Meet the team of Sweet Blossom Designs

 TARA WHEATON | OWNER, LEAD DESIGNER  A high school experience decorating Rose Parade Floats is when Tara walked into the "Rose Tent" where thousands of Roses were kept, this is where she found her love for flowers. A marriage, two children and a career in the medical field later Tara found herself again with her first love of flowers, working at Von's as a "Green House Manager". Learning all she could about Floral Design, Customer Service and Budgets. She went out on her own and created Megan's Garden in 1992. A small boutique Floral Design company that served local San Diego and Orange County Clients. After two more children and a move back up to Orange County she changed the name to Sweet Blossom Designs to serve their growing clientele and staff. She loves working with flowers, clients and other vendors to create the most perfect celebrations whether it is a Wedding, a Corporate Event, a Birthday Party or a Celebration of life.  Her favorite flower is the fragrant Paper Whites.

TARA WHEATON | OWNER, LEAD DESIGNER

A high school experience decorating Rose Parade Floats is when Tara walked into the "Rose Tent" where thousands of Roses were kept, this is where she found her love for flowers. A marriage, two children and a career in the medical field later Tara found herself again with her first love of flowers, working at Von's as a "Green House Manager". Learning all she could about Floral Design, Customer Service and Budgets. She went out on her own and created Megan's Garden in 1992. A small boutique Floral Design company that served local San Diego and Orange County Clients. After two more children and a move back up to Orange County she changed the name to Sweet Blossom Designs to serve their growing clientele and staff. She loves working with flowers, clients and other vendors to create the most perfect celebrations whether it is a Wedding, a Corporate Event, a Birthday Party or a Celebration of life.

Her favorite flower is the fragrant Paper Whites.

 ANNIE BUSTOS | SAN DIEGO, LEAD DESIGNER  Pure happiness is what Annie experiences when creating a vision for parties and weddings. For Annie, celebrations are what makes life special and fun. She has the inherent ability to capture a vision through styling and floral design to provide an edge, specialty and desired uniqueness to every type of special event. Annie's love for creating beautiful things flourished and her confidence grew partnering with Tara in the early days. She was able to gain the knowledge and experience in event styling and floral design to coordinate occasions on her own.  With a BA in Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University and a certification in Event Planning from QV Event Planning, Annie uses her keen eye for detail and business savvy to create a custom event from ideas all the way to fruition. She has produced, designed and executed hundreds of events. Her sweet daughter Victoria and wonderful husband Jeff inspire her to have big dreams and throw big parties.  One of her favorite sayings is "May there always be love in her eyes and a flower in her hair."

ANNIE BUSTOS | SAN DIEGO, LEAD DESIGNER

Pure happiness is what Annie experiences when creating a vision for parties and weddings. For Annie, celebrations are what makes life special and fun. She has the inherent ability to capture a vision through styling and floral design to provide an edge, specialty and desired uniqueness to every type of special event. Annie's love for creating beautiful things flourished and her confidence grew partnering with Tara in the early days. She was able to gain the knowledge and experience in event styling and floral design to coordinate occasions on her own.
With a BA in Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University and a certification in Event Planning from QV Event Planning, Annie uses her keen eye for detail and business savvy to create a custom event from ideas all the way to fruition. She has produced, designed and executed hundreds of events. Her sweet daughter Victoria and wonderful husband Jeff inspire her to have big dreams and throw big parties.

One of her favorite sayings is "May there always be love in her eyes and a flower in her hair."

 DEVON SMITH | DESIGNER, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT  After working with her Sister Tara for the last 25 years, Devon still calls Floral Design her side hustle, while working during the week as an Oral Surgeon Assistant. But Devon is the most valuable player on the Wedding Day. Event after event arranging countless Centerpieces with her own sense of style and design, making sure Ceremonies are ready to go down to the last stray petal on the ground. She specializes in Ceremony and Aisle Design and is highly aware of what is going on around her and what the Lead Designer and Clients needs are and how to best serve them on the day of the event. Her husband Chris also plays an integral part of the set up team, keeping us on time and assisting with in field design and occasional truck driver. Their daughter Rachel is know to make an appearance here or there to give us an assist if needed..  Her favorite flower is a perfect Peach Ball Dahlia.

DEVON SMITH | DESIGNER, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

After working with her Sister Tara for the last 25 years, Devon still calls Floral Design her side hustle, while working during the week as an Oral Surgeon Assistant. But Devon is the most valuable player on the Wedding Day. Event after event arranging countless Centerpieces with her own sense of style and design, making sure Ceremonies are ready to go down to the last stray petal on the ground. She specializes in Ceremony and Aisle Design and is highly aware of what is going on around her and what the Lead Designer and Clients needs are and how to best serve them on the day of the event. Her husband Chris also plays an integral part of the set up team, keeping us on time and assisting with in field design and occasional truck driver. Their daughter Rachel is know to make an appearance here or there to give us an assist if needed..

Her favorite flower is a perfect Peach Ball Dahlia.

 
  JOY SEXTON | FLORAL AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER   Joy has a natural talent beyond words both with flowers and graphics. She brings a light and airiness to everything she does. She loves all the pretty things! Her career as a creative started in apparel and graphic design almost 20 years ago. Similarly, creating floral arrangements brings an idea to life, there's satisfaction in the process. Joy started working at Sweet Blossom Designs in 2015, first using her graphic skills and quickly entered into the floral design world. Married to her super cool husband for 14 years and with three daughters, her wedding experience will come in handy one day!  “Flowers have so much personality and tell so much about a person, I'm glad I get to be a part of the story!”

JOY SEXTON | FLORAL AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Joy has a natural talent beyond words both with flowers and graphics. She brings a light and airiness to everything she does. She loves all the pretty things! Her career as a creative started in apparel and graphic design almost 20 years ago. Similarly, creating floral arrangements brings an idea to life, there's satisfaction in the process. Joy started working at Sweet Blossom Designs in 2015, first using her graphic skills and quickly entered into the floral design world. Married to her super cool husband for 14 years and with three daughters, her wedding experience will come in handy one day!

“Flowers have so much personality and tell so much about a person, I'm glad I get to be a part of the story!”

  MARK WHEATON | LEAD CARPENTER   Mark does it all!! He builds beautiful custom Wedding Arches and Chuppahs and other custom details like Hanging Flower Installations and Donut Walls or Seating Charts. He hangs Market Lights and sets up all aspects of Ceremonies and Receptions. He is THE guy you look for if you need an answer. He makes our clients wild and crazy design ideas become a reality for them. With over 45 years in construction as a carpenter, electrician and plumber to work with we know he has it covered. Tara and Mark make the perfect team of dreamer and builder, now married for 34 years with 4 kids and 2 grandkids  His favorite flower is the delicate Gardenia

MARK WHEATON | LEAD CARPENTER

Mark does it all!! He builds beautiful custom Wedding Arches and Chuppahs and other custom details like Hanging Flower Installations and Donut Walls or Seating Charts. He hangs Market Lights and sets up all aspects of Ceremonies and Receptions. He is THE guy you look for if you need an answer. He makes our clients wild and crazy design ideas become a reality for them. With over 45 years in construction as a carpenter, electrician and plumber to work with we know he has it covered. Tara and Mark make the perfect team of dreamer and builder, now married for 34 years with 4 kids and 2 grandkids

His favorite flower is the delicate Gardenia

 JASON MOORE | PRODUCTION ASSISTANT  Newer to the Sweet Blossom Team is Jason, but we have quickly come to rely on him to help us load up, drive the truck and set up the BIG events. Not only can he lift our heaviest centerpiece on top of a tall glass vase, you can also find him carefully placing Rosemary at each place setting. He is also our un-official IT guy and helps make sure things just work. He truly has a servants heart. The best Dad to Jolie and Rylie and engaged to the beautiful Tiffany we are looking forward to their Wedding some day soon.  I don’t know Jason do you have a favorite flower or quote? xo

JASON MOORE | PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Newer to the Sweet Blossom Team is Jason, but we have quickly come to rely on him to help us load up, drive the truck and set up the BIG events. Not only can he lift our heaviest centerpiece on top of a tall glass vase, you can also find him carefully placing Rosemary at each place setting. He is also our un-official IT guy and helps make sure things just work. He truly has a servants heart. The best Dad to Jolie and Rylie and engaged to the beautiful Tiffany we are looking forward to their Wedding some day soon.

I don’t know Jason do you have a favorite flower or quote? xo