Prom Design Challenge

In early March, Rockcastle Florist designers were challenged to create fashion forward, Prom 2013 looks.  Designers were encouraged to research the latest prom fashion trends to drive inspiration for their floral designs.  Designs were evaluated on many factors including: originality, use of color, cost effectiveness, time effectiveness, and teen input.  To select the winning designs our team brought in three high school students, from Odyssey, Olympia, and West Irondequoit, to score and select their favorite designs.  After all, these looks are aimed specifically for prom attendees.


As fashion trends change, so too do floral trends.  Looks are going outside the corsage and boutonnière box with designs like small bouquets and floral necklaces.  One of our High School judges, Jenna Curicio, fell in love with a small bouquet designed by Ismeta Bandulj.  “This bouquet is my favorite piece!  The color of the roses are so pretty and very trendy for this season,” Curicio said.  Prizes are awarded to the top highest scoring designers and all submissions are considered for this season’s prom offerings.


The white freesia corsage designed by Shawn in our Canandaigua location is a tribute to his love of nature. Hen feathers and pussy willow blooms accent this beautiful combination of freesia and botanical green ribbon.
prom 13 11Robin in our Greece location placed second in the competition with this vibrant mix of hot pink and lime green. Designers are encouraged to find inspiration in this Season’s Prom Fashions and here you see the gown that led to Robin’s designs. The lime feathers and decorative bead wire add exciting new touches for this Spring.
prom 13 5Ismeta will be the first to tell you that Prom designs are not her forte, but she totally “rocked” this fingertip bouquet of pink spray roses with 3-D ribbon accents. Originally from Bosnia, Ismeta also designs in the Greece location.
prom 13 7Last, but certainly not least we have the top scoring design by Jen who was inspired by this year’s popular color… turquoise. Alstromeria lilies accented with gems and 3-D ribbon; this classic design was a show stopper and the one design all 3 of our diverse teen judges agreed on with a high score! Jen has been creating beautiful arrangements in our Greece location for over 20 years!!

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