Sunday, July 27, 2008
Last night my good friend, Emily, tied the knot in Oklahoma City. I am so happy for her and her new husband. We had a blast at the reception and it was a great excuse to get together with my friends from college. I love them and totally wish I saw them more. We had some very good times together, of which it was determined I definitely was more the mother figure of the group : ). I am so lame, but I totally hung last night until 2:30. Go me!
I also had the privilege of being Emily's "florist." I only come out of retirement for my closest friends but every time I do flowers I remember how much I love it. Then, I remember how much delivering stresses me out! Yesterday was one of my more interesting delivery experiences. I am very unfamiliar with OKC, so we borrowed my in-law's Garmin. Great idea, we can get around easily, no problems, don't have to bother the busy bride with questions. This is fab. On our way to OKC I program all the addresses in and we are set for the day. Delivery time, I hit the address and we are on our way. And the Garmin takes us smack dab into the middle of a neighborhood (kind of a ghetto one at that). Okay, hmmm....surely the church is around here somewhere. I call Emily's mom. I call again -- "Is the church in a tin building?" Em's mom, "Um, no. Where are you?" Me, "I see a sign for Moore, OK." Em's mom, "Oh dear....you are not even close." Then it hits me. When I entered the address into the Garmin 2 addresses popped up. Exactly the same address only the zip codes were transposed...one was 73160 (popped up 1st) and 73106. I picked the first as I thought to myself...damn computers. Um, yeah, it was totally the 2nd address. Anyway, we made it. We had a few bouquets fall over in the back due to the chaos and turns, but it all ended well!
Emily and her family were a huge help. They picked up the flowers, cut them, stripped them and put them in water. It saved me hours! They turned out beautifully and I really did love arranging them. Here are some pics from the day/night:
These are the flowers in Emily's fridge before they got all wrapped up. They glow! I loved them! She has great taste!
Emily's bouquet all wrapped up.
All the Gamma Phi girl's. I love them!