This is what has been keeping me busy the last few weeks.
The bride loves hydrangea blue. That was the starting point.
Our church building is small, but it works for the size of our congregation. Mike and Jenny wanted a simple wedding on a Sunday afternoon. They didn't do invitations, basically thinking it would just be our church family and a few friends. The RSVP list grew to 134 by Wednesday, and then we lost two, gained 6 on Sunday who never RSVP'd and and two didn't show. So we think there were 135.
Can I tell you how I love doing event planning, especially weddings? My official part was tables and decor. Becky was in charge of food, and Sonia did desserts. Becky baked the most delicious cake and frosted it, and Sonia added fresh flowers to it. We had lots of other kinds of desserts as well.
I have no photos of the reception because we were hopping keeping the food tables filled!
I have to tell you a story about the hydrangea. I had ordered 20 hydrangea through Costco to be picked up on Saturday morning. I wanted everything to be as fresh as possible. On Friday afternoon I got a call from the Costco flower lady, saying that the warehouse called her and they had no blue hydrangea's for my order! She was mortified because she always gets them and she told me it would be no problem. She didn't know how that happened etc! So, into panic mode I go, calling garden centers looking for plants to cut, etc. Tim decides to call our sister in laws cousins who own a florist shop. They were able to order them and have them delivered the next morning (Saturday) and he charged us cost for them + tax! And they flowers!!! Oh my this are single stemmed! Gorgeous!
Rachel took this picture of me cutting trimming the stems, they were thick! See how huge the flower heads are? So thankful for how the Lord worked that out for us!
Tulle and hydrangeas in the sanctuary….
A nod to the brides Chinese heritage. The Chinese symbols for Happiness and Love.
A few men praying with Mike before the ceremony.
Their vows to each other were beautiful. So thankful that God brought them together, and we pray that they may have many years of joy together!