Monday, December 20, 2010

Welcome to our Home~A Time to Reflect~Remember & Cherish~A Christmas Tea

For many years it has been a tradition for Kaitlin and I to invite dear friends and family into our home during the Christmas Season to take time out of the crazy busy time of year to rest, relax, have some great homemade treats, hot tea, and toast to another amazing year. 

Ever since Kaitlin was about 6 years old she would help me set a pretty table, and then serve each of my guests the sandwiches, cookies and homemade scones.  We would bake together, and prepare the table for the special time to reflect and share what has been special to each one of us that year.  I believe this began our journey many years ago of bringing us to where we are today.  A mother/daughter event planning company.  I have watched Kaitlin grow and mature into the woman she has become.  It brings me such joy having her work along side me and now helping her own clients enjoy their special day.
 Using my Grandmother's china, and other items of my Mother's reminded me of years past and time when my Mom would attend the teas with us.

 Laura from Cody Floral Design worked closely with me to create the nostalgic vintage look with all the gorgeous textures of red roses, ranuculus, amaryllis and deep dark ruby red carnations. 

 Our rotweiller "Shay" had to get into the shoot too.
 I was thrilled when I saw the beautiful gift boxed invite that Lazaro Designs came up with for the tea.  Tracy you are amazing!

Fresh raspberry tart with creme fresh filling and almond crust.  Was a so easy to make and looked perfect on the table.
We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a safe and Joyous New Year!

With love,
Colette and Kaitlin

We couldn't have done this shoot without the wonderful people with their amazing talents.  Melissa Musgrove photographed and captured the memories for us.  Laura Sangas her flowers were stunning and the wreath over the mantle was gorgeous too made from fresh carnations.  Tracy from Lazaro Design again showed off her fabulous talent with creating the perfect touches for the tea.  Classic Party Rentals so grateful to you too for your help with this table.  We used La Tavola for the table linen, and BBJ to create our chair rosettes.

1 comment:

La Tavola said...

So beautiful, Colette & Kaitlin! I love the freshness of the scene. And of course, I love your linen choice ;) Happy Holidays & and a bright New Year to you and your family!