Katelyn O'Donoghue | Finalist | Flowers to Carry 2016

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

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Well, the 2016 RockStar Florists entries are all in and our judges have now completed the difficult task of choosing their RockStar Florists finalists from the total pool of entries. Read on to the final picks from all 3 of our expert judges…

In the 2016 RockStar Florists competition we have 3 expert judges and mentors, Holly, Mel & Julia-rose, all bone-fide floral industry rock stars in their own right!

These industry superstars have now completed the difficult task of choosing their RockStar Florists finalists from the total pool of entries. Thanks judges!

And now, without further ado, here are the final judges selections! Congrats to all our RockStar Florists 2016 finalists!

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Holly’s Final 3 RockStar Florist Finalists

Holly Hipwell, self-appointed “Chief Flower Enthusiast” of The Flower Drum, is a leading Sydney florist and generally worshiped around the nation as one of the coolest cats on the flower block. View her profile page.

Here are Holly’s final 3 selections into the 2016 RockStar Florists finals!

(The following words in italics are Holly’s)

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Roberta Moberg | Finalist | Flowers To Carry 2016

Roberta Moberg | Finalist | Flowers To Carry 2016

Flowers To Carry

Roberta Moberg from Green and Bloom

Holly says: I love the romance of these bouquets… so soft and lush. Whilst in scale they’re quite big, the palette makes them delicate, etherial and so so special! What a lucky bridal gang.

Marine Cunningham | Finalist | Flowers To Wear 2016

Marine Cunningham | Finalist | Flowers To Wear 2016

Flowers To Wear

Marnie Cunningham from Poppy’s Getting Married

Holly says: I think this is THE flower crown of flower crowns! So feminine and pretty.. I love its size – its large, but not over the top. Shades of pink mixed with rich jewel tones make for a gorgeous girly combination and I adore the little pops of jasmine threaded throughout. I think Marnie might be the flower crown master!

Melissa Thompson | Finalist | Flowers To Decorate 2016

Melissa Thompson | Finalist | Flowers To Decorate 2016

Flowers To Decorate

Melissa Thompson from Red Earth Flowers

Holly says: I love this floral canopy! The lights illuminate each floral stem dancing over the guests. To me, the combination of twinkle lights and flowers evokes midsummer nights dream magic… I would love to hit the dance floor and look up to see this… It’s simple and special!


Julia-rose’s Final 3 RockStar Florist Finalists

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 final 3 selections into the 2016 RockStar Florists finals!

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

Janita Preshaw | Finalist | Flowers to Carry 2016

Janita Preshaw | Finalist | Flowers to Carry 2016

Flowers To Carry

Janita Preshaw from Beautiful Flowers Gifts and Garden

Julia-rose says: This design is gorgeous. I love how the top half is clean and classic with a well defined shape and the framing is wild and whimsical, yet still bold with hardness of the flowing greenery used. Graceful with a modern edge. A great mixture which makes me feel like I could get married in a white gown with some wild and sparky shoes hidden underneath.

Katelyn O'Donoghue | Finalist | Flowers to Carry 2016

Katelyn O’Donoghue | Finalist | Flowers to Carry 2016

Flowers To Wear

Katelyn O’Donoghue from Charters Flowers

Julia-rose says: I choose these florals simply because they make me smile, in that old fashioned way flowers should. They are happy and delightful, and you can see they are created by a florist with a good technique. A classic flower crown and a floral beard for fun, all in bright colours. Now who wouldn’t crack a little smile looking at these pieces.

Adrianna Simione | Finalist | Flowers to Decorate 2016

Adrianna Simione | Finalist | Flowers to Decorate 2016

Flowers To Decorate

Adrianna Simione from Blooms & Scents Floral Studio
Julia-rose says: Lashings of fabulous lush over the top; greenery done with perfection. Decadent, opulent, classically put together with a sprinkle of modern luxe. The great design and mixture of florals of these pieces makes them timeless in any sense. And they look effortless, which we all know is a design element in itself.


Mel’s Final 3 RockStar Florist Finalists

Melanie is the founder and head honcho at Cecilia Fox, a thriving bespoke floral studio based in Melbourne. Cecilia Fox are nationally renowned for their super hip, often large scale, botanical styling for events and special occasions. View her profile page.

Here are Mel’s final 3 selections into the 2016 RockStar Florists finals!

(The following words in italics are Mel’s)

Abi Devries | Finalist | Flowers To Carry 2016

Abi Devries | Finalist | Flowers To Carry 2016

Flowers To Carry

Abi Devries from the botanical heart
Mel says: What an early spring beauty. Strength and grounding from the waratah and hellebore. Fresh young and fun from the double daffs, gentle poppies and blue bells. A lovely wild selection.

Natasha Evans | Finalist | Flowers To Wear 2016

Natasha Evans | Finalist | Flowers To Wear 2016

Flowers To Wear

Natashia Evans from Heavenly Blooms
Mel says: Classic while still feeling grounded and textual. Love the sutble colour choice.

Rosie Winter | Finalist | Flowers To Decorate 2016

Rosie Winter | Finalist | Flowers To Decorate 2016

Flowers To Decorate

Rosie Winter from The Rose and Radish
Mel says: Sometimes it is the smallest gestures that have the biggest impact. Beautiful compostiton, the roses, the berries, the light.


And that’s it from the judges – now it’s over to YOU! 

Public voting on Facebook officially starts next Wednesday 16th November, where you get to vote to select the winners in each of the 3 categories Flowers To Carry, Flowers To Wear, and Flowers To Decorate. Then its back to the judges who will decide amongst themselves who is to be the overall winner – 2016’s RockStar Florist!

So make sure you get over to the Tesselaar Flowers Facebook page and vote for your favourite RockStar Florist finalist in each category. Oh, and be sure to like our Facebook page if you haven’t already, so you can keep updated as the exciting voting process unfolds.

Good luck to all of our RockStar Florists Competition 2016 Finalists!

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Felicity McNaught

Felicity is Tesselaar Flowers' digital sales manager. She's an ex-ballroom and latin dance instructor, current web, design, and copywriting boffin, and all-time plant and flower geek. If you need any help you can contact her via felicitym@tesselaars.com

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