SALE ENDS TONIGHT: Learn Floral Design From Sarah Winward

Today is your final chance to take advantage of the $200 launch-week saving on Sarah Winward’s new digital course, The Nature of Wedding Floral Design.

If you’re still unsure if this is the right learning opportunity for you, here’s what some other floral designers had to say after testing Sarah’s course.


“Sarah’s honest, candid approach and willingness to discuss how she budgets, quotes client events, prepares visual proposals, and pays herself is particularly refreshing in a world of floral workshops, one-on-ones, and courses. Nowhere have I been able to find this information from such a well-respected designer.” —LAUREN WIEBE, STONEHOUSE FLOWERS

“Sarah’s background gives her the ability to describe and explain floral design in a beautiful, tangible way, unlike any other designer I’ve had the opportunity to learn from. It was a joy to work through. Anyone looking to hone their floral craft should treat themselves to this experience.” —MARY EDDY, VINE AND BRANCH FLORAL

“As a fairly new floral designer I often work alone and always wonder ‘Am I doing this right?’ Sarah’s course confirmed that I’m working in the direction I want to be going and it gave me more confidence in what I do.” —CARA FITCH, TRILLE FLORAL

“I felt honored to review Sarah’s course and found it to be extremely relevant to all those in the floral design field. It covers such an extensive range of information and there is much to be gained whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional. Sarah’s tips and shared experiences are sure to save many designers time and money.” —KELLY LEYNARD, INTERTWINE


You can hear what other florists had to say on the course website, or by checking out #ifimadeweddingflowers on Instagram.

CLICK HERE to purchase The Nature of Wedding Floral Design before midnight tonight and save $200. This is the lowest price of 2016!

05.05.16 / Featured

Colorful and Modern Outdoor Wedding

We love to see bolder colors used in wedding design, but we’ll be the first to admit that it can be incredibly challenging to use vibrant hues in an elegant way. The way that this wedding navigates an incredible use of color might be what we love the most about it, and that’s thanks in large part to the amazing florals by Sarah Winward.

Today’s bride, Wilhelmina, has a personal penchant for rich color, but her mom wanted to maintain an elegant aesthetic. We think that their decision to use a natural palette at the outdoor ceremony, introduce a bit more vibrancy into the bridal party bouquets, and then really dive into full color at the reception is a clever and unique way to bring the wedding to life. Creating a “branch” arbor for the ceremony using just blooming branches and white blossoms ensures that the design fits perfectly with the natural spring setting, while tucking a touch of yellow and peach into the bouquets beautifully compliments the bridesmaids’ buttery gowns. Working with very narrow tables at the reception meant that Sarah had to get creative with her tablescape designs, and we think the clean white linens punctuated by bright hues and those lemon-hued taper candles is genius – especially when you look up. Covering the ceiling in an incredible tapestry of bright green foliage creates a major statement and we’re sure that no guest will forget this. Ever.

Event Design: Laurie Arons | Photography: Jose Villa | Florals: Sarah Winward | Venue: Durham Ranch | Catering: Paula LeDuc

05.05.16 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Learn Floral Design from Sarah Winward. Sale Ends Tomorrow.

If you’ve always wanted to learn floral design from Sarah Winward, now is your chance!

The introductory sale price on Sarah’s new course, The Nature of Wedding Floral Design, ENDS TOMORROW NIGHT. This is the lowest price on offer for 2016.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the course and the payment plans options on offer.

You can also catch the replay of Sarah’s webinar from earlier this week by clicking here.

05.04.16 / Featured

Elegant Springtime Wedding Flower Ideas

Today, Sarah Winward shows us yet another stunning take on wedding flower ideas. With a restrained palette of muted mauves and pinks with whites and greens, lush, botanical-inspired floral designs, and a minimal table design, this adds up to one of our favorite ways to create an elegant springtime wedding. A bridal bouquet that spills over with lilac, hellebores, and fritillari and accented with silk ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.

Here at Once Wed, we have the opportunity to observe how many wedding professionals, around the world, grow their careers. We love to see wedding vendors take chances, try different things, and ultimately, be rewarded with growth and new talent. One of the things we love the most about watching this happen is that we know, in the end, our brides will also be rewarded by it. That’s why we love to see amazing wedding artists come together to learn together. And for any of our readers today who are also wedding pros and are searching for the right opportunity to grow their talents, be sure to consider The PATH Workshop.

The PATH is a worldwide workshop for wedding creatives. Founded by Fine Art international Photographer D’Arcy Benincosa, it is a true chance to immerse yourself in inspiration and gain wisdom from some of the best people in the industry. The workshops take place in various countries across the globe that are carefully selected for their inspiration and eye opening landscapes and people. Traveling to these places is meant to stretch you, encourage you to take risks, live fully, and experience your world and your creativity on a larger scale. Each person has an affect on the person next to them, and through our awareness in how we can change the world via our businesses, we make the world a better place, a smaller place, a place we understand, and place we love. The world is our home. As Mark Twain says, “Travel is fatal to prejudice.”

ICELAND: June 13-15
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: September 12-13
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: October 12-13
HAVANA, CUBA: November 26-30

For each location, D’Arcy curates a cohesive and collaborative team, conceptualizes the shoots so that photographers, stylists, and florists alike can learn how to create a collection fit for publication. There is also a full day of business discussing mindset, making your ideal client come to you, pricing, traveling, working with investing and saving your money, creating powerful and global networks, and finding fulfillment in a world that is overly focused on being burned out. There is also continued support after the workshop is over when an active and collaborative Facebook group.

Workshop Host & Photographer: D’Arcy Benincosa | Design: Gatherist | Flowers: Sarah Winward | Hair & Makeup: Bella Cosa | Dresses: Leanne Marshall | Paper & Calligraphy: Plume Calligraphy | Cake: Pippa Cakery | Jewelry: The Land of Salt | Venue: Studio Elevn | Rentals: Decoration Inc. | Ribbons: Silk and Willow | Linens: La Tavola

05.03.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog