About me

- Francine

Hi, I’m Francine, owner and operator of A Floral Affair. From Country Garden Clubs to Floral Theatre Presentations, I have gained a wealth of experience in this industry working in all areas of the business and most recently as the manager of a Floral Wholesaler.

I come from a family of florists which has provided me with a strong foundation of real experience, practical knowledge and first hand know-how. I also have a formal background in Horticulture and a National Diploma in Demonstrating Floral Art, providing me with a large amount of experience in this field too. Combining my life’s experience and specialised training with a passion for the industry, I am also known as an expert in the art of Floral Design.

My work has won many competitions, including Gold at the Bay of Plenty Designer of the year 2006 for Colour Exposed, also 2nd and 3rd in Structured Elegance Bouquet at the 2009 Wanganui Floral Art Conference.

I also have a strong association with many fundraising events (among them, Waipuna Hospice) which has established my reputation as one of New Zealands most influential Floral Arts Designers.

I have been told my light filled presence and energetic humor is contagious, and I endeavour to show this in all of my work.

I have always been driven by the philosophy that when we are inspired by what we see, touch and feel within, we can bring a sense of inspiration shared by all. A Floral Affair aims to inject the industry with a new level of vibrancy and flare.

Francine Thomas, Owner & Operator A Floral Affair is an expert on all things floristry

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