At just under 700 hundred entries, the 3rd Annual Tesselaars “Top Gun” 2012 Wedding Flowers Competition has been an amazing showcase of the talent that Australia’s florist community have in their possession.

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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!

Wedding flowers competition 2012 winner - Hitomi Wilson, B Sweet Flowers

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!

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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!

Wedding flowers competition 2012 2nd place - Youki Nakahari, Sugarbee Flowers

Wedding flowers competition 2012 2nd place - Youki Nakahari, Sugarbee Flowers

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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!

2012 wedding flowers competition, 3rd place, Brooke Russell, Roses Only

2012 wedding flowers competition, 3rd place, Brooke Russell, Roses Only

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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

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Finalist: Ashley Sargeson and Marilyn Oultram, Touchwood Flowers, Port Macquarie

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Finalist: Emily Titmus from Appleblossom Weddings, Launceston, TAS

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Finalist: Janelle Casey, Flower Hut, Airlie Beach, QLD

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Finalist: Lauren Kennedy, Stigma Designs, Cecil Hills, NSW

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Finalist: Michelle Van Eimeren, Affair with George Flowers, Robertson, NSW

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Finalist: Olivia Vollbrecht, OliveBlooms, Ipswich, QLD

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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!

2016 Update: Top Gun Wedding Flowers Competition is now RockStar Florists

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Please visit the new RockStar Florists competition mini-site

CLICK HERE

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