[2022 Recap] Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms

Bloom 2022

Our 2nd Annual Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms sponsored by East Alabama Health was hosted on March 26th, 2022 at the Bottling Plant Event Center. We were THRILLED to once again offer this event as it is very unique to our area.

Bloom was geared towards moms, dads, and grandparents who are planning to grow their family, currently expecting, in a new stage of motherhood, or fostering/adopting little ones. Through a combination of informational panels, giveaways, pampering and more, mothers were celebrated and encouraged.

A special thank you goes out to our presenting sponsor, East Alabama Health, other sponsors, vendors, and of course to the A-O Moms Events Team — without each of you, this event wouldn’t have been such a success!


{All photos in this recap post are taken by Audrey Cross Photography, unless otherwise noted.}

Auburn-Opelika Moms Second Annual Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms Sponsored by:

EAH Bloom 2022

Diamond Sponsor

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You can also shop with us from the comfort of your home with our new remote and virtual shopping tools.

The Venue

We were thrilled to host our second annual Bloom event at the Bottling Plant Event Center. Their space provided a beautiful backdrop for the event right in the heart of Downtown Opelika.

The Bottling Plant Event Center is less than 10 miles from Auburn University’s campus, is a venue versatile enough of handling small seminars to intimate luncheons and dinner parties to large scale events up to 1,500 people.

In addition to hosting special events, we offer full-service off site catering.  Our recently opened Wine Shop offers in stock selections, discounted cases, and custom orders of your favorite wines.

BP Bloom


Our panel included:

Dr. Nana Bentum, M.D. Maternal Fetal Medicine, EAMC 

Dr. Rian Anglin, MD FAAP, Sunshine Pediatrics

Dr. Victoria Benes, D.O., Pediatric Associates of Auburn

Abbey Love Murray, RN, BLS, ACLS, NRP, Magnolia Families Pediatric Sleep & Motherhood Wellbeing

Erin N. Stevens, PhD, Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services

Dr. Logan Pastor, Cornerstone Family Chiropractic 

Laura Lynn LaPointe, Parent Coach & Child Behavior Consultant

Angela Hamby, RN, BSN, IBCLC, Lactation Services Coordinator, EAMC

Briana Woods, RN, IBCLC, Central Alabama Lactation Services

Heidi Powell, IBCLC, Founder, Central Alabama Lactation Services

Amy May, Childbirth Unit Nurse, EAMC

Hadley Stewart, RN, MSN, Clinical Educator II, EAMC

Abbie Smith, RN, EAMC

Courtney Windham, RN, EAMC

Megan Smalley, CEO Scarlet & Gold, Author, Panel Host


Each VIP ticket holder for Bloom received an incredible swag bag. Who doesn’t love free goodies? We are passionate about introducing our mamas to new products and brands. In addition to the items offered at vendor booths, attendees walked away with a swag bag full of useful items.


Thanks to our incredible sponsors we were able to give away over $3,500 in giveaways! All Bloom ticket holders had the opportunity to win giveaways. We had lots of mamas leave as winners! From a paci plush to $1,500 worth of diamonds from Diamonds Direct. The giveaways alone made this the event to attend!


Gold Sponsor

Sunshine Pediatrics

197 E. University Drive Suite 2

Auburn, AL. 36832


Silver Sponsors

Swag Sponsors

Giveaway Sponsors


We are passionate about connecting moms to fabulous local resources, great businesses, and products that we personally love. Attendees of our Bloom event were able to meet and mingle with businesses and organizations that provide valuable resources for moms and moms-to-be.

Bloom Magazine

Each Bloom attendee received a magazine (printed by our friends at Kemp & Sons Printing) featuring all of the sponsors, panelist, vendors, snippets from our blog, and local businesses. View the digital version below –

Non-Profit Partner

We are passionate about giving back to our community and we were honored to be working with Tiger Babies. Thank you to all who donated at Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms.

Tiger Babies Breastfeeding Support Tent is a community outreach project that provides mothers with a clean and private place to nurse their babies. With Tiger Babies, Auburn nursing students also gain valuable experience as they volunteer and assist mothers and their babies, giving back to the community and offering breastfeeding support.

Thank you to all who came to our 2nd Annual Bloom Event! 

We can not wait to see you at our next event! 

A special thanks to Audrey Cross Photography for capturing the Bloom 2022 photos! As well as Snapstand Photo Booth (Bubbles Party Co.) for some photo booth fun!

For a look at more images, check out our Facebook Bloom 2022 Photo Album!

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