I’m Asta, owner and head florist at Flore Studios, a floral design studio based in Invercargill.
My love for flowers started at an early age. My biggest influence came from my Nana, Patricia. Nana had an astute knowledge of flowers and plants and her and I spent many hours together tending to her own garden and touring parks, reserves and private gardens to talk about and admire the blooms. She loved sharing with me both the common and Latin names for flowers which is where the name Flore comes from - Latin for blooming, flowery, bright and shining. All qualities I look to reflect in my work, with inspiration taken from fashion, photography and interior design.
After training to be a florist and gaining invaluable experience at one of Wanaka's top floral studios as their lead wedding and event florist and shop manager, I returned to Southland to start a new chapter in my flower journey. I’m excited to be here and offer a fresh, modern take on floristry.
Creating and gifting flowers is an act of love and I feel so very lucky to have found a career in floral design. It brings me so much joy to be trusted to create and design special one of a kind arrangements showcasing the beauty of flowers for life’s important moments. I aim to use as many locally and New Zealand Grown flowers as possible and implement sustainable practices when applicable - priding myself on attention to detail and getting to know my clients to produce top quality, bespoke, thoughtfully made arrangements.
Flore currently offers a range of services including business and corporate flowers, gift bouquets and delivery in Invercargill and custom designs inspired, artistic blooms for Weddings and Events all over Southland, Queenstown and Wanaka.