We create floral arrangements that awe, by blending natural, organic, and romantic elements together to truly make each arrangement one-of-a-kind.
Fourth Generation Dallas gal, Raquel, also known as Rocky, comes from a long line of entrepreneurial women. Her great grandmother started Dallas Tortilla & Tamale Factory back in 1950 when few women, especially minority women, had the gumption to do so. Growing up on the shores of Lake Lewisville gave her a true love for all things natural. Raquel spent the days of her childhood painting, dancing, singing, and constantly being inspired by her painter-gardener mother with color, texture, flowers, and artistic flair. You could say her love affair with flowers began at an early age when she started making bouquets for her teachers with flowers on the playground. Her floral design education began in high school where she was inspired by all things flora and decided to study plant biology. After a degree in Physical Anthropology and Botany from The University of Texas, and several years in the hospitality industry working weddings, golf tournaments, large community events, and UIL state championships Raquel began to help friends with their wedding flowers and fell in love with design all over again. In 2010 R Love Floral was born and Raquel has since traveled the country to study under the top florists in the world to hone her design eye, experiment with texture and explore the world of flowers. While not designing beautiful flowers Raquel loves spending time with her new baby boy and hubby, golfing, playing tennis, savoring moments with family, and drinking champagne with her friends at any occasion.
Meet the Team
DeLaney got her start in floral design in high school when she started helping out her older sister Raquel with the business. She started out processing flowers and now is lead designer creating the most beautiful arrangements and large installments for weddings. When she is not designing beautiful weddings she is finishing up school at The University of Texas at Dallas, playing tennis, practicing yoga, and hanging out with her boyfriend.
Mayra graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S. in Psychology, a minor in Business, and received a certification in Event Management. She started working with R Love in 2014 during her summer breaks in college and quickly fell in love with the event industry. She finds joy being surrounded by flowers and friends loves seeing the event process from start to finish. She hopes to bring that same joy to the happy couples on their wedding day. Mayra considers herself an old soul and enjoys lazy days at home while reading a good book or binging on a good show. She also loves traveling and is always planning her next big adventure.
Lily has been managing our marketing and client relations since 2017. She previously served as a development specialist at the National MS Society, working with fundraisers and sponsors for Walk MS. This past year she was ready to get out from behind the computer a bit and dip her toes in the floral studio. She loves being a part of the wedding industry and learning about all things floral. This California girl loves riding bikes with her husband and 2 year old son, trying new restaurants and indulging in some vino with her gal pals!
About the Name
Growing up in a creative household, painting and creating artwork was a serious hobby for Raquel. Of course every artist knows you must sign your original artwork! After years of writing Raquel Lovern on all her creations, it was eventually shortened to R LOVE. Years later when naming her business, R. Love Floral was the obvious choice. Just like each piece of art work is unique, so are your flowers. R. Love is not just the name of the business but also the signature that our team puts on each unique floral piece we create!