Every year my Church holds a Flower festival at the end of June, the ladies who arrange the flowers are very talented and always make the Church look beautiful. This year the group of ladies who make banners for the Church (i.e. me and my super team) have been invited to join in and make an arrangement too. We were very pleased to be asked and especially so when the reaction to us making a display of fabric flowers was met with enthusiasm.
So a talented member of our group is keeping us in order (I understand that’s called ‘co-ordinating’ !) and we’re all getting busy making flowers – very exciting.
The theme this year is ‘Reaching Out’ and is highlighting what the various groups in Church do for the community we serve.
Our humble group has chosen this Bible verse to explain what we’re about and that we try to sow seeds of faith using visual art, as well as making the Church building look welcoming for everyone.
‘Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms’ 1 Peter 4 v10
Everyone’s been working away making flowers and here are a few that I’m working on.
We’ve still got a long way to go but it feels exciting 🙂
Have no fear this is the penultimate wedding post – promise 😉
Daughter, new hubby, friends and family all worked hard to make the reception venue look lovely.
It all happened in an old theatre so the room had no windows and was dark with plenty of black drapes. It could have been dark and gloomy but instead it turned out to be pretty and twinkly.
Son 2 and I made lots of heart garlands which were strung across the room (and also across the church) and these, together with fairy lights, gave the room a lovely romantic pretty feel about it.
I made some little table cloths to go on top of the main cloths. They were trimmed with ivory lace and mustard yellow ribbon and prettied up the tables.
But by far the most scary thing I was asked to do for the wedding, as I’ve talked about in an earlier post, was the flower arrangements for the reception!
Much as I love flowers I’ve never had the slightest interest to arrange flowers and my go to arrangement has always been the hold and drop method – straight into the vase!
This activity was where I said goodbye to my comfort zone and launched myself into the unknown!
Fortunately for me I know a few talented flower arrangers who were extremely generous with their time and advice and taught me enough to be able to do a decent job.
One very kind lady gave me a ‘master class’ on how to make little arrangements and guided me with the equipment and sorts of flowers I needed to go and buy. She even came and helped my son, son’s girlfriend and me do the arrangements before the wedding. It’s good to have friends 🙂
Between us we made 28 arrangements, and to say that three of us were total beginners I think they turned out really well.
The containers were made by my very talented Dad years ago and we just popped our arrangements inside them.
Little fairy lights were hidden inside the terrariums and helped give the whole table and room a light and pretty feel 🙂
We had quite a few flowers left over,
and as I only ordered one bunch of each flower type this couldn’t be helped but in the end they were used to decorate the church so there was no waste 🙂
Only one more wedding post to go!
Until next time,
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