Picture this. A Colorado ski lodge wedding in June. Clear skies and a panoramic view of the surrounding blue hills and mountain peaks. Warm, but not too hot because of the breeze. Ahh… It was the perfect day for my brother and his stunning bride to celebrate their love with family and friends. I flew out to Colorado from Seattle, Washington and spent three days preparing the wedding flowers. Then I got to deliver them to the mountaintop and set them up. It was wonderful to watch the photographer take shots of my work and see how delighted the bride was. The grand finale was getting to dance the night away surrounded by beautiful arrangements I had created!
Wedding guests got to see a five-months-pregnant lady, a mile above sea level, at the top of a ladder trying to get Bells of Ireland to stick into the hanging oasis on a windy warm day in June. It must have been quite a sight!
Preparing for the ceremony was quite an ordeal. My proudest moment was sourcing local greenery by driving around with pruning shears and taking hikes by the river. Getting to the event was also interesting. The switch-back drive up the mountain had points of sheer drop off, complete with folks radioing when the path was clear on the one way road, the AC was blasting to keep the flowers cool enough so they would last until the evening ceremony.