Tonight on The Edit, we celebrate the one's we love most with our Mother's Day Lunch Editorial, shot by talented photography duo, Hails and Shine at Peter Rowland's beautiful Gardens House.
We teamed up with some renowned mummies on the social scene to bring our shoot to life with their photogenic offspring! The cast included She is Sarah Jane, Styling the Tribe and Zee Plus Three.
We were initially inspired by two fashion trends that are the epitome of the Autumn season, tan leather + #DenimEverything! This trend was infused into everything from our DIY garlands (don't worry, we will be teaching you soon), to the gorgeous Place Settings furniture, whose new collection featuring leather ottomans, jute rugs + tan chairs are as #onpoint as you can get!
For the table setting, we went back into DIY mode and created a suede table runner, denim place cards + napkins and suede ties and tags to replace the traditional place cards! We also wanted to bring in traditional Mother's Day flowers and make them cool again, so we got the help of the talented team from Tori Allen Events to create an abundance of arrangements using a range of pinkish purple + earthy tones.
The food by Peter Rowland was nothing short of spectacular, with the prettiest of touches including edible blooms and gold leaf foil. Think spelt tartlets with candied beets, goats curd and orange zest, followed by Middle Eastern rice puddings with rose petals + pomegranate -#Yum! And can we please have a moment for the strawberry lamington #mama cake?! We topped this stunner with a custom made topper from Little Confetti Love, who were also responsible for the #FRESH denim balloon tassels.
Place Settings provided their gorgeous white Florence Bar that we dressed with a love script balloon from Burnt Butter that is taking the event world by storm of late (if you want one, you're going to have to be quick, these are in serious #demand)! To add an extra party touch, we incorporated some drink accessories from Ruby Rabbit Partyware, a massive floral arrangement from Tori Allen Events and a clear giant Belle Balloon! The drinks on offer included a Mummy Mocktail by Peter Rowland and Veuve Clicquot Rose for a well deserved toast to these Mums!
The lovely ladies at Pro Light and Sound added a touch of sparkle to the moody Autumn's day with their festoon lights, which made us almost grateful for the less than ideal weather! We set these up on our verandah setting and outside in our little games nook by My Sweet Event, which proved to be a hit with the Styling the Tribe boys! We think that these outdoor games are super cute to keep the little ones (and big ones) entertained during a garden party.
Our gorgeous models each chose an outfit to suit their style and personality from a seriously sleek rack pulled by our style team! Each were paired with Bared Footwear's latest + greatest comfortably chic collection (a moment for the Cardinal Deer Print Ankle Boot #ourfave)! An extra touch of glamour was added all thanks to our lovely hair + makeup team consisting of #GirlCrush Isabella Quinn, #HairGuru Todd Barrett + #MUAqueen Tahlia Jayde.
Sarah Jane donned an amazing jacket + knitted dress from Keepsake the Label, and her little bubba Mia Grace wore the cutest onesie from Little Hearts paired with some Cotton On leggings. They loved lounging around the verandah space and it was such a treat chatting to the vivacious personality that is Sarah Jane, who told us for her that "the best part about motherhood is experiencing a love that I didn’t know was humanly possible."
Styling the Tribe Mama, Carla Rodan wore combination of a Steele shirt + Thurley shorts, that made us all envy #THOSE pins, with her team of fellas all looking edible in Cotton On. Carla and her fam are to have a very special Mother's day and we hope you are inspired by their plans to get "'dressed in pink to head into the Alexander Gardens to take part in the Mothers Day Classic. Walking as a family in the Mothers Day Classic is a tradition we started last year and hope to continue as the boys grow up and eventually leave the nest!"
Emily Murray from Zee Plus Three is our new #MumHero as she still manages to look effortlessly cool while managing Zee and her soon to be one triplets! We wanted to go along with her relaxed style, and dressed her in a sleek #DoubleDenim set from Jump Clothing. We love what she told us about motherhood, when she divulged "I love everything about being a mum. I love the challenges as much as the good times because everyday you grow as a person when you become a parent, always trying to improve yourself to be the best role model you can be for your children." Emily sure summed up our thoughts exactly!
And on the topic of #SuperMums, make sure you have the perfect gift to give this May 8th! Nothing says #ThankYou like a customised box of flowers from Cartel Flowers, a trend in gifting that you would have been seeing everywhere on Instagram from the Kardashians to almost every influencer on the planet!
Now, what else is on the top of our list if you really want to spoil your #Number1Mum? Well, you can't go wrong with some personalised leather clutches + bags from The Daily Edited or some understated jewellery from Nicole Fendel. And if your mum is a bit more #Loud+Proud, we are loving Merci Perci's #FUN perspex earrings, which are something all the girls in the office are currently loving!
Stay tuned for our post on Mother's day, where we will hear more from these lovely ladies and how they plan to spend the day with their nearest + dearest!
Love LENZO x
STYLING Lenzo / PHOTOGRAPHER Hails and Shine / MODELS She is Sarah Jane, Styling the Tribe + Zee Plus Three / VENUE The Garden's House via Peter Rowland / CATERING Peter Rowland / FURNITURE Place Settings / FESTOON LIGHTS Prolight and Sound / FLORIST Tori Allen Events / CHAMPAGNE Veuve Clicquot / CAKE TOPPER + BALLOON TASSLES Little Confetti Love / ROUND BALLOONS Belle Balloons / LAWN GAMES My Sweet Event / SCRIPT BALLOONS Burnt Butter / SHOES Bared Footwear / JEWELLERY Nicole Fendel / GOLD PERSPEX EARRINGS Merci Perci / CLUTCH The Daily Edited / FLOWER BOX Cartel Flowers / MODELS Carla Rodan from Styling the Tribe, Sarah Jane Young from She is Sarah Jane + Emily Murray from Zee Plus Three / SARAH JANE'S OUTFIT Keepsake the Label / CARLA'S SHORTS + JACKET Thurley / CARLA'S SHIRT Steele / EMILY'S OUTFIT Jump Clothing / MIA GRACE'S ONESIE Little Hearts / CHILDREN'S CLOTHING Cotton On Kids/ PARTYWARE Ruby Rabbit Partyware / SARAH + EMILY'S MAKEUP Isabella Quinn / SARAH + EMILY'S HAIR Todd Barrett / CARLA'S HAIR + MAKEUP Tahlia Jayde /