Watershed floral produces amazing wedding arrangements and bouquets. I love the textures, types of flowers, and whimsical feeling to them. I had the pleasure of working with Sarah this past summer at a wedding on Peaks Island and her flowers made the images amazing. Since then I have been fortunate to see her several times and have enjoyed getting to know her. She is a complete sweetheart you will LOVE working with her 🙂 Here is a little bit about Sarah:
1. How did you become a florist?
In 2004 I started working at Kennebec Flower Farm in Bowdoinham. I had recently graduated from college with a degree in sustainable agriculture but didn’t have much experience with growing flowers. After a few seasons at the farm, I started making bouquets for them to bring to farmers’ markets in Portland and Brunswick. Around the same time, I had some friends getting married and did the arrangements for those events. I realized it was something I love and am skilled at and when people at the markets starting asking about hiring me for events, I knew I was onto something. I grew the business very slowly at first with just a few weddings each summer while I also worked as a teacher. Two and a half years ago, I left the classroom for the floral studio. It’s been so exciting and kind of surreal to see something that was an idea and a dream become a thriving, growing business. It’s a lot of work, but so worth it!
2. What is your favorite season?
Autumn. The temperature is perfect. The colors are amazing. And there are so so so many flowers available locally!
3. What tips would you give a bride when working with her florist on her bridal bouquet?
My first bit of advice is to take time to look at a florist’s work before making contact. If you like what you see and it jives with your aesthetic, then make an inquiry. If the work on someone’s website isn’t in line with what you envision for your wedding, ,then chances are it isn’t a good fit. Once you’ve chosen a florist, my best piece of advice is to trust her. Hopefully you’ve both communicated about the colors, flowers, and style. I find that it’s helpful to share inspiration images. When you’ve established that you’re on the same page about the general look and vibe of the bouquet, it’s best to let the professional do what she does best. Good communication at the beginning of the relationship will ensure that you are pleased with the results!
4. What is your favorite dessert?
I’m crazy about dark chocolate!
5. What is your favorite flower?
That is impossible for me to answer. It depends on the season or my mood. During the summer, I pretty much have a new favorite every day. Scabiosa, feverfew, stock, and zinnias always rise to the top. But I could go on and on. The list of favorites is endless!
Thank you so much Sarah for letting me visit your shop and chatting with me about Puerto Rico 🙂 Looking forward to many more weddings with you!