9 Insanely Great Floral Installations from RockStar Florists 2016

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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.

Ceremony Installations

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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Ceremony Floral Arch | Floral Design by Natashia Evans of Heavenly Blooms, QLD

Ceremony Floral Arch | Floral Design by Natashia Evans of Heavenly Blooms, QLD

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!

Ceremony Installation with Matching Aisle Runner | Floral Design by Sophie Hobbs of Angel Flowers, WA

Ceremony Installation with Matching Aisle Runner | Floral Design by Sophie Hobbs of Angel Flowers, WA

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.

Tree Ceremony Hanging Floral Feature | Floral Design by Jen Nie Lau of Jen’s Floral Designs, WA

Tree Ceremony Hanging Floral Feature | Floral Design by Jen Nie Lau of Jen’s Floral Designs, WA

Unique Installations

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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?

Boat Floral Installation | Floral Design by Jappalin Manning of Flowertalk, WA

Boat Floral Installation | Floral Design by Jappalin Manning of Flowertalk, WA

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.

Floral Frame | Floral Design by Hannah Coates of Colourful Blooms Floristry

Floral Frame | Floral Design by Hannah Coates of Colourful Blooms Floristry

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.

Large Floral Wreath Installation | Floral Design by Janita Preshaw of Beautiful Flowers Gifts and Garden, TAS

Large Floral Wreath Installation | Floral Design by Janita Preshaw of Beautiful Flowers Gifts and Garden, TAS

Reception Installations

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.

Bridal Table Backdrop Installaion | Floral Design by Donna Hicks of Dear Delilah, VIC

Bridal Table Backdrop Installation | Floral Design by Donna Hicks of Dear Delilah, VIC

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.

Hanging Floral Chandelier | Floral Design by Leah Mitchell of Leah Mitchell Floral Design

Hanging Floral Chandelier | Floral Design by Leah Mitchell of Leah Mitchell Floral Design

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.

Bridal Table Floral Hedge | Floral Design by Katie Young of Fleur and Fern, VIC.

Bridal Table Floral Hedge | Floral Design by Katie Young of Fleur and Fern, VIC.

Well done to everyone who entered the Tesselaars Rockstar Florists competition.  It certainly was a year where the bar was raised!

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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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