MUMMA I LOVE YOU

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With Mothers Day fast approaching, it’s made me think about what a special day my wedding is not just for me, but for my Mum. I’m the baby of the fam, the only daughter and the self professed favourite of both parental units. 

Your Dad gets all the glory on your wedding day. He takes that final car ride with you before your status changes from ‘single’ to ‘married’, he struts on down that aisle with you, beaming with pride and get’s to make a hilarious / sentimental / tear jerking speech – but what does your Mum get?

My upcoming nuptials have also made me reflect on what torture it must be for my Mum sometimes to have me as a daughter – we have an amazing relationship and she’s a saint – but me, not so much. I definitely did not inherit her monk like patience, her ability to keep things tidier than a Japanese classroom or the ability to arrive early to, well, anything – special mention goes to her infamous early airport arrival, she eases through customs and is smugly enjoying a tea and a massage as I skid into the terminal, practically throw my bag over 10 people in the check in line, and shimmy through customs with fingers crossed and bated breath that i’ll actually make the flight. 

Mum is the codeword for Superhero.

In the lead up to your wedding, why not make this time a little special for your Mum too. And hey, it’s Mother’s Day, so if this isn’t your year to get married then steal an idea or two to spoil her and show her how much you love her.

 

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Just the two of us.

A gals trip to (insert wellness retreat complete with daily massages / infrared saunas / facials here) would be a great bonding experience. My mum will see right through this – but just to make it clear… your shout Mum? In all seriousness, if you can’t get away together then take her out for a special coffee date, a walk together, go get facials, maybe a ladies lunch or matching manicures – just the two of you. Use this time to swap stories of your favourite and funniest childhood memories, ask about what it was like to be a Mum to you and talk about how she’s feeling about the wedding – it’s a HUGE moment for her too.

 

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Express Yourself.

Pen to paper. Fingers to keyboard. Make a collage and post it on instagram. Make a mix tape / spotify playlist. Paint it. Create a status update. However you communicate best, get those words / emotions / feelings about what she has done for you, the best advice she has ever given and what you respect most about her. This can be given to your Mum on your wedding day or hey, why not Mother’s Day.

 

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Gifted.

Yes, she’s always told you your gifted, special or as we say in our family, advanced. But I’m talking about actually getting her a special present to show you care. Here are some of my top picks.

 

 

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Nora Kogan Mama Ring – Something she can wear now and also on your wedding day.

Buy her a new scent – the smell will always remind her of the lead up to your wedding. This Ayu oil is really beautiful, as is this amazing Pure Rose Essential Oil.

Give her the gift of great health and a banging body for your wedding. She will also be a big focus on the day and will want to feel her best! You could join her – gift her an introductory pilates lesson, yoga class or dance class. Or my favourite, get her into a meditation course – the gift that keeps on giving and would be beautiful to do a medi with your Mum on your wedding day.

 

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A pure silk pillow case – to make her hair shinier and her skin glow. They really do work! You can also get it embroidered with her initials to personalise it. 

Your selfless Mumma probably doesn’t splurge on an evening bag like this – this beautiful Saint Laurent bag would go with most Mother of the Bride outfits.

tea

I am obsessed with this Love tea – what a lovely idea to share a cup of this tea on the morning of your wedding before all the action happens. This one is infused with lavender, rose and chamomile. 

robe

What about a beautiful luxe robe for her to wear on the morning of your wedding. This one comes in blush and white.

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Get her glow on – A consultation and peel could be the first step to your Mum’s best skin yet.

 

Special shout out to the Mums of the world. May you be spoilt AF this Mothers Day. And spoiler alert – sorry Mum, I didn’t get you the Saint Laurent bag… 

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