Mother’s Day is something I look forward to year round. It’s one day that we’re all guaranteed to spend together as a family, celebrating the woman we all love dearly. And though ours is usually simple, consisting of brunch and perhaps a family hike or a movie, Goldfinch Events‘ totally stunning tea party has me inspired to do more. Captured by Jeremiah And Rachel, there’s a lot more lovely right here!
From Mum’s Flowers… Although April and May are often considered the “shoulder season” here in Montana, there are plenty of opportunities to use holidays as an excuse to throw a simple spring party. Whether its planning Easter dinner, May Day gifts, or Mother’s Day Brunch these fun ideas are sure to inspire a little spring into your parties at home.
For this shoot, we chose to design a family springtime tea with my gorgeous mother, my beautiful sister, and her adorable one year old son. We kept the color palate to simple whites and soft minty greens with pops of fuchsia, yellow, and red. We made easy live green moss chargers stuffed with fresh pussy willow, and set the table with vintage china, hot tea and scones and an incredible test tube chandelier overflowing with tulips. We hung the chandelier above our heads so that we could talk beneath it across the table, but still low enough to enjoy. As we looked up we could almost see the tulips opening in the sunshine. Rachel made fun Tea Cookies using a simple shortbread recipe, dipping chocolate, and tea bag tags.
It was so much fun to borrow live chicks for this shoot from North Valley Ag. And what cuter thing to see than my adorable one year old nephew admiring a fluffy little yellow chick. They snuggled up in teacups and peeped at us as we sipped our tea which absolutely must be served with scones, clotted cream, and fresh raspberry preserves.
By May it’s really beginning to feel like springtime in Montana. I’ve always loved the May Day tradition of filling homemade paper cones with flowers and hanging them anonymously on neighbor’s doorknobs or sending them with sweet notes to friends. These randoms acts of kindness in addition to the soft blooms, offer the rewarding promise of spring.
Photography: Jeremiah and Rachel Photography | Event Design: Goldfinch Events & Design | Floral Design: Mum's Flowers | Live Chick Rental: North Valley Ag Center | Other Spring Dresses: Anthropologie | Pastries: Montana Coffee Traders | Rentals: Twig & Gather | White Cocktail Dress: Velvet Bride