this weekend.The wedding was at a local Unitarian Universalist Church, which has a spiffy new sanctuary and reception hall.
The bride requested mostly white with pink accents, and she wanted tulips in her bouquet. This is the end of the season for tulips, so they are not easy to get in mid-June. One of her bridesmaids told me that when the bride saw the tulips in her bouquet, she got tears in her eyes. That's the kind of reaction I love to see! The last photo shows the bouquets lined up. I deliver them in old V-8 juice cans, since they are unbreakable and free. Now that V-8 is not putting juice in cans, I have to rely on baked beans. I know the cans are not as pretty as vases, but not adding to the bottom line keeps the costs down for me and for the brides.
The second photo is an arrangement that was used at their rehearsal dinner on Friday night, and then brought to the reception. That is another way to keep the costs down; reusing as much as possible. Their altar arrangement (the one atop the large glass hurricane) was also going to be used on the buffet table after the ceremony.
I did a wedding for this girl's sister some time back. Mr. kenju asked me how long ago that was, and I replied I thought it was 3-4 years ago. While I was delivering, the sister's husband spoke to me and said their wedding was nine years ago. Shows what kind of memory I have lately! That sister now has a gorgeous little 2 year-old girl, who was the flower girl. I took a photo of her holding her basket of flowers, but somehow the camera lost it between the church and home. I sure wish I knew how that happened. I know the card wasn't full. Wish me better luck next time?