Traveling the English Countryside +
Upcoming English Flower Workshop

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More photos from my blissful month spent in England in the Summer of 2015.

I live in Northern Utah, where it is fairly rugged and dry. The land here is wildly different than the land in England. I was constantly shocked by how much there was just growing on the side of the road there. It wasn’t just that there was a lot growing there, it was what was growing. For example, wild foxglove! 4 feet tall! I loved the colors of the growth there, too. The green was SO green. We were the in the late summer, and many things had turned golden, too. At home when things go golden they very quickly turn a sort of grayish, very dead hue. But everything that turned golden on the side of the road in England seemed to be vibrantly glowing gold.  Here are pictures of a few highlights for me.  Bibury, in the Cotswolds, was a place a did a puzzle of when I was a kid, so being there felt surreal and like I was walking through a postcard.

The roses in England grow and die with such recklessness. I snipped a few to make this yellow arrangement, and love the way these pink roses exploded like a piñata spreading their petals into the grass below them.

I had the pleasure of teaching a little one day class with Grace, an incredible talented florist based in Seoul that I have also had a class with back at home. We made this garland over a window on the guest house that I was staying at. It felt like a fuzzy dream as we arranged flowers together outside on a perfect summer day, with cattle pleasantly grazing behind us and watching us work (ok, they were also snacking on some of our flowers too). Can’t wait to go back soon, I am counting down the days.

I am teaching a collaborative workshop with Becca and Maz of the Garden gate flower company this June in England!

For more information and to sign up, you can head over here.

sarahwinward.com | England Flower Workshop

sarahwinward.com | England Flower Workshop

sarahwinward.com | England Flower Workshop

sarahwinward.com | England Flower Workshop

sarahwinward.com | England Flower Workshop

sarahwinward.com | England Flower Workshop

sarahwinward.com | England Flower Workshop

sarahwinward.com | England Flower Workshop

sarahwinward.com | England Flower Workshop

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England Travel Photos + Upcoming English Workshop

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Ooooooooh, England. You truly have my heart.

My maternal grandmother was British, she has an incredible story. She grew up in WW1 as a child in England who grew up in an orphanage, and remembers land mines from WW1 going off in her neighborhood where she played. In WW2 she lost her husband, and was a single young mother who worked through the war. After losing her first husband in the war, she met an American man in the Navy at a dance when his ship was docked for a few days in the town she lived in. She married him, took her four year old on a boat and they made their journey to American to start a new life and wait for her husband to finished out the war. She knew sacrifice, and the beauty that can come from it. She appreciated nature in every way, and never took anything for granted. I credit her for giving me my love for flowers, and for teaching me to appreciate all the earth has to offer, both big and small. I had visited England before, but in the Summer of 2015 we took a trip there and stayed mostly in the countryside for a month. We took each day very slow, and made sure to live every moment soaking up all of the beauty around us. It was a sort of pilgrimage for me, and I felt so connected to my grandmother everywhere we went. The gardens and outdoor spaces there were the highlight for me, a few of them captured here in my travel photos.

I am teaching a collaborative workshop with Becca and Maz of the Garden Gate flower Company this June in England! For more information and to sign up, you can head over here

sarahwinward.com | English flower workshop

sarahwinward.com | English flower workshop

sarahwinward.com | English flower workshop

sarahwinward.com | English flower workshop

sarahwinward.com | English flower workshop

sarahwinward.com | English flower workshop

sarahwinward.com | English flower workshop

sarahwinward.com | English flower workshop

sarahwinward.com | English flower workshop

sarahwinward.com | English flower workshop

sarahwinward.com | English flower workshop

sarahwinward.com | English flower workshop

sarahwinward.com | English flower workshop

sarahwinward.com | English flower workshop

2 day workshop in England now open for registration

 

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I am excited to announce a new workshop I’ll be teaching this Summer!

This is a collaborative workshop with the wonderful Becca and Maz of The Garden Gate Flower Company.

Becca and Maz have put together an amazing two days for us at the cozy Botelet Farm in Cornwall, England.

In our two days together we will make bouquets, centerpieces, large urn arrangements, a big ceremony arch, and have some time set aside each day for business discussion. Each students’ work will be professionally photographed by Allen Tsai so that you can use the photos in in your portfolio.

Read more about the details of the workshop, and sign up over here.

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Wedding Planner Masterclass with
Laurie Arons Part Two

sarahwinward.com | Photo: Jose Villa | Laurie Arons Master Class | Winter Wedding Ideas

These photos are part of my post about Laurie Arons masterclass from the Spring, see part one here.

As look two for the couple for the ceremony shoot, I made this springy bouquet. I loved working with so many different colors of hellebores. They are one of my favorite flowers, and having so many varieties to work with was really fun. This bouquet was springy, was also very inspired by the landscape that was just barely beginning to thaw out from a long winter. Willow branches and other small branches were budding up, and the earth was golden with the dried grasses from the previous year, but starting to show a bit of new life. I love the color palette of spring, the contrast between the muddy earth colors, and the bright flowers that begin to burst through it is one of my favorite combinations. This bouquet encompasses that for me.

The dinner shown here was the final dinner for the workshop. Laurie and I created this rich colored tablescape to elevate the barn space and make it a bit more cozy. There was  a chestnut colored velvet table topper, each guest had a cashmere scarf draped on the back of their chair, and was able to sip their drink from a beautiful amber colored glass. The florals were textural and spilled out from gold platters onto the tables.

It was such a joy to work with Laurie and the rest of the collaborators for this workshop to create these fun designs as demonstrations for Laurie to teach with.

Laurie will be teaching another Masterclass in March 2017 at the Santa Lucia Preserve in California. Applications are now being accepted, for more information visit the masterclass website.

Event Designer + Event Planner + Workshop Host: Laurie Arons Special Events | Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Styling: Daniel Tran | Floral Design: Honey of a Thousand Flowers | Wedding Cake: Perfect Endings | Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy | Groom’s Attire: Richard James from Mr Porter | Venue: The Ranch At Rock Creek | Beauty: Sherrie Long Makeup Hair & Effects | Brass Pencils: Modern Fuel | Bridal Boutique: Little White Dress Bridal Shop | Bridal Gown: J. Mendel | Bridal Gown: Naeem Khan | Candles: Creative Candles | Farewell Dinner Rental Tables:Vintage Whites | Farewell Dinner Rentals Chairs: Montana Party Rentals | Farewell Dinner Table Top: March SF | Floral Assistant: Kelly Lenard | Graphic Design: Amber Moon Design | Models: Wilhelmina Denver | Printing: Czar Press | Welcome Dinner Rentals: The Party Store | Workshop Notebooks + Brass Rulers: Appointed

sarahwinward.com | Photo: Jose Villa | Laurie Arons Master Class | Winter Wedding Ideas

sarahwinward.com | Photo: Jose Villa | Laurie Arons Master Class | Winter Wedding Ideas

sarahwinward.com | Photo: Jose Villa | Laurie Arons Master Class | Winter Wedding Ideas

sarahwinward.com | Photo: Jose Villa | Laurie Arons Master Class | Winter Wedding Ideas

sarahwinward.com | Photo: Jose Villa | Laurie Arons Master Class | Winter Wedding Ideas

sarahwinward.com | Photo: Jose Villa | Laurie Arons Master Class | Winter Wedding Ideas

sarahwinward.com | Photo: Jose Villa | Laurie Arons Master Class | Winter Wedding Ideas

sarahwinward.com | Photo: Jose Villa | Laurie Arons Master Class | Winter Wedding Ideas

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sarahwinward.com | Photo: Jose Villa | Laurie Arons Master Class | Winter Wedding Ideas

sarahwinward.com | Photo: Jose Villa | Laurie Arons Master Class | Winter Wedding Ideas

sarahwinward.com | Photo: Jose Villa | Laurie Arons Master Class | Winter Wedding Ideas

Wedding Planner Masterclass with Laurie Arons

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Laurie Arons is a wedding planner that I feel very lucky to be able to work with. She has been in the industry for a very long time, and she knows what she is doing.

The events she designs and executes are flawless. Laurie asked me to do the flowers for her masterclass in Montana at The Ranch at Rock Creek. Here is part one of  what we created together at the workshop for the attendees.

The welcome dinner was held in the blue canteen building at the ranch, it is this adorable building with a canvas top and walls. We took inspiration from the copper bar in the space, and then built the look of the dinner around that. We filled the table with delicate spring flowers spilling down the table, and created this will branch hanging installation to float above the tables. Attendees were greeted with a warm drink, and walked through the ranch to the canteen where they were able to warm up around the fire before being welcomed in for dinner. It was such a fun way to start the week!

As a part of the workshop we also created this ceremony setup so that Laurie could demonstrate and discuss how she approaches the ceremony design and function at her events. We wanted the ceremony décor to be light, and compliment the natural surroundings. We chose this spot right in front of the icy pond for the ceremony, and I created florals by taking inspiration from this location, and kept it delicate so that it didn’t distract from the natural beauty. Simple floral clusters growing from the benches, and some votive holders made from ice at the head of the aisle.

This was such a fun project, and it was so fun to collaborate with all who were involved.

A huge thank you to my friend Kelly Lenard for assisting me with the florals for the workshop.

Laurie will be teaching another Masterclass in March 2017 at the Santa Lucia Preserve in California. Applications are now being accepted, for more information visit the masterclass website.

As seen in Geraldine Magazine and on Style Me Pretty.

Event Designer + Event Planner + Workshop Host: Laurie Arons Special Events | Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Styling: Daniel Tran | Floral Design: Honey of a Thousand Flowers | Wedding Cake: Perfect Endings | Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy | Groom’s Attire: Richard James from Mr Porter | Venue: The Ranch At Rock Creek | Beauty: Sherrie Long Makeup Hair & Effects | Brass Pencils: Modern Fuel | Bridal Boutique: Little White Dress Bridal Shop | Bridal Gown: J. Mendel | Bridal Gown: Naeem Khan | Candles: Creative Candles | Farewell Dinner Rental Tables:Vintage Whites | Farewell Dinner Rentals Chairs: Montana Party Rentals | Farewell Dinner Table Top: March SF | Floral Assistant: Kelly Lenard | Graphic Design: Amber Moon Design | Models: Wilhelmina Denver | Printing: Czar Press | Welcome Dinner Rentals: The Party Store | Workshop Notebooks + Brass Rulers: AppointedWinter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Laurie Arons Workshop. Flowers by Sarah Winward. Photo Jose Villa.

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Ginny Au Workshop in England, Part One

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It is hard to beat being surrounded by a dozen flower loving creative people for several days, and doing nothing but create, visit, and eat delicious food in the most beautiful setting imaginable.  I was so inspired by the group of women that attended the workshop, I feel like at each of these workshops I leave feeling that I was more inspired by the students than they were by me! I love their enthusiasm and fresh take on flowers. I am so grateful for each of them what they contributed to our few days together at Bibury Court.

We were able to take everyone to Green and Gorgeous Flower farm and cut our own flowers to work with for the few days. Thank you to Rachel for opening up the farm and letting us cut so many of her beautiful flowers. It is hard in the states to get so many of these beautiful foliages and smaller textural flowers. It was so wonderful to be in the Uk where there are so many small farms, and so many florists who grow their own flowers. So many of the interesting flowers and greens that I love to work with are readily available. Not to mention the foraging! The hedgerows in England are filled with all sorts of wonderful material.

Overall Styling: Ginny Au // Food vignette styling: Ginny Branch // Photography: Erich McVey // Floral Design: Sarah Winward // Workshop venue: Bibury Court // Floral farm that we cut and purchased most of our flowers from: Green and Gorgeous Flower Farm // Roses: English Country Roses

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