BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A local luxury event and floral designer is on a journey to the big screen; a reality television show!
Emily Burton, of Emily Burton Designs, says she received a surprising email earlier this year. She was invited to compete in a luxury floral design competition with nearly three dozen other floral and event designers from across the country. The competition took place in San Diego, Calif.
"We were some of the selected few out of the United States. We were told the best of the best, which I felt very honored about, to participate in this luxury floral experience," she said.
Burton and the other contestants spent two days competing for a chance to appear on David Tutera's CELEbrations; a reality television series on WE TV. Tutera is a celebrity wedding planner who creates 'dream events' for famous people.
Burton says the contestants had to design a bouquet and centerpiece to be critiqued by Tutera and the other judges.
At the end of the competition, Burton discovered she won.
"It was surreal. I feel like throughout the process I had to punch myself to wake myself up," she said.
After the competition, Burton had the chance to work with Tutera and be the featured floral designer for a celebrity's event. Her experience will be featured on an upcoming episode of David Tutera's CELEbrations. Burton can't reveal the celebrity just yet, but says her experience in the industry helped her perform under pressure.
"It's a lot of work, but it's definitely worth it," she said.
The exact air date for Burton's episode hasn't been announced.