Floral Workshop: How To Style Grocery Store Floral Like a Pro

Atlanta, we’re bringing you Chris Macksey, of your favorite floral design team, Topher Mack Floral & Events, to the Grant Park neighborhood for a floral workshop on May 30, 2020.  Join us for an hour and a half pop-up workshop to teach you how to style grocery store floral like a pro.  

Top Floral Designers of the South- Christopher Macksey of Atlanta's Topher Mack Floral & Events


…received a colorful supermarket bouquet, but it was not quite your aesthetic?

…fell in love with a bunch of flowers at the farmers market and want them to last?

…given up on drooping tulips a day after buying them from the store?

Attendees will enjoy selecting grocery sourced flowers and containers and use practical design techniques to easily style floral like a pro. Instructors will be on hand to offer guidance, encouragement, and answer any questions while practicing safe distancing. By the end of the workshop, you will leave entertained, enlightened, and informed with a beautiful arrangement to enjoy at home or share with a friend.

Date: May 30, 2020

Location: Charming Grant Park Outdoor Garden (address to be given once your session has been confirmed)

The Fine Print : Sessions will have a max of 8 attendees. Masks must be worn at all times. Work stations will be set 6 feet apart in accordance to CDC guidelines. This is a rain or shine event.

Morning Session 10:00 am: SOLD OUT

Afternoon Session | 4:00 pm

In this fun and relaxing workshop you will learn easy to follow design tricks from Atlanta's top floral and event designer, Chris Macksey of Topher Mack Floral & Events.


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