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Litchfield Hills inspired Floral Design & Styling for Weddings and Events in Connecticut, New York and Beyond

Sarah Worden Natural Design puts an organic and elegant twist on traditional floral design...

SWND delivers one of a kind floral design and styling for weddings and special events throughout Connecticut, New York and beyond. Known for putting an organic spin on traditional designs using unexpected combinations and textural elements, SWND creates garden inspired elegance out of each branch and flower. Whether it is the perfect dahlia from a local grower or a unique vessel from the potter down the street, the Litchfield Hills are our greatest source of inspiration. SWND is also dedicated to promoting quality and sustainability through the use of local and seasonably available flowers by supporting local farms and vendors whenever possible. Whether your style is country or contemporary, we provide the freshest look and highest level of service around. We are also available to discuss Wedding/Event Planning, Location Scouting and Coordination Services in and around the Litchfield County area. In addition, each floral design booking includes complimentary event styling services from candle selection, linens, chairs, other rentals and more.

About Lauren Merriam


Lauren joined SWND as an intern in 2013. Since then, she has styled and managed dozens of weddings and grown into the role of Lead Designer. Lauren has a B.A. and M.A. from UConn and her background in art, visual merchandising and education, give her a perfect mix of skills for executing fabulous designs and managing client relationships. Her love of the Litchfield Hills, passion for gardening and eye for hunting down antique and rare design pieces are the foundation for our aesthetic. Since joining SWND, Lauren has also completed the UConn Master Gardener coursework and studied under the floral design greats, Nicolette Camille and Ariella Chezar. Lauren lives in Cheshire, Connecticut with her husband and three young children. In her non existent free time she can be found wandering local plant nurseries and reading about historic garden design.

About Sarah Worden



A Connecticut native who traded her media career in New York City for the Litchfield Hills, Sarah relishes small-town life in the country with husband and young sons. Combining her long-time passion for flowers and her organizational experience planning television productions, Sarah officially launched Sarah Worden Natural Design in 2009. Known for her natural style and incorporating unique materials into her designs, Sarah has styled hundreds of weddings and her work has been featured in numerous publications. Sarah received her B.A. in English from Colorado College and has since studied landscape design at the New York Botanical Garden and earned her Master Gardener certification from UConn. Sarah helped launch the premiere events venue, The White Barn at South Farms in Morris, Connecticut, where she is currently Events Director.


We specialize in sourcing locally and ethically grown flowers to create seasonally authentic floral designs.

We are dedicated to working with local vendors and farms where possible. We offer a totally organic and locally-grown option for eco-minded clients and strive to purchase from Veriflora certified growers/sellers when we cannot pick locally.  We can always find creative solutions to achieve your look while avoiding importing flowers from overseas (oftentimes grown in unfavorable working and environmental conditions).


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