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BB Podcast Ep. 100: Melissa Sullivan

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Le Bloomerie owner Melissa Sullivan arranging flowers for a centerpiece on a table

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Today we’re visiting with Melissa Sullivan, owner of Le Bloomerie in Los Gatos, California. Melissa jumped into the floral profession with enthusiasm after a career in healthcare. She believes in dreaming big and tuning out any negativity as she pursues her dreams. Join us as we talk about:

  • Her thoughts on creating, paying for, and collaborating with other vendors for editorial work
  • The role editorial work plays in the Le Bloomerie business model
  • Why she believes it’s imperative that floral artists not get caught up in “the comings and goings of small circles” if they want to realize big dreams
  • Finding ways to include family in her business model
  • Dreaming big and surrounding herself with good people
  • Building her own mechanics
  • Why she feels she has to limit the number of weddings she accepts each month
  • Why she loves buying from local flower farms

pale yellow and golden-toned bridal bouquet designed by Le Bloomeri Golden yellow, peach, and blue flowers in a centerpiece by Le Bloomerie next to an amber glass goblet

“Have a worldwide view. Try not to get caught up in the comings and goings in the small circles. The world is big and your work has yet to be discovered in Europe, Africa, Asia. Dream big and then even bigger.”

– Melissa Sullivan | Le Bloomerie

images above courtesy of Knock Twice Photography

Links mentioned in episode 100:

Mauve flowers in a compote arrangement designed by Le Bloomerie Mauve roses in centerpiece arrangements surrounded by white dishes and glass goblets of a reception table

images above courtesy of Ashley Noelle Edwards Photography







Bride holding golden yellow bouquet designed by Le Bloomerie

Knock Twice Photography



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