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Charleston, South Carolina
Bloomer Retreat

September 22-26, 2019

Only 10 spots available!


A Bloomer-exclusive retreat for those looking to add to their portfolio; meet, hangout, and learn from Jessica Zimmerman, the creator of The Business Behind the Blooms; and take some creative away-time in a place full of southern charm.


September 22 - September 26, 2019
Charleston, South carolina at The Zero George Hotel


Join Jessica Zimmerman and one of the top wedding photographers Charleston this September to put together an unforgettable photo shoot in a charming landscape.

Create lasting memories with fellow bloomers, taking in business tips and knowledge from Jessica during the day and relaxing in a hotel reserved just for us in your downtime.

You’ll also get the chance to create stunning floral arrangements with Jessica to pull off a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot alongside an amazing photographer.



Photo Shoot Inspiration

On our last full retreat day, we will join with top wedding photographer, Heather Payne to produce a wedding photo shoot.

You can see the inspiration for the photo shoot style and colors here.


Charleston Retreat Schedule



Fly in to CHS Airport
Welcome Dinner at Zero George



Attend two Business Sessions led by Jessica



Attend two Floral Sessions led by Jessica



Put together a Photo Shoot alongside Jessica


day 5

Fly back home from CHS Airport




Zero George

Named after the actual street address, Zero George is comprised of sixteen lush guest rooms and studios in three painstakingly restored historic residences and two brick carriage houses that surround a private garden courtyard. We’ve infused it all with a sense of intimacy and warm personality, honoring the buildings’ solid 1804 bones and graceful architecture with measured, timeless design. At Zero George, you’ll find both period millwork and Charleston’s best contemporary art, original heart pine floors and rooms full of heart.

From candlelit lanterns on the veranda to culinary wizardry in Zero George Restaurant + Bar, Zero George celebrates the rich and layered patina of our historic buildings in this historic port city with an equally rich yet refined palette and palate. If you’re an epicure, you’re in the right place, and if you’re more an aficionado of good taste, well, you won’t be disappointed either.


Have your own private room at Zero George!

Because the rooms are unique, yet so similar in their offerings, we will choose your room for you.

Garden Suite

Our Garden Suites are located in the original carriage house of Zero George Street and feature a living parlor, a separate study area, a king bedroom, custom furnishings, mini-bar with coffee machine and mini-refrigerator stocked with juices and water.

A hand-laid marble and tile shower, marble countertops and handcrafted armoire accentuate the European-style bathroom.  A fully furnished oyster shell garden courtyard affords a secluded outdoor sitting area. Classic architectural elements including heart pine floors and period millwork can be found throughout the suite.

Anson Suite

The Anson Suite is located in the original residence house on the top floor, with a king bedroom and anteroom desk parlor.

A hand-laid marble and tile shower, marble countertops and handcrafted armoire, accentuates the European-style bathroom.  A fully furnished piazza affords a secluded outdoor sitting area with limited views of Charleston harbor. Classic architectural elements including heart pine floors, high ceilings and period millwork can be found throughout the suite.


Veranda King

The Veranda King – the largest guestrooms at our Charleston luxury hotel are located in the restored single houses. They feature custom designed furnishings and a shared outdoor furnished piazza.

A hand-laid marble and tile shower, marble countertops and handcrafted armoire, accentuates the European-style bathroom.  Classic architectural elements include heart pine floors, high ceilings and period millwork, which can be found throughout the guestrooms.

Veranda Queen

The Veranda Queen guestrooms are located in the restored Charleston single houses adjoining the courtyard. These luxury hotel rooms feature custom designed furnishings, Queen bedding and a shared outdoor furnished piazza.

A hand-laid marble and tile shower, marble countertops and handcrafted armoire, accentuates the European-style bathroom. Classic architectural elements including heart pine floors, high ceilings and period millwork can be found throughout the guestroom.



All rooms feature luxury in-room amenities:

  • Nespresso with an assortment of coffees and teas

  • 32” LCD widescreen HDTV’s on full motion wall mounts

  • Premium movie channels

  • Electronic safe

  • Ironing Board and Iron

  • Izze Sparkling Juices and Bottled Water

  • Sealy posturepedic mattresses

  • Italian Frette linens

  • Triple sheeting

  • Two foam and two down alternative pillows

  • Malin + Goetz bathroom amenities

  • Wool ring cotton bath terry

  • Two Boca Terry bathrobes


 A Dining Experience for the Discerning Epicurean


Zero Restaurant + Bar will change the way you think about hotel restaurants. This tucked-away gem serves up some of Charleston’s biggest flavors and most dazzling dishes from undoubtedly the tiniest professional kitchen around. But don’t take our word for it:

Condé Nast named Zero George one of the Top 5 Foodie Hotels in the World.

Chef Vinson Petrillo is a master with seasonal local ingredients, elevating dining to a sublime art of delicious sophistication.


Zero Restaurant


Zero Restaurant puts the focus on hyper-seasonal fare, including herbs and vegetables from our own garden. Local fishermen keep us stocked with the freshest seafood, while our farm partners continually amaze us with Lowcountry bounty. Our a-la-carte menu is approachable, imaginative and streamlined, and for the true foodie, our Chef’s Tasting Menu is a truly unforgettable dining experience. Chef Petrillo infuses contemporary American flare into the purest ingredients, bringing forth his passion for the art of fine dining.

For Happy Hour or a post-theatre celebration, the Zero Bar offers a creative mix of craft cocktails, beer and curated wines, including our private label wines from our sister winery in Virginia.


Meals included with the retreat

Daily European Continental Breakfast: French coffee station – every style imaginable, Assortment of seasonal fruits, Local Charleston baked biscuits, Quiche, Smoked Salmon & Prosciutto, House-made granola, Yogurt, Juices

Daily Lunch

Evening Wine + Cheese Pairing: Sommelier selected white and red wines, Selection of cheeses and house-made crackers

Two Private Dinners at Zero Restaurant

Glass of bubbly upon arrival

Turn-Down Treats

24-Hour Espresso + Coffee Bar

In-Room Izze Sparkling Juices + Bottled Water




  • Get five days and four nights in the stunning Zero George Hotel, all to ourselves

  • Hang out with other Bloomers, people from around the globe who have purchased The Business Behind the Blooms

  • Attend two business sessions with Jessica teaching you in person

  • Create stunning floral arrangements with Jessica, and get a headshot with your creation

  • All breakfasts and lunches, along with two dinners


  • Flights to and from your local airport

  • Transportation from the airport to the Zero George Hotel

  • Dinners on Monday and Tuesday night (we want you to have the chance to explore the area!)

Very important information

  • To attend the retreat, you are required to stay at The Zero George Hotel and adhere to our schedule

  • You are responsible for all transportation to the hotel, including but not limited to:

    • Flight to and from CHS airport

    • Taxi ride to and from the Zero George Hotel

  • In order to keep your focus on the retreat, we ask that you do not bring anyone additional with you.

  • Due to the logistics involved with hosting an all-inclusive retreat we will be unable to offer refunds once a spot is secured. We can however transfer the seat to another individual if there is a wait list, or if you have someone interested in purchasing your seat, you can sell your seat with prior approval from the Zimmerman team.


Don’t delay!

If you are interested in any of the Bloomer offers, you must reserve your spot in the month of January. This means whether you pay in full or take advantage of a payment plan, your first payment must be made this month!



If we do not get a certain number of Bloomers to sign up for the retreat, we will not be able to put the retreat on. When you book your flight (on your own; the flight is not included with the retreat), be sure to get insurance on it