Bloom :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms

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Presented by Charleston MomsCity Mom Collective, Project Alive and Kicking, Once Upon a Child West Ashley and North Charleston and The Family Collective and Hosted by Our Sister Sites.

Who :: This event is geared towards Charleston area moms who are currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the last year, foster moms of infants, or moms who are planning on growing their family soon.

What :: An afternoon of learning, fun, and celebration! Moms will get to listen and ask questions of our expert panel, enjoy yummy snacks, interact with local businesses and enter to win fun giveaways, have their photo taken by a professional photographer at our bump+baby station with an adorable backdrop, and so much more! It’s your one-stop-shop for all things mom!

Why :: Whether you’re expecting for the first or third time, have a newborn at home, are waiting for that phone call or paperwork to clear to bring that baby to their forever home, this event is for you. Every guest will leave with an adorable tote bag filled with fantastic swag, enjoy specialty food, meet and chat with other moms, enter some fabulous giveaways and receive introductions to local experts on topics pertaining to parenting.

When :: Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 1-4 pm

Where :: Harborside East Event Venue, 28 Bridgeside Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Ticket Price ::

  • General Admission (No Swag or Giveaway Tickets– perfect for a support person who is not currently expecting or a new mom): $10
  • General Admission (With Swag): $35
  • VIP Attendee (Includes Swag + Extras): $60

All tickets include the following:

  • Access to the event and all of our sponsors and panel sessions
  • Food and drink from local businesses
  • A swag bag loaded with goodies (for those tickets that include swag)
  • 3 giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choice (for those tickets that include giveaway tickets)

Our VIP tickets include all of the above in addition to:

  • A professional bump+baby photo from Alena Photography
  • Additional specialty swag including: a certificate for a 30 minute massage from QueenGlo ($95 value) and a car seat canopy from UPPAbaby ($30 value)
  • 4 additional giveaway tickets to enter the giveaways of your choice
  • Access to VIP lounge sponsored by Roper St. Francis Healthcare
  • Early bird access to the event at 12:45

Purchase your General Admission (with swag) or VIP ticket before August 29, 2021 and receive 3 ADDITIONAL GIVEAWAY TICKETS!

**Please Note: Bloom is geared towards new and expecting moms. Children over one year will not be permitted due to space constraints, children under one year old preferred to be worn in a carrier or held as there is limited room for strollers at this event. 

Venue Sponsor

We’re thrilled to host Bloom at Harborside East Event Venue. Thanks to the generosity of Project Alive and Kicking, our event will be held in a beautiful and comfortable space with an amazing view of the Charleston Harbor.

Title Sponsors

A huge thank you to our title sponsors! Project Alive & Kicking (PAK) is a local nonprofit that works with expectant mothers and healthcare providers to promote healthier and safer pregnancies. To this end, PAK created ME Preg, a free mobile app that serves as the ultimate guide for expectant moms on the go!

Once Upon A Child® buys and sells gently used kids’ clothing, shoes, toys, and baby gear, and LOVE to trade. They pay you cash on the spot and provide a convenient way to recycle the items your children have outgrown, giving those items a second life. Every day you’ll find an ever-changing selection of top name brands at up to 70% off regular retail prices. Get paid and save for being eco-friendly!

The Family Collective restores, rebuilds, and renews personal connections—one person at a time. They help individuals and family members realize their unique potential by making healthy relationships a reality.

Presenting Sponsors

We are thrilled to welcome these professionals to speak and teach about all things pregnancy, childbirth, infant care, postpartum issues, fitness, and so much more. Regardless of how many children you have, there’s always something to ask or something new to learn. Here are the experts serving on our panel.

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Amber Weakley – Postpartum Support Charleston

Amber Weakley grew up in Charleston and is happily raising her two boys in this beautiful city. She is the Outreach Coordinator for Postpartum Support Charleston where helping other mothers is her life’s mission.  She has been married for 10 years to her high school sweetheart, and fills her cup by doing yoga, journaling, and going on adventures with her family.

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Erica Hoppenrath – Cord Blood Registry 

Erica is your local Cbr® Account Manager. She lives in Charleston, SC but travels all over the Carolinas consulting parents on why they should consider preserving their newborn’s stem cells for their family’s future use and why they should consider Cbr® as their family bank.

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Megan Rome – Rome Physical Therapy

Rome Physical Therapy focuses on pre and postnatal rehabilitation in order to allow moms to move confidently! Megan, Owner, and Founder of Rome Physical Therapy works with women who struggle with urinary or bowel issues, pelvic pain or pressure, and help prepare your body for childbirth and the first few years as a new mom! Unfortunately, Pelvic Floor issues often make us feel lost and less confident. However, at Rome Physical Therapy she strives to work with you to better understand the strength of your body, pelvic floor, and core so that you can move confidently without fear of leakage, making something worse, or just simply dealing with it! Megan believes in functional care where you can see positive changes within 3-5 visits to help regain control over your own life! Struggling with pelvic floor issues of her own, she is passionate about changing what is COMMON but certainly NOT NORMAL!

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Stevee Martin – Fit4Mom Charleston

Stevee Martin is a North Carolina native who has called Charleston home for the last seven years. She has been married to her husband, Austin, for six years, and together they have a three-year-old son, Jack, and are expecting their second little boy in January 2022. She became a member of FIT4MOM Charleston when her son was four weeks old and quickly fell in love. She trained to become an instructor and has now been instructing classes for the moms of FIT4MOM Charleston for a little over three years. She is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and specifically loves coaching moms who are finding their inner strength and appreciation for their bodies through exercise. Most recently, she has become one of the new co-owners of FIT4MOM Charleston and is so honored to continue the legacy of what makes this space so special as she helps reach all the moms in the community.

Table Sponsors

In our passionate pursuit of all things local, we are thrilled to connect you to the businesses below. We hope that you will take the time to visit each of our table sponsors. From maternal mental health to newborn photography and much more, our sponsors are excited to meet you! Enjoy!

Giveaway Sponsors

Who doesn’t love a good giveaway? We’re excited to present you with so many great items to win, all thanks to our wonderful giveaway sponsors! These companies provide innovative products to help make motherhood easier!

Swag Bag Sponsors

Each Bloom attendee will go home with an incredible swag bag full of wonderful goodies and products for you to enjoy from the businesses listed below! Our bags aren’t stuffed with paper, but actual products you can take home and enjoy firsthand. A big thank you to City Mom Collective for providing our darling tote bag!

Food Sponsors

The following businesses are providing delicious food and beverage for you to enjoy at Bloom. Thank you for providing for our event in this very special way!

Photography Sponsors

There is nothing more sentimental than capturing the important moments in your growing family’s life. From your growing bump to delivery to the first steps and beyond, all of these photographers are talented – it’s simply a matter of finding the right one for your artistic preferences and needs.

We truly adore these photographers and think you will, too! Each guest will receive the opportunity to have a Bump+Baby photo taken. VIP ticket holders will receive an edited, high-resolution image via email after the event, while regular ticket holders can enjoy their pictures in our Bloom album of photos shared after the event on our Facebook page (with the option to share and tag there).

Decor Sponsor

A special thank you to our decor sponsors, Pop of Joy Charleston and Bam’s Boards.

Stay up to date with all of the event info by following our event page on Facebook!

Organizers are actively monitoring the incidence of COVID-19 in our region. We are following current CDC recommendations and request masks be worn at Bloom by all vendors and guests. At this time, Bloom will take place as planned. No refunds will be issued. Charleston Moms will not be responsible for anyone who contracts COVID-19 due to gathering.

Purchase Your Ticket for Bloom Now!

Ticket Disclaimers: There are no ticket refunds. In the event that you cannot attend the event, we will do our best to assist you in finding another attendee to transfer your ticket to if the need arises and/or if time allows. Additionally, everyone that registers for a ticket will be subscribed to our email list (if they have not been already) in order to provide the most timely and up to date event info. Photos will be taken at the event and of attendees for use on the website and on social media by Charleston Moms and sponsors.

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