At my former school (College for Horticulture and Landscape Design) we had a subject where we learned how to make bouquets and floral arrangements.
In that year we also had a bouquet-contest, with the winners bouquet the debutants would enter the ballroom at Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's ball in January 2013. I archieved the third place.
Press: Kurier.at: Blümchen mit Weitsicht (de)
At these times I did not use a DSLR and had no idea about photograpy so the images are pretty bad, but still show what we did there.