I was so touched by Alison’s mother’s day shoot submission, while reading through her email I was almost in tears, and had to call my mum to hear her voice.
“We often don’t realise how much we take our loved one’s for granted until there is a chance they might not be with us”
So I hope this Mother’s day you get to truly value all the loved ones around you, cherish your time spent with them, and be thankful for every minute of it.
Here’s what Alison shared;
My mother always seemed invincible to me… until she was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer late last year and overnight she transformed into something heartbreakingly fragile. We often don’t realise how much we take our loved one’s for granted until there is a chance they might not be with us. Thankfully she has come out strong on the other side, but unfortunately that is not the case for everyone. This week marks both World Ovarian Cancer Day and Mother’s Day – two events that are especially poignant to me this year as I think about how close I was to losing my Mum. I wanted to celebrate her health with a small dessert table – something pretty, soft and feminine, in the fresh air to mark the fresh start she’s been given. I included all the sweets my Mum loves – Buttercream cakes and cupcakes, a Naked cake with berries, Salted Caramel Fudge, Macarons and personalised chocolates. It was the perfect assortment of sweets to spoil the most amazing woman I know.
Concept, Styling and all sweets - Wild Rose Sweets & Styling
Photography - Lauren Elizabeth Photography
Printables (chocolate bar and tea bag tag) - Memories are Sweet – Lolly Buffets
Paper Flowers - Hanging Pretty
Cookie Boxes - Ps Made With Love
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