Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Wedding


I was only able to get two photos, due to time constraints and logistics. Once again, it was 88-90 degrees, and after exiting the car air conditioning, I was a limp dish rag, both inside and out, within minutes.

I would have liked to show you photos of the cake and the bouquets, but I could not get back to the house because too many quests were arriving early and blocking my way. The alternative was to walk uphill at a 45* angle on a gravel road for about 50 yards, and I was not up to it at that point.

The cake was supposed to be a copy of a Martha concoction; colored the palest of celery green, with pink hydrangea blossoms (which in the original were made of icing). The bride wanted fresh blooms, so we settled on pink double bouvardia for it.

The baker had not used the correct coloring, so the cake turned out to be a bright mint green. I would have been unhappy about that had I been the one to order it. By the time I put the candy pink flowers on it, the cake looked like a refugee from the preppy era. I just know people were looking for the Rene Lacoste logo on it! Alligator-flavored cake, anyone?
The whole time I was adding the flowers, the cake was sweating (and so was I). The icing was getting so soft in the heat that I was afraid the flowers would slide down the sides. I mentioned it to the bride's mother; I don't want to be blamed if that happens!

If you noticed the decidedly downward slant to the buffet tables, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is one of the downsides to setting up a party outdoors. They could have used bricks to level it - but didn't. There are a lot more flowers in that buffet centerpiece than show up in the photo. The deep pink and purplish ones seem to fade into the background. And I have no idea why the balloons were there. I think they were to be placed on the children's table later.

I am truly glad that one is finished!
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11 comments:

panthergirl said...

Oh my gawd.... the flowers are gorgeous!!!!!

Here via michele today...

Deana said...

You did a great job on the flowers. They are spectacular!

srp said...

You did a wonderful job on the flowers. Even though the thought of an outside wedding is romantic, I guess there are a lot of complications. The biggest would be the weather. It could have just as easily been 50 degrees and blustery out this time of year, or thunderstorming. Yes, indoors looks better and better.

mar said...

I came earlier today and read your prior post, the outdoors wedding sounded perfect... for a nice spring day. Yes, there are inconveniences too. But your flowers look wonderful!! Michele sent me this time :)

Seamus said...

I can only imagine the difficulties you must encounter with the outdoor events! Looks beautiful - elegant!

Jamie Dawn said...

I hope the bride didn't wilt! That would be my worry. I would have feared looking kind of sweaty in all the photos.
The flowers look so pretty. Too bad about the cake.
Light, celery green sounds like it would have been very pretty. Oh well, I'm sure it tasted good.

moon said...

Your flowers look absolutely beautiful!! Wish you were here to do mine lol.
I hope that cake was edible in that heat. We just picked out our cake last week...the hotel coordinator told us, even inside..with AC, it wouldn't be left out for the whole duration of the reception for the specific reason of health. They have it in a walkin cooler untill abit of time before the cutting of it. Giving enough time for everyone to see it mind you.

I would have loved an outdoor wedding but the weather is so fickle I didn't want to take that chance...so happy I got the place we are getting though. it was meant to be. 12 days to go!! But my future inlaws arrive from France TOMORROW!!...They will be staying with us for 3 weeks...I pray they like me lol, although we have spoken briefly on the phone and they have recieved many photos..we have never met....(insert anxious smiley face here)...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, it looks beautiful, in spite of the extreme heat and humidity...(Is it early for this kind of weather or is this what will be happening + more, all summer?)
You do such beautiful work/art Judy....The cake color sounds a little billous..I would be very upset if I had been the one to do the ordering...I bet you are resdy for a nice rest now...Hope you get it my dear.

Grins said...

The flowers are really quite beautiful. Like you I'd not have been happy with a bright mint green versus a delicate celery green though! Here via Michele again.

Terri said...

You sure have a gift for flower arrangements! It's all just gorgeous. But I tend to wonder why on earth anyone would want an outdoors wedding in that heat...ah well, to each his own, I guess. But I'm thinking I wouldn't have enjoyed that and the poor bride, in a gown!

Sonia said...

Well done, you did a beautiful job! The flowers arrangement are gorgeous!