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LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER: A SWEET MOTHER'S DAY HIGH TEA

April 16, 2019
LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER: A SWEET MOTHER'S DAY HIGH TEA

A tri-generation Mother’s Day high tea tribute to mums everywhere

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of cake for five people, promptly announces she never did care for cake.” -Tenneva Jordan

Selfless. Superhero. Saint. These are just a few of the words we use to describe our greatest teachers and first best friends: our mum. Whether she’s a 9-5 #GIRLBOSS, domestic goddess, or first-time mummy, don't you think she deserves to be spoilt this upcoming Mother’s Day?

So, if you haven’t made plans yet to celebrate and acknowledge the leading lady in your life on May 12, why not host a Mother’s Day high tea? LENZO can show you how…

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Drawing inspiration from soft pink pastels and contrasting gold accents to symbolise both the fragility and strength of a mother’s love, we teamed up with some of the best event suppliers in Melbourne to spoil one lucky mum… and her mum. You could say it was an extra special family affair! #BLESSED.

The day began at The Stables of Como, with our real-life mum-and-daughter team getting spoilt in style with a luxe sleepwear gift from Sleeping W. The Enemy.

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We set up an outdoor bar area – compliments of Valiant Events – where the ladies could take 5 before they were joined by Tegan’s three daughters inside. The bar was decorated with a striking assemblage of pampas grass, roses, orchids and amaranthus, courtesy of Stasia Fox, and beautiful pillar candles by The Hire Co.

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Our bar was a joint styled setup by The Hamper Emporium, who supplied our bar with crisp bottles of Moët Rosé and gourmet nibbles (no expense was spared when it came to our mums!); and Valiant Events, who provided the bar stools and bar table from their latest range. Oh, and that brilliant pop of colour you see by way of the acrylic drinks menu was designed and created by Foote and Flame.

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Can we also stop for a second to appreciate the amazing hair and makeup by Carla Dyson? Our grandma looks yummy! (Now we know where Tegan got it from – her mama Michelle!)

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The ladies were then ushered into our high tea dining space, where they were met with a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling peach and pink balloon installation from Belle Balloons. Floating high in the background, it was the perfect complement to the Pickawall adhesive wall sticker that added an extra bit of zest to the space.

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A beautiful table was set, with Stasia Fox florals dominating as the centrepiece and at the ends of the table. The Hire Co’s brushed matte gold cutlery were a stark contrast against Table Art’s white weave napkins and Foote and Flame’s acrylic menus, place mats, coasters, and drink stirrers.

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How beautiful is this floral arrangement!?

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What is a high tea without serving some sweet items? We indulged our gorgeous family with a selection of delicious desserts from The Butcher’s Daughters Cakes, paying homage to the fact that the best moments of our lives are seated around the table, eating and laughing in our loved ones' company.

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The tablescape was laid out with sophisticated pillar candles and glass vases by The Hire Co, who so beautifully put together the finishing touches for our guests, while they chatted through their dishes.

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And no, we didn't forget the cake (after all, what's a celebration without it?) Baked by The Butcher's Daughters Cakes, this beautiful cake tasted as good as it looked! It was made complete with an acrylic half moon cake topper from Foote and Flame #LOVEYOUMUM.

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Of course, we can’t forget about the main event: gift giving! Sitting comfortably on plush furniture from Valiant Events, The Hamper Emporium so generously treated both our mums to pamper hampers filled with the most delicious gourmet chocolates, premium skincare products, and cheeky mini bottles of Moët Rosé! We'd say they hit the #MOTHERLODE with these gifts!

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Careful, Tegan – your little ones are already dabbling into your beauty product stash (but who can blame them!)

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There's really no love like a mother has for her daughter!

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Being a mother is the most challenging yet rewarding responsibility one can take on. So we say to our mums: thank you for putting up with each and every one of us.

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You’re the real MVP.

Love, LENZO x

(Psst! Want to spoil your mum, too? Book your Mother's Day High Tea experience at The Stables of Como - but get in quick: limited spots available!)


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CREDITS

STYLING Lenzo / PHOTOGRAPHER Jacinta Moore / VENUE The Stables of Como / FLOWERS Stasia Fox / DRINKS + GIFTS The Hamper Emporium / DÉCOR + PROPS The Hire Co / ACRYLIC STATIONERY Foote and Flame / DESSERTS The Butcher’s Daughters Cakes / CLOTHES Seed Heritage / MODELS Tegan and Michelle / HMUA Carla Dyson / PYJAMAS Sleeping With The Enemy / FURNITURE Valiant Events / DECAL Pickawall / PLATES In The Roundhouse / BALLOONS Belle Balloons / NAPKINS Table Art / HIGH TEA CATERING The Stables of Como / Written by Melbourne blogger Maree Mikhaiel