The bloom of Brisbane’s floristry industry were out in force on November 22 at Petal Peddlers Gala Evening.
Held at their Melbourne Street Rocklea wholesale unit, the event attracted an excellent turnout of attendees for the after-work event.
Four florists entertained and inspired the audience through the evening – Brian Sweeney from Perrotts, across Brisbane; Beth Webb from Divine Flowers, Wilston; Phoebe Stephens from Phoebe Stephens Flowers, Fortitude Valley; and Annaliese Gomez from Hacienda Flowers & Furnishings, Ascot.
Using a range of our native foliages from Premium Greens Australia, flowers from Petal Peddlers, and florist accessories from Apack Florist Supplies, the four Brisbane designers showcased their skills and creativity in interpreting three designs in their own distinctive styles –
- An ‘elegant’ white and green monochrome design
- a ‘garden’ pastel coloured design
- and a design for a celebrity VIP client of the florist’s choice
Petal Peddlers owner Adriaan Kamp acted as compere for the florists during their demonstrations. The designs were auctioned off at the end of the evening; and donations raised a generous $780 for the Movember Foundation to help improve men’s health and wellbeing.
Harold van Eendenburg of Premium Greens Australia spoke to the audience about our range of native foliages and seasonal products. Shane Holborn of Australian Flower Industry Magazine covered the event and it will feature in their December issue.