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Dennis Van Wonderen

Dennis van Wonderen BFA Events Director London

Events Director for the British Florist Association, Dennis van Wonderen who runs his own florist business van Wonderen Flowers in Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex has been practicing the art of floristry for decades. Dennis is excited about showcasing The British Florist Association and it's members expertise across many RHS shows. This year will see the Eurofleurs competition taking centre stage in the BFA Marquee at the Tatton Park Flower Show in Cheshire.

  • Date Joined: 10 Apr 2008

Chelsea FOY regional heat

Posted by Dennis van Wonderen on 21 Nov 2008 at 05:07 PM

What an exciting evening we all had on Tuesday. It was the first of the Chelsea Florist of the Year (FOY) regional heats and with stunning results!

Competitors entering the competition at one of the regional heats are asked to create a floral exhibit according to the given schedule. The winning entries with the highest scoring marks will be going through to Chelsea. The schedule for the regional heats asks the competitors to design and create a bridal bouquet for an eminent fashion designer.

Amanda Eldred, winner of the Bedfordshire regional heat, created her bouquet for Ritu Beri. Ritu is India's top fashion designer with boutiques accross the globe. The striking design was awarded with 88 marks by judge Isabel Wilton from the UK Floristry Judges Guild and has placed Amanda in the Chelsea line up.

In January the regional heats are in Lisburn, Northern Ireland and Ashford, Kent. Keep a look out for the next update when I will be showing you some more lovely designs created by these talented individuals! For more information on the competition or if you would like to see if you qualify to enter please visit www.britishfloristassociation.org

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