About Us

Our Mission

To provide an affordable alternative to fresh cut flowers.

Rent A Rose is a premium rent and return faux flower business committed to delivering uncompromised beauty for half the cost of fresh cut florals. There are no surprises or substitutions when you rent our centrepieces, boutonnieres, corsages, bridal or bridesmaid bouquets. What you see on our website is exactly what you will receive a day or two before your event. Our floral offerings are artfully created from exquisitely realistic blooms that are imperious to weather conditions, so there will be no wilting, drooping or pedals dropping off. Our florals are environmentally friendly and hypoallergenic for those with scent issues.

They look fantastic in photos, and our value pricing will allow you to create a dramatic dreamy atmosphere for your special day. Since we are not constrained by using buds that are in bloom in the same season, we are able to design some unique, visually stunning creations. We have thirteen collections with something for everyone; whimsical, dramatic, elegant, bohemian, bright and playful and dark and moody.

 

Our Story

We first began working with florals for a family wedding and absolutely fell in love! Our commitment is simple: we love what we do, and we hope you will too. We create each arrangement with care, while keeping true to our philosophy of fun, happiness and joy. We pledge to produce and provide excellence in all that we do. Our florals are meticulously chosen, tested, and sourced for their quality and beauty. Our customer-focused team is driven, thoughtful and will make your event our number one priority. We appreciate that organizing events can be overwhelming and we want to convey our gratitude for being a part of your special day by helping to alleviate any stress. So let us take care of providing delivery and pickup, while you focus on having a great time.

Meet the Founder

Hi I’m Laurie. I’ve been working in and around design and colour all my life, and I am so excited about this venture. After completing my bachelor of fine arts degree in design at the University of Alberta, I worked as an art director at an advertising agency for years, while also exhibiting and selling my paintings in galleries in B.C. From there, I transitioned into a business career working in sales marketing and project management at a fortune 500 company. I became adept at handling a multitude of priorities simultaneously and doing it all on time and on budget. I’m thrilled to bring my diverse skill-set to this creative start-up. Designing floral arrangements has allowed me to draw on my deep knowledge of design and colour, for me, It is like painting with flowers. I find this medium to be so gratifying, especially in its immediacy. I love watching a bouquet evolve as I add flowers, berries, and foliage. It is magical. I  truly love what I do and I am happy every day. Rent a Rose is my passion project and that excitement is illustrated in each of my pieces.