I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
Our friends' daughter Claudia was married in August, and I got to do the flowers. She wanted simple and natural arrangements using what there was in our yards and a few "store" blooms to fill in any gaps. The bridesmaid sisters carried simple bouquets of baby's breath and variegated hosta leaves. I used hostas as a green a few years ago when I did an all green wedding, and they are a simple, pretty green that holds up well.
The flower girl had a baby's breath crown and a basket matching the bride's bouquet.
Our friends Ana and Geoff were the proud parents.
This bouquet was on the entry/guestbook table and the book letters were some I made for Claudia and Othman's shower gift.
We used vintage vases (my own) and baby's breath on the tables. The paper flowers were made by the bridal party and the little painted shoes were favors from the groom's family in Morocco. My able assistant, Daughter M., did all 16 table arrangements while I finished bridal bouquets.
Mother-of-the-bride made the wedding cake and the bride made the smaller allergen free cake. Three bright mums beautified the small cake and tied the cakes together with the bridal party colors.
Friends-above, L. and Cassie, below-Ann and M. (and Carina!)
Above-Bret and L., below-M, Canaan, JP, Luke
My own good buddies, Caitilin, Susan, Linda, Nancy, Ana, Teresa, Me, Mary, Sandy, Janel. These moms have 59 kids between them.