Thursday, September 8, 2016

What Kept Me Busy for Six Months

 Mutual affection.  Look at the bliss on both of their faces.

 Penguins lined up to attend the wedding. It was like Noah's Ark.

 A baby leopard.  Do you think the flower girl has animals in her future?   She just LOVED all of them.  So did I.

 A bearcat.  This beast loved me.  It ate my bouquet.

 Oh yeah...the cookie table.  At a certain point in the evening, waiters came out with silver trays filled with glasses of milk, the cookie table was open.

 Guests descended on it.

 Guess what?  I made too many.  This is what happens to children that were raised by depression era fathers.  I live in fear of not having enough food. There are some things on this table that took me months to make but that is another post for later.  Can you spot them?

 But lots were eaten and bags were taken home.  I made a dozen for each guest.  One of the guests took 3 dozen home.

And here is what I spent 6 months making.  Click for a closer look. Twenty-two feet of ugly cafeteria needed to be covered with ribbon curtains to match the wedding colors.  Though they might not look like much, they were an endless giant project.  I must have revised them 5 times. It was a true love/ hate project.

And The Wedding Continues

Have you ever attended a wedding where a bloodhound was one of the bridesmaids? I have!  Daisy is the mother of the bride's dog.  She was paid in mini hamburgers later.  Teddy, on the other hand, was not invited.  We really didn't want to have attendees with missing appendages.
 Here comes the bride.

 The culmination of 10 months of planning, hard work and excitement.

 Don't cry bride, because if you do, I will too.

 I promise to get a better photo of this or hopefully a video.  The Bride's mom is an opera singer and she sang the most beautiful songs throughout the ceremony.  It was awesome.  I still get goosebumps just thinking about it. The violinist was superb as was the string quartet.

 The Mayor stopped the brides tears with a joke.

 The ring exchange.  It went well until The Blog Tech tried to put the ring on the wrong finger on the wrong hand.  You  can only teach these kids so much.

 After the ring exchange, they planted a tree with dirt from my garden and from the Bride's mom's garden and it will now be planted in theirs.

 The flower girl took her rolls very seriously.  She was ready for the exit procession.

 And just as we walked down the hall to exit the ceremony a crowd formed.  Why?  Because everyone had to pet the sloth.

Have you ever attended a wedding with a sloth? I have!  Lots to come if you still want to see more?