Monday, July 30, 2007
The sun shone, the flower arch stayed in place and everyone looked like they were having a wonderful time.
I really enjoyed arranging the flowers for this wedding - the venues were great, the caterers (Nairns) provided very classy table settings and were helpful and professional, and the families were open to suggestions.
That said - I now know why I only do one wedding a month, I don't tink I have ever worked as hard in my life.
These are a few photos of the flowers. Not brilliant shots I'm afraid but the photos are always the last thing to be done and tend to be taken in a rush.
First is a pew end bunch with sweet peas, apple mint and hetty's pin cushion.
Second is the pillars in Balfron High School draped in ivy with flowers in coloured glass bottles strung amongst them.
Thirds is the top table with glass cubes of flowers and glass vials wired along the front (I was very pleased with the way this worked - simple and pretty in the sunshine)
Forth is cones of petal confetti - purple sweet pea and delphinium petals and pink roses. This looked gorgeous as all the children took a cone and threw them over the bride and groom as they came out the church. Much much prettier than tissue paper.
Now I am away to do the much, much less fun job of clearing everything away.
I now get a lot of queries about eco-weddings from all over the country and am considering adding a bit to the website about how to do simple things to cut down the carbon footprint of wedding flowers. What do you think?