Wedding Stylist Sarah Franklin has taken her passion to create something beautiful to the next level.

After 15 years spent as an interior designer Sarah established her own styling company Farm.

And her recently acquired floristry skills have marked an exciting new chapter to create both encapsulating floral displays alongside bespoke wedding designs.

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“I’m quite a creative person and I’ve found floristry another way of expressing that,” explains Sarah.

“I was lucky enough to have a fantastic teacher and completed an intensive course in Otley and now can combine floristry with styling.”

And it’s a busy time for The Farm, as I speak to Sarah she’s had a full day at Totem Tipi’s wedding open day at Helmsley Walled Gardens.

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Describing her styling for the event, she said : “It’s my take on Tipi chic. It’s a clean classic design, with on trend Pantone greens, gold for 2017 and marble for 2018. And a touch of drama with a greenery explosion hanging overhead.

“Tipis are great but they have been around for a while now so I like to mix things up a bit so it’s not what people expect to see.”

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And it’s easy to see how Sarah’s work is exceeding expectations for both her clients and wedding industry experts.

“Couples come to me and we do a face-to-face meeting to share ideas. A lot of people are on Pinterest now which is great but I take things and look at how we can really put themselves in to the style which they want.

“We discuss everything, what works with the venue and their budget. Wedding planning is a journey both for myself and the couple which can span anything up to 18 months or more, we keep in touch throughout that process.

“My job, my absolute pleasure, is to listen to their dream and turn it into a day that they will never forget.”

“As a stylist I want to create a vision in all it’s singular detail. From the moment a bride slips her toe into her shoe to the final flickering candle.”

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The mum-of-three says her inspiration comes from many aspects of her life, not least her time working as an interior designer in both Canada and France.

Her love for interior design keeps her looking out for trends which would pass others by.

She added: “I don’t really watch much television but when I do I notice things that are emerging as I’m always looking at what’s out there.”

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So what is the meaning behind ‘Farm’?

Sarah explains: “The name came from lots of different things. I was googling for ideas and it came up as a definition: ‘A place devoted to producing and promoting something.

“I added the word ‘beautiful’ and use it to describe what we do.”.

“I felt like it had meaning and still does. We also rented a house when we returned to UK from living in France in 2013 and it had a barn and I think that also helped with the name inspiration.”

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If you’d like to see Sarah’s work she is exhibiting at Tipis and Tiaras wedding fair at Lumley Castle, County Durham on Sunday May 14 12-3pm.

Based in Ripon the Farm works across Yorkshire and the North. To discuss your wedding styling email info@styling.farm or call 07528 183 271.

Farm’s website can be found here www.styling.farm

Feature title image courtesy of: Photography By Kathryn