Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bloomster's Featured on Lookiloos




In recognition for our design talent this holiday season, Bloomster's has been featured on lookiloos. Come experience Christmas and the Holiday Season at Bloomster's! Check Out What They Had To Say!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Los Alamitos Silent Auction 2009

Bloomster's has teamed up with The Los Alamitos PTA and donated a planter arrangement valued at $200 for a silent auction this year. This donation along with other like it, will help Los Alamitos to continue learning in their award-winning music, art and science educational programs.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bloomster's Christmas Boutique


The Bloomster's Christmas Boutique is now open. Come check out all of our holiday items we have to offer. Add some Bloomster's flare to your Christmas tree this year!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bloomster's to Take Part in "The Night of Dreams."




The Bay Area Dream Center, located in Hayward, CA, will be hosting their 1st Annual "Night of Dreams" Gala Event. Bloomster's is happy to announce that we will be partnering with the Bay Area Dream Center to happily donate 35 centerpieces to the event that is sure to raise money to fight against Hunger, Hurting, and Homelessness.

The money from this fund raising event hosted by the Bay Dream Center will help bring hope by providing Shelter, Food and Healing to individual families by working with them and empowering them to reach self-sufficiency and in turn helping others that are in the their situations.

Bloomster's feels that this is a fight that can be won and his happy to be apart of this cause.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bloomster's Is Going "Green"


That is correct! Bloomster's has started the process of going "Green." We will now be giving to our clients the option to receive electronic statements and invoice, thus reducing our dependence on paper, while doing our part as a green business to help the conservation of our environment and resources.

We invite you to join us in this cause and explore the little thing you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Christmas Is Right Around The Corner!


The holidays are approaching. Come see what Bloomster's can do for your home! Our holiday decorating elves are standing by and are ready to decorate your tree, light your house, and bring a festive holiday feel to you home. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The World In Flowers


Recently one of clients came to Bloomster's and asked us to "Create The World." We present to you our artistic interpretation of "The World In Flowers."


Monday, October 5, 2009

March of Dimes "Celebrity Chefs and Master Vintner Gala"




The March of Dimes Foundations is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, who are dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

This year holds the 7th Annual "Celebrity Chefs and Master Vitners Gala," presented by Cisco Systems, Inc.

As a participant, Bloomster's has donated a gift certificate for the events silent auction, which can be redeemed for all floral good and services offered at Bloomster's. We urge you to join us in participation, which can help shape a healthier future.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Spirit of O'Connor 2009

O'Connor Hospital will be celebrating its 120th birtday this year. To celebrate this, the O'Connor Hospital Foundation Board will be proud to present the Spirit of O'Connor 2009, a gala dinner, which will feature a reception, silent and live auction, a gourmet dinner and dancing.

Bloomster's is yet again happy to flex its community pride and involvment by donating a $150.00 gift certificate that will be auctioned off at the event.

The proceeds for the Spirit of O'Connor 2009 will be used to update Imaging Services at O'Connor Hospital and create a new full-field digital mammography suite to ensure their patients are receiving the highest quality care possible while providing them with a safe, comfortable and healing environment. A new digital mammography unit will allow Radiologists to read images instantaneoulsy which can lead to early breast cancer detection, improved treatment options and increased rate of survival for a wider range of women.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

33rd Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival


Join Bloomster's out by the lake on Sunday, September 20, 2009 to celebrate the 2009 Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival.

Bloomster's will once again be participating and contributing at this annual community event. Come by the Bloomster's Booth and let us thank you for over 20 years of success. We could not have done it without your community support.



Get a head start and come by Bloomster's today and get your 2009 Festival Glasses at a discounted price.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

2009 CSR Golf Classic For Autism




On Friday, September 18, 2009 at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, a golf tournament will be held to benefit the Autism Tree Project, a non profit organization established for the early detection and treatment of children with autism in the Bay Area as well as elsewhere in California. It also provides education and mentoring support of familes affected, as well as research to discover the cause and cure.

Bloomster's is happy to throw its support at this cause through a donation of a gift certificate for a raffle to help raise money and awareness. Join Bloomster's out at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club on Friday, September 18, 2009 to help fight for children and families in need.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fighting Neuromuscular Diseases




MDA's Star's of Silicon Valley event which was held at the Hotel De Anza was met with great support from the community. This fundraising event which donated all of the proceeds from this community event will benefit local famlies living with neuromuscular diseases.

Bloomster's was happy to donate 7 arrangements throughout the event which we were told enhanced the evening tremendously. For this generosity Bloomster's is to receive a "Silver Star" to be featured as an MDA sponsor during the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon on KTVU Channel 2.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association provides services for hundreds of families in the area. In addtion to finding treatments and cures for over 43 neuromuscular diseases, MDA provides a clinic at Stanford Medical Centers, summer camp for children, wheelchair and equipment grants along with support groups.

Join us in being a community minded business and Donate Now to join the fight with MDA in Fighting Neuromuscular Diseases.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bloomster's Joins Facebook!


Bloomster's is happy to announce that our customers can now view and contact us on Facebook. Come check out our page and become a fan where you can receive live feed, join discussions, view photos, post wall comments and write reviews.



Bloomster's on Facebook

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Join Bloomster's in Giving to The National Alliance on Mental Illness




Today Bloomster's started the process to donate one of its vehicles to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). We invite everyone to join in on the effort to contribute to great causes out there such as NAMI.

"At the heart of NAMI's mission is their grassroots and the sharing of information with people with mental illness, their family, friends, mental health professionals, and the general public. NAMI strives to offer hope, reform and health to the American community through support, education, and advocacy efforts. Research is constantly providing people with new information about the brain and the nature of mental illness and, consequently, more effective treatments."

Monday, June 29, 2009

Helping People With Special Needs Acheive Their Full Potential





Bloomster's was given the opportunity to contribute to the 3rd Annual Poker Ride & BBQ fundraiser for One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding and took it on with pride. Because of the generous support from local business this year, One Step Closer was able to achieve their financial goal in this event. 100% of funds raised go directly to program services to benefit their special needs riders

Bloomster's along with many other community businesses were happy to step forward and make a positive impact on the lives of people in need.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bloomster's to be Featured in August Issue of Florists' Review Magazine

Bloomster's is honored and delighted to be covered in the Florists' Review Magazine for its award in Outstanding Marketing and Promotions in the Retail Florist of the Year Contest Held by WF&FSA for 2008.

The Article will be published in the August issue of the Florists' Review Magazine, which will shine a light on the out-of-the-box creative thinking that is applied to all aspects of our marketing, advertising, and promotional endeavors.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Bloomster's Website Coming Soon

Our long anticipated wesite where consumers can shop and view the latest floral trends is right around the corner. Here is a peak at the landing page. Launch date to be announced soon. Bloomster's will be riding in style on the information super highway.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Upcoming Events

May 23, 2009:
Amanda Bellows Wedding @ Freedom Hall

"The overall color palette is shades of white with soft accents of blue which will incorporate gentiana, miniature calla lilies, and a variety of white florals to compliment."

May 23, 2009:
Surprise Party @ (Private Residence) Los Altos, CA

"The overall concept for the design work has been based on complimenting the incredible hand carved panels that will be enjoyed in the living room as well as the mirrored walls of the dinning room. The goal is to compliment these elements in a natural outdoor setting. The contributing gleam from the pool as well as all the plantings in the garden will reflect the white, soft lavender, and grey tones, creating an almost seamless color story."

May 24, 2009:
Heena Shah Wedding @ Doubletree Hotel

"This color palette includes a collection of precious metals: silver, platinum, and gold with red, fuchsia, and pink to complete the spectrum, while incorporating the use of oriental lilies, hydrangea, orchids, gentiana, and roses. To complete the overall vision will adorn with crystals, mirror garland, and bands of satin ribbons."

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Award Winning Greeting Cards Now Available At Bloomster's




Bloomster's is proud to be offering at our Almaden Valley Location award winning greeting cards from Jumping Cracker Bean, LLC.

At Jumping Cracker Beans, they strive to create quality products in a socially and environmentally conscious manner. To that end they assemble their products locally at Goodwill Industries and donate a portion of profits to help protect the environment and benefit the community.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bloomster's Supports Presentation High School





This years 43rd Annual Fashion Show held by Presentation High School was met with great optimism by Bloomster's, which donated $300 for a program ad in support of their financial aid scholarship program. According to the Presentation High School Office of Development the show was a tremendous success netting $111,000 which insures that students in financial need will be afforded the opportunity to receive a Presentation Education.

Bloomster's is delighted in the great accomplishment the students at Presentation High School have put forth and we are excited to support them next year on March 19, 2010 to help celebrate their 44th Annual Fashion Show.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Upcoming Events

May 16, 2009:
Etta Wong Wedding @ Silver Creek Valley Country Club

"The overall color palette is one celebrating tiffany blue and orange tones with a few accents of ivory-white. Some flowers to be included are hydrangeas, miniature calla lilies, orhchids, tulips, and roses which will all enhance the beautiful garden and waterfall setting."

May 16, 2009:
Renne Camacho Wedding @ Byington Winery

"A reflection of chartreuse green, ivory, and chocolate brown are to encompass the overall theme of this wedding, which shall incorporate the massing of green cymbidium orchids with burgundy throats and ivory roses."

May 17, 2009:
Amy Consul Renewel of Vows @ La Foret

"Exhibiting the use of extraordinary colors such as bright burgundy, lavender, coral, and touches of spring green will be hydrangea, roses, and stargazer lilies, which will all help accentuate this lovely evening."

Friday, May 8, 2009

Bloomster Video Venues


Being a home grown business located at the epicenter of Silicon Valley, Bloomsters has welcomed the technological advances that have derived here in the Bay Area. Bloomsters has always been one to utilize its website to bring visual representation to our customers. We are proud to announce that we now offer up our work for viewing through our Video Venues page located in our Wedding drop down tab.

As of August we now have 3 different videos which represent our work at various venues. The 3 venues included with more to come are "Bloomsters at Clos La Chance," "Bloomsters at De Anza," and "Bloomsters at Fairmont."

    
    

We invite you to view these videos through flash player for your enjoyment and wedding ideas. Feel free to send us comments and ideas on our videos so that we may better represent your visions for that perfect party, event, or wedding.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Upcoming Events

May 2, 2009:
Erin Maybruck Wedding @ Saratoga Golf & Country Club

"The floral arrangements will be designed in a natural more wildflower like fashion perfect for a wedding in shades of white and green with accents of pale blue. Some of the flowers that we will include are blue hydrangea, viburnum, miniature calla lilies, roses, and appropriate materials to compliment. The designs will be respectful of the season as well as the architecture and visuals of the club."

Friday, April 24, 2009

Bloomster's Participates In Mountain Winery Bridal Showcase

Bloomster's partnered up with The Mountian Winery in a bridal showcase last weekend that drew over a crowd of 100 brides to be. Bloomster's set up a number of different table centerpieces that caught the passing eyes of everyone around. Here is a look at a few of the presentations Bloomster's contributed to the bridal showcase.





Thursday, April 16, 2009

Upcoming Events

April 18, 2009:
Keri Macaulay Wedding @ Dolce Hayes Mansion

"The overall theme and color palette is one celebrating a sophisticated combination of champagnes, yellows, apricots, and greens, which will implement the use of hydrangeas, roses, french tulips, forysthia, along with appropriate spring foliages. All which will exude classic elegance."


Here Is A Sneak Peek Of The Event!


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bloomster's Nationally Honored


News Release

April 8, 2009
Contact: Amy Orange, 888-289-3372

Bloomsters Wins National Florist Competition

Bloomsters, 5945 Almaden Expressway #170, San Jose, CA 95120, was honored in a national competition for their Outstanding Marketing and Promotions. Bloomsters was chosen from among florists from throughout the United State and Canada.

The Outstanding Marketing and Promotions Award is given for the most effective print advertising (newspaper, magazine, Yellow Pages, etc.), direct-mail and e-mail promotions (postcards, coupons, event invitations, fliers, etc.), in-store promotions and other events, website, etc.

Bloomsters will receive a keepsake plaque and be featured in the leading florist magazine, Florists’ Review, and on the magazine’s website.

Bloomsters was nominated by Mt. Eden Floral Co., a leading wholesale distributor in Mtn. View, California.

WHOLESALERS. Because it takes more than flowers to grow your business.®

WF&FSA
147 Old Solomons Island Rd., Suite 302
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 888-289-3372, Fax: 410-573-5001
e-mail:
jwanko@wffsa.org www.wffsa.org

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easter Weekend Is Here!

Come on in and see our fine selection of Easter
products & florals!


Bloomster's Participates in 2009 Bouquet To Arts in San Francisco

Bouquet To Arts is an annual event hosted by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums featuring fresh floral designs which interpret works from their collection.

We take pride in participating in this annual fund raising event in which the Bloomster's design staff puts their unique minds to work from which derives brilliant artistry by incorporating the use of fresh floral designs to interpret a fine collection of artwork.

Here at Bloomster's we are proud to say that we have taken part in the Bouquet To Arts fund raiser event for 18 consecutive years. Here is a look a look at our 2008 & 2009 contributional interpretations to Bouquet To Arts.









Flickr's 2009 Bouquet To Arts Slide Show





Friday, April 3, 2009

Upcoming Events

April 04, 2009:
Alexis & Jerry Martinez Wedding @ The Silver Creek Country Club

April 05, 2009:
Les Miserables Event @ Nestledown

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Destination Tokyo: Bloomster's In Japan


Throughout the Bay Area Bloomsters is known for its unique designs and out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to floral ingenuity. Moreover, Bloomsters has positioned itself as the florist of choice for those with discriminating taste and a respected design source within the local floral retail industry.

In April of 2008, owner Kren Rasmussen was invited to Tokyo by the Japan Institute of Floral Design (JIFD) to demonstrate Bloomsters unique floral design emphasis and its out-of-the-box creative thinking strategy. Kren was flattered by the invitation and welcomed the challenge knowing that both sides had much to learn and gain from this upcoming experience. Before Kren departed in late April for Tokyo, he knew that there was an exciting challenge on his hands and pondered many ideas on how he would go about tackling this particular assignment. The challenge would lie in how Kren would incorporate the use of a free style altruistic way of designing into a culture that was very rule and structure oriented. However, Kren was up for any task and believed that the best way was simply just to show them.

During his week stay in Tokyo, the JIFD scheduled four separate events for Kren to demonstrate work that Bloomsters puts out on a daily basis. The first of the events were at two JIFD Schools of Design where kren showed off his work to up and coming designers to the floral industry. During one instance in his presentation, Kren had accidentally cracked the foot of a vase. Instead of discarding this vase, Kren chipped away at the foot of the vase creating a smooth structure and incorporated it into his design. The students were amazed and ecstatic because they would have thrown the vase away thinking that the vase was lost. This particular incident truly emphasized the out-of-the-box thinking that every element in design is artistic in nature and can be used regardless of what the rules may state.

The following two events were just as successful as the first two as kren lined up a business presentation along with a floral design event for a group of shop owners in Tokyo. Unknowingly, Kren found himself quite the celebrity over there as he was asked to take countless pictures and sign autographs. The JIFD was delighted with Kren's professionalism and have asked him to come back next year as well. Needless to say, Kren was overwhelmed by the entire experience himself and was happy to provide lessons as well as bring some back home to Bloomsters.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bloomster's Voted #1 Florist in Silicon Valley by The Metro




By providing unique floral designs and personal service Bloomster's has delighted many customers based in San Jose over
the past twenty years. "We assist many interior designers with floral and plant designs for their projects, however our primary business base is to the residents and professionals throughout the Bay Area," says owner Kren Rasmussen. The Bloomster's store is located in the Almaden Valley of San Jose. Our services include, but are not limited to, installation of permanent and living plants, permanent designs and assistance with accessories. We are proud of the
fact that we are on the Preferred Vendor's listing for many of the fine hotels, golf and country clubs throughout the entire Bay Area. Kren states, "I strongly believe that the services we provide directly improve the quality of life of
our clients and feel that our expertise and creativity helps bring success to all the projects we participate in."