Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Pick Me Up

I have always loved flowers , I remember back when Todd and I were living together in a small basement apt in Oakville , where I dreamt of fresh flowers everyweek but could surely not afford such a luxury on such a slim income of a student and me a nanny, and I find myself now being able to afford such a luxury but I rarely ever buy flowers , that makes flowers last on the list , and always skipped.

But I do love the look, so much so that I was my own florist for my wedding bouquets in 1997 , and my in-laws wedding in 2001 .

So when I suggested myself for my sister in law Nat's wedding I thought nothing of it, I am glad to have done it but did not have a clue for what I was in for , 20 tables , the attendants flowers and the bridal bouquet , all done two hours away from my home, so sourcing the flowers was trickier than I had anticipated as the flower market mislead me as to what type of place they were, over priced , over done pre arranged items does not a flower market make, but several hours of driving the niagara region the day before lead me to my favorite source, The Superstore,they are the best deal on roses , and helped me enormously, not to mention the brides pocket book .

Still Todd and I spent that evening stripping the stems of thorns in preparation for the arranging , which dragged on to 2:00am , it was quite an undertaking but I learned why florists charge so much it really needs an army to pull off a wedding, we had hundreds and hundreds of roses.

The first photo was the trial centerpiece, the vases were double vesel and the outside was filled with coffee beans , stunning, and the location overlooking the falls was breath taking, really beautiful day , and time.

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