ABOUT ROSE & BEL
Rose and Cristabel LeBlanc are the mother-and-daughter team behind Rose & Bel Florals and Herbals. We are located in Fallston, Maryland, just north of Baltimore, on several acres that produce many of the flowers and foliage we use in our freeform designs. Fashioning English country garden-inspired floral designs from the most beautiful blooms available, we are committed to using local, sustainable flowers whenever possible. English country gardens, as opposed to formal gardens, feature a more natural look more inline with how plants grow in nature, rather than a more forced, symmetrical look in which plants and their natural forms are secondary in the design (think trimmed square hedges and topiary, straight lines of flowers all in a row, and symmetry). Clean yet organically-inspired lines, unfussy design, seasonal inspiration and the use of all-natural materials inform our aesthetic.
We also grow and wild-forage medicinal plants and herbs which are transformed into our 100% natural and organic skincare products. We are informed by centuries of ancient knowledge of plants and their medicinal uses, as well as by the latest scientific research, which allowed us to create a safe, healing and effective skincare line. New products are being developed and tested all the time so if you're interested in finding out what other products are available that have not been formally introduced yet, just shoot us a note!
DESIGNER & HERBALIST
Cristabel is the owner and designer at Rose & Bel, which she launched in 2017. She developed our skincare line, painstakingly trying different methods, herbs, oils, and other natural ingredients to create the safest and most effective products possible. She grows many of the herbs used in the products and loves experimenting with native wild-foraged plants with skin-nourishing properties. She dabbles in herbal medicine as well.
After training at Harford Community College’s floral design program and studying with some of the leading garden-style designers in the US, as well as working as a designer in a retail floral shop, she decided to open her own wedding-focused floral design studio. Using organically-grown blooms and foliage on the Rose and Bel property, wild-foraged material and sustainably farmed local flowers from other area farms, she creates free-flowing, organically-styled floral art for her clients.
MEET THE TEAM
Rose is the expert in all things garden-related. Developing her skill and knowledge over the years, she has been able to spend more time on her gardens since retiring from nursing in 2016. Her favorite flowers are hydrangeas, lilacs and peonies. She has many other talents as well, including sewing, embroidery, crochet, and interior design. Her interests include cooking, traveling and discovering beautiful architecture.
Seth is a junior at Fallston High School. He has played football since he was ten years old and plays defensive end and tackle. His interests include technology, engineering and sports/athletics in general. He is a valuable part of the team, helping with wedding setups: loading and unloading the van, hauling heavy items, helping with large installs, and setting out large floral pieces.
THE PEST CONTROL
Ducky, Fuzzy and Tiny Duck are our resident pest control experts. They love to forage for slugs and other pests that eat the flowers and veggies in the gardens, keeping their populations under control. They are a great addition to the property not only because of their voracious appetites for pests but also as natural fertilizer-manufacturers, improving the soil and helping us grow healthy plants that don’t require pesticides or chemical soil additives. They’re also pretty cute and like to poke around the patio during wedding consults, hoping for snacks and pets.