Prior to founding Aster & Bee, I balanced two loves — one for creativity, and one for wellness. I received a bachelor’s degree in psychology to pursue a passion for mental health and yet, took every other artistic and interesting class possible — beekeeping, art and interior design. I constantly told my husband I would retire one day and open a flower shop (I think I knew all along what I was meant to do).
After spending all of my time under the sun searching for something to fill that creative need, I took a role as a venue coordinator. Not surprisingly, I was drawn to the delicate beauty of flowers and the possibilities they offered. The pull towards floral design was undeniable. Now, I’ve refined that inclination into a floral design studio filled with flowing arrangements and a surprising variety that is a breath of fresh air. To be published and acknowledged by purely expressing my creativity is a powerfully humbling honor.
Each design features elegant, editorial flowers that tell a story. From the variety to the color and texture, I seek out the floral elements that truly mean something to you, adding sentimental style with each bloom.
“SHE BEAUTIFULLY BROUGHT MY VISION TO LIFE, AND WE RECEIVED SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON OUR FLOWERS… I AM SO HAPPY THAT WE FOUND ASTER & BEE!”
I seek out new and refreshing styles to set each design apart from the last. I can’t help but to breathe new life into every vase and bouquet I arrange.
I am constantly evolving the types of flowers I use in my designs. I shy away from the same, overused varieties seen at too-trendy weddings.
I source the flowers locally when at all possible. And, as a lover of the bees and all they do for us, pollinator-friendly choices are my priority.
Floral Design Imbued With...
Flowers hold a unique ability to heal — symbolically and by proven restorative qualities. I carry this notion with me, seeking to create designs that uplift, but also by incorporating an act of charity within my process by donating leftover flowers to local hospitals with
The Simple Sunflower.
Doing My Part As A VA Florist
My favorite part of floral design is the peaceful — almost meditative — environment that comes with arranging blooms.
Nothing is better on a spring morning than strolling through the local farmers market to connect with other creatives and makers (Diet Coke in hand).
I was an active member of the beekeeping club in college and it’s my dream to one day have my own apiary (a collection of beehives).
There’s More To The Story
Adorations & inclinations as a florist in Virginia