Friday, May 16, 2008
I must be CRAZY, because with absolutely no training or knowledge of flower arranging, I decided to undertake the task of doing the flowers for my wedding. I did everything-except the church flowers. I picked garbage bag after garbage bag of Rhododendron and with the help of my aunt and many of her talented friends we made 10 centerpieces for the table. I can't even tell you the scary spiders and other bugs I saw in the English countryside while collecting these blooms.
Then I had to do the boutonnieres, the corsages, the bridesmaid bouquets and mine- so I set off to a wholesale flower market to collect the flowers I would need. Because I did not know exactly what was available, I had to conceptualize on the fly and work with what they had--which fortunately was a lot- and it was organized by color which was very helpful. I had enough foresight to bring floral wire and pearl headed pins and lots of ribbon, so I was a little prepared- although I was not sure how this stuff was supposed to be used.
It turned out very well- miraculously. I had a few start overs, and my bridesmaids refused to help because they were afraid to invoke the bridal wrath if they screwed something up- which I cannot blame them for. I was just glad to have them with me cheering me on and giving feedback when I needed it.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The food was fantastic and since I love food as much as I do, it meant so much to me to be involved in everything and to see it come out the way it did. People still talk about the quail egg and caviar that we had during the cocktail hour and I smile as I remember how hard it was to peel those tiny little eggs, and they get excited when they tell me that they had never had endive before and now they can't get enough of it- and I am glad we decided to do that when we planned the menu. It was the most perfect wedding that I could imagine- it was such fun to prepare for. To see my husband's face and know that he was so proud of what I put together was a real treat.