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Meet Bri Bisesi

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bri Bisesi.

Hi Bri, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today.
My initial leap into the floral design world was taken in April of 2020 while I worked as a registered nurse in the COVID-19 intensive care unit. I hoped to bring some light into the dark times this world can find itself in, and April of 2020 seemed to be the most fitting time, I was completely blown away by the response.

Initially, I started by creating and delivering “minis.” These were small, hand-tied arrangements that I would leave on the doorsteps of many homes during quarantine. People loved them, told their friends and family, and soon enough I was making deliveries with my husband all around town. I found joy in the ability to bring light and life through flowers into the homes of others when I wasn’t working at the hospital. It was also very therapeutic for me to arrange and design florals for others. Seeing surprised, smiling faces as I left things on doorsteps and waved from a distance truly warmed my heart.

What better way to remind someone of your love than with flowers? Word of my flowers continued to spread and seeing the joy of each recipient fed my desire to expand even more. I made an Instagram platform with the help of a friend. I shared images, flash sales, and the work I was doing. Before I knew it, I was designing for my first styled shoot, booking events, and expanding into the wedding world.

Though my lens has greatly expanded, my main goal remains to spread love and joy through flowers! The sense of balance and ability to utilize the other side of my brain that flowers provided me was invaluable to my mental health during the pandemic and helped me maintain my passion for bedside nursing during such a difficult time.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Having two very different lines of work that I am passionate about has allowed me to strike a balance between the two. I love using both sides of my brain and having a therapeutic outlet after a fast-paced nursing shift. One challenge I’ve faced is maintaining that balance between nursing and florals so that my floral design and Bri’s Blooms still feel like an outlet, rather than a task.

It is very important to me that I don’t overbook myself. This allows me to stay fully committed to my bedside position in healthcare as well as to my amazing floral clients. Every event, popup shop, and job deserves my fresh, enthusiastic approach and attention to detail. This has been a process of trial and error, but I believe the balance I currently maintain is a perfect fit for my lifestyle.

I would not be able to achieve this without the help and support of my amazing husband and sister. They are truly incredible. I could not be more grateful for the ability to maintain two amazing occupations that both feed my soul.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
Bri’s Blooms LLC is a woman-owned, small business in the St. Louis area. I provide floral design for events and weddings. I also provide pop-up shops, build your own bouquet bars, floral preservation, and bouquets.

Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
If you are intentional with your time and CREATE time for your priorities and dreams, anything is possible!

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Image Credits
Meredith Graves Photography, Minhee Photography, Ashley Rose Photography, and Maddie String Photo

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