My sister was recently married in Scotland, and when she asked me to design, prepare and deliver her flowers there was more than a little planning involved!
Tracy was very relaxed about what she wanted for flowers. She knew her flower girls were all going to be wearing a soft aqua colour and she wanted a strong colour to contrast. She chose a mixture of oranges and peaches-this was all I had to work on!
As the wedding was to to be in Comlongon Castle it was important to not choose anything too loose or rustic as I felt this wouldn't be 'grand' enough for the setting. In the end I decided to go with leucadendron, peonies, Miss Piggy and Carpe Diem roses as well as Hypericum berries and various grasses and ferns.
The logistics of packing the car up with all the arrangements, urns, bouquets, floral crowns, buttonholes etc as well as all the wedding clothes needed for 1 Maid of honour (me), 1 flower girl (daughter), 1 pageboy (son) and the Husband. Getting onto the ferry ensuring nothing fell over, making our way to Scotland and driving ever so slowly to the venue was a challenge! We managed to get almost everything there in one piece and with my first aid box I fixed the few things that had got damaged en route.
Now as you may know from my previous blog posts the most anxious time for me is when the Bride sees her flowers for the first time, this case was no different and in fact slightly more scary as I had effectively been given a free reign and Tracy did not see the flowers until I handed them to her in her wedding dress about 5 minutes before she left the room to go downstairs for the ceremony! Definitely not a Bridezilla Sis!!
It was truly an honour to design the flowers for this wedding and I am sure all my other Brides will understand why this is definitley my absolute fave one to date!
Wishing my darling Sis Tracy and my lovely Bro-in-law Gary a lifetime of happiness together