I met with Bloomin’ Bouquets, Sarah Provow, at her adorable studio right next to downtown Alpharetta. Sarah brought along one of her sweet granddaughters, Yardley, who happily joined us in our interview, and boy did she crack me up!
Before we started the interview, Sarah and I began talking about our similarities in teaching special education. She shared with me that she used to work at The Lionheart School before doing floral design. It was so special to learn about Sarah’s past work in special education, and I truly admire her for all that she did to help those students in need.
SP: The Wizard of Oz. I try to watch it once a year.
SP: Sugar. Anything with chocolate. But mostly ice cream.
SP: Sarah laughs, I was a cashier at a Ben Franklin. Oh my gosh, that was such a long time ago! I was probably about 14 and my girlfriend and I worked there because there was a gym next door that all of the cute boys went to!
SP: Don’t sweat the small stuff.
SP: Peanut M&M’s
SP: When I was in education at Auburn, I had a professor who basically told me that you should treat everyone the way you want to be treated. She said that remember we all put our pants on the same way, so always treat your students like they are your own children.
SP: I’ve always wished I could sing. When I taught preschool, my students would always say “You know Mrs. Sarah you can’t sing,” Sarah laughs.
SP: Yes, I have two dogs. One is a Cockapoo and one is Cavapoo.
SP: Huntsville, Alabama
SP: I would live in New Zealand. I have been and I love the mountains, so I would live somewhere in the mountainous areas. It’s absolutely stunningly beautiful and the people there are so nice.
SP: My children.
SP: Two children. My daughter is in Roswell and my son is in Dunwoody. It’s so nice to have them so close to see my grandchildren.
SP: End hunger
SP: Garden roses
SP: I love tea, sweet tea. It’s a good Southern thing, right?
SP: Donna Summer
SP: Happy ending
SP: 9 years
SP: It will be 3 years in January. Before that, we were in my previous business partner’s basement.
SP: That’s a long story, Sarah laughs. Through my partner though. I had left teaching at Lionheart and she had design sense and I had the business sense. It was going to be a hobby and ended up turning into a business.
SP: Someone’s that enthusiastic, participates in the choices, and then let’s us do our thing.
SP: Seeing it come together. Handing the bride her bouquet is pretty awesome too, but when everything is all set and the candles are lit, there’s nothing like it.
SP: I love meeting the people. I love getting to know the clients. Like going to lunch today [with one of Sarah’s clients] was really special. I loved getting to know the bride and her mother.
SP: 30-35 per year
SP: Our minimum is $4,000
SP: What kind of flowers are in season? Who sets up and takes it down?
SP: We put them back together and try to donate them to a nursing home or a hospital.
SP: Take it all in. Slow down. It goes so fast.
SP: I would be a professional volunteer, Sarah laughs.
SP: Hopefully doing less weddings with bigger budgets!