Sarah Worden

Floral Design & Styling for Weddings and Events in Connecticut and Beyond



Sarah Worden Natural Design puts a wild twist on conventional floral design...

SWND delivers one of a kind floral design and styling for weddings and special events throughout Connecticut. Known for putting a wild and natural spin on conventional designs using unexpected combinations and textural elements, SWND creates elegance out of the wildest branch or flower. SWND is 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.


Sarah Worden - Owner

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 Nat and young sons, Gus and Sam. 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 premiered events venue, The White Barn at South Farms in Morris, Connecticut, where she is currently Events Director.

Lauren Merriam - Lead Designer

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's background in art, visual merchandising and education, give her a perfect mix of skills for executing fabulous designs and managing client relationships. Her passion for gardening and eye for hunting down amazing vintage and antique treasures, also helps. Laurens lives in Cheshire, Connecticut with her husband, two boys and dog. Her lovely home and garden are a testament to her skills above


Pick Local


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 import flowers from overseas (often times grown in unfavorable working and environmental conditions). To help achieve this, we work with many natural materials including branches, berries, stones, straw, grasses, shells to make your presentation special during any season. 

Share the Love

For those who wish to recycle their flowers post-event, we work with local hospitals and charities to brighten the day of someone ill or less fortunate. Contact us here to arrange.


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