Sunday, March 7, 2010

I Like Carnations....there, I said it.

Yes, I do like carnations... they have gotten such a bad rap over the years. I like the way they really fill in some space for just a little bit of money in an arrangement.

Our Fresh Market had a great floral selection today, so I loaded up. Obviously. These dark burgundies, crimsons, and pinks really spoke to me. I decided to add some lily grass and a wrap of ivy to give some interest with foliage. The last flowers from Fresh Market lasted almost three weeks. I hope I get as much time out of these. By the way... second photo today... Reuse, Recycle, Reduce. The roses had to finally go away, but these crimson asters made another great arrangement with the Kiwi vine as a support system... profusion!

Now on to royalty... yesterday I was browsing YouTube and came across some clips of Prince Edwards wedding to Sophie Reyes-Jones in 1999. I don't know where I was or what I was doing during this wedding, but I missed it completely. I am thinking that they were playing down the royal family events in those days, since it was so soon after Princess Diana's death. Not to mention that the Countess of Wessex looks so much like Diana, it was kinda strange to watch.

I an not a big fan of her bouquet. I read somewhere that they had a local florist in Windsor make the bouquet and other floral decorations. Just not a big fan of the larger standard size Calla lilies wired into a carried bouquet. I did like the construction, size and shape, from the videos you get to see if from the back... nice and neat construction in wire and tape. I will have to study up on this wedding a bit and report back later.

Royal Wedding Tidbit of the day... since Eddie and Sophie were married in the week after the Garter ceremonies, the bridesmaids' and pages' wedding costumes were made to look like Garter ceremonial costumes... Nice touch I think.


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