Sunday, February 21, 2010
Yesterday's wedding was such a study in contrasts. A tall beautiful bride with a wide smile and the biggest head of curls I have ever seen. When I first met her it took a few moments (months) for my jealousy over that hair to subside. Maybe it didn't because I always referred to her as the bride with the curls.
Her wedding was yesterday. She wanted a winter wedding and she got one; complete with strong sun and snow on the ground. Here's where the contrast comes in: such a sunny personality wanted such moody colors in her bouquets. Black calla lilies, amnesia roses ,mauve hellebores, silver brunnia all wrapped in gray satin ribbon. The bridesmaids bouquets were even darker with the callas and deep purple tulips.
Our driver said when he delivered the bouquets to the house there were tears. One of the many joys of being a florist is to get it. Get the client's dream and wrap it up in satin and give it to them to carry. Here's to the bride with the curls, and the smiles and the tears. Happy life.