My sister went Full Girl for this wedding. Notice the flower in the hair? HA! Not her usual M.O. I won’t shame her by mentioning the matching flowers on her shoes. (oops)
Easy to be inspired when you happen to have a retired Manhattan florist extraordinaire on the job. I would have linked to what is now his son's store, because he was awesome & larger than life, but apparently he's being shy, so as not to annoy the locals. Neat guy. Apparently all sorts of shockingly talented people retire to Montana - not that it's not gorgeous there, but I had no idea it was the next boomer state.
We had stopped by [his] home Saturday morning to check out the miracle of Fed Ex's international overnight delivery. And the miracle of nature ....& thousands of years of human intervention.
|I do ADORE cut flowers. How very bourgeois of me!|
|Doesn't she look like ET here? Wearing Tima's jacket.|
|Unhappy about something.|
Unhappy about something AGAIN. Did I mention it was a long weekend with my girl? Loved my time with her, loved seeing my family, but solo parenting in a hotel room, sans yard, toys, or separate room for naptime was not ideal. She was crankier than usual what with all the extra people, missing toys, & disrupted routines. And I was maybe less than fully patient as I had all but entirely abandoned my
maid matron of honor duties and felt guilty. Nevermind the skipped rafting trip.
|Maybe I'm unhappy at this ridiculous bow, mom. |
[Also noting the scraped nose while exploring florist's driveway.
Just in time for photos!]
|There we go - a smile! Feeding the beast sometimes helps|
|But it was not to last. The Cranky Baby Patrol, taking her away.|
That's my elbow in this picture:
I come by my photo-phobia honestly. My younger-younger brother:
My middle-younger brother. That's him about to flip me off.
Good thing I like his wife.
I have no pictures of the rehearsal night dinner but it's just as well, given how many I already crammed into this post. I do have LOTS of
grainy blurry artistic shots of the reception itself. If you look close you might even see one of me getting my Elaine on. Coming soon to a monitor near you.