At SAIPUA we arrange and style flowers for all occasions. Weddings have become our specialty. Once in a while we do editorial work.
We started working with flowers in 2006. The years since have been a wild adventure; along the way we have created hundreds of events, traveled around the world discovering new flowers and floriculture, taught all sorts of people about floral design, and grown some of our own dream flowers at our farm in upstate New York.
It is often those flowers that are slightly imperfect that can elevate a composition taking it to the extraordinary. My role at Saipua is to hunt down the most hauntingly beautiful flowers I can find; whether that’s masses of Queen Anne’s Lace to decorate a back yard wedding in Brooklyn, or trucks full of olive branches and peaches on the branch to decorate an 14th century Italian castle. Parties big and small, near and far — they all carry the same significance and require the same obsession with seasonality, attention to detail, and pleasure in the process.
People often ask what our pricing is like, and I can talk about how we charge at length in an email or over the phone. It’s really different and we’re proud of how transparent our system is. We don’t set minimums because we like to leave ourselves open to all clients. (We still occasionally make flowers in ball jars — it is, after all, how we got started!) We like to think of ourselves as floral match-makers; if SAIPUA is not the right fit for you, we can introduce you to a florist who will be (many who have trained over the years in our studio).
Most of the events we design take place in NYC or the Hudson Valley, though we do work on farther flung events each year and are especially fond of and familiar with the floriculture in Vermont, Virginia, Eastern Long Island, Northern California, Portland OR, Southern Italy, London and Sydney.
I hope you take some time to look through our seasonal galleries to the left. If there is anything I can assist you with, or you would like to talk about an event or wedding you’re working on please email me, or ring our studio: 718.624.2929
– Sarah Ryhanen, Founder/Creative Director
** Floral arranging classes are taught through our sister business The Little Flower School.