The past few months we’ve all had to face new challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. We were staying at home, feeling like our lives were put on pause indefinitely. So, when Farm Exports reached out to us about partnering with them for their Stay in and Arrange, Unfettered Florals Design Contest, we couldn’t pass it up!
Unfettered (verb) - “Release from restraint or inhibition”
We felt this contest was a perfect way to bring floral design straight to florists’ homes with a chance to win some great prizes:
1st Place: 3 Months Free Subscription to Details Flowers + $150 Credit to Farm Exports
2nd Place: 2 Months Free Subscription to Details Flowers + $100 Credit to Farm Exports
3rd Place: 1 Month Free Subscription to Details Flowers + $50 Credit to Farm Exports
Founder & CEO of Farm Exports, Liza Roeser, launched her career nearly 20 years ago on an Ecuadorian flower farm, following a service tour in the Peace Corps. Liza remained in Ecuador for 12 years, learning all she could about flowers and the wholesale business. In 1998, Farm Fresh Exports began shipping fresh flowers directly from farms to wholesalers and distributors.
Today, Farm Fresh Exports are the foremost expert in global flower sourcing, sharing new and cutting-edge varieties with the world. Farm Fresh Exports maintains its position as the unparalleled leader in direct-from-farm deliveries.
This creative, design-focused contest required anyone who wanted to participate to order one of Farm Exports’ “Flower Packs” to design with. Everyone received the same flowers, the only catch was that they had to be designed in an unusual base or vase! The flowers that participants had to create their designs with were:
We were excited to be able to sponsor 3 Flower Packs to give away to any who wanted to enter. All they had to do was leave a comment on one of our contest posts on Instagram answering the question:
“What are you most excited about for summer events?”
We received some great responses! It was nice to hear that everyone is staying busy and creative this summer.
The lucky 3 winners of the Flower Packs (chosen by random) were @florafetish, @petalsedgedc, and @primarypetals!
After everyone ordered and received their Flower Packs from Farm Exports, it was time to start seeing the beautiful entries roll in! Once participates were completed with their designs, they had to post a photo of it and tag us @detailsflowers and @farmexports on Instagram using the hashtags #unfetteredflorals and #stayinandarrange - and WOW, we were absolutely blown away by the creativity:
**Designs Top to Bottom, Right to Left: @thewhitebarnwedding, @westoversflowers, @stinkosflowers, @vintagesoulfloraldesign, @specialeventfactory, @rusticwranglers, @primarypetals, @pollyspetalsandparticulars, @nppdesigns @monzies_floral, @grafestudio, @flowerfarmboise, @evokechancyfloral, @florafetish, @barnattwinoaksranch, @avantgardenamarillo, @artisticflorals, @all_about_blooms, @house_of_flowers_lubbock, @petalsedgedc, @lizziebeesflowershoppe**
Even our very own Sales Lead Samatha ordered herself a Flower Pack and got to designing - just for fun! Here’s what she created:
After taking photos of each ingredient she received from the Flower Pack, Samantha was able to use Details to input her recipe for her planned design!
The winners of the Stay in and Arrange contest were announced on the evening of June 5th, during Farm Exports’ Zoom Happy Hour - after the employees at both Details and Farm Exports voted on their favorites. We were excited to find out who the winners were too when we jumped onto the Happy Hour - it was so difficult to choose!
1st Place Winner: Avant Garden for their stunning floral installation!
2nd Place Winner: Vintage Floral Design with their amazing flower hair design!
3rd Place Winner Tie: All About Blooms and Westover’s Flowers & Gifts
It was a wonderful experience to see all the gorgeous floral designs that came from this contest - everyone was a winner in this one! Thank you to everyone who participated and, of course, Farm Exports for asking us to be a part of it!!
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