15 March 2010
Battle of the Flower Designers Competition
It’s been almost 2 decades since I last entered a floral design competition but one of the young designers at FlowerChat.com asked us to be part of a fun March Madness Floral Design Challenge so we agreed… in part to encourage more local florists to show their own work in social media and in part to make me finally learn how to use my cute little Flip.
The challenge required each entrant to create an arrangement using the following flowers:
- 5 tulips
- 5 gerbera daisies
- 3 hydrangeas
- 7 roses
- 5 snapdragons
- 3 dendrobium orchids
- 1/4 bunch of statice
- 7 carnations
- 4 types of greens (foliages of choice)
- 1 twig-type material (birch, curly willow, pussy willow, flowering branches)
We had to use all the flowers on the list but could select our own color palettes, foliages and containers – giving us plenty of leeway to show our own signature styles.
Each designer filmed and uploaded his/her entry to YouTube where it could be reviewed and then submitted for voting.
Rather than just video taping the arrangement from different angles, I included a little bit of information about our Anaheim flower shop, my foliage selection process and our philosophy on floral design. So here’s our first foray with the Flip and Windows Movie Maker:
And a static shot of one side of the flower arrangement:
We're competing against the talented designer at Affairs to Remember in Melrose, MA who managed to garner some fantastic local coverage about the floral design competition on Wicked Local's Melrose edition.
Vote in the Battle of the Flower Designers here.
In all, 8 florists are vying for this March Madness prize and you can view the videos and vote in the other head-to-head competitions by following the links below:
Hollyhocks Flowers and Gifts, St. Louis, MO vs Twig Flowers, Yerington, NV View videos and vote
Everyday Flowers, Tustin, CA vs Mums and More, Wagner, SD View videos and vote
Anytime Flowers, St. Paul. MN vs Belvedere Flowers, Havertown - Philadelphia, PA View videos and vote
Congratulations to all who entered. Break a stem.
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