Wedding & Event Floral Design
“Astilbe My Heart Designs” is a floral and Home Garden design boutique whose desire is to provide you with unique floral design using the freshest and highest quality botanical materials on the market, hand crafted by a professional designer in collaboration with each client.
“Planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful times in a couple’s life. Designing your botanical ambiance shouldn’t be one of them. I’m here to help you from the very first step of choosing the color palette until the very first step down that aisle.”
“Envisioning the final look can be difficult for the engaged couple especially with all the other responsibilities and emotions obscuring their view. The responsibility is my passion and pleasure.”
“I sit with each couple to gain a feel for how they want to incorporate often separate tastes; in the next stage I present them with a variety of options at different price points.”
“Together and with my assistance the couple’s design emerges and each nuptial’s atmosphere evolves individually”.
“It is my honor to see the proposal through from inception to realization”.
Alison France Converse holds a diploma in Horticulture from the prestigious School of Professional Horticulture at New York Botanical Gardens. During the two-year diploma program, she completed a six-month apprenticeship at Stone Barns Center, an organic farm donated by the Rockefellers to promote land stewardship. Alison’s apprenticeship opened her eyes to “Productive Landscapes” for which the plants selected are not only ornamental but edible.
Alison’s undergraduate work was completed at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY where Alison received a B. A. in Liberal Arts. While she experimented with various mediums while in college, it was after graduating that she realized that plants and flowers, her one true passion were her true medium. Her process is similar to that of a painter, stopping to step back from her work and squint to examine color concentrations and placement.
After years of floral designing out of her home, Alison is pleased to present her budding floral boutique, “Astilbe My Heart Designs” right in the heart of Nyack, NY.
As you walk towards the gleaming light of the chandelier it is evident that Alison has created a very special place.
“Astilbe My Heart Designs” is both a space for clients to sit and collaborate and discuss elements of event ambiance; simultaneously leaving you feeling as though you have entered an old country farmhouse dotted with chic adornment all while seated under a greenhouse roof.