Flowers are one of the most important aspects of a wedding. They bring color, life, and aroma to a wedding. They help make table settings more beautiful, and can transform a formerly dull space into a beautiful personality-filled one. The wedding florals create the ambiance, the romance and are a huge part of the story telling.
The wedding flowers can be confusing, overwhelming and will accidentally break the bank if you don’t have a clear vision of what you want and a firm budget. Luckily, you can hire someone to figure all that out. But you can’t hire any old florist. You need an artist, someone who can take a simple Pinterest mood board and turn it into the room of your wedding fantasies, tablescapes overflowing with flora and fauna you never even knew existed.
For those whimsical Vermont brides, Sarah Jo Willey at Creative Muse VT is everything you need to take your wedding day from ‘nice’ to truly spectacular. Besides being an amazing florist, Sarah Jo is the kind of person who got into the business for all the right reasons—she truly, honestly, cares about making your big day the greatest success it can be and that shows in every bloom.
You’ll have the initial consultation where you attempt to give Sarah Jo a vision of what you want. Big picture stuff down to the nitty gritty details. Romantic, elegant, eclectic, rustic, etc. etc. She’ll take all these vague notions of fairytale concepts and turn it into a ten page breakdown of the best buds for the season and every type of flower she’s envisioning along with the accessories. Suddenly everything you never knew you needed is on paper and your inner bridezilla is eased with the knowledge that, hey, this lady really knows what she’s doing.
Creative Muse VT is dedicated to keeping your stress level to a minimum. We had Sarah Jo provide all the stunning florals for our Tried & True Wedding at the Trapp Family Lodge this past January, and she was on top of every single detail. We need a dedication chair full of roses for a Grandmother that passed away five days before the ceremony? No problem. A floral headpiece to withstand the record breaking cold of Stowe and last into the wee hours of the night? No sweat. A leafy crown soft enough to sit atop a newborn baby flower girls head? Done. It also helps that within this community of New Englanders everyone knows everyone and your team, from amazing wedding planner Becca Newton of Missing Piece Events to baker extraordinaire Julie Almond from Caketopia Cakes, can all work together seamlessly.
If you book with the right type of florist you can also turn to them for countless wedding questions and needs—they have done way more of these than you, so don’t forget to utilize that expertise. Creative Muse was able to whip up table cards when the calligrapher called out sick, create the Mr. & Mrs. chair décor and help stage the entire day to be as picture perfect as can be. If you start to feel like you are drowning in a sea of pearled RSVPs and silk tablecloths just shoot Sarah Jo an e-mail and you’ll feel the tension leave your body in minutes. She’s that good.
In addition to being a floral genius, Sarah Jo is a seventh generation Vermonter with deep roots in the greater community—they fully support local growers and use botanical accents from their own gardens. If you ask her why she’s in the industry she is, she’ll tell you “Bottom line…I love people, weddings, and flowers! I’m passionate about design, color, composition, texture, and delight in working with couples to create a wedding environment in fresh flowers and botanicals that is a unique reflection of them.”
You’ll hear it again and again as you plan the ‘big day.’ You only get one of these. Make it everything you dreamed of.