We are Lauren and Cody, the co-founders of Monarch Flower Farm. Working with flowers & designing florals for weddings is something we have been doing for a few years now, but we decided last year to jump in and build a business.
We are both professional dancers with Richmond Ballet (Cody is a current dancer, and Lauren recently retired in May 2021 to run Monarch Flower Farm full-time.) & after creating art with our bodies we discovered we have a passion for creating expressive art in other ways too. Flowers have so much movement and beautiful lines, they are a perfect medium for anything we can dream up. All our creations will be completely unique, because all flowers are unique. We love working with people to create a design that has never been seen before. Our approach to floral design is to embody a mood through color, form, and texture. We bring a fresh perspective to the floral scene. We can’t wait to design for you!
One thing we are passionate about is creating sustainable designs using unique, luxe blooms. Our brand is free of floral foam & toxic chemicals as well as being pollinator friendly! We have a 35 square foot flower farm where we grow specialty flowers on-site to supplement our wholesale flower orders for our clients’ events, weddings, & deliveries.
Here at Monarch Flower Farm, we hope to build a thriving flower community in Richmond. We want to collaborate with local businesses and artists to inspire joy with our specialty blooms and creations. This year we will be delivering our unique blooms to local homes and businesses, holding design workshops, and selling our sustainably grown fresh blooms at our local farmer’s market.