As the owner and lead designer of BLOOMS, waking up and smelling the roses is literally a part of Breesa Everett’s daily routine. That and enjoying quiet mornings spent with her daughter.
Here, we peel back the petals on how Everett fell for floral design and ultimately launched her own full-service design studio in San Diego, plus the botanical artistries she most admires and creates today—this of which can be seen on her Insta at @bloomsbybreesalee.
What are some traits that define you?
I’m a really calm, open, and dedicated person. I always have to be creating something and seeing projects come to fruition.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Quiet mornings with my daughter before the busyness of the world creeps in.
Where is your favorite place to be?
Camping with my husband and daughter. We’re all just a lot more comfortable and relaxed outdoors.
Your job in three four words.
Support. Understand. Make magic.
What do you love about your job?
Having my own company after working in so many different environments has allowed me to take on all my favorite aspects from my experiences and incorporate them into my daily life and work process. I move at my own pace, surround myself with the most awesome crew, colleagues, and clients, and have my daughter playing next to me while I work.
The wedding trend I am obsessed with right now is:
Color! I’m so excited that a lot of my clients are opting for really amazing color palettes. Who doesn’t love a classic romantic garden party with surprising and fun color combos that totally set the mood to celebrate?!
What’s your favorite detail in the Spring issue of Exquisite Weddings magazine?
Nicole George’s wedding because I love everything she does, and she and Oscar are as close to perfect as it gets.
What San Diego wedding venue do you adore or a venue you’d love to work at?
I love love love Rancho Valencia. The sprawling grounds are ripe with photo opportunities, the lush surroundings are breathtaking, and the experience the venue offers is seriously first class.
Who is a San Diego wedding vendor you admire and why?
I have to say both of my “flower mamas,” as I call them. Jennifer of Jennifer Cole Florals and Amy at The Flower Shop in Encinitas. They have been my biggest supporters while building my own company. Working for both of them for so many years, they were really the initial inspiration of why I wanted my own company in the first place. I admire their work/life balance, their relationships with their husbands, and the mothers they are to their children. Working for them, they always made me feel like family. They have great relationships with the other creatives they work with and treat clients like royalty. They are both so insanely creative and are constant inspiration to me.
What is your most beloved wedding and details?
Lindsay and Cody were a destination couple coming from Houston (Hurricane Harvey happened the month before their wedding and they totally kept their cool). They knew exactly the vision they wanted and they hired Talissa of Events by Talissa to help solidify the design details and make sure everything was gelling together and running smoothly. Talissa is fabulous to work with because she is super communicative and keeps all the vendors involved and aware of all necessary details.
This wedding design is just completely timeless and seriously lovely. All white can never, ever go out of style. Working with a restricted color palette is really exciting for me because the flower textures take the stage. My focus is on depth and movement and that makes me really giddy. During our mock up meeting with Lindsay and her mom, they were so open to ideas and ways to make the design extra personal. It’s so wonderful when clients know what they want but really give design freedom to the creatives.
What’s your go-to motto?
Be here and be kind.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
A lot of people assume that because I have so many tattoos I have this alternative or edgy design style, but it’s such the opposite. There are few things that get me more excited than the most elegant and timeless, lush garden weddings. My dream is to do a wedding in a French orangerie. Tables would be decked in pouring white and green florals with glittering candle-light and rich velvet linens. A jazzy band would play classic love songs while the couple dances under a huge crystal chandelier. I’m excited just imagining it!