Our judges had a hard time choosing the winners, as the standards were simply so high and so numerous, but they eventually narrowed it down to ten stand-out entries.
… drum roll please …. let’s unveil the winners!
Announcing the 2012 “Top Gun” Wedding Flowers Competition Winners…
1st Place – Hitomi Wilson of B Sweet Flowers, Gold Coast, QLD
This bouquet above sealed the deal for Hitomi Wilson of the Gold Coast. Our panel of judges loved the shape and the colours in this pretty, hip and fresh wedding bouquet, commenting that “this appealing bouquet captures the essence of femininity and romance”.
PRIZE: Congratulation Hitomi, you’ve won a Nikon D3200 DSLR camera plus the official winner’s trophy. You’ll also receive an official winner’s badge to place on your website and other marketing materials!
2nd Place – Youki Nakahara of Sugar Bee Flowers, Yarra Valley, VIC
Youki’s pretty, delicate, well-balanced entry below totally impressed our judges securing her second place in our competition this year. One of our judges commented that these bouquets are “a most unusual and stunning design that really jumps out at you”.
PRIZE: Congratulations Youki, you’ve won $200 credit on your Tesselaars wholesale flowers account plus an official winner’s certificate and official winner’s badge to place on your website!
3rd Place – Brooke Russell of Roses Only, Sydney, NSW
Not only was this quirky table centerpiece a smash hit with everybody on our Facebook page, it was also a clear favourite amongst our judging panel! Comments about this unique entry ranged from simply “beautiful table arrangement, fresh, natural” to more effusive superlatives such as “amazing!”, “Stunning!” and “my pick for sure!”.
PRIZE: Congratulations Brooke, you’ve won $100 credit on your Tesselaars wholesale flowers account plus an official winner’s certificate and official winner’s badge to place on your website!
This year we are introducing a special recognition to the 7 finalists who made it to our judges’ top ten shortlist. These top quality entries each receive an official finalist’s certificate and finalist’s badge to place on their websites and marketing materials. The photos below are in no particular order. Congratulations all!
Finalist: Sally Boots, Poppies Flowers, Glen Osmond, SA
Finalist: Ashley Sargeson and Marilyn Oultram, Touchwood Flowers, Port Macquarie
Finalist: Emily Titmus from Appleblossom Weddings, Launceston, TAS
Finalist: Janelle Casey, Flower Hut, Airlie Beach, QLD
Finalist: Lauren Kennedy, Stigma Designs, Cecil Hills, NSW
Finalist: Michelle Van Eimeren, Affair with George Flowers, Robertson, NSW
Finalist: Olivia Vollbrecht, OliveBlooms, Ipswich, QLD
A Community of Flower Lovers
We’d like to thank the photographers and wedding parties who contributed to this smorgasbord of floral design. Photographers seeking attribution please email us. Also – thanks to the entrants! The vibe on Facebook has been friendly, fun and supportive and It’s been a pleasure to watch as florists and flower lovers from around the country (and overseas) have interacted joyfully around their shared passion.
Promoting Australian Florists
This competition is primarily about promoting the quality work produced by florists to the Australian retail customer, so we have been advertising galleries from this competition energetically on Facebook and Google to those identified as being in the market for a wedding flowers purchase soon.
We will continue to promote these photos in this way throughout 2013, and as such, every competition entrant is a winner!