l am Sharon, the owner and designer of Sweet Peas Floral. l have a passion and that passion is flowers. l have worked as a floral designer and in the floral industry for over thirty five years and l am still as excited to design flowers today as l was back then.
l am English and had the privilege of growing up not only in the beautiful English countryside, but also in a family home with many flowers in our garden. As a child l would wander around the garden touching and smelling the blooms that grew there. As l got older l would pick bunches and arrange them in a vase for my Mum as a surprise. As bad as they looked she was always thrilled with my efforts. We would make Sunday afternoon trips to the country to pick Primroses, Bluebells and Cowslips. Even the humble Buttercup and Daisy would find their way home and into a jar of water. So my love for flowers has alweays been with me.
After working in a flower shop as a Saturday girl l decided to attended floral college and learn how to design flowers properly. So for three years l went to Sparsholt college, close to Winchester, England and earned my degree in floristry. From there l went to school in London for a further year to obtain my National Diploma in the Society of Floristry. This gave me the highest level of skills for the UK. l then opened my own business and did not look back.
When l married my husband in 1988 and came to live in the USA l continued to follow my career and learn the American way of designing flowers. l attended many classes and entered competitions to keep my creative edge and l finally became a Master Designer here in the US in 1997. l have also taught floral design both in England and here in America.
Although l enjoy any floral project, my favorite thing to be doing are my weddings. There is something about the look on the Brides face when the flowers are delivered and she is thrilled with them, that surpasses all feelings of acheivement and reward. l have worked with over a thousand couples over the years and l can offer you all this experience and more to make your day perfect
l also like to get to know my brides a little before we make a final decision on your flowers. Getting to learn about you and seeing your personality are so helpful in the style and design choices you decide upon. l also pride myself upon listening to my customers and following their wishes. l always remember that it is your day. Not mine. So l can assure you that you will get exactly what you want if you choose me and give me the honor of designing your wedding flowers.
l have worked in England, Germany, Belgium and the USA.