The big day
I’ve just read everyone’s kind words for my wedding on Bonker’s garden blog – thanks you all :o)
Well, where to start? We were so busy beforehand making preparations that I’ve not really been in the garden, or had time for anything else.
We did organise everything ourselves – well, mainly my (now) wife did :o) which meant that in the run up there were constant worries about what we might have forgotten. My task was to organise good weather!
In the end we were very lucky with the weather – I was at the venue with 4 ushers and a bestman waiting to see whether we should set the chairs up outside or inside, about an hour before Akane was due to arrive the skies cleared. Then the first guests arrived an hour early!! Fortunately they were relatives so they got given chairs to carry too.
We had the ceremony in the garden but the sky darkened just as Akane arrived. Fortunately I only felt a couple of rain spots before it lightened up again. It stayed a pleasant temperature and overcast but dry all day so we were really pleased we could stay outside and enjoy the fantastic garden.
Akane’s table decorations worked wonderfully after a panic over how stable the vases were (not very). We lost two in the morning and had to warn guests about knocking the tables as they entered the marquee. We had a single stem of orchids in very tall vases with steelgrass surrounding – tall and thin to avoid getting in people’s line of sight.
I’ll post some pictures when I get some as I’m relying on others; I didn’t think about it at the time but you don’t take a camera to your own wedding :o)
We have flowers filling the house at the moment despite giving most of them away! We kept one of the table decorations and gave the rest of the orchids and vases to friends and family that came to help us clean on Sunday. We also have one of the bridesmaids’ bouquets and one of the pedestal arrangments (the other went to friends with a car big enough to carry it). The pedestal arrangment has been partially dismantled and made two new small arrangement but is still taking up a quarter of the lounge!
Like everyone warned, the day went incredibly fast but we had a great time! The cake deserves a blog of its own which I’ll explain later but for now, here’s some shots of the flowers at home :o)
Hope you’re all well.
Rose in the pedestal arrangement
- 27 Jun, 2008
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