So...what can I say. I am surviving and getting by after the birth of my second child. It's actually been much much easier than I thought...not that it's easy...just easier. My first had colic and did nothing but cry for the first 3 1/2 months...thought I was going to jump off a bridge...really. It is crazy how sleep depravation will make you...eh...crazy. Well just when I thought I couldn't take anymore my stinker started sleeping through the night and we haven't looked back..he's almost two now...and as we speak trying to help me write this post.
This past weekend I had my first wedding after baby.
The Bride, doing things on a budget (who isn't!), decided to go with a non-floral centerpiece. So I created the flowers for only the ceremony. It was the brides idea to have the bridesmaids carry a single XXL Calla. Beautifully simplistic. I used these last year for an October wedding, but ran into some trouble this time around. The nice, big, domestic, Calla's I expected to use are a little late this year, so I had to rely on the Columbian grown ones...which are narrow. I searched and picked through flowers to find the most open blooms and happily I was successful.
(above....my husband...who feels very manly when I ask him to model bouquets)
The boutonnieres mirrored this simplicity using mini calla's. I left the stems long, I think it looks elegant but, I can't take credit for the idea....I saw it on the wedding episode of Nip Tuck and have been dying to mimic the design for a wedding.
The colors were white, red, and purple...and the bride, who runs her own dance studio and is a creative person, wanted something funky, but structured for her bouquet using roses and XXL Calla's. And I actually found some that were dyed the perfect shade of purple.