It's Me, Hi!
I am Sarah Klunk, owner and designer at Sarah's Floral Designs.
My husband, Fred, and I grew up in the Carlisle Area.
We met at a wedding at Allenberry Resort!!
He was the best man and I was the maid of honor.
I caught the bouquet & he caught the garter
(back when they did such things).
And the rest is history!!
We have two creative daughters who grew as my business grew.
My daughter Lydia is in her senior year of high school and is now
my delivery assistant. My daughter Caroline is at Eckerd College in Florida.
We have a beautiful backyard complete with a coop full of chickens.
We love to travel, read, hike and ski.
I have always loved flowers and have lots of perennial gardens.
I could never be surrounded by too many flowers!
They bring me such joy, and it's easy to get lost in their beauty.
I decided to take my passion for blooms and turn it into a business in 2009.
I was trained as a floral designer at
Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
I completed their Certificate of Floral Design program.
Longwood Gardens offer one of the most respected floral design
programs in the Northeast region.
I never, ever dreamed that my business would grow like it has.
It has been an absolute joy and honor to share my gifts with hundreds of couples on their wedding days. I cannot imagine doing anything else.
As a family, it is important to us that we reduce our carbon footprint
as much as possible.
Therefore, I compost all leftover plant material.
I recycle or reuse all cardboard and plastic wrapping.
I deliver all of your wedding day flowers in containers that have
been repurposed or upcycled.
Don't be surprised to find your boutonnieres and petals in repurposed
plastic lettuce boxes or a bouquet in a pickle jar! I wish I had kept count
of all the repurposed plastic boxes I have used over the years.
It would be so satisfying to know how many LESS plastic boxes I contributed to landfills in this practice.
Another very important practice in sustainability is my effort to use as many LOCALLY GROWN flowers as possible.
Not only is this a more sustainable option
(No plastic wrap. No boxes. No airplanes.) but in the process
it supports other women entrepreneurs in Central PA.
I work closely with
Riverside Blooms in Millersville
Lavender and Locks Flower Farm in Elizabethtown
Roots Flower Farm in Carlisle
Coldwater Flowers in Greencastle
Susie's Posies in Newburg.
There is no better product than flowers and greenery that have been locally grown.
Lastly, I have launched a sustainable option for weddings and events:
You can enjoy their green beauty for your wedding day
but nothing goes to waste. I deliver and retrieve them.
They can be used as accent pieces, aisle and ceremony decor.
Photo Credit: Lindsey Ford Photography
Sarah Klunk, owner