November 10, 2015
Marbella Florist is only Andalucian Entry For Biggest Floristry Cup in Spain
Virginia Florista, one of Marbella’s leading florists and wedding decorators, is the only contestant from the South of Spain chosen to take part in the country’s largest Floristry Cup – Copa De España De Arte Floral AEFI’13.
On the 22nd & 23rd of February 2013 — Marbella can hold its head up proudly this week as one of its best florists, Virginia Gonzalez Fernandez from Virginia Florista, will be showcasing her talents at Spain’s largest Floristry Cup hosted in Zaragoza by Interflora
The competition is the biggest yearly event in the world of flowers and top florists fly from around the globe to come and watch the two day extravaganza. Contestants are given a specific theme and
are given 48 hours to create something that will leave the judges speechless, nothing is deemed too extravagant or too large.
‘I’m really nervous but of course very excited’ said Virginia, 28, who has been preparing for the competition since October. ‘This is about more than just creating a bunch of flowers. I have had carpenters, painters and blacksmiths building me huge structures to house my work, I have never seen so many flowers nor had the opportunity to really test my creative limits. I can’t wait to get up on that stage and start putting it all together’.
Virginia comes from a long line of florists, her parents own Ronda’s well loved flower shop La Rosa, and she has been supplying floral decorations to Marbella for over seven years. She set up her own
company, Virginia Florista, three years ago and has gone from strength to strength – decorating nearly 100 weddings a year and supplying floral bouquets to the likes of Eva Mendez and Julio Iglesias.
Her work can also be found in Marbella’s top luxury spots including the Don Carlos hotel, the Vincci hotels and prestigious stores such as Cartier and Roberto Cavalli in Puerto Banus.
Last year she expanded the company and now has English, German and Russian speaking staff who have helped spread the word that this quiet young lady really does have something amazing to shout
“This time next week I will be finally able to relax, happy in the knowledge that I did it, I took part in the country’s biggest competition’ she told us. ’Perhaps I will be crowned number one florist in Spain, perhaps not, but what I do know is that I love what I do and that always shows in my work, whether it’s a simple bouquet or ten feet high.’
One thing is for certain, all of Andalucia is right behind her and we can’t wait to see what amazing creations she produces.
Good luck Virginia!