DARE TO BLOOM 2021, is the most important regional competition of florists of the year in the United States.
With the aim of boosting Ecuadorian ART and ROSE as the best in the world, Naranjo & Lulu sat with 4 pioneer Wholesalers from the American market, then organized this competition for 40 florists in total, in Miami, Dallas, NYC and LA.
Big renowned partners in the flower industry, including influential press, design schools, and designers with great network coverage, the Los Angeles consulate and some diplomatic members have been part of the support team for this great event.
40 florists were summoned through the social media network in collaboration with our wholesale partners to participate in this amazing event.
10 Florists per location
3 Judges per location
WIN A TRIP TO ECUADOR
DARE TO BLOOM 2021
was present in these 4 cities
*Winners Jason Lloyd from Los Angeles and Bibiana Duque from Miami cannot attend the final, therefore, the participants who finished in 2nd place take in their place part in the Grand Finale.*
*Unfortunately, Apolonia Rebizs winner of New York, tested positive in her Covid test and can not attend the final, in her place Rachel Clark, second finalist is going to participate*
If you haven’t heard that our LULU ROSES are the most beautiful preserved roses in the world… you´re late to the rose party! Today we´ll tell you about our latest development in our floral art Dare to bloom Grand finale! And how our LULU Roses and Naranjo Roses bloomed with the finalist participants’ creations.
As if our eternal roses weren’t pretty enough… We had three challenges that our dearest finalist participants had to endure, and one of them was with our stunning fresh cut roses and tinted prestige collection. They made their floral arrangements bloom in the most beautiful way by combining a series of different colors as well as greenery to fill their floral arrangements and have an overall brilliant artistic design.
We´re here to tell you all about the Grand Finale that was held in Miami, the city of the sun. Our Finale was held in our partner’s location Logiztik Alliance. Where the sunset, lake, and palm trees were the perfect setting, making it even more exciting for our competitors as it was an adrenaline rush for everyone! Exciting live music was played to pump up our participants’ emotions, by our wonderful DJ Forastero. This floral art competition destination has been very surprising. Because as you all know, the winners from DALLAS, NYC, LA and MIAMI, were competing for the grand prize: a trip all expenses paid to visit Naranjos and Lulu farms and to explore the magnificent city of Quito.
Our Finalists Bethany from Dallas (First Choice floral), Rachel Clark from NYC (Van Vliet NY), Natieka Green from Miami (Field of flowers), and Laihla Akhtari from LA (Ecuador Op), had to go through 3 challenges. The challenges were created so that each design had the perfect ingredient of creativity and originality. Their designs were created for romantic Christmas dinner for a couple getting engaged, hand-tied bouquets, and wearable pieces.
This year’s floral art competition was designed to impulse and boost the use of LULU Eternal Roses for any type of floral arrangement or decoration! Given their versatility. Our exclusive panel of Judges was the cherry on the cake of this wonderful event. Special thanks to Anthony Maslo, IG @theboywhocriedflowers, Deborah de la Flor, IG @deborahdelaflor, and Roger Panta, IG @rogerpanta.
We want to give a huge shoutout and special thanks to Logiztik Alliance IG @logiztikgroup for hosting a wonderful, joyful and creative event we´ll never forget. Big thank you to our partners: Field of Flowers, IG @fofwholesale Van Vliet NY, IG @vanvlietny, First Choice Floral, IG @first_choice_floral, and Ecuador Op, IG @ecuadorop, and Pro Ecuador, @proecuadornortha.
It is our delighted pleasure to announce our DARE TO BLOOM 2021 WINNER is Rachel Clark. She has been part of the “Full Bloom Competition” which is widely known in many countries, follow her on IG @dearestrachel. Lastly, our 2nd place winner was Bethany Parker from IG @hometownmercantiletx.
Congrats and thank you for making our roses bloom even more with your fantastic creation!
We want to give special thanks to every one of our participants who Dared To Bloom. Because after this competition, you know that there is so much of you that has bloomed by letting your creative abilities fly and creating unimaginably beautiful floral pieces! Stay tuned because we´ll be sharing pictures about this adventure! Subscribe to our blog to know more about GRAND FINALE! We’ll be blooming every year so stay tuned to our next big competition in Europe.
If you want to be part of this great event