Joni & Justin
I love Melissa!!! We only spoke a few times, but she understood my vision right away, and definitely worked with my budget. She was attentive & responded to emails in a timely manner, passionate about my wedding, and executed flawlessly.
Out of all of our vendors that day, Melissa was the clear ROCK STAR! After taking pictures, we walked through the banking hall at the Bently Reserve, and I was BLOWN AWAY. The centerpieces were absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The large centerpieces were MASSIVE (the pictures DO NOT do them justice), the garland was full & vibrant with greenery & flowers, and the mix of medium & small arrangements with the votive candles gave it a very romantic feel. The touch of greenery to accompany the acrylic name cards felt even more personal. The foyer was beautifully dressed with orchids and scattered flowers along the gift table, escort mirror, and bar tops. She incorporated a ton of bling in the bouquets that made them look so elegant, and not to mention, my mom's rosary (my something old), on the handle of my bouquet.
Melissa truly helped to execute the wedding vision of my dreams & I would recommend Bloominare in a heartbeat!
Lisa & Greg
What can I say about Melissa besides that she is AMAZING!!! She was so easy to work with, so sweet and kind and very FLEXIBLE! I was pretty particular with what i wanted for our special day and how I wanted to incorporate things and she was on it from the start. My bouquet was absolutely BEAUTIFUL and she found a way to include little things that represented my dad who had passed away. This was so special to my mom and I. On the day of the wedding Melissa and her assistant stepped in to help finish things off when my wedding planner had an accident and was injured and needed to leave unexpectedly. She went above and beyond in all aspects and I would definitely reccommend her over any other vendor and I will definitely use her services again for any other big jobs! THANK YOU!!!
Katrina & Daryl
Melissa and her team went far and beyond our expectations, our first meeting was magic! We instantly clicked with her, she had the most amazing ideas and suggestions. We could tell she was truly passionate about her craft. We can't thank her enough everything she did for us. We have already recommended her to several of our close friends! We can't wait to use her again.
Jackie & Kyle
Bloominaire was a pleasure to work with. Melissa was extremely helpful and understood exactly what I wanted. At my first meeting with her all I had to do was show a few inspiration photos and she knew exactly what I wanted and she even made some additional suggestions that helped make everything even more amazing. On my wedding day everything was exactly how I had imagined I wanted it. The flowers were so beautiful. Bloominaire made it so that I didn’t have to worry about anything and I could just enjoy the special day. Thanks so much!!
Sharla & Tony
Bloominaire knows their flowers! They will take the time to hear your thoughts and vision for your dream wedding. I personally don’t know flowers, but after one consultation, Melissa was able to create a beautiful color scheme and combination of flowers that were beyond what I could have thought of. She pays close attention to detail from the color and style of the bridesmaids’ dresses, the groomsmen’s suits, to the dress and tux of the bride and groom. Together, she created something magical!! I loved working with Melissa! She is flexible and carefully listens to your thoughts, and invites you to text, call, or email her ANYTIME. You will will be amazed at Bloominaire’s work!! I got so many compliments on how beautiful the bouquets and arrangements were on the day of my wedding. They hands-down delivered beyond my expectations and I HIGHLY recommend them!!
Chelsey & Patrick
I cannot recommend Melissa enough. I love flowers so much and knew that would be the most important vendor (aside from food!) for my wedding. I had heard how expensive flowers could be so I was looking for a great florist within my budget. Melissa was a godsend. She made the flower arch of my dreams and everything was perfect. She surpassed my expectations and I would recommend her to any friend or family member that needs floral arrangements for a big day. Thank you, Melissa!
Judy & Dean
Melissa w/ Bloominaire did an amazing job with the floral for our wedding. The flowers she used were gorgeous and fresh. She created beautiful floral hoops for my bridesmaids bouquets that my girls just loved. My bouquet was a mix of purple and ivory roses with eucalyptus that was perfect! For the reception, she created short floral arrangements and eucalyptus wreaths for the tables with lanterns. We couldn't have been happier with her executing the vision we had for our wedding. She was also super flexible with working with us within our budget. Melissa is very sweet, easy to work with and will give you her honest professional opinion when you ask her for it. I highly recommend Melissa and her team for all your floral needs!
Janice & McRyan
Choosing Bloominaire for our wedding this past Friday was the best decision we ever made! Melissa was super amazing to work with. She responded promptly to my emails, very professional, worked with our budget, and to top it off, she understood exactly what we wanted. After experiencing horrible service from previous florists, Melissa made every attempt to make the rest of the planning process smooth. Everything turned out so beautiful! During the procession, she helped make sure everything was in place and that everything was perfect. I absolutely loved the bouquets and our arch! This has truly been an amazing experience and I would definitely recommend for floral arrangements!
Bryan & Maria
"Now that we've had time to breathe, I'd like to take this time to thank the services of Bloominaire. Our wedding was exactly how my wife and I expected it to be and more. We could not be happier and more satisfied with our selection on who will do our flowers. After going through it all, I must say that the flowers is what makes your wedding. Melissa delivered and exceeded all expectations. She made great looking boutonnieres for our groomsmen, fantastic looking bouquets for our bridesmaids and the best looking bride bouquet. Working with her was just eye opening, my wife and I had no idea what to ask for and where to begin. Melissa being the professional that she is, walked us through it all. She made sure we didn't miss anything including fine details about the decorations. What makes Bloominaire great is that they truly care about their customers. They know how important a wedding is to the couple so they over deliver. For those looking to make your wedding a memorable one, consider Bloominaire. They are very reasonable in price, they provide excellent services and they really know weddings. Aside from flowers, they introduced us to photographers, DJs, makeup artist, MCs and wedding coordinators. They are the real deal, trust me I'm a very particular person and I have pretty high standards when it comes to services."
MONETTE & SHAWN
Bloominaire was the IT factor at our wedding.She made my vision truly come to life with just a few photo pins from Pinterest.From the start Mel took the time to meet with us to get to know the bride and groom ,she focused on asking questions about our vision.She understood family values and traditions and when we got stuck she helped us with her expert advice. Every time I would make suggestion and ask if I should bring it or if the venue provides it she said don't worry I can do that.The day of the wedding Melissa hand delivered the flowers , came by to wish me luck and showed some love during the pre wedding time. When I got to the venue I cried because it was everything I envisioned.It was soooo perfect!She outdid herself and showed that venue who was boss.The room was blooming with burgundy orchids,dusty miller, blush roses,white roses and so much more!It was so elegant! There were candelabra's with gorgeous flowers cascading down just as I described.Our wedding cake had the same flower theme and Melissa saved enough flowers for the baker.My bouquet was comprised of burgundy,blush,cream and greens that matched the entire theme of the wedding.I attached a photo of my late mother and it felt like she was with me the whole time. Highly recommend Mel because she will make your wedding planning easier,take the time to get to know you,easy to work with and she executes timely! She was 8 months pregnant when she did our wedding , that's how dedicated she is to her trade.
Jessica & Marc
"We hired Bloominaire to design our floral arrangements and bouquets for our 7/24/16 wedding at the Palm Event Center. Throughout the planning process and up to the day of, Melissa provided impeccable service and was a pleasure to work with! At our initial meeting, she listened to our ideas and was prepared with photo samples and an artistic vision to guide our decisions and match florals with the feel of our wedding and venue. When we were unsure about what to do with certain tables or areas, Melissa emailed us her ideas and executed a beautiful welcome table and ceremony decor to brighten the space. When the leis for our ceremony lei exchange were unable to be fulfilled from another florist in Hawaii just a week before our wedding, Melissa stepped in and got us 7 gorgeous leis! Lastly, Melissa helped to incorporate special mementos in my bridal bouquet, in honor of my mom who had recently passed away from cancer, making a bouquet wrap out of material from my mom's wedding dress and adding a photo charm to the stems. We highly recommend Bloominaire for your flowers and decor!"
Miwa & Dini
"Bloominaire is the BEST! Melissa did all our floral arrangements and decorations for my wedding on 1/9/2016 at Cerruti Cellars in Oakland. Cerruti Cellars is not your typical wedding venue. It's a small warehouse-like wine cellar in Jack London Square, which was perfect for the non-traditional wedding I wanted. But the last thing I wanted to do was think about how to make the space more wedding appropriate without losing the raw feel of the space. Melissa was a PRO at picking my brain. I didn't really give her much to work with as to what I wanted. But the creative and talented woman that she is, she helped me come up with a vision and made it into a reality. Everything was absolutely PERFECT. If you're looking for someone who you can trust to do everything in their power to make everything perfect on your special day so you don't have to worry about a single thing, choose Bloominaire! "
GERILIE & NOEL
"My husband and I discovered Bloominaire through Instagram during our search for local wedding florists. After meeting just once with Melissa, we knew right away that she was the one who would bring our visions to reality and make our wedding day a memorable one that we would never forget, and she did!! Melissa is a very amiable, dependable, and such a sweet person overall.
Our main source of communication was through email and Melissa was very responsive and timely. She even helped us tremendously with our planning and went above and beyond for us throughout the process. We couldn’t thank Melissa enough for the wonderful job she did on all the bouquets and boutonnieres, the flower girls’ head wreaths and wands (that they still wear) and all our centerpieces at the reception. Every piece of floral arrangement was beautiful and stunning! Especially my bouquet that I love so much!!
Needless to say, Bloominaire surpassed what we could have ever dreamed of for our wedding day and have already referred her to family and friends who will be getting married. Melissa is “THE ONE” and she will exceed and deliver for her clients as she did for us. Noel and I can’t thank her enough for all of her hard work, dedication, and creativity that made our wedding day so unforgettable!! She’s amazing inside and out!!"
“I met Melissa in our Wedding Planning Certification Class a few years ago and have been referring my clients to her ever since. Melissa is such a great Florist to work with. Her professionalism and her work speak for itself. Her floral arrangements are made with such style and modern elegance. As a Wedding Planner, I find it exciting to see her creations complete the vision of the couples I send her way. She is so easy to work with and goes above and beyond to get the job done. I’ve seen her in action many a time , creating floral arrangements and setting them up at events and she is amazing! If you are looking for a dependable Florist, she’s your girl! To me she is not just a florist, she is now a lifelong friend!”
“Bloominaire made planning for my wedding easy, fun, and low stress! I told her my theme colors and gave her free reign to do her thing. After all, I am not the flower connoisseur…that is her area of expertise. I could not have asked for a more bright, full, and beautiful bouquet. Everything exceeded my expectations and I want to get married all over again…just to work with such a great vendor like her. Thank you Melissa, for your hard work and beautiful vision for my flowers.
Alison & Nick
"I was blown away by all the arrangements by Bloominaire...especially my bouquet. The bouquet Melissa made for me literally took my breath away. Melissa went about and beyond in all of our floral arrangements. She executed every detail I requested flawlessly and brought my vision to life. She was super responsive in all my requests and made my budget work. I immediately knew Melissa was the right choice when choosing a florist just by how she excited she was about my suggestions for centerpieces!"
ANN & XAVIER
"Thank you just really doesn’t seem like enough! Looking back now, your knowledge and expertise in a field you obviously love, is completely amazing! You made what seemed like a simple detail to us at the time into a beautiful masterpiece that will forever be etched into our hearts! Our planning and our vision revolved around the “details” and even though it was hard for us to be able to communicate to you what we wanted, you put together all the pieces and you actually saw our vision! You also had the free will of combining our vision with your vision, which made it even more easier for the all of us. We could not have been happier with the outcome of all of our flowers, centerpieces, canopy for our ceremony, etc. You truly have a passion for what you do and it shines through in your work. Thank you for making us feel like our day and our vision were as important to you as they were to us. We are truly grateful for all you did! We are truly grateful to have you as a friend and our personal florist. "
KAT & JOEL
First of all we would like to call them “Bloomin-AWE” because that’s how they made our mouths drop on the day of our wedding!! At first we had no clue on what we wanted. Melissa stepped in and threw out so many different options and ideas that helped us create that exact vision we wanted for our wedding. She was very proactive and made the whole planning process easy for us. When our wedding day finally came everything turned out better than we could have ever imagined. From the bouquets, to the boutonnieres, to the centerpieces....all the work and detail put into it seemed flawless!!! Also we can’t forget to mention what she did for our sweetheart table….it was AMAZING!!! You could tell Melissa and her team enjoy what they do and take pride into making every couples’ day as beautiful as it can be. Thank you again Bloominaire for everything that you did and going above and beyond our expectations!! We wouldn’t have had it any other way!!
Grace & Dru
"My husband and I heard about Bloominaire from a family friend. I am no flower expert so I was a little nervous to meet with a florist thinking I would be judged for being unprepared. As soon as we met with Melissa, we were at ease because she is the sweetest and welcoming person ever! She was very patient and knowledgeable. We just had to hire her. Throughout the planning process, I sent Melissa several ideas and she always responded quickly and honestly in terms of practicality and pricing. She was also very reassuring when I was anxious about planning.
On the day of the wedding, I was able to see Melissa when she dropped bouquets off to the hotel. When I saw her, I couldn’t help but hug her because her work was awesome and she was so supportive throughout the planning process. Melissa didn’t disappoint at the venue either. She constructed a beautiful petal path to line the aisle-way. The centerpieces were also amazing - of course! We received numerous compliments from our guests and they were lining up to take arrangements home. Overall, I had an idea in my head of how all of the flower arrangements would look, but Melissa and her team managed to blow those expectations out of the water.
To say that I loved having Bloominaire as my florist would be a complete understatement. Melissa was organized and on time. She was considerate and meticulous. Moreover, she was very warm, hardworking, and goes above and beyond for her clients. These are all things that we dream of in a wedding vendor, because I know from experience that wedding vendors are not all created equal. When I think about how amazing my wedding day was, I can’t help but think about how Bloominaire helped set the perfect tone for the big day. My husband and I are forever indebted to Melissa and if we had to do it all over again, we would be sure to hire Bloominaire!”
Gemmalyn & Anthony
“Words cannot express how grateful we felt, with the phenomenal work your team contributed to our unforgettable day! We were overwhelmed with other wedding details, we had no clue what type of arrangements to choose from, with the many gorgeous selections you provided. You helped us to choose simple and elegant designs, utilizing beautiful flowers to complement the bridal party’s attire. The flowers sparkled and made a lasting impression on all of our guests! We continue to receive extraordinary compliments to this day! Your attention to detail was incredible. Everyone was fighting over who was taking the centerpieces home with them! Thank You, for making our wedding day magical! Our wedding would not have been complete without you apart of it!”
Kirstie & Tyler
"Melissa from Bloominaire was amazing from start to finish. She took my Pinterest board inspiration, and a few abstract ideas I had, such as “messy and loose,” and turned it into something far better than I could have ever imagined. As many of you brides to be may know, the wedding planning process can quickly change even the best laid plans, and before we knew it we had grandmas dropping out, escorts being added, and 6 extra wine barrels that needed florals! Melissa was the best, and worked with every change we sent her way (even the day before the wedding when I realized the corsage for my grandma needed to be changed to a wrist version, as her dress fabric was too delicate to pin it to!) Everything is meticulously documented on an organized contract, and we were never unsure of what we would be getting or the total price.
On the day of the wedding, Melissa and her team arrived right on time with the most beautiful bouquets I had ever seen! Not only did she perfectly incorporate our “wedding colors” of peach and mint, but she had taken every suggestion I had thrown her way! From the succulents to the roses, everything looked so fresh and came together perfectly! I had a flower crown made of baby’s breath for my junior bridesmaid, and upon seeing how beautiful it looked, my other bridesmaids were so jealous that I hadn’t ordered one for them (Brides take note: Flower crowns are appropriate for ladies of any age!) The boutonnieres for the men were perfect: simple succulent and white rose combinations that were pinned onto everyone in just a few minutes.
Walking down the aisle, I could not help but catch sight of the beautiful white rose petals that lined the walkway and the hanging mason jar arrangements. The setup made for amazing pictures! The centerpieces for our tables were beyond gorgeous and much fuller than I had imagined! We got so many compliments from our guests about how gorgeous the flowers were! Melissa’s team expertly moved a few arrangements that we had decided to repurpose between the ceremony sight, cocktail hour, and dinner without us even noticing that they were there!
Working with Bloominaire was one of the best experiences of my wedding planning process! If you are looking for someone who takes direction well, has an amazing floral selection, and creates the best bouquets and centerpieces, I would HIGHLY recommend Melissa and Bloominaire. Thanks to her, our day was even more amazing than we had ever imagined!"
JACKIE & NOEL
“Bloominaire did all the floral arrangements for my wedding on August 23, 2014 at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton,California. One word. Enchanting! Words can not describe the beauty of Bloominaire's floral arrangements on my BIG day. Melissa and her team made my wedding day look and feel even more romantic. Melissa truly captured the concept I had in mind during our initial meeting. What makes her even more outstanding is that our first meeting/consultation was a conference call and our primary source of communication was email, thereafter. This worked perfectly for me due to my busy work schedule and limited availability during evening hours and weekends. I finally met her in person the week of my wedding and I booked her a year in advance! Bottom line, Melissa was very accommodating with my schedule. The floral arrangements at my wedding ceremony and reception were breathtaking. A bed of thich loose rose petals scalloped down perfectly on both sides of the aisle with a swirl design that wrapped around single chairs that were purposely arranged. All my guests were blown away by the grand design of the petal path. They touched the petals to check if they were real! The bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages were all fresh, full, thick, and vibrant. Super classy! The arrangement of the centerpieces at the reception is a different story! Tall, tapered, vases with a beautiful rose ball topper and other fine touches were placed on each guest table. Another kind gesture Melissa and her team did was provide roses and ribbon decorations to my cake designer which turned out to be another stunning statement! Melissa turned my vision into reality. I conveyed "romantic and classy" as my theme the day we had our consultation. She conveyed "passion" through her delivery on my wedding day. She is worth way more than the quotes she provides to her clients for her services. Melissa made my wedding day unforgettable for me, my husband, family, and friends which was PRICELESS!
Thank you so much, Melissa, for being a huge part of my first day "to forever" with my husband!"
Linda & Theirry
"I was lucky enough to stumble upon Bloominarie’s website when I was doing wedding research. The timing was perfect as I was able to stop by a wedding Melissa was working on in SF to get a glimpse of her work in person. I knew immediately leaving the venue that she would be our florist. She was very patient with me in gathering the details to help bring our floral visions to life. I must of sent her a hundred e-mails and pictures and she stayed on top of it all. She was super responsive during the whole planning process which is extremely helpful as wedding planning is stressful enough as it is!I can’t say enough wonderful things about Melissa and her team. Every time I look at our wedding photos, I fall in love with my bouquet and all the floral arrangements all over again. A close friend is getting married next year and I have already referred Bloominaire and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an exceptional wedding florist!"
ED & CYRILL
"Mel, you did a great job. We absolutely loved what you did for us at the wedding. The flowers were so beautiful, you definitely help made the wedding of our dreams. We are so thankful to have had you be our florist.”
Marcel & Leilani Esguerra
“Melissa we didn’t really get a chance to thank you for the amazing job you did on our wedding. It was just amazing. From the church to the centerpieces to the circle of flower petals… it was just top notch all the way. We got so many compliments on the floral arrangements! You rule!”
Kristine & Mark
"My experience with Bloominaire was amazing. Melissa is personable, thorough, and really takes the time to understand what your wedding vision is. She was able to make all our beautiful arrangements within our budget as well. She had already done a few weddings at our venue, so she new how to accentuate the space perfectly. If you book Melissa you have one less thing to worry about among the myriad of wedding details. Rest assured your arrangements are going to be perfection!!"
Jessica & Daniel
"Melissa did all our floral arrangements for our wedding on July 17, 2016. She went above and beyond my expectations!! Everything was beautiful and I received so many compliments about the arrangements! The arrangements were perfect for our rustic theme. We had a few last minute changes and Melissa made sure everything was taken care of! I am so happy with her work!!"