It was a perfect day for a wedding. It poured, absolutely poured the whole day & night before, making me a little worried for my bride to be- who was getting married in her parents beautiful backyard- wooded & wonderful- but I did my anti-rain dance, and lo- the skies opened up their cloudy eyes and let the sun shine in. Perfect.
I planted a couple of urns to designate the "alter" using all of their wedding colors- hot hot pink, yellow and orange.
Aren't the woods behind dreamy? I told the father of the bride I thought their backyard was just idyllic, and if they had a stream that ran through it, I might consider moving in. Of course he told me to take about twenty steps into the forest and I would find my stream...I'm moving my things overthere today.
A flower crown for their flower girl- don't you just want to squeeze her?
The boys boutonnieres were made up of ranunculus, and calendula buds, a type of heather, scotch broom and fern.
For day one, (oh! I forgot to mention, this was a two day affair! Day one- just an intimate party with their immediate family and bridal party, day two- a big 'ol blow out bash. Two day affair....) so, for day one, all of the bridesmaids wore their choice of black, and had bouquets of just yummy spring flowers- the season's first peonies, ranunculus, garden roses and tulips.
(Speaking of tulips, this is a story...the mother & father of the bride planted over 700 (!) tulips last fall for the wedding, which you know, would be BEAUTIFUL- all in hot pink, yellow and orange- all over their back yard- and in any normal season, it would have been beyond spectacular- but this was no ordinary spring, and yes- yes- yes, all of those tulips, save for a handful- bloomed in March. You can never count on Mother Nature to be on your side and do what you wish. Never. It was stunning, nevertheless.)
Dah-dah-dah-dum....dah-dah-dah-dum... here she comes.... (See tulips! Also, behind the bride and groom- beehives- the mother of the bride is a beekeeper- and bees play a major role in day two! So so sweet. Did I mention I'm moving my things over there today?)
She glowed. Her flowers were just filled with spring goodness. Can you see the size of that peony? It is a monster. And it smelled just dreamy. (As all peonies should...and do.)
Peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, tulips, sweet pea, bridal wreath, and lily of the valley fill up her bouquet.