There have been some insanely awesome entries into our Rockstar Florists competition this year. Looking through the gallery of images I am amazed at the imagination, creativity and quality level of execution. Some entries that stood out to me were floral installations. From large scale jaw dropping designs to designs I have never seen or thought of before like decorating the bow of a boat with flowers!
So, take a quick look with me at some insane (in a good way) floral installations from ceremony designs, unique designs and reception designs, from talented floral designers from all around Australia.
Okay, so ceremony arches aren’t entirely a new concept, but this design from Natashia Evans of Heavenly Blooms, QLD caught my eye. I just adore the shape of it. Many are the traditional arch or popular rustic branches but this design is like a ring which is so beautiful and symbolic of a marriage. I love that it is covered with textured foliage, including magnolia with it brown undertone which ties in beautifully with the beach setting.
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Another green textured installation this time by Sophie Hobbs of Angel Flowers, WA. This design incorporates white flowers of delphinium, lisianthus and large chrysanthemums throughout. I love the way the design frames the ceremony aisle and the complementing aisle runner is a lovely touch. I know guests should be watching the bride and groom say their vows, but if I was a guest at that wedding I think I’s be staring at the ceiling!
This floral design by Jen Nie Lau of Jen’s Floral Designs, WA is so sweet as it hangs from a tree in the ceremony garden. It combines a pretty pastel mix of blooms including roses, snapdragons and stocks and is framed with gorgeous textured foliage, blue gum and pepper berry.
Like I mentioned earlier this is a floral design I have never seen before, decorating the bow of a boat with flowers! This stunning creation by Jappalin Manning of Flowertalk, WA works so well as again it compliments it’s setting. The blue, greens of the flowers tie in beautifully with the water and the white flowers compliment the boat. I wonder if a couple were married on the vessel or if they sailed off into the sunset on their honeymoon?
Hannah Coates of Colourful Blooms Floristry has created a textured floral design on a large picture frame. This would look amazing in a reception space, installed perhaps as a frame for guests to stand behind and take photos. The golden tones in the berries and king protea compliment the golden tones in the ornate frame, a lovely design.
This large floral wreath installation by Janita Preshaw of Beautiful Flowers Gifts and Garden, TAS is so gorgeous and on-trend. The branches and cascading jasmine are highlighted beautifully by green and white clusters of blooms. There is a whimsical and romantic feeling to this design, perfect for a wedding reception space, the wreath could be displayed individually like in this example or several could be created and hung throughout the space.
Another play on wreaths is this backdrop design behind a bridal table by Donna Hicks of Dear Delilah, VIC. Small circle wreaths hang at each end to add interest to the design and the feature is the gorgeous focal flower arrangement of white king proteas, hydrangea, Queen Anne’s lace and foliage. A beautiful piece.
Here is another beautiful piece, a hanging floral chandelier installation by Leah Mitchell of Leah Mitchell Floral Design. Leah has used roses, lisianthus, Singapore orchids, ranunculus and cascading andromeda flower in shades of pink and white, so pretty.
A table runner that runs the entire length of the bridal table is what I would call a floral installation. This piece was created by Katie Young of Fleur and Fern, VIC. The combination of flowers and foliage is pretty and it certainly creates a beautiful feature of an otherwise plain white table. The bridal party would be very lucky to sit here amongst these gorgeous blooms all evening.
Well done to everyone who entered the Tesselaars Rockstar Florists competition. It certainly was a year where the bar was raised!