Saturday, August 27, 2011

The end of the Summer Brides

August ended upbeat and fun.  We delivered flowers to the Multicultural Arts Center.  It was a small wedding, but the colors were perfect for the space.  These are the Brides' bouquets.


Their centerpieces.


Family style seating which I love.


A hint of the painted iron work.  There's a catwalk around the whole second floor of this railing.


Then there's the absolute sweetest story:  a customer has a friend who was married forty years ago by the Justice of the Peace.  No wedding gown, no bouquet, no reception:  just the two of them which seems to have worked out just fine.

This customer and several of their mutual friends have gathered together to put on a surprise wedding for the couple's anniversary.  We got to make the bouquet.  Our customer brought in a locket with a tiny photo of them when they were married:


And we tied it on with her vintage ribbon.


Lavenders, pinks and white  was the request.   This pretty much made my week.

Vacation is revised.  Think we'll stay home tomorrow and then Monday?  Not sure.  Keeping my fingers crossed that our trees remain standing!

Back on Wednesday, with storm and vacation stories.

5 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

When I saw the photos of the setup at the CMAC, I was going to say that's my idea of the perfect wedding. But, after your second story, I'm not so sure. I think I just wiped a tear.

Good luck with the storm, your vacation and the pear tree.

flwrjane said...

Love it all, fiddleheads, white dahlias and are those lily of the valley in the bouquets?

Thinking of you through the storm. May your roof stay on, your floors dry and the pear tree ever wave,

xo Jane

PS Let's go to Steve's, did you see how pretty his house looks?

Shelley said...

I've seen Steve's house, Jane . Outside only on an accidental drive by during a delivery. Really, photos don't completely capture it's charm. He's a wizard.
Not lily of the valley: japonicas .

flowers on my table said...

Beautiful I love the ferns all curled up. What a lovely story too, I just love what you did with the locket, you old romantic you! Love Linda x

Shelley said...

I AM an old romantic, Linda. Lucky too that some of my clients are !!!