About Us

About Sayles Livingston Design

At Sayles Livingston Design, we specialize in providing unforgettable experiences that showcase the distinct vision of each client. Known for our lush atmospheric arrangements and acclaimed designs, we take pride in our ability to accommodate unusual requests, as well as the more familiar. Responsive, customer-centered, female-owned and family-operated, Sayles Livingston Design looks forward to becoming a trusted member of your event team.

Why SAYLES

Respected locally and internationally, Sayles has over 25 years of experience in all facets of the event industry. Intimate seaside weddings, destination Costa Rican extravaganzas, New York Society Galas, Sayles does it all.

Known for her small-town warmth and discerning eye, Sayles is a graduate of Brown University, where she studied Horticulture and the Creative Arts. She then went on to receive a master’s degree in Plant Sciences from the University of Rhode Island, where her understanding of local sourcing and sustainability grew. This unique combination of artist and trained horticulturalist is special, and it is what makes Sayles’s designs so impressive (and so relevant) to those of you looking to make a big splash with the least environmental impact.

Sayles Livingston Design began as a garden and cut flower business but has grown into a leading, and much lauded, event and floral design business. Sayles’s distinctive creations have been featured in over 30 national magazines and films, and she has won numerous awards, over many years, for her enchanting displays.

Sayles lives in Little Compton, Rhode Island, an intimate coastal village, with her husband, 3 sons (Ben, Eli, and Henry) and her daughter (Martha). Other than her passion for flowers and raising her active family, Sayles loves traveling, writing, running and sailing!

Take a Look

As you begin to imagine your perfect event, send us an email or give us a call- we’d be thrilled to brainstorm with you! In the meantime, please take a moment to peruse our gallery to get a better sense of what we have to offer.

Praise from our clients

“Sayles, you took every detail of our wedding décor to heart! With the flowers, fabric, and lighting, you and your team created the aesthetic that we had always dreamed about for our wedding.! Thank you so much for interpreting our needs and wishes so carefully and then exceeding our expectations!!! You worked within our budget and still gave us absolutely unbelievable décor!!! I can’t thank you enough!! Best, Lexi”
“Sayles, you are simply the best at what you do and most importantly, a wonderful person! You now have a lifelong fan in us. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! Dipak and Sumala”
“Sayles, Sooo many thank you’s for creating the most gorgeous floral arrangements I’ve ever seen. From the trellis (wow!) to the seating chart garland to the table arrangements – you totally nailed it! My bouquet was a dream that you made come to life!!!!! You were an absolute delight to work with and I couldn’t be happier with every detail you made perfect! My flower girl thanks you too! Best, Nicole and Vishesh”
“Hi!! Just wanted to send you a quick note. Everything was GORGEOUS, more beautiful than I could have imagined, and at least 40 people asked who my designer was and said they've never seen a more beautiful wedding!!!! Thank you for everything, Sayles!!!! Jaime”
“Sayles, All I can say is wow! The flowers as they arrived brought tears of joy to my eyes, The bouquets were stunning, the colors beautiful, and Kristen was overjoyed with her bouquet, I loved the succulents in the bridesmaids bouquets and the guys boutonnieres, Thank you so much for the stunning center pieces and the perfect tall arrangements! I am sending hugs to you and your team for creating the perfect day for us! I Just had to send a quick note this AM of thanks and appreciation to you for your unbelievable creativity and kindness, Pam”
“Sayles!!!! I'm sure Amy will be calling you, but she just LOVED your designs!!! I wish you could have seen her face, but she just started crying as soon as she walked into that tent. She has said it was more than she could have ever imagined and she was beyond happy! I know I heard endless compliments throughout the evening from so many guests and vendors, but Amy confirmed that she heard the same and at the brunch the next day, guests were talking non stop about them! I actually had a guest get teary eyed because they were going home on a plane and couldn't take the floral arrangements we offered them. I hope you had a wonderful rest of your weekend!! Thank you for everything!! Diana”
“Sayles, Words alone can never fully express my gratitude to you and your team for the incredibly designs you created for our wedding! They were stunning and I was truly awe-struck when I saw everything! You made the Cathedral beautiful! The Biltmore looked spectacular! The bouquets and the boutonnieres were stand-outs…most especially my bouquet! WOW! My mom was floored that you were able to snake gardenias in – thank you so much! Such a special and meaningful surprise for her! And you transformed the ballroom! I sincerely appreciate all the time, energy and effort you exerted on my behalf- please know that every second was worth it! Months later we are still bowled over by the beauty and creativity… we will be FORVER grateful!! Fondly, Alexa”

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