Bloom :: An Event for New and Expecting Moms Recap

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Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Bumps and babies galore! On September 12, 2021, Charleston Moms welcomed 60 new and expecting moms to our 6th annual Bloom, an event for new and expecting moms. This afternoon was a truly special celebration with educational resources especially for Charleston area moms, retail therapy, yummy food to satisfy those cravings and an inspiring panel of local, professional experts. A professional photographer was on hand to capture the adorable bumps and babies at our bump and baby photo station. Not to mention, every mom left with a stuffed swag bag plus the opportunity of a giveaway item especially for mom and baby!

Venue Sponsor

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

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

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.

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Panel Speakers

We were thrilled to welcome five professionals from our community for a panel discussion on all things motherhood from pelvic floor disorders to preparing your birth plan. Our speakers included Erin Kendall, a midwife from Roper St. Francis Healthcare; Dr. Megan Rome from Rome Physical Therapy; Stevee Martin, co-owner and instructor of Fit4Mom Charleston; Erica Hoppenrath from Cord Blood Registry; and Amber Weakley with Postpartum Support Charleston.

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Table Sponsors

Guests had a great time connecting with local businesses. From pediatric dentistry to mommy fitness and much more, everyone had the opportunity to learn more about the resources available to them in the community.

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

VIP Lounge

VIP guests enjoyed the chance to visit the VIP lounge for some additional light bites, swag items, and connections with other moms. Thank you to our VIP Lounge sponsor, Roper St. Francis Healthcare.

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Giveaway Sponsors

Wow! We gave away over 30 items especially for new moms and babies thanks to these local and national sponsors. We were so excited over half of our moms were able to leave with a great item!

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Swag Bag Sponsors

Each Bloom guest received an incredible swag bag full of wonderful goodies and products to enjoy from the following brands!

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Food Sponsors

Food is a must with every celebration of motherhood! Costco provided muffins for moms. Peekaboo Ice Cream was a hit with all the guests! Charcuterie cups from CHS Coastal Charcuterie were adorable and delicious. We toasted to motherhood with “mom-mosas” sponsored by New York Life! Thank you for providing for our event in this very special way!

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photography Sponsors

Brooke Embry, owner of Belly to Baby Photography, photographed our joyous celebration of motherhood. We are so grateful to have her share her talents and the memories of this special event. For all the pictures, check out our Facebook album.

Alena Popova with Alena Photography photographed our bump+baby photos. VIP ticket holders received an edited, high-resolution image via email after the event. Thank you to these two talented photographers.

Photo by Alena Photography

Photo by Alena Photography

Photo by Alena Photography

Decor Sponsors

A special thank you to our decor sponsors, Pop of Joy Charleston and Bam’s Boards. They added that extra special touch to our event.

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

Photo by Belly to Baby Photography

 

To All The Moms

Thank you for choosing Charleston Moms in your motherhood journey. We enjoyed celebrating with each of you in this amazing city we call home!

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