It’s Flower Friday and today we finish off our “meet our florists” series with Sarah Winward from Honey of a Thousand flowers! This girl is a serious asset to the great state of Utah and to our local brides. She has crazy mad floral skills and a very specific style ooosing out of her crazy beautiful designs. She is immensely admired by florists all over the world and is one of the most sincere and down to earth gals we have ever encountered! This feature comes on the heals of her work being featured in our most recent summer inspiration shoot! Organic greatness!
Photo by Jessica Peterson
What brought you into your floral design career? I’ve always been smitten with flowers. Thinking back on my life, it makes so much sense that I ended up here, but I didn’t ever plan on being a florist. I worked in customer service at a few flower shops during school, and then a few years later I started helping friends with their weddings, and playing around with flowers from my yard. I started a blog for my flowers, took a few weddings….one thing lead to another, and here I am today!
Tell us a little about yourself: Born and raised in Salt Lake City. I am a Taurus, and I think that describes me well; I am happiest when involved in some sort of creative process. I love nature and exploring the outdoors. I am a busy-body, always working on lots of things at once. I enjoy cooking, entertaining, gardening, and traveling with my husband.
What inspires you and where do you find inspiration? I find most of my inspiration from nature. Clients, the internet, and other floral designers inspire me too, but I love my ideas that come straight from nature the most.
What do you love most about wedding floral design? It is really fun for me to meet different couples and have a part in designing their wedding day. It is wonderful to be a stranger invited to take place in such an important day in peoples lives. My inspiration is always changing along with the seasons; and I love that when the flowers change, I have new materials in inspiration to work with.
What would you call your own floral style & why? I think my style is natural, and even kind of messy…I guess wild would be a more flattering word. I like to think of my flower arrangements as lush and eclectic. I have a lot of people say my flowers are “victorian” and I like that description too!