1st Annual Bloom Event Recap


On May 4, 2019 Miami Moms Blog launched Bloom: A Celebration of Motherhood at Mercy Hospital! It was a joy to gather more than 100 Miami Moms and moms-to-be at our first ever Bloom event!

Miami Moms Blog exists to encourage and equip Moms with relevant content and a meaningful community. We are passionate about providing opportunities for Moms to connect. Check out all the fun we had at Bloom 2019!

{All images in this recap post are provided by Sasha deAlmagro Photography or Florencia Rizzo Photography unless otherwise noted.}

The Venue: Mercy Hospital’s Bayside Pavilion

We were excited to host this year’s Bloom Event at the Bayside Pavilion at Mercy Hospital. The venue provided a beautiful backdrop for moms to visit with more than 30 local vendors. The Bayside Pavilion is home to one of Miami’s most recognized OBGYN offices as well as a postpartum care center. 

Miami Moms Blog Bloom Event Mercy Hospital

Bloom Title Sponsors: Mercy Hospital

Representatives from Mercy Hospital were on hand to meet with moms and provide tours of the labor and delivery facilities. Mercy Hospital provides outstanding prenatal and postpartum care.

Miami Moms Blog Bloom Event Mercy Hospital

In addition, for more than 60 years Mercy Hospital has been serving South Florida by offering a comprehensive healthcare facility. Its Centers of Excellence include: The Heart Center, the Maternity and Women’s Health Center, the Miami Cancer Center, the Minimally Invasive Institute, the Orthopaedics Institute, and the Surgical Weight Loss Center.

Mercy Hospital is affiliated with HCA East Florida Division, an HCA affiliate. 

“Mercy Hospital is dedicated to providing excellent medical care, while remaining true to its mission of caring for the physical and spiritual needs of all the people it serves.”

Miami Moms Blog Bloom Event Mercy Hospital Doctors

Bloom Title Sponsors: Centner Academy 

Centner Academy representatives were at Bloom to share about their new state-of-the-art preschool opening in August in the Miami Design District. Guests of Bloom were able to hear first hand about this exciting new school from Terrye Morgan during the panel discussion.

Centner Academy Miami Design District Miami Moms Blog Bloom

Centner Academy is a progressive independent school that offers foreign language immersion and a values-based education. The school is open for children ages two-and-a-half to five years old, with grades 1-12 coming soon. At Centner Academy students today get everything they need to be strong adults in the world of tomorrow.

Centner Academy Miami Moms Blog Bloom

Strategically located within a few miles of many great museums (Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami Children’s Museum, Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Perez Art Museum, Museum of Art and Design, Margulies Collection and the Rubell Family Collection) and art collections, Centner Academy’s brand-new, 12,000-square-foot building near Miami’s Design District is custom-built to complement and facilitate the assimilation of their Five Pillars.

The Expert Panel Presenters

We were grateful to have Dr. Rolando de Leon, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Mercy Hospital, greet our Bloom guests and open our Panel Session. 

Miami Moms Blog Bloom Mercy Hospital Rolando DeLeon

Thank you to our presenters: Dr. Jaclyn Ferro (OBGYN), Dr. Alison Gold-Escobar (OBGYN), Dr. Bernardo Pimentel (NICU), Anita Jiha (Lactation Consultant), Dr. Beatriz Nazario-Lugo (Casa Smiles Pediatric Dentistry) and Laura Knecht (Pediatric Sleep Specialist). 

Miami Moms Blog Bloom Mercy Hospital

Our Expert Panel Session was packed with moms eager to learn! From breastfeeding to postpartum recovery, sleep training, and pediatric dentistry, our presenters shared on a variety of topics relevant for our soon-to-be and new moms.

Miami Moms Blog Bloom Mercy Hospital

Miami Moms Blog Bloom Mercy Hospital Jaclyn Ferro Gold Escobar

The Resources at Bloom

We are passionate about connecting moms with relevant local resources, great businesses, and products that we personally love. Bloom event attendees were able to engage with more than 30 local businesses and organizations that provide valuable resources for moms and moms-to-be.

Click the links to check out these outstanding local resources that help make Mom life easier! 


Bloom Miami Moms Blog Little Wooden Box Company

Little Wooden Box Company | Koki Experience | Mama Lactea

Ashley Rodrigues Wellness | Allison Mark, PsyD, PA | Atelier D’Ocon

Sumy Cotton | 3-2-1 Framboise | One Rose FLPaula’s Bake Shop

Bloom Miami Moms Blog Sumy Cotton

Just Ask Domestic Help | Coconut Grove Chiropractic | Alex and Ani

Pure Barre Miami | Pigtails & Crewcuts | Good Little SleeperZzz

The University of Miami – Families First by The Children’s Trust | DT Chic

Bloom Miami Moms Blog Alex & Ani

Selah Skin Studio | Nailed It DIY Studio | Skosh Shop | Natalie’s Juice

Josie’s Milky Goodies | Liz Carruana Photography | Akemi Designs

Caprilina | Savory Granola | Gables Pediatrics at Doral | Pottery Barn Kids

The VIP Experiences

VIP ticket holders had the opportunity to arrive before the event officially began to participate in a Pure Barre Pop-Up Class hosted by the Owner of Pure Barre Miami (Coral Gables). Moms enjoyed a good “lift, tone, burn” before the Bloom Event. 

VIP guests also enjoyed a special skin treatment from the ladies of Selah Skin Studio. 

Each VIP guest received a custom wooden sign from Nailed It DIY Studio. They also received an additional swag bag filled with goodies including the best selling children’s book Made For Me by local author Zack Bush

The Giveaways and Swag

In addition to great resources, all Bloom guests also had the opportunity to enter to win some amazing giveaways.

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Each attendee received a beautiful reusable canvas swag bag designed by City Moms Blog Network!

We are thankful for our giveaway and swag sponsors:

Koki Experience | Sumy Cotton | Yumble Kids | Little Hometown Team

LÍLLÉbaby | Tom & Sherri’s Iron in a Bottle | Busy Baby | Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit

Motherlove | Nanno | GoSili | Babo Botanicals | Ergopouch | Pediped | Kiinde

Stuck On You | Covered Goods | B.Box | MAM baby USA | Andy Pandy Kids

Kendra Scott | Baby Banana | 3-2-1 Framboise | LaVie | Boppy | DT Chic | Children’s Depot 

Nailed It DIY Studio Miami | University of Miami – Families First | Sleeping Babymiami moms blog bloom event giveaways

Blo Dy Bar | Coconut Grove Chiropractic | Just Ask Domestic Help | Kickee Pants 

Selah Skin Studio | Wee Squeak Shoes | Alex & Ani | Artsy Hive | Pottery Barn Kids 

Bug Soother | Three Lollies | Green Shield Organic | Bare Republic | Whipped Sugar

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SnoofyBee | Travel Tray | Skiddies USA | Earth Mama | LYNQ | Paula’s Bake Shop

The Mini Miami | Some Dogs | College Sitters & Nannies | Good Little SleeeperZzz

 Casa Smiles | Inchbug | Familius | Siete Foods | Granite Gold | Safari Ltd. 

The Cookie Room | Caprilina | Atelier D’Ocon 

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miami moms blog bloom pottery barn kids

One lucky Mom walked away with the grand prize: a pair of rose gold diamond earrings courtesy of South Miami Jewelers!

The Event Details

Beautiful events like Bloom do not happen without an outstanding team working behind the scenes. A HUGE thank you to our Event Planner, Ailyn Quesada of Quintessential Party Planning.

Thank you to Soiree Party Rentals for providing the gorgeous flower wall as well as tables and chairs for the event.

Kelsy Valencia of Miami Writes Co added the finishing touches to all of our signage with her gorgeous calligraphy.

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Our florist, Johana Lorefice, of One Rose FL created the most beautiful arrangements to make Bloom, well, BLOOM! 

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Our “Oh Baby!” Celebration Station was a special space featuring our favorite event design vendors to help make party planning easy for Moms.  Check out the work our team created to showcase what they can provide Moms for Baby Showers, Gender Reveals, Birthday parties, dinner parties and more!

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miami moms blog bloom

miami moms blog bloom

Cakes and Treats by Sweet Treat Designs | OH Baby Sign & Drapes by Soiree Party Rental | Vintage High Chair by Jazzy Detailz | Balloon Design by So Pretty Balloons | Flowers by One Rose FL | Event Design by Quintessential Party Planning 

The Cravings Bar

Moms enjoyed fueling up at our Coffee Bar provided by Threefold Cafe.

miami moms blog bloom threefold cafe

Our attendees quenched their thirst at our Hydration Station thanks to RedBike Studios.

miami moms blog bloom rredbike studios

Our Cravings Bar provided everyone with the opportunity to satisfy their sweet tooth. Thank you to our Cravings Bar Sponsors: 

Bunnie Cakes | Sugar Bowl Bakery | Isla Canarias | Costco | The Cookie Room

Clasica Victoria | Sardinia Ristorante | The Fresh Market | Bitsy’s

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miami moms blog bloom bunnie cakes

miami moms blog bloom bitsys

miami moms blog bloom sugar bowl bakery

The Events Team 

A huge thank you to our amazing Events Team. Thank you for leading and serving behind the scenes. The Miami Moms Blog team is made up of more than 30 women. We cannot do what we do without their help and support! Many of them were on hand to help during Bloom. We value them so very much!

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miami moms blog bloom

miami moms blog bloom

The Photographers & Videographer

We love documenting all the fun we have at events. We have the best of the best behind the cameras documenting everything. Thank you to Sasha deAlmagro for capturing the event details perfectly!

Our Flower Wall Photo Booth provided by Soiree Party Rentals and OneRoseFL made the perfect backdrop for Florencia Rizzo to work her magic. Thank you to Florencia! 

We are grateful for our friends at PopSigns.Co for providing the fun signs to make our photo booth extra special! 

miami moms blog bloom

miami moms blog bloom

miami moms blog bloom

To see all the photos from this event, visit our Facebook photo albums at the links below.

Bloom Photos by Sasha deAlmagro

Bloom Photos by Florencia Rizzo 

A special thanks to David and Renso of 8Filmz. They documented the Bloom Event so beautifully. Click below to watch the full recap!


We hope to see you at our next event!


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Cierra is the Owner & Founder of Miami Mom Collective. A Southern girl with Alabama roots, she has lived in California, Israel, China, Texas and Florida. Cierra quickly fell in love with the beauty and diversity of South Florida when she first visited Key Biscayne after reconnecting with (and later marrying!) her high school sweetheart. Before having children of her own, she oversaw more than 100 as the Director of Key Biscayne Presbyterian School. In 2017 she launched into her latest and greatest adventure: motherhood! Cierra is Mama to a joyful 5 year girl, an energetic 3 year old boy, snuggly 1 year old boy, and a smiley baby girl! Her hands and heart are FULL to say the least! Cierra is passionate about leading and developing women to use their unique gifts to serve and encourage others. She founded Miami Mom Collective to encourage, equip, and empower Moms with relevant resources and a meaningful community. Follow her on Instagram to stay connected.