The Little Shed Flower Co.
 

SARAH SYLVESTER

floral designer

 

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Hi there, I’m Sarah, and I love everything flowers. Flowers themselves, pressed floral jewellery, floral print anything and old floral paintings. This insane love for fresh flowers and everything botanical started when I was just 14 years old. I worked in a beautiful, prestigious flower shop in Stratford ON, and loved every second of it. I made hand-tied bouquets, washed buckets and conditioned endless stems of fresh product. I learned about customer service, reputation and what makes good design.

I then moved on to university, and subsequently a career in healthcare, where I learned how to care for people. After 5 years of practicing as an RN I decided to retire, and set the wheels in motion to open what I affectionately named The Little Shed Flower Company. A 12’x12’ shed, situated in the back corner of my home property, lovingly built of reclaimed materials, right down to the second hand electrical wire and windows. I made wreaths, hand-tied bouquets wrapped in butcher paper and produced our first big wedding. I took telephone calls and responded to texts from customers ordering my fresh flower designs.

The business thrived, and I moved to a studio, with space for client consults and some of the carefully curated styling and rental inventory that I was accumulating for my clients. I continued to produce beautiful floral designs for weddings, events and every day while building vendor connections and a pretty great design portfolio. I hired an intern, learned how to blog and attended workshops, mentorships and floral design retreats to expand my skillset and creative brain.

Now, you can find me in a gorgeous old brick and mortar, with a non-traditional retail space that contains locally made artisan goods, potted plants, and a lovely, ever-changing fresh flower bar. I hold workshops, welcome clients into the chic consult space and grow nearly half an acre of local, incredible fresh flowers and foliage.

I love texture, dimension, movement and unexpected colour palettes in my floral design. I firmly believe that more is more when it comes to flowers and foliage and that the best designs are artfully executed with mother nature in mind. I take cues from the seasons, forage from wherever is ethically responsible, and genuinely love what I do.

Nice to meet you.

PS I love lattes with almond milk and maple syrup, floral tattoos, cozy little cottages and vintage clothes. Oh, and my dog Sneaks.



 

 
the little shed flower company
 
Sarah was absolutely amazing! Her team handled everything and turned our wedding venue into something out of a movie. We couldn’t of been more happy with her and we would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a florist!
— joel cooper