Our story begins with flowers. It is that simple. Founded in 2018 in Maui, Hawaii by floral designer Mandy Grace and editorial stylist Shaunna Nygren, Studio Flora is the modern day flower shop. We have had our hands in the making of countless weddings and events, both intimate and grand. While we can speak the language of highly-customized, large-scale floral productions, our aim with Studio Flora is to offer beautiful flower offerings without being complicated. Our customers and clients can browse our wondrous, natural offerings in our online shop and receive their à la carte selections delivered to their doorstep or special event location. Like any good online delivery service, you'll know when your order is going out and when your gift has been successfully delivered.
Named after Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, the name has been used since the Renaissance, starting in France. We hope to capture the dreamy romance and natural simplicity that the persona Flora connotes. We are committed to bringing beautiful design into daily life and believe that the gesture of gifting flowers is in fact, timeless. We aim for seasonality and source flowers locally from our farmer friends when possible. Our arrangements are made all the more special by the custom vessels and hand-thrown ceramic vases they arrive in. Right now, Flora’s offerings can be ordered à la carte online and delivered locally to our Maui community. We will also be hosting classes and workshops in our studio workshop in Wailuku.
Co-founder and floral designer Mandy Grace is known for her natural and discerning eye for flowers and event design. She is well-versed in both intimate gatherings with a nod to their unique environment and fabulous, larger-than-life installations. Mandy's background in fashion informs her work with an eye for color, texture, scale and casting a mood in a space. Her eponymous floral design studio, Mandy Grace Designs is aligned with some of Hawaii’s most exquisite events (weddings included). When designing tablescapes, Mandy is skilled in trimming arrangements with foliage, unexpected fruit, romantic blooms and cool, rustic elements, to a stunning effect. Primarily an editorial-focused florist, Mandy has collaborated with some of the country’s top film photographers on workshops and events, alike.
Co-founder and creative director Shaunna Nygren grew up in a purple Victorian house in New England. After studying journalism at college in New York City, she packed her bags to journey to the Hawaiian Islands where she joined the team at Pacific Weddings magazine. She spent nearly ten years at the destination wedding publication working in a range of storytelling, editing, styling, social media and digital strategy roles as Editor in Chief. As a freelance editor and stylist, her clients range from local artisan brands to bespoke wedding companies. Her photo shoot directing and styling experience led her into the poetic world of flowers. Launching Studio Flora has been her most fulfilling endeavor thus far.