09 April 2010
Battle of the Flower Designers: Championship Round
We've made our way up through the March Madness Battle of the Flower Designers brackets and are now in the Championship Round! Videos have been uploaded both from our Anaheim flower shop:
And the team from Belvedere Flowers in Philadelphia PA:
Cast your vote here.
Each finalist was allowed to present a 'designer's choice' arrangement and we used the Glee cast's version of 'Defying Gravity' as the inspiration for our finale entry. (Can you tell how much we love Glee since we used music from the show in each of our videos?)
The arrangement features gorgeous pastel tropical flowers from Green Point Nurseries including upright and hanging heliconias, ginger, king proteas, anthuriums and monstera, ti and areca palm leaves. My favorite accent materials were the epidendron orchids cut right from our garden.
The prop to hang our suspended design is truly vintage since my husband Phil had it custom built in 1978 when he competed in the Atlanta Invitational Competition. (I think that makes the prop older than Adam from Belvedere. Ha!)
The entire design, more than 5 feet in overall height and 3 1/2 feet in width, is constructed in an Oasis CORSO Holder (a 1/2 block of caged floral foam) so the large stems and sheer volume of flowers presented a real challenge. And then there was the weight balancing issue to further push the limits.
It was fun to include my family at the end of the video. They inspire me to do my very best every day and I am truly blessed in so many ways.
I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank the 'families' from both the flower shop and the floral design school who truly contribute to our success every day. So here's a big thanks to Gordon (camera-man extraordinaire), Judi, Nid, Manny, Mary, Phan and Darlynn for all you do. Your commitment to delivering 'Wow' shows in everything you touch.
This competition has been great fun and we're delighted to have been able to showcase part of our design thought processes - and to share our passion for unique floral designs.
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