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The Big Reveal: 2015 Wedding Flower Competition Top 30!

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2015 wedding flowers competition top 30

It’s Time! Voting Starts NOW for our Annual “Top Gun” Competition Finalists!

Well! It was certainly no easy task sifting through over 1300 amazing, inspiring and flat-out jaw-dropping entries in this year’s Top Gun Competition. But the judges have managed to narrow the field to the top 30 finalists, with 10 in each of the categories Flowers to Wear, Flowers to Carry and Flowers to Decorate.

To be clear: the competition voting, which is now open to the public, happens over at Facebook. Links to the voting galleries are at the end of this page.

Without further adieu…. drum roll please… here they are!

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Flowers to Wear: Top 10 Entries

Limited only by the imagination, the Flowers to Wear category has for many years been full of incredible and innovative designs that move beyond the traditional wearable flowers like buttonholes and corsages – but this year our 10 Top Gun finalists in this category have outdone themselves!

From fabulous floral headpieces and crowns to unique floral ties, bow-ties, necklaces and even entire pieces of wearable floral art, these Top Guns are in a league of their own. Prepare to fall in love with the 10 Top Gun Finalists in the Flowers To Wear category 2015!

red anemone headpiece gentle flowers

red anemone headpiece, Gentle Flowers

Sydney Florist, Gentle Flowers gained 1st place in last year’s Flowers to Carry category. This year they are a finalist again with this stunning red anemone headpiece.

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 floral headpiece Green & Bloom

floral headpiece, Green & Bloom

Soft feminine blooms teamed with feathered garden green foliage defines this gorgeous floral headpiece from Green and Bloom. The consistently high performing south-east Queensland based florist is a finalist again this year with two nominations.

the botanical heart

floral hair comb, The Botanical Heart

A sweet, simple, green and white floral hair comb from Melbourne-based florist, The Botanical Heart, had the judges swooning. Created with blooms of helleborus and florets of hydrangea, this entry is simply heavenly.

Dear Delilah Florist

rustic blossom collar, Dear Delilah Florist

Dear Delilah Florist, a finalist in two categories this year, delivers a romantic, feminine design featuring a rustic blossom collar paired with soft pastel pink feather and tulle.

Sorella Flower Merchant

combination floral necklace and crown, Sorella Flower Merchant


Sorella Flower Merchant stunned the judges with this amazing entry, a combination floral crown and lavish necklace created using cymbidium orchids, blushing bride (a personal favourite), sweet pea, ranunculus and alstroemeria.

Wedding Flowers By Julia Rose

Australian native flora, Wedding Flowers By Julia Rose

The floral art creations from Wedding Flowers By Julia Rose are captivating. This amazing piece has been created using hand picked Australian native flora including blue gum and wattle foliage, perfectly matched to an array of hot pink, orange and yellow blooms. Simply stunning.

Floral tie by Rosehip Flowers

Floral tie by Rosehip Flowers


This fabulous piece from Rosehip Flowers won points for quirkiness, originality and execution! Crafted from a variegated green and yellow cordyline leaf and decorated with colourful orchid blooms and succulents, the judges had never seen anything like it!

Floral bow-tie by Angie’s Floral Design

Floral bow-tie by Angie’s Floral Design


This gentleman’s bow tie, created by Angie’s Floral Design, draws perfectly on accents and hues in the shirt and jacket, and demonstrates an understated, casual style with a pop!

lime and succulent buttonhole, Willetton Wedding Flowers

lime and succulent buttonhole, Willetton Wedding Flowers


Willetton Wedding Flowers from Western Australia took the standard buttonhole to an entirely new level with this succulent and lime design! The balance and execution of this piece is outstanding and makes for a zesty new take (pardon the pun!) on an old favourite.

Sea holly buttonholes, Flowers for Mrs Harris

Sea holly buttonholes, Flowers for Mrs Harris


Rounding out the Flowers to Wear category is another WA finalist, Flowers for Mrs Harris. The textures and presentation of these gorgeous little buttonholes show the high standard in Australian wedding flowers today.

Flowers to Carry: Top 10 Entries

The finalists in this year’s Flowers to Carry category were dominated by amazing entries of on-trend native bouquets and garden posies. Let’s check them out! Here are the judges 10 Top Gun finalists in the Flowers To Carry category 2015!

focal proteas Touchwood Flowers

Focal proteas, Touchwood Flowers


This lovely bridal bouquet, featuring a soft pastel colour palette and focal native proteas, was created by Touchwood Flowers from Port Macquarie, NSW.

King protea and green foliage, Poppy and the Wallflowers

King protea and green foliage, Poppy and the Wallflowers

Poppy and the Wallflowers make a statement with this gorgeous textured wedding bouquet featuring a focal king protea and beautiful green foliage highlighted throughout.

Roses, stocks, snapdragons and hypericum berries, Miss Maggies Flowers

Roses, stocks, snapdragons and hypericum berries, Miss Maggies Flowers

The ombre colour palette of this bouquet from Adelaide finalist, Miss Maggies Flowers, won the judges hearts! Beautiful cluster roses, stocks, snapdragons and hypericum berries combine perfectly in this gorgeous design to create a bridal bouquet worthy of a princess!

Textured bridal bouquet Lilygrace Flowers

Textured bridal bouquet, Lilygrace Flowers

Lilygrace Flowers wowed the judges with this stunning textured bouquet in deep pinks, red, purples and blues. I love the shape and combination of florals displayed here!

Peony, Kindred Floral

Peony, Kindred Floral

I am yet to come across a bride who doesn’t love a Peony. Sydney finalist, Kindred Floral, does this amazing bloom justice as a focal feature in this divine bouquet, paired with on-trend foliage and blooms to create a bold floral statement.

Roses, peonies and parrot tulips Dominique Flowers

Roses, peonies and parrot tulips, Dominique Flowers

Dominique Flowers inspired us with this soft, feminine combination of roses, peonies and parrot tulips in beautiful pink tones for this divine bridal bouquet.

Green and white bridal bouquet, Dear Delilah Florist

Green and white bridal bouquet , Dear Delilah Florist

Another finalist placing for Dear Delilah Florist, this time in the Flowers to Carry category and for this insanely gorgeous and oh-so-carefree green and white bridal bouquet design.

Round native bouquet design, Botanic Art

Round native bouquet design, Botanic Art

Another entry featuring a focal king protea, this time matched with blue gum mixed with roses, this round native bouquet design is from finalist Deborah Loves of Botanic Art.

Purple bridal bouquet Bella In Bloom

Purple bridal bouquet, Bella In Bloom

Adelaide florist Bella In Bloom combines pods, purple hyacinths, mauve hellebores, violets, peach stocks, thrypt, blushing brides and queen anne’s lace into this stunning bridal bouquet. The purple ribbon nicely finishes the look!

elegant design, Angel Flowers

Elegant design, Angel Flowers


It was hard to decide which entry to choose from this stand out wedding, but the rich colour palette and elegant design of this bridal bouquet from Perth florist, Angel Flowers, stole the judges hearts.

Flowers to Decorate: Top 10 Entries

The Flowers to Decorate category is where skilled wedding florists really let their imaginations go wild! We’re talking hanging installations, table florals, statement ceremony arches, cake flowers and more. Get ready to be inspired! Here are the judges 10 Top Gun finalists in the Flowers To Decorate category 2015!

table centrepiece The Bloom Collective

Table centrepiece, The Bloom Collective

Another stand out wedding with a series of stunning entries to choose from, this divine table centrepiece from The Bloom Collective made the final cut with its statement pops of colour and artfully structured arrangement.

ceremony corner arch spray, That little flower shop

Ceremony corner arch spray, That little flower shop

This gorgeously simple ceremony corner arch spray balances elements of star jasmine, double centred stargazer lillies and roses to perfection. This gorgeous entry comes from that little flower shop.

Floral ceremony feature, Poppy Culture

Floral ceremony feature, Poppy Culture

With this stunning entry, Poppy Culture have created a modern take on a traditional ceremony arch that caught the eye of our judges. What a gorgeous feature for the bride and groom to stand in front of and all the guests to admire!

Floral wedding cake Naturelle

Floral wedding cake, Naturelle

When thinking flowers to decorate, you can’t forget the cake! And what a gorgeous example from finalist Naturelle, decorated with this season’s hottest colourgold and paired with a lovely combination of succulents, ferns, native nuts and even feathers.

bridal arch Maria Okwa Creative

Bridal arch, Maria Okwa Creative

I love the combination of yellow, green and white on this outdoor arbour from Maria Okwa Creative Flowers. This divine setting would be so lovely as a bridal arch for a summer beach wedding!

Floral installation Green and Bloom

Floral installation, Green and Bloom

Created on a chandelier base, this wild, free-flowing installation piece from finalist Green and Bloom, is a true work of art! Flower blooms threaded through fishing line create hanging teardrops that take over and cascade downwards to create a beautiful effect. After winning in 2013 and 2014 for the Flowers to Decorate Category, will it be third year in a row for Green and Bloom? You be the judge!

hanging installation Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio

Hanging installation, Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio

Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio makes use of tropical leaves and orchids together with classic pretties of hydrangea, gerberas and calla lilies to create interest and originality with this gorgeous hanging installation. All lit up from underneath with Edison globes, it makes for a truly beautiful statement piece.

wild branches frame Ginger Lily and Rose Floral Studio

Wild branches frame, Ginger Lily and Rose Floral Studio

For the wow factor at outdoor ceremonies, this second installation from finalist Julia Hails of Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio makes quite a statement. The timeless combination of red and yellow blooms is so eye-catching and I love the way the wild branches frame the bride!

lush garland of fresh flowers Dominique Flowers

Lush garland of fresh flowers, Dominique Flowers


Another finalist placing for Dominique Flowers, this time in the Flowers to Decorate category

with this lush garland of fresh flowers in a warm colour palette, combined with a macramé wall hanging that would soften any space.

floral halos Alstonville Florist

Floral halos, Alstonville Florist

And now Alstonville Florist, NSW, with these gorgeous bright floral halos. I love the way the colour pops against the white marquee and perfectly matches in with the table centrepieces to create even more interest.

Congratulations to all the finalists in the Annual Tesselaars Top Gun Wedding Flowers Competition! Now it’s up to you to vote for your favourite in each category on Facebook for their chance to win national acclaim and up to one thousand dollar’s worth of high-quality Tesselaar wholesale flowers of their own choosing.

Voting begins today and closes 9am Thursday 26th November. Best of luck to all our Top Gun Finalists!

Go – vote for YOUR faves by clicking the links below to view the Facebook galleries and vote with your Likes!

Flowers to Wear
Flowers to Decorate
Flowers to Carry

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Kyla Helgeson is one Australia's top wedding florists operating as The White Orchid Floral Design. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Kyla has studied in New York and is a former finalist in Tesselaars floristry competition. In 2015 Kyla joined the Tesselaars marketing team as our floral content advisor and has since authored over 50 popular floral style blogs.

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