January 7, 2019

A good florist is always slightly crazy or a bit 'out there!.'.........so.....

here’s a shortish blog about me! My name is Sarah and I am the owner of The Garden Room Flower Co. Goring-On-Thames. My creativity all started when I was very young, having the love for the outdoors and creating things out of what I could see, feel and touch,  wether it would be what was going in the Recycling bin or going for a walk finding unusual things to get imaginative with. I absolutely loved drawing as a child but as I got older I found there really wasn’t much time to draw at all and it was all about hands on creation!

As I got older I found myself going in and out of different jobs that really weren’t at all for me. Eventually the time came when I decided to take the plunge and go and train to be a fully qualified florist, which I did at The Berkshire College of Agriculture, Maidenhead and I remember thinking OMG could I really do this?? Can I really make a hand tied bouquet in 10 minutes?? Yikes!

.........but I loved it!!!

I have worked in some fantastic florist shops over the past 20 years and I have learnt a lot about the industry... both the good and the bad!!!! My real creativity hasn’t truly come out until now. I love doing my own kind of floristry with a twist of Norwegian Scandi vibes and being my own boss is actually very satisfying!

I wouldn’t be doing what I am today if it wasn’t for some very special people of course who have helped me along this incredible floral journey.......My Mum and Dad for funding me throughout college in the early days and for pushing me to go for it and for the last 16 years my wonderful husband Martin who helps inspire me everyday and keep me motivated x ! Also of course my two gorgeous little boys who make me realise what is really important in life x

This exciting adventure continues to challenge but I am ready and more ambitious than ever to make it succeed and I will do this without ever giving up my true personality when it comes to style and artistry!

My new motto is definitely ‘innovate don’t imitate’!

Thanks for taking the time to read about my story so far and I hope you too can feel inspired to follow your dreams!

Sarah x

July 17, 2018

We were so pleased to share these gorgeous images from Hello! magazine in Spain. We were absolutely  delighted to be involved and asked to make these wonderful floral displays for the Irina Shayk-Porcelanosa photoshoot at The Forbury Roseate Hotel, Reading.

Do not forget to take a look at the interview too!

https://www.hola.com/moda/actualidad/20180707126667/irina-shayk-entrevista-exclusiva-video/

January 19, 2018

 I just had to share these gorgeous images from one of our beautiful winter weddings last year. Congratulation  Hannah and Jon they look amazing!  xxx

Photographer : Joe Mallen Photography

Venue:  The Old bell at Hurley

March 5, 2017

 We were so happy to be sent these amazing images from one of our brides back in October.  This gorgeous pallet of blush Bomastic spray Roses, vintage pink Memory lane Roses,  pink Astrantia,  Thistle, fluffy pink Astilbe, Veronica,  Thalaspi and Eucalyptus.

These floral delights created  an  amazing rustic wedding theme for Rebecca and Sumran at the beautiful Herons Farm.

 Images have been provided by  Studio Rouge.

August 3, 2016

We are delighted to hear that some of our beautiful wedding flowers have been featured on  Love My Dress.  Take a sneak peak at these gorgeous pics....

http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2016/07/rembo-styling-pastel-colour-spring-wedding.html

Photography by Hannah McClune Photography

March 24, 2016

We are filled with great pride to have been asked by Mare Hare School, Newbury, to provide a beautiful bouquet for HRH The Princess Royal during her recent visit to the school.

 

November 18, 2015

I am absolutely delighted with these stunning images that we received  from Alex and Rachel who were married back in September at the beautiful Herons Farm.

Photography  Hannah McClune Photography

 

 

 

 

August 29, 2015

Anna and Ed were married this August in the beautiful setting of Starveals Farm.  Thank you Hayley Savage Photography for these super amazing Photographs from their colourful day.

 

Anna's bouquet contained a gorgeous combination of  scented white O'hara Roses,  Pink David Austin Roses, Jana spray Roses and locally sourced Scabious, Nigella and  Zinnias from Five a day in Englefield.

 

 

 

 

June 12, 2015

Yes!  It is official I am the slowest blogger ever........! What a busy few months we've had.....starting with our new little Stand outside The Boathouse Deli selling an array of pretty floral delights......to now supplying The Swan at Streatley with their weekly flower displays.

Quite honestly we haven't stopped  and to top it off our beautiful floral displays have also reached  The Club at Mapledurham.

 

Watch this space as wedding season is upon us too........!!!

 

 




 

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