a little wedding gift, p. II: bridesmaids
it was fun to be given the flowers. we supplemented
a few dozen roses- a good green-white, some lavender-
and a sweet brilliant cloud of baby's breath that seemed
to have landed at safeway just in time. the final results
were a bit afield of what we might've brought forth if left
to our usual buying patterns; boundaries and budgets
often result in finding new ways to do good things.
not sure if there's a greater
joy on earth than creating
something with someone
who is dear to you. (this was
such fun!) all of these wedding
flowers were straight from the
local market- the one with eggs
and milk and butter in glass cases,
not the local (& quite sweet) farmer's market.
flowers for the bride, her three bridesmaids, the
mothers, the groom & the groomsmen probably
cost less than a dozen long-stemmed roses sent
from the local florist. (actually, certainly less.)
the bride provided most of the flowers. we just
wrapped and tied and pinned and added ribbons.
it seems to have fit the bill perfectly, and each one
was made [total approx. 3 hours] with love. simple stuff, love.
actually, the best stuff there is: love.