elegant Fall Wedding Aisle Decor from Topher Mack Floral & Events in Atlanta

The gentlemen wore dapper mini calla lily boutonnieres wrapped in black satin.

Mini Orange Calla Lily Fall Wedding Boutonniere from Topher Mack Floral & Events in Atlanta

Fall Wedding Flower Ideas from Topher Mack Floral & Events in Atlanta

The centerpieces consisted of a composition of vibrant textured toned floral and foliage in the wedding’s color palette that was pin-spotted for maximum visual impact. Warm copper, mocha, clear-cut crystal candles were placed around the base of each for a warm glow.

Stunning Fall Wedding Centerpiece from Atlanta's Topher Mack Floral & Events

Elegant Fall Wedding Centerpiece Ideas from Atlanta's Topher Mack Floral & Events

Fall Wedding on Atlanta Rooftop by Topher Mack Floral & Event


Event: Kasey & Steve’s Wedding
Location: Ponce City Market Rooftop Terrace
Floral & Design: Topher Mack Floral & Events with Barbara Roos
Photographer: Terri Nash Photography
Event Planner: Sharon Fisher Events
Date: October 6, 2018

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hope & Will Ball

In January of 2018, the team from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) celebrated their 15th annual Hope & Will Ball at the St. Regis Atlanta.  This black-tie gala is one of the largest fundraisers for the hospital and this past gala raised more than $1,032,436 for CHOA patients and families, making the 2018 Hope & Will Ball the most successful event in its 15-year history.  The Topher Mack team, along with Event Consultant and friend Barbara Roos, embraced the winter season in this “cool” icy design.

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Winter Ice Centerpiece from Topher Mack Floral & Events- CHOA Hope & Will Ball 2018

Winter Theme Centerpiece from Topher Mack Floral & Events- CHOA Hope & Will Ball 2018


Event: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hope & Will Ball
Floral & Design: Topher Mack Floral & Events
Photographer: Eric Wittmayer
Location: St. Regis Atlanta
Date: January 27, 2018

JDRF Atlanta Hope Gala

Recognized as one of Atlanta’s premier social and philanthropic events, the Hope Gala continues to raise millions of dollars in support of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)’s mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. 700 of Atlanta’s prominent community and corporate elite gathered to commemorate JDRF’s momentous progress in diabetes research.  This year also marked the 40th year that our friend and Event Consultant, Barbara Roos & her husband Duke Roos were a part of this event.  It was a privilege for the Topher Mack Floral & Events’ team to partner with Barbara Roos for a weekend of hope.  We are honored and humbled to use our talents for such a great cause.

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Event: JDRF Atlanta Hope Gala
Location: InterContinental Buckhead
Floral & Design: Topher Mack Floral & Events
Photographer: Terri Nash Photography
Date: May 5, 2018