Jappalin Manning | Finalist | Flowers to Carry 2016

2016 RockStar Florists Finalists: Judge’s Selections, Round Six

In Competitions by Seamus2 Comments

Well, the 2016 RockStar Florists entries are all in and the competition is now CLOSED to new entries! Now, over 9 days (from November 2nd to the 11th) our judges will be doing the difficult work of choosing their RockStar Florists finalists from the total pool of entries. Read on to see Julia-rose’s second 3 selections… 

In the 2016 RockStar Florists competition we have 3 expert judges, Holly, Mel & Julia-rose, all bone-fide floral industry rock stars in their own right! Today’s judge is Julia-rose.

Julia-rose florist

Q: What Does 3 x 3 x 3 Equal? A: 27 RockStar Florists!

Over 9 days, our judges will be doing the difficult work of choosing their RockStar Florists finalists from the total pool of entries.

They will do this in lots of three, over three days, one from each of the three categories. This will result in all kinds of fancy numerical fun, but all you need to know is that it will total 27 RockStar Florist finalists who will then go into the public vote over at the Tesselaars Facebook community, battling it out to win in their category!

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Today’s Judge Is: Julia-rose of Flowers By Julia-rose

With over 20 years industry experience, Julia-rose is a celebrated floral artist with an international reputation for her sumptuous organic and naturally eclectic designs.  View her profile page.

Here are Julia-rose’s first 3 selections into the 2016 RockStar Florists finals!

(The following words in italics are Julia-rose’s)

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Jappalin Manning | Finalist | Flowers to Carry 2016

Jappalin Manning | Finalist | Flowers to Carry 2016

Flowers To Carry

Jappalin Manning from Flowertalk

Julia-rose says: Beautiful in every way. This beautiful little creation looks simple & sweet due to great technique. I can see there must be a very patient florist behind this piece, who loves wiring (or at least cleaning the stems to detail) all of those fiddly little details that make things look perfect on the other side of the design. 


Julia Hails | Finalist | Flowers to Wear 2016

Julia Hails | Finalist | Flowers to Wear 2016

Flowers To Wear

Julia Hails from Ginger Lily & Rose

Julia-rose says: I love this piece. It as though it could sit in the pages of this seasons latest wedding magazine. The delicate asparagus ferns, mixed with Jasmine and geranium and just beautiful. Modern and traditional garden in one. The beautiful little hard edged petals of of the dahlia against the soft belly ruffles of the Roses is exactly what everyone is screaming for this season. The color palette’s, is the “whats hot this spring’ colours of wedding flowers to have. Beautifully made and totally wearable for this seasons bride to be. Gorgeous work. 


Jacqueline Griffiths | Finalist | Flowers to Decorate 2016

Jacqueline Griffiths | Finalist | Flowers to Decorate 2016

Flowers To Decorate

Jacqueline Griffiths from Two Hearts Club
Julia-rose says: Stunning in every way. Opulent – with the over abundance of fresh florals. Wild – introduced by the magnificent use of greenery and movement. Modern – the grouping and blocking = yummo, and still classic in a sense. I love the simple bouquet and sweet flower crown too. Extraordinary.  

Thanks Julia-rose – no doubt you’ve made 3 florists very excited indeed!

Come back tomorrow folks as we reveal our next 3 judge’s selections – tomorrow it’s back to Holly!


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  1. Gorgeous bouquet Jappalin, good luck in the voting <3 One thing on Julia-Rose's comments tho… Shouldn't *all* bouquets have the stems carfully stripped and prepared? I kind of wonder with all these 'designers' popping up who are proud to have no formal training, if steps like that are not being followed… They're steps for a reason… I'm not saying no formal training is bad, but when something as basic as stripping stems is a feature, you have to wonder about the expectations of workmanship

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