The Secret Garden :: Style Me Pretty Living

"If you look the right way you can see that the whole world is a garden"

- Frances Hodgson Burnett

A couple months ago, my mom and I began dreaming up a shoot for a Mother's Day tea. I couldn't have been happier with how it turned out, and the team of ladies that lended their talents to us! We wanted it to feel feminine, elegant and to have every detail point back to the garden...a place of beauty and growth. The food was catered by Caitlin of The Abode Kitchen, with her love of cooking passed down from her mom, and her sister Madeline whose love of gardening comes from watching her mother Laura spend countless hours tending to and caring for her gorgeous garden. When I began creating the invitation suite and calligraphy for the day, I kept going back to the quote above from "The Secret Garden." The gifts that have been passed down from our mothers are so precious - the growth that happens when we observe and reap the benefits of a life well tended to and cared for, what happens in the "garden" is so valuable and irreplaceable. I'm so thankful for my mom's love of art and creating and what I've learned from her over the years and the way they've impacted my present and future. A garden grows when its soil has been groomed and watered well, and I've been blessed to have a mother who has done that for me. Led and taught by her example, my love for art and creating has sprouted and grown into something that has changed my life forever! It truly was a special shoot for all of us involved. From the hair and makeup to photography, food and styling, the house, everything was perfect!  I feel so blessed to call these amazing vendors friends! Feeling very grateful...thanks Style Me Pretty Living for the awesome feature!

Take a peek at our feature on SMP Living to see the rest of the gallery, yummy food ideas and gorgeous flowers! Here are our amazing vendors from that day, be sure to check them out!

Photography: RomaBea Images | Florals/Table Scape: Jill Fawcett Of Studio Mamas | Screen Printing: Jill Fawcett Of Studio Mamas | Catering: Caitin Vartanian Of The Abode Kitchen | Wardrobe Stylist: Jessica Ambrose | Cutting Boards: Andrew Penniman Of Eastwood Hertiage | Make Up: Shanna Campbell | Clothing: Sweeet Repeeet | Accessories: Petals And Stones | Calligraphy: Jenna M. Rainey | Hair: Jamie Dana