The one thing - the one solitary thing - that I hate about weddings is the few hours before a bride comes to make the final decisions about what flowers are going to be used.
It is a peculiarity of the way I do things that final decisions often can't be made until the week of the wedding - we can do our very best to get certain flowers in bloom, we can make educated guesses but we can't guarantee anything.
Often - as today - decisions aren't made until 48 hours before the big day. As today has progressed I have become more and more nervous. What if I have misread the brief - what if she hates all the flowers?
The wedding that I am working on this week is to be in a marquee in Balfron and the theme is very loosely "village fete" - no bunting or tombolas but pretty garden flowers in tea cups on all the tables and globes of flowers strung from the ridgepoles.
Most of the decisions about styling were made back in March but bride and groom visited today to double check everything and decide on what flowers to use for the bridesmaid's bouquets. Originally they had wanted plain bunches of lavender but its too early for that
Now we shall be going for the last of the bluebells.
Tied up in a purple ribbon to match the shoes.
Now that the bride has been and is happy, I am happy. happy but with a lot of work to do.
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