My love affair with flowers began in my mother's cutting gardens as a child. Freshly-cut blooms were carefully arranged and placed on the camp porch or kitchen table, sweetening the summer days. Hikes in the Adirondacks while growing up continue to inspire the mystical musings of wildflowers, boughs, branches, textures and greenery that is included in every floral arrangement. While living in New York City surrounded by artful ateliers, my interest in floral design grew. However it wasn't until Sarah met and married husband Jay, a fruit farmer and entrepreneur, that a collaborative vision for a future business combining flowers and wine was realized. Leaving New York to return to the Adirondack Park, Sarah and Jay bought a farm in Essex, NY, where Jay cultivates cold-hardy grape vines while Sarah creates her unique florals and offers design workshops to the public. Together, they are developing the unique style and vision that is the hallmark of Boquet Valley Blooms.
Each bride's wedding flowers are a reflection of her life - for Sarah, an entanglement of metropolitan quality and sophistication combined with the rustic elegance of the Adirondacks. This inspiration, coupled with the inspiration of her surroundings, grew into Sarah's mission to provide the greater Adirondack community with services that speak to both the refined and adventurous imaginations.