‘Tis the season of weddings. And someone pointed out to me over the weekend while attending a wedding that flowers are most numerous now. Is this the reason brides choose this time of year? I myself had a June wedding many years ago. Funny thing about the flowers at my ceremony, I never saw them. Other than what I had in my hands of course. And they didn’t show up in any of the photographs (don’t ask). So, I really have no idea what I paid for.
I was commissioned to create something for a wedding gift recently. Jennie and I decided to use an engagement photo as reference for the piece. After gaining permission from the photographer, I created this piece using free motion machine embroidery.
Brides these days many more details in their weddings to fret over than I did. The one I attended this weekend was beautiful to the nth degree. I imagine the wedding of the recipient of the above was designed every bit as beautiful, not to mention the one that took place in London last week. I have to wonder about the desire and effort and cost that go into making the perfect day. The rest of your life will not begin to compare but I guess that isn’t a consideration when you are young, in love and experiencing a day about which you’ve always dreamed. I wonder how far this will go before the pendulum swings the other way and people get married in the parsonage with 2 attendants and a corsage like my parents did or some variant of it. Perhaps the longer the economic downturn lasts, the simpler weddings will become.
I have a marrying age daughter but I have been informed that I have no say in how, when and if she marries. I think I will take her up on that.