Floral design is an art form that is meant to be a feast for all senses. Rather than simply going off inspiration images you may have seen on pinterest for your event, we invite all our clients into our studio for a fully immersive Wedding Design Workshop. At this appointment, we will help you select from hundred of fresh, fragrant blooms we’ve ordered specifically in your style + color palette. You’ll work alongside the design team as we create mock ups of your bouquet + centerpieces together. You will be a part of the design process! Plus, there’s champagne! These workshops are complimentary to all booked clients.
We celebrate and welcome all love in our studio and support a work environment that believes #loveislove and #equalrightsforall regardless of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), ability or sexual orientation
We are committed to minimizing waste in the event industry. Our packaging is made entirely from 100% recyclable materials and contains zero plastics.
In 2019, we composted approximately 80% of our flowers waste at Snipes Farm + Nursery in Morrisville, Pa and in 2020, we hope to increase that to 90%.
We opt for alternatives to floral foam and by 2022 we aim to be entirely foam free!
We offer a floral repurposing program to all our clients via Forget Me Knot Flowers, a non profit that will take your event flowers at the end of the night, repurpose into bedside bouquets and deliver to area womens shelters, homes and senior facilities. This program has a nominal fee and is tax deductible. Ask us about ways you can make your wedding more eco-friedly!
Our love for our flower farmers runs deep. Buying local not only helps to support our communities, it has a major impact on the carbon footprint the floral industry leaves on the world. Did you know roughly 40,00 boxes of flowers from all over the globe arrive daily? That’s approximately seven flights a day in just flower imports alone.
The #slowflowers movement is a one we’re proud to be a part of and we’re so thankful to all our flower farmers for their passion, hard work and dedication to the craft; Jig Bee Flower Farm, Laughing Lady Flower Farm, Tooth of the Lion, The Farm at Oxford, Cultivating Joy and The Bloom Farm to name a few.
You can read more the importance of asking where your flowers come from here.
Maura has over 12 years experience as an event designer. She has studied horticulture and design at Temple University, Longwood Gardens, the Barnes Foundation and The London Flower School in London, England. Maura Rose Events Floral and Event Design was established in 2012 out of a rented row home in Fishtown and since then, it has grown from a small one-woman operation to a full-service event design firm. Her work has been featured in several publications including Real Simple Magazine, The Knot Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine and has won various awards, such as The Knot Best of Weddings 5 years running. Her most recent award was placing silver in the 2018 and 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show and she currently shares her passion for the floral industry by teaching floral workshops all over the Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
Design + Operations Manager
Erin got her start working in the industry in high School. She loves to add modern touches to a classic concept and handles all initial design consultations, so she’ll be your first point of contact here. She is the mom of these adorable twin boys and a 7-yr old as well, and currently resides in Washington Crossing with her husband.
Katy was raised on the Main Line and now resides just over the bridge from the city with her husband and newborn daughter. Her passion for sourcing local blooms and unique vessels for her designs are what puts her alongside some of the top designers in the region. In her free time, she sits on the board of the Colonial Dames and volunteers with the Philadelphia Folk Song Society.
Kate and Maura have been designing together since the early days. Her attention to detail and ability to make a perfectly symmetrical design is what makes her stand out among the rest. She is a new mom of a beautiful baby girl and sometimes brings her into the studio to work with us!
Erika has been working with flowers as early as she can remember. Erika is able to adapt her work to any design style, whether it be retro-chic or upscale contemporary. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and children and is a proud Football mama!