Time seems to pass quicker these days, and I imagine this holds especially true for women who are pregnant. In just nine short months, your body transforms and a new member of the family is created- a daughter or son, a little brother or sister, a completely new someone to love. To celebrate this miraculous and magical time in life, and pamper mamas-to-be, Stephanie Eiland, along with Pineapple House Platforms, has created a can’t-miss event – the Bohemian Belly Brunch! AND, the best part?! One of my lucky readers will get to enjoy this experience at no cost thanks Pineapple House Platforms. Scroll down to learn how to enter the giveaway! 🙂 (((GIVEAWAY CLOSED)))
When Stephanie Eiland, co-owner of Pineapple House Platforms, reached out to me about this event, I was beyond excited! Although I am the type of person who doesn’t need an excuse to celebrate (Friday night is enough for me! Haha!), I already found myself dreaming of how fun and memorable this Bohemian Belly Brunch would be to attend… and to be honest, I was already planning out in my head what I would wear and wanted painted on my belly if I were pregnant! Lol!
Every time I catch up with Stephanie, who also happened to do my own wedding hair and makeup, I am in awe. Besides being an insanely talented hair and makeup artist, she is a mom of three who is genuinely passionate about all of her clients and projects, and has an unceasing ambition to help other creatives be as successful as possible. (Someone get this woman a trophy!) Stephanie, I am so proud at what you have created, and that I get to share in a little piece of it. You are a glowing ember that serves as a light in so many people’s lives. Thank you for everything.
Once my daydreaming ended, I realized that I knew EIGHT pregnant women alone just on my Facebook page… EIGHT! And I’m sure those women know women… so get to tagging your preggo friends, daddy-to-be, and shower hosts, ladies, because this will make the BEST. GIFT. EVERRRR! (Besides, dropping a hint is always appreciated at this time of year. 😉 )
What is Pineapple House Platforms?
Stephanie Eiland got her start offering professional hair and makeup services to brides, models, and socialites around town. Never one to sit on the sidelines, she found herself constantly “reaching out for more,” and was often seen doing tasks above-and-beyond her typical duties, which quickly set her apart from the rest. She would help with wardrobe, lighting, create headpieces, design sets and themes, and even stay the entirety of a photo shoot to ensure no hair was out-of-place, or lipstick smudged. With this go-getter attitude, her reputation quickly preceded her, and she began making several connections in the industry.
One of those connections turned out to be Brandon Vondera, now co-owner Pineapple House Platforms. Having a background in coordinating events, such as Michelada Fest, and planning full stage and band productions, it wasn’t long before the two decided to capitalize and grow their talents by creating an agency that represents artists of all kinds in the San Antonio, TX area. Their agency was called Pineapple House Platforms.
Just a few of the creative minds Pineapple House works with include hair and makeup artists, photographers, choreographers, vocalists, floral designers, wardrobe and costume designers, and many more. When asked what brought about the idea for this unique collaborative effort, Stephanie mentioned, “Being a freelance artist is really hard. It’s not always guaranteed.” She wanted to help these artists, such as herself, have more opportunities, more connections, and more job stability so they could continue doing what they loved. The upcoming Bohemian Belly Brunch event combines catering, belly painting, photography, hair and makeup artists, aerial dancers, and even several local vendors to take a regular day of pampering to an entirely new level… and help out local artists at the same time.
The Bohemian Belly Brunch
The Bohemian Belly Brunch event on January 14, 2018 from 10:00am-4:00pm at The Veranda, often referred to as San Antonio’s hidden gem, is all about celebrating motherhood, and if you are a mom-to-be, you can expect a full day of pampering. Doing what she does best, Stephanie and Pineapple House Platforms made sure to go above and beyond (WAY above and beyond) the typical maternity photo session by giving mamas a chance to relax and unwind, connect with other moms, indulge in professionally done hair and makeup complete with floral halo hairpiece, get their bump painted, sip on tasty mocktails – made with pineapple juice, of course, munch on tasty brunch foods by Spice of Life Catering, and also get beautiful keepsake photos that will be treasured for a lifetime. (And, yes. There will be some seriously awesome swag bags for you to take home!)
What makes this event unique is that Stephanie, being a mom herself, has created it with every aspect of pregnancy in mind. Understanding that some moms may feel a little self-conscious with their growing belly, she believes that belly painting is a great way to conceal any stretch marks and also direct the gaze in photographs. The best part? There will not be just one photographer. In fact, there won’t even be two. There will be THREE of San Antonio’s premiere and published photographers on site – Sarah Naselli Photography, Awkward Eye Photography, and Quiana Photography – all working together to ensure that all moms-to-be look and feel the most beautiful they’ve ever felt, and truly capture the love between you and your new little one.
You can expect to receive 10 high-resolution, professional images in a variety of poses and styles. The first few shots will be taken with your belly exposed or not exposed (It’s up to you!) and the second round of shots can be with your belly painted. Candid shots of you getting your belly painted or mingling with your friends will even be included because one of the three photographers is working strictly behind the scenes to catch every aspect of your special day! Mamas are encouraged to wear a flowing, maxi-style skirt and then to bring a crop top, bandeau, or bralette if you are looking to show off your bump. Material will also be on site to create a bandeau look, along with styling help so you can rest assured that your photos will turn out beautifully!
For Only $500 You Can Expect:
-Professionally Done Hair & Make-Up scheduled upon RSVP
-Belly painting inside a lavish boho tent (Bring your own photo inspiration if you want!)
-Aerial dancers and pianist for your entertainment
-Delicious brunch with mocktails included
-Floral halo hairpiece
-10 professional photographs
-Take-home bags with goodies and savings for incredible vendors around town (Some vendors will even be on site for you to speak with and purchase directly!)
-Doula blessing way at the end of the day
Whether you are a first-time mom, or about to have your fourth child, you are encouraged to attend this fun and special day.
If you are a dad-to-be or host of a baby shower, experiences make one of the best gifts! Giving a mom-to-be a full day of pampering and professional photographs is something she will enjoy and treasure for years to come! Stephanie even mentioned that the cost of this gift can be split among a group of people, making it the perfect family or baby shower gift.
Separately, all of these vendors and artists would cost well over $1,000, and be quite a lot of work to track down – hiring a photographer, hair and makeup artist, florist, belly painter, etc. By attending this event, you can save hundreds of dollars, get the styled and personalized maternity photos you want, receive a delicious brunch meal with entertainment, and create fun memories that will last forever. Purchased on your own or as a gift, this experience truly is priceless.
How to RSVP
There are only 40 spots available for this event to keep it relaxing and intimate, so if you are interested in attending, or gifting, this experience, it is recommended you RSVP as soon as possible. You can RSVP by calling or texting 210-473-9910, emailing email@example.com, or messaging via social media – Instagram Facebook or Twitter.
A deposit of $100 is all that is needed to reserve your spot, and the remaining $400 will be due the day of the event, January 14th. Your scheduled hair and makeup time will be provided once your RSVP is confirmed.
If you miss the event in January, or are not that far along, don’t worry. There will be an event scheduled every three months so mamas can continue celebrating their beautiful bodies and babies.
GIVEAWAY! ((Giveaway Closed))
YAY!!!! Now for the fun stuff and fine print. One lucky reader (and Instagram follower) will get to attend this event for FREE! This is a $500 value, y’all!!!
Here’s how to enter –
- Head on over to Instagram. You MUST be following me (@annayanta) and Pineapple House Plaforms (@Pineapplehouse_hairandmakeup)
- Like the Giveaway Post
- Tag another preggo friend, daddy-to-be, or baby shower host in the comments (This would also make a GREAT gift!)
The giveaway will end on Friday, December 22, 2017 and the winner will be announced on Saturday December 23, 2017 via Instagram, just in time for CHRISTMAS! 🙂
Get to entering and GOOD LUCK!!!!
-Must have met all entry criteria to be considered in the giveaway
-Must be 18 years or older to enter and win
-Winner cannot exchange the gift to use on another day or for cash
-Prize is valued at $500
-There is no purchase necessary to win.
Talented Vendors and Boutiques at The Bohemian Belly Brunch:
Host & Creator – Pineapple House Platforms
Venue – The Veranda
Catering – Spice of Life Catering
Hair & Makeup – Pineapple House Hair & Makeup
Florist – Eden’s Echo
Aerialist – AquaAcro
Doula – Birthing from Within
Handmade Soaps & Body Care – The Washing Bear
Cleaning & Organization Services – Klean freakZ
Baby Clothing & Accessories – Go Baby Go
All photos used in this post are courtesy of Pineapple House Platforms and Sarah Naselli Photography. A special THANK YOU to Pineapple House Platforms, and Brandon and Stephanie for allowing me to share this event with you all. <3