Mothers Day Garden Party

Happy Mothers Day to all the beautiful woman of the world who are blessed with God’s greatest gift. We celebrated my mother Melinda Franke a week early so that we could pull it off as a surprise and I’m happy to report that we did just that.

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She and my father just recently purchased a beautiful home that sits on a gorgeous lakefront that had me dreaming up a garden party since the day they moved in. My mom has acquired quite the green thumb so I liked the idea that some of the decor I would use, she could reuse.

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When I met my new best friends at TemporarilyYours, Lori and Kathy, I knew I would have to rent some of their pieces to enhance the look. Everything in the photos below are theirs. My mom loves purple so their rug and pillows were a nice touch. I think the first thing my mom said when she arrived was that she wanted their large watering tins!

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My parents have been working hard on their new backyard oasis so they already had the structure needed for a covered dining experience. I worked with EventMakers to bring in a table, chairs, some linens and dinner plates. I have to say I love the crew that works their loading dock. They are always super friendly and efficient.

After researching on Pinterest I found some lovely ideas for the tablescape. I simply laid burlap and lace across the center, filled mason jars and a watering tin with moms favorite, lavender and babies breath and hung a floral display over the table. My friends at AGoodeFlorist supplied the flowers but I executed the vision. However, in the future I’m going to have the florist do it all. It a LOT of work and stress. The professionals make it look easy.

Luckily we have a photographer in the family. My cousin Heather of HoughtonPhotography  captured our intimate celebration in a personal way that only she could have done.


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The day was beautiful and one that we all will never forgot.

Mom, I love you. I’m proud of you. I thank God everyday for you. Thank you for having, supporting and most importantly loving me.  I hope you enjoyed your garden party.


2 responses to “Mothers Day Garden Party”

  1. What a beautiful day it was! Words cannot express how touched I am with all the little details! I am very proud of you! Thank you for my special day! Heather did an amazing job with the pictures too! Will treasure the memories forever! I love you Katrina!

  2. We’re SO glad you envisioned such a special event with the staging of some beautiful pieces from our Temporarily Yours gallery, Katrina. You put a lot of thought and personalization into your surprise for your mom. She certainly is one special and loved mom! We look forward to building upon a great foundation to our budding business relationship and friendship…Happy Mother’s Day!

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