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Vermont Wedding Flowers.  Your Vision Realized. Creative Muse Floral Design. 

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© 2019 by Sarah Jo Marcotte.

MEET SARAH JO...

Creative soul. Asker of questions. Floral Fashioner. Justice of the Peace. Inspired by Nature. Believer in Love.

 

I’m a ninth generation Vermonter with deep roots in the greater community, and I am proud to be a part of Vermont's thriving wedding industry! My passion for creating began at an early age. As a young girl, I loved picking wildflowers and arranging them for neighbors; or recreating Georgia O’Keeffe paintings with flowers from my garden and pieces of bone that I would collect exploring the woods around our small farm.  My love of nature and the gift of this creation we have been entrusted with has provided endless inspiration for poems, songs, books, photographs, art projects, quilts, knitting, and of course floral design.

 

From music to photography, mixed media art to writing, graphic design to gardening, I believe my lifetime of creative expression gives me a dynamic and diverse platform to support an individualized approach to your floral and event design needs.  As a professional coach and teacher, I value the importance of relationship building and planning.  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.

 

 

  

Background...

I come from a long line of hard-working farm families.  I grew up learning hands-on the importance of hard work, environmental stewardship, self-reliance, and innovation.  My childhood memories are steeped in creative expression and immersed in nature.  My formal experience in floral design began in 1999 when I started working for a retail florist. I gained a tremendous amount of industry and design experience under the coaching of some of the most talented designers in our region.  

 
Education...

I was accepted to the Art Institute of Boston in 1995.  Ultimately, I choose to pursue a college education in business instead of art, knowing my love of design and art would always pull me into a commitment to lifelong learning in that arena.  I hold a degree in Advertising & Public Relations from Johnson & Wales University and completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Johnson State College. I recently earned my Masters of Education degree. During the school year, I teach Business Leadership Studies at Cold Hollow Career Center and am the DECA Advisor for a group of talented and motivated emerging leaders & entrepreneurs.  In addition to design and event planning, my professional background includes marketing, career and technical education, consulting, professional coaching, and non-profit leadership.

 
Home...

Our charming barn studio is located in the foothills of the Green Mountains in Northwest Vermont in the bedroom town of Bakersfield.  It's the town I grew up in, dreamed of leaving as a teenager, and couldn't wait to come home to after I had left!  I live there with the loves of my life: My husband, Dan, (airshow pilot, land speed racer, welder/fabricator extraordinaire) our amazing son, "Bean," (who is Mummy's little helper) and our three Nigerian Dwarf goats, Billy, Speckles, and Gus!  What a blessing to be part of a vibrant, rural community, surrounded by family and friends.