Design with Values
You live your life according to your values. So why compromise on your wedding day?
Settling for “pretty” at the expense of sustainability and deeper meaning will only result in a cookie cutter design that will live forever in a landfill. So, let’s be bold about good design. Let’s remain uncompromising in our values.
The result will be flowers customized to you, with significantly lessened environmental impact.
You’ve heard of farm-to-table, my studio is a part of the farm-to-florist movement. I prioritize local and USA-grown blooms in all of my design work, and developed relationships with farmers here in Minnesota to source stunning blooms of the highest quality. I’ve even worked with growers to plan specialty colors and varieties for my clients!
Sustainable design practices are a cornerstone of this studio. This means my designs are created directly into water, with the inner-workings of each arrangement fully reusable, compostable or recyclable. We are a foam-free studio.
As of January 2022 Rose and Laurel will no longer use bleached, preserved, or painted floral in any of our designs.
The classic style of design that I use isn’t just because it’s beautiful. Nature is the ultimate guide for a timeless look. So, I design inspired by how flowers would grow while infusing details inspired by your own heritage. This creates a completely custom look.
Every detail is important because the goal is to create floral design that will stand the test of time.
Owner, Creative Director
I help couples achieve meaningful floral design because I approach every event with a clear vision and strong belief. A vision specific to you and belief that nature is precious.
This way of designing takes effort, and I’m no stranger to the work involved in thoughtful design. I was pursuing a master’s in interior design when a friend asked for help on her wedding day.
For the next 3 years I practiced this craft without showing anyone what I did. Until I launched Rose and Laurel in 2019.
Over 60 weddings later (and in the midst of a pandemic) this studio has become known for our eco-friendly design approach, and classic designs that will stand the test of time.
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Why the Name “Rose and Laurel”?
Simply put, Rose and Laurel represents passion and dedication to quality craftsmanship.
The full story is a little more involved: my side of the family is obsessed with the Olympics. You can count on every Olympiad, we’ll be there watching every minute of it. As a kid, the Olympics were inspirational in a way nothing else could be. Here were athletes, at the absolute peak of performance. Passionate in their pursuits, representing the best of their sport.
I had just had our first child, and it was the summer Olympics. I sat there, watching as I practiced making a flower crown with grocery store roses, and I remembered when the Olympics were in Greece. That particular year was memorable for me, because instead of receiving a bouquet of flowers or a plush toy with their medals, the athletes received a crown of laurel leaves, like in the original Olympics.
About five-trains-of-thought later, the crown in my hand, and the crown of laurel leaves came together to form “Rose and Laurel.” Passion and dedication culminating in a result of the highest quality.