In our studio at petals&twigs, we bring your modern designs and garden inspired florals to life. Weddings and special events are our specialty, and we work with you to fulfill your vision. 

In our studio at petals&twigs, we bring your modern designs and garden inspired florals to life. Weddings and special events are our specialty, and we work with you to fulfill your vision. 

Hello- I am Sarah.

 

 

Thank you stopping here for a moment.

I started my business in 2008, as a little something on the side. You know, to have fun with flowers each week at Fraiche. 

 

Now, today, here we are.  I even have a team! 

Receiving most of our clients by referral, we are creating amazing florals at some top venues in Richmond area and Central Virginia.

 

There is no limit to what you can dream up and we can execute. We have the privilege of working with so many amazing couples and the best planners in RVA.  What fun it is to know all these creative minds, and make memorable events for you with our vendor partners.

We are an all-inclusive group that does not tolerate discrimination. 

My team

I have a talented group of floral designers that help me execute our events.  We have been working together for years and know each other quite well.  Our studio is a creative space where we enjoy creating for you as well as sharing stories, and we have some fun too! 

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and more...

While we focus most of our time on weddings, we love to help out with corporate events, gala dinners, bar and bat mitzvahs, charitable fundraisers, funerals and simple parties.  We also have started to offer workshops to the public to share our love and knowledge of floral decor.

Local

As we are a small business and like supporting other small businesses,

whenever possible we use locally grown blooms and greenery from flower farms in Central Virginia.

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environment

There is a lot of waste in this industry.  We aim to be floral foam free as much as possible, recycle/reuse the packing materials our blooms arrive in and source local when available.

forage

Foraging has been a time honored tradition in floristry and we are no strangers to it.  Our local gardens provide great resources and cut down on waste.

A true little story if you want to read more...

 

My Bridal Bouquet 

By Sarah Chiffriller 

 

Well, when I got married, we had the whole DIY thing. Mom, Dad, brother, aunts, you get the picture- flowers, were part of that, of course. Mom had the whole Garden Club of the Northern Neck doing something for the reception and the church. The day before the wedding all the maids were making their own bouquets, at our “bridesmaids luncheon”. And I didn’t make one, I don’t know why. Maybe I was too busy having fun and helping the maids. Or trying to find some food at the “lunch” which was at the reception site...imagine the chaos…. Fast forward to Saturday 5:00 we are all dressed, getting ready to walk down the aisle. I am so excited! Mom asks “Sarah, where is your bouquet?” me, surprised  “I don’t think I have one”. Out she went into the gardens of Christ Church and gathered some vinca, a rose (and a few weeds I am sure) and gave it to me. Voila! There was my bouquet (about the size of a bud vase) she stuck it through some old lace doily thing and down the aisle I went with Dad. Happy ending though, we are still married and I have a story to tell.

The reason I am sharing this story is trifold.

a) I hope you are as excited to get married to your partner as I was,

b) this wouldn’t have happened if we had a professional on board and

c) everything in not going to run to the letter. Be flexible and have fun with your wedding.

Leave the flowers to us.

This story should only happen once. Ever.