A bit about us…
Welcome to my website! I'm Laura, the owner and chief floral designer of LWF. I come from a long line of gardeners! My grandfather owned and operated a large rose and flower farm in Havana, Cuba called Floreria Alcazar. In 1970, my family moved from Cuba to Cleveland, Ohio, as refugees when I was six years old. My parents made an incredible sacrifice to raise me and my two sisters here in the U.S. and my life has been dramatically different because of it!
Many years later, I moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan where I met my wonderful husband Peter. Together, we've raised five amazing kids. While Peter worked as an engineer at Ford and GM, I was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom. During those years, I explored many creative avenues but discovered that my true passion was working with flowers. I was the “florist” for both of my daughter’s weddings and have provided countless arrangements over the years to local businesses and non-profits. I've been a Michigan (MSU) Master Gardener for almost 25 years and we maintain a large backyard cutting garden. The addition of a meadow has also introduced Michigan natives for seasonal arrangements while providing a habitat to promote wildlife in our suburban home. Little Workshop Floral was my inspiration and I'm encouraged and supported by my husband Peter.
Approach & Style to our Designs…
I strive for personalized care and detailed attention to meet the needs and desires of my clients. I truly put my heart into every arrangement that is created. My garden style design is fun and relaxed and I believe that the genuine beauty of a flower shows forth in the height of its season. LWF floral arrangements work to highlight the flowers and colors of the season that your celebration is in. We are blessed to be surrounded by many wonderful local growers and will work with them first to source the freshest flowers.
I love working within a color family rather than with a highly specific list of requested materials. This way, my garden style work can spring more organically from what is in season and available from our sources. Feel free to tell me the colors you love—or don’t love. Share details about your event and style. Mention anything you think will help me create magic for you!
I am proud to use sustainable practices in all my work. I strive to not use ecologically harmful floral foam products but instead focus on reusable and recyclable mechanics in our floral arrangements.