Tuesday, September 22, 2009
September 22, 2009
So, I have ranted earlier about children in weddings. Here is a pic from one of my San Francisco weddings. This wedding had four children. But, you will see that they are all of what I would call a reasonable age. I would estimate then that their ages were between 8 and 10, just old enough to do what they are told when they are told.
This picture reminds me a lot of the children that are included in royal wedding parties. All the correct age, and appropriately dressed for their ages. Also, their attire coordinates with the adult members of the wedding party, but doesn't exactly match, which is all refreshing to see.
The flowers for this wedding included Oceana or light peach roses, white freesia, white caspia for filler and Italian Ruscus for the greenery. I always like to make fixed arrangements in baskets for the flower girls in my weddings. I think that nosegays for them are good in some circumstances, depending on the style and feel, whether formal or casual. However, flower girls, to me, traditionally should carry baskets. But, I do not like the loose petals in the baskets. It's an old idea to drop rose petals for the bride to walk on. Oh, what a mess that can make. Especially since younger members of the wedding party tend to get a little fidgety, and often end up spilling the petals all in one place. Plus, they will have something pretty that will last a few days after the wedding instead of an empty basket. Pomanders have been used a lot lately for flower girls, but I don't prefer them after a bad experience I had with a pomander and an extremely disagreeable flower girl. Pomanders are extremely labor intensive. So, when this one flower girl decided to swing her pomander and then let it fly only to hit the ground at high speed, needless to say I was quite upset to see the hard work and the pomander explode on the ground. Sometimes, the most sound of mechanics can be no match for a misbehaved flower girl!
Royal Wedding Tidbit of the day... On the day of their wedding, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert both wore their insignias as members of the Garter Knights. Prince Albert was invested in the Order of the Garter shortly before he left Germany, traveling to England for his wedding.