[2024 Recap] Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms


Our 4th Annual Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms sponsored by Sunshine Pediatrics was hosted on March 26, 2023 at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National. 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, Sunshine Pediatrics, 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 Fourth Annual Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms Sponsored by:

197 East University Drive, Suite 2
Auburn, AL 36832


[email protected]

The Venue

We were excited to host our third annual Bloom event at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort and Spa at Grand National. Their space provided a beautiful backdrop for the event right along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

The hotel provides 221 updated rooms and exceptional services, including resort-style pools with bar service, as well as 8 tennis courts, 13 meeting rooms and an award winning Spa.


Our panel included:

Abbey Murray, Magnolia Families, Panel Host

Dr. Anglin, Sunshine Pediatrics
Courtney Windham, East Alabama Health
Wendy Shelton, East Alabama Health
Angela Hamby, East Alabama Health
Dr. Katie Wolter, Nourish Wellness
Samantha Santiago, Confidence + Faith
Tabatha Lunsford, East Alabama Health
Tamara Worley, TherapySouth
Kara Dorman, TherapySouth
Dr. Jordan Jensen, Cornerstone Chiropractic
Brittany Camacho, PEACE Center
Jesse Bowen, PEACE Center
Dr. Ayesha Nettles, Pediatric Associates of Auburn


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 $2,500 in giveaways! All Bloom ticket holders had the opportunity to win giveaways. We had lots of mamas leave as winners! From a baby bath tub to a $200 Target gift card to a Exersaucer. The giveaways alone made this the event to attend!


Gold Sponsor

Pediatric Associates of Auburn

2901 Corporate Park Drive

Opelika, Alabama 36801


Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology of East Alabama

1925 East Glenn Avenue
Auburn, Alabama 36830


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 and Nourish AL. 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.
Nourish, AL is a hunger initiative that delivers fresh produce to food insecure families in our community each week. Our community partners deliver these produce boxes to our Nourish families each week. Our hope is that through these deliveries, we are able to build relationships with our families that help us to nourish their whole selves.

Thank you to all who came to our 4th 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 2024 photos!

For a look at more images, check out our Facebook Bloom 2024 Photo Album!

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