Five years ago I was lucky enough to design the wedding flowers for my daughter Lindsey. I worked through the night in my little shop in Palo. I searched through my garden and walked up Vinton Street to "heaven on earth", Kathy Zeller's garden. We hand selected delicate garden flowers for Lindsey's bouquet. I think it is one of greatest days of my life.
We wanted the bouquet to "quiver" when Lindsey walked down the isle. It was a wild bouquet. Fragile, delicate blossoms that grew carefree in what I believe to be the magical soil on Vinton Street. The bouquet grew. We had to add a little of this and that and a little more of our favorites, Kiss mees. But the combination of what mother nature does best was in that bouquet and it did take on a life of it's own.
I honestly can't say I would recommend a mother of the bride to be the floral designer. I was up on a ladder putting the finishing touches on the arbor when the photographer arrived. Enough said on that. But I recall...getting in the photos with shoes on and experiencing a magical moment. My daughter was going to marry her best friend.
Five years later, I am so thankful to have experienced a couple explore life. Friends are friends, love is love..and life is life. You are both the best when you are the partners I designed flowers for five years ago. I hope you always remember that the rare blossoms of nature are wild, fragile, breathtaking and many times hidden. Think about that for the next five years. I love you Maj.