Wedding Florist of the Year
From a simple hand-tied bouquet to an exquisitely decorated church or venue, every couple wants only the freshest and most beautiful blooms to enhance their wedding theme.
We are looking for entries from professional wedding florists who can demonstrate an established track record of serving brides in Kent and who can demonstrate how they interpret a couple’s ideas and dreams perfectly.
For this year, our judges are accepting examples of work created over the last 24 months- as at our closing date ( Oct 2019 – Oct 2021) Within this time period our judges would welcome seeing both your early work and also, examples of your most recent work where possible please
Please complete the entry form and cover the following points in your submission.
- Describe yourself and your team’s skills
- Describe your initial consultation / meeting with the couple
- Tell us how many weddings you have created floral displays for over the last 24 months and please provide examples of your wedding work in Kent over the last 24 months
- Tell us about your professional floristry background
- Once you know their budget, describe how you meet the couple’s needs
- Are you a recommended supplier? If so, please provide details of the venue(s)
- What makes a couple choose your floristry over your competitors?
- What has been your most challenging bridal request? (Photos if poss.)
Please supply digital images of your portfolio when making your online submission entry.
It is also our intention to create a timed, contactless drop – off for you to submit 1 example of your work to The Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel . This additional judging feature will be entirely dependent upon government guidelines at time of judging ( 11th Oct 2021) and you will be contacted by us nearer the time, with full details about how this process will work.
For this process, our judges will require one floral piece only, for example a bouquet, posy or table centre. As you will not be given access to the judging room to create any display feature, we ask that the piece provided is ready to view – either tied, in a vase or favoured receptacle or, it may be a small created feature set within a presentation box.
Together with your floral example, please also provide a note sheet for our judges to tell them a little about your creation and please ensure that everything you provide is clearly marked with your business name.
Memory sticks/discs may also be supplied with your arrangement, which again must be clearly marked with your business name.
Please note all items supplied for judging will be treated with the greatest respect but the organisers do not accept responsibility for any damage or loss.
All entrants must have been trading for a minimum of 12 months as at time of judging (Monday, 11th October 2021) and be based in Kent.