2nd Annual Bloom Event: A Celebration of Motherhood for New & Expecting Moms

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St. Louis Mom is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Bloom: A Celebration of Motherhood event!

This exclusive event is geared towards moms, dads, and grandparents who are planning to grow their family, currently expecting, in their first year of motherhood, or fostering/adopting little ones. This year, we are excited to host this event in person at the Angad Arts Hotel! Much gratitude to Bloom’s title sponsor Mercy Hospital in partnership with Kiddie Academy and Legacy Physical Therapy.

Join us for a day of comfort, resource, encouragement, and a little pampering at Bloom. We are here to support you on your journey through motherhood! We are so excited to connect you with the premier resources in prenatal and postpartum care here in St. Louis. This event will have light refreshments for our moms, pampering opportunities, an intimate portrait opportunity by Kelly Laramore Photography, SWAG, AND GIVEAWAYS!

 

$30 VIP Tickets Include:

  • Pampering Opportunities
  • VIP swag bag that includes premier items
  • Eligible to win ALL of our fantastic giveaways. VIPs get 5 entries!
  • Kelly Laramore Photography Portrait Session + $200 Product Credit!
  • Food and drink

$15 General Admission Tickets Include:

  • Pampering Opportunities
  • Swag bag (minus premier items)
  • Eligible to win all giveaways, ONE entry only, but many items to win!
  • Food and drink

 

The Details

When: Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Where: Angad Arts Hotel

3550 Samuel Shepard Drive, St. Louis

Portrait & Event Photography

Kelly Laramore Photography

Kelly Laramore is a mom to five little ones and a professional portrait photographer specializing in Maternity, Newborn, and Baby Milestone portraits. Her studio is located in The Meadows in Lake St. Louis, MO.

Her services are unique and provide a luxury custom portrait experience that handles every detail to ensure a stress-free and custom experience.

She offers one-on-one wardrobe styling services, as well as a client wardrobe closet full of styling options for the whole family. She works with a team of professional hair and makeup artists to pamper her clients before their portrait sessions. Lastly, she offers custom design services to bring you timeless wall art for your home and printed heirlooms for your children.

Her ultimate goal is to bring you one-of-a-kind artwork that will last the test of time and can be held and cherished by future generations.

Pampering Sponsors

Healing Hamsa Aesthetics

The Healing Hamsa will be onsite to help our moms embrace and maintain their natural glow! Moms will receive mini applications of spring/mom approved skincare goodies which encourage a low-maintenance, high-success mom-approved skincare routine! The perfect, light refresher before your portrait session or a touch of spa-like indulgence to pair with your refreshments.

  • Watermelon & mint mist,
  • avocado lip oil, and
  • dew drops with SPF!

St. Louis Prenatal Massage

Danielle Dudley, of St. Louis Prenatal Massage has been a licensed massage therapist since 2012. St. Louis Prenatal Massage is a professional, home based massage therapy service specializing in pain relief and relaxation during pregnancy and beyond. We are thrilled to have Danielle join us at Bloom! She will be onsite to offer our moms mini neck and shoulder massages! You will feel so relaxed and refreshed after five minutes with Danielle.

Feeding Corner

The Milk Bank

The Milk Bank is a non-profit organization that promotes community health by expanding the safe use of human milk for all babies, especially premature and ill infants.

Founded in 2005 as the Indiana Mothers’ Milk Bank, The Milk Bank was established to improve health outcomes for premature and ill infants, foster better health for children and decrease health care expenditures.

A big thank you to The Milk Bank for coming to outfit a part of our event space for our moms and their littles to have an area to feed with minimal distraction. We know that bonding experience feeding your little one goes by so quickly. Now you don’t have to hesitate to take that time with your own little babe while you’re at Bloom! We have the perfect space for you!

The Milk Bank will provide a breastfeeding stool, boppy’s, changing pads, wipes, diapers, and breast pads, as well as diaper cream and waters. They will also provide small items like pens, nipple cream samples, and custom stickers that say, “You’ve Got This Mama!”

Refresh and Recharge Station

Focus Group by Schlesinger

Receive money for making your voice heard! Focus Group by Schlesinger is a Schlesinger Group online community that has been a recognized name in market research for over 50 years. They reward you for sharing your opinions and influencing the development of the products and services you use every day. 

A big thank you to Focus Group by Schlesinger for sponsoring the Refresh and Recharge station for Bloom! If your Apple or Android electronics need a bit of a charge from all the posting and sharing you’ll be doing about Bloom, we will have chargers provided! Say hello to the Schlesinger Group team members while you power up.

Refreshments Sponsors

Giveaway Sponsors

  • Custom Mother’s Necklace
  • $350 Gift Certificate
  • Two pairs of shoes
  • Cocoon Sleeping Bag
  • Brunch for 2 ($30 value) 
  • Lunch for 2 ($30 value)
  • Feeding Kit
  • Pure Organic Coconut Oil Moisturizer
  • Electric Breast Pump, Manual Breast Pump, Set of Bottles
  • $100 Gift Card
  • Lunch for 2 ($40 value)
  • Motherhood Event at Kelly Laramore Photography
  • May 7, 2022
  • $225 Session fee (Waived) includes:
    • A pre-session planning and wardrobe consultation by phone
    • Access to the client wardrobe closet
    • A 20-minute motherhood session experience
    • Professional hand editing and retouching of your images
    • Private in-studio (or zoom) design & ordering appointment to choose your final artwork
    • A custom-framed 8×12 archival print of an image of your choice ($450 value)
    • A small gift for mom from Kelly


    **Digital images and additional print products purchased separately
  • Skin Care Kit, Dry Brush, Body Scrub

Spring Bundle:

  • 3 pack Ninni Co. Pacifiers
  • Beaded Silicone Pacifier Clip
  • 100% Silicone Pacifier Holder
  • Meal Set
  • Bath Products Set

Swag Sponsors

Decor Sponsors

Alpha-Lit St. Louis

Jessica Winters, owner of Alpha-Lit St. Louis, says, “We offer custom 3ft and 4ft marquee letter and number rentals.  My husband and I started our location in November of 2020.  I fell in love with the concept and personal touch that the marquee letters added to any event. They really are the icing on the cake of any party!  I love watching our client’s eyes light up when we finally plug in their letters!  It truly is a magical moment. We were so happy that we could bring something so special to the St. Louis market!”

The Curated Table

The Curated Table offers unique and sophisticated tablescape rentals for holidays, showers, dinner parties, and more. Choose your favorite table design, reserve your date, and let them do the rest. A member of their team will deliver and expertly install your tablescape. After your event, they will return to whisk it all away.

Lou Lou Balloon Co.

Meet Alexis Canty, the proud owner of Lou Lou Balloons. Alexis says, “I am a “retired” kindergarten teacher and momma of two toddlers with one on the way!

“I started creating balloon displays because I love party planning and have always LOVED balloons! I started doing small installs to help other mommas the night before their kiddos’ birthdays. I love the night before installs so that kids can wake up to all their balloons on their birthday. This has transformed into doing birthday parties, business installs, gender reveals, bridal showers, weddings, baby showers and my favorite – elementary school installs!

“I have loved every step of this journey and cannot wait to see where it takes me! I am so happy to be working with St. Louis Mom and showcasing one of my displays at Bloom! Feel free to reach out to me on Instagram for all your balloon needs ! It takes a village and I would love to be a small part of yours!”

HareandBearCo

 

HareandBearco is a flower design company located in O’Fallon, Missouri owned and curated by Amy Bunge. “HareandBearco has been in my heart and mind for years. I have two sons who I have lovingly referred to as my Hare and Bear since they were born. The name seemed a natural choice when I considered what I hope they glean from me as a parent: Love that is genuine, real, authentic. Those are the attributes I wanted to bring to my business. The idea has always been the same: Bring people together over simple, beautiful things and spark joy and connection. 

“Because HareandBear creates solely with seasonal and local blooms, we offer florals that are both unique and sustainable. Our work is thoughtfully curated and designed.”

Bloom Title Sponsor

Mercy has been a healing presence in the St. Louis region for more than 150 years. Through providing compassionate care and service to patients and their families, Mercy has become a well-known health system in the Greater St. Louis area. Mercy cares for over 2.7 million patients each year in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

Bloom Supporting Sponsors

Legacy Physical Therapy

Legacy Physical Therapy focuses on helping women get their bodies back in shape through the many stages of life. From leaking bladders to pelvic pain, whether you are pregnant, just had a baby, or your children are grown. Their goal is to return your body to wellness without medication or surgery. They offer phone consultations and virtual visits from the comfort of your home.

Kiddie Academy

Kiddie Academy is an accredited early childcare program with three different locations in St. Louis – Des Peres, O’Fallon and Chesterfield. Their proprietary Life Essentials® program offers children from infancy to age 5 a play-based, child-centered environment where we prepare children for school and for life.

On-Site Vendors

Ninni Co. is a local mom-owned e-commerce baby brand selling patented breastlike pacifiers as well as pacifier accessories such as paci clips!
The TinyTracker educates, encourages, and equips the modern mama to and through motherhood with researched-backed, mama-approved strategies so she can drop the digital distraction, overcome overwhelm and turn chaos into confidence.

TERRA specializes in handmade home fragrances for everyone. Living seasonally means taking notice of the delicate changes of our environment and adjusting our daily lives in response to it. TERRA was founded as a way to bring this lifestyle into our homes with handmade candles and other goods made simply.

Birth Order is a pregnancy marketplace curated by moms who weren’t prepared for postpartum recovery and want to ensure no one else is caught off guard with what’s about to go down!
 

Mother Load bags are designed in the USA, creating an eco-friendly and attractive alternative to plastic storage bags. They are made with a see-through, stretch-mesh front to quickly identify what’s inside, and a water-resistant, ultra-soft nylon back to protect from spills. And, most importantly, the bags are reusable and can be machine washed and quickly dripped dry. Local and mom-owned, Mother Load will soon become your favorite baby product!

Their Best Start is a team of sister pediatric therapists, including a physical therapist and a speech therapist/lactation consultant. Together they have a unique, comprehensive perspective on infant development and aim to educate parents to arm them with confidence when raising their precious babies. They offer free resources, including a registry guide and a free workshop, and they also teach comprehensive online courses on infant feeding, sleeping, motor development, and babywearing.

Danielle Fishel of Fishel Chiropractic offers holistic and family centered care, with a specialized focus on prenatal, postnatal, and pediatric care.

Our favorite consignment sale! Just Between Friends is where you’ll get a safe, clean, organized shopping experience—with ROWS of amazing bargains on kids and maternity items —all under one roof! Find the best in gently-loved and new items at great savings.

Whitney Roper will be representing embé. As a pediatric and neonatal therapist with 10 years of experience, she is happy to help guide you through your safe sleep journey with your new bundle of joy. In 2016, embé swaddles were introduced in all Babies-R-Us and buybuyBaby/Bed Bath and Beyond stores across the nation. Since then, the swaddles have been featured in magazines, won multiple baby shows, and received rave reviews from moms everywhere. What began as a journey for safer sleep has now expanded into raising the standard for safer baby products across the board. So whether it’s sleeping, soothing or playing, embé is with you every step of the way.

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