Hi Friends, I thought I would start off this Thanksgiving week with gratitude. Seems appropriate 🙂 I am so grateful for my customers and community. It is you that has made it possible for me to be homeschooling my children AND delivering my creations throughout …
Author: Sarah Larkin
As I trimmed alstroemerias, bachelor buttons, kangaroo paw, bougainvillea, lavender and greenery from my garden for an order, I thought, “This is the life I love to live !” I bet you can imagine how amazing I felt after having that thought!
So, if you’re reading this, thank you for supporting me living my best life as a human, a mom, an avid gardener, floral designer, business owner and entrepreneur.
For me, being able to cut directly from my garden while the kids are playing on the trampoline or swimming in the pool is such a beautiful experience! Having a home-based studio allows me to integrate the things I value the most into a life that flows, and when I flow I HAVE SO MUCH MORE TO GIVE! It’s pretty awesome 🙂
Here is today’s garden bouquet of snapdragons, bachelor buttons, lavender, statice, bougainvillea, and alstroemerias:
I think I will create a subsection on my website for the arrangements that come solely from my garden. The flowers will change with the season…What do you think?
I’m excited to see where this idea goes. Look for the new Garden Grown section in the next few days! In the meantime, if you want to order a $25 Garden Grown vase arrangement now, click HERE
Also, a fun update is a tipping option on the checkout page. If you try it, let me know if you have to input your credit card twice. If so, I’ll need to research how to fix that…thank you for your patience on this tech journey!!
I think about this question often: “Why buy your flowers from me?” Flowers have become very accessible in the last ten years. Costco, Trader Joe’s, and grocery stores all carry flowers. How convenient (and often cheap)! I myself have occasionally purchased flowers from these establishments. …
When I got there, Larcom’s Lighting was there transforming the outdoor space with fantastic string bulbs, Veronica from Dolce Vida Beauty was working on the model, Kelly from Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals and Shari Wise were unloading. I jumped in and set-up came together smoothly and BEAUTIFULLY!
Michelle from Valley Images Photography arrived just as we were putting the finishing touches on the tables.
Each place setting had a beautiful napkin, guest name, and a sweet little jar of flowers.
Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals brought these beautiful farm tables that we lined with a beautiful runner from Creative Coverings, and I included a yummy mix of hydrangea, mini gerbera daisies, amnesia roses, olive branches, deep plum foliage, chocolate Queen Anne’s lace, and pretty little pink Peruvian lilies.
We went outside and perused the Ranch a bit. Out behind the barn, there was this amazing tree that Michelle spotted. The glorious result of her find:
The model looked absolutely stunning. Veronica did a gorgeous job on her makeup. I think the flowers in her hair came out perfect! They fit right into Veronica’s awesome styling.
Rachel, the model was so cold the poor thing! We would walk around looking for the next photography spot, and we’d have to put her sweater on. I thought it looked impossibly adorable so Michelle kindly took her picture wearing it. I think they thought I was joking, but look!!
Tell me that’s not stinkin’ cute!!
The sun started setting, so we lit the candles and turned on the lights! That’s when I think the magic really started.
This was such a fulfilling and satisfying experience for me. I am all about collaboration, creativity and hard work. How lucky was I to be part of a team of strong, smart, creative and hard working people?
I look forward to continue on my quest to find like-minded individuals who are passionate about being their best self and love putting together fantastic events!
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I’m in the KLJ Studio with the beautiful Aimee as my model and the talented Kelly Lynn behind the lenses.
This wildflower bouquet by Sarah Larkin Design paired beautifully with Aimee’s simple white dress and her beautifully soft curls. Together, they make for the sweetest combination.
This garden style hand tied bouquet contains walnut branches studded with immature tree nuts, purple Russian sage, vibrant yellow and orange lantana, dried stellata pods, rudbeckia hirta (also known as black-eyed susan), and greenery to add a soft drape.
It was such a pleasure working with Kelly, Aimee, and Veronica Gersalia. I think together we made some magic happen. What do you think?