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.
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.
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!
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.
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.