Rustic floral stationery from Sarah Wants inspired by The Blue Carrot’s cutting garden in high summer

I can’t think of a nicer outing than a visit to a working cutting garden, full of British blooms – choosing the flowers was definitely my favourite part of wedding planning! I remember visiting a local grower on several occasions and seeing little seedlings flourish into gorgeous wedding-worthy flowers was quite a privilege. 

There are some wonderful florists who grow their own on the directory and if you’re lucky, you may even be invited to visit their cutting garden as part of your consultation.

The Blue Carrot's cutting garden in Cornwall

When Charlie was planning the TNWC South West Roadtrip back last summer, scheduling a visit to meet Suzanne of The Blue Carrot in Cornwall was high on her priority list. You can read all about what she got up tohere.

On the day of her trip, Charlie was also joined by Sarah from Sarah Wants, an award winning wedding stationery designer and self-confessed country bumpkin who today shares with us the idyllic visit which inspired a new collection. Plus there’s an exclusive discount for TNWC readers!

Over to Sarah…

On a day of sunshine and blue skies, I met Charlie and Suzanne for a lovely lunch at the Hidden Hut just above the beach in Porthcurnick. Afterwards, I was very privileged to visit Suzanne’s beautiful walled cutting garden which was such a treat, it felt like a little hidden secret!

Flowers from The Blue Carrot's cutting garden

I love flowers as I’m sure most girls do, so when I set my eyes on the beautiful blooms I was in my element. The bees were buzzing around, clearly enjoying the garden as much as we were, and when Suzanne gave us a little tour around the garden, pointing out all the flower varieties, I could not stop taking photos.

Rustic floral stationery from Sarah Wants inspired by The Blue Carrot’s cutting garden in high summer

After my visit I left feeling totally rejuvenated like I’d just been on holiday for the afternoon. I went back over my photos and was really inspired, I decided to create a new design based on a bouquet of flowers.

I went for muted floral patterns in blush pink and soft amethyst with sage green foliage on a rustic wooden background with some pretty lace detailing. Here is the finished result…

Rustic floral stationery from Sarah Wants inspired by The Blue Carrot’s cutting garden in high summer

Sarah’s beautiful designs are a creative expression of her lifestyle on a farm in Cornwall, inspired by simple pleasures such as a pretty jug of hedgerow flowers on a farmhouse table. I love how she combines a mix of pattern and illustration reminiscent of appliquéd fabrics.

She tells me, “I am wildly inspired by the things I see and feel every day, so I love to recreate my country life on paper. My style is rustic and floral with a whimsical sentiment so I think it would perfectly suit any natural outdoor weddings with an eclectic country style.”

TNWC Reader Discount

If you’re on the hunt for your stationery, Sarah Wants is kindly offering all TNWC readers a 10% discount off any order over £350 excluding postage.

To claim this offer, please contact Sarah at and quote TNWC10. Please note, the discount cannot be used with any other offer and is valid until the 31st March 2015.

Images: (1, 3, 5) Sarah Wants (2 + 4) The Natural Wedding Company


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