Inside Astri’ Floral Studio
After more than twenty years as the creative designer at Falmouth’s Windfall Market, Astrid Brodahl decided it was time to follow her bliss by carving her own niche. In May of 2019 she opened Astri’ Floral Studio out of her home on 12 Cachalot Lane, right across from the former Sippewissett Campground. Join Falmouth Visitor as we step inside this charming creative oasis, just off the beaten path of Palmer Avenue.
Astrid came to the United States from her native Norway in 1968, and has called Falmouth home since 1980. During her two decades at Windfall, she honed her skills by commemorating all of life’s milestones, from celebratory to somber, weddings to funerals. A self-described “intuitive florist,” she listens to the client and then follows her own instincts, with the hope of delivering more than a product, but an emotion. “My favorite thing is to make a bride happy, and to add to the joy of her special day,” she said.
While weddings are her favorite thing, Woodland is her favorite style, coupled with her signature Scandinavian simplicity. Astrid incorporates materials and flowers from her own yard and garden, and items she collects while out connecting with nature, such as moss, lichen, wood, and feathers, which she also uses to create botanical jewelry and whimsical found art.
Now that the holidays are over, Astrid is gearing up for wedding season. She has collaborated throughout her career with countless local vendors, and her work has been showcased at popular venues such as Highfield Hall & Gardens, Bourne Farm, and the Coonamessett Inn, in addition to intimate outdoor ceremonies.