Oh, it was windy today, unbelievably so! and look what it blew into our yard around 4:30PM!!??........
Look, it's a Bride and Groom!
Yes, the bride is a very tiny girl, but the wind didn't lift her off the ground, good golly, this was planned. Their photographers were taking action shots (which I'm sure turned out much better than ours did). I'm just being goofy.
This young couple contacted us awhile back and asked if they could take some pictures in the yard for their big day and we happily obliged. Even though we don't know the two personally, it's fun to have wedding couples come for photos; I sometimes wish we had life-size statues in the yard, because after the wedding parties are gone, the place seems so empty. It's nice to see the joint jumpin' every now and then.
Carl and I went out to work in the gardens right after dinner today and I mowed lawn and then we both did some high-speed, last-minute weeding and deadheading in preparation for the wedding party. We like to have it as tidy as possible for wedding photography, though, in reality, it's not really as much work as a garden walk. Gardeners are interested in gardens and plants (and they see weeds!) whereas bridal parties are interested in having fun, getting their pictures taken and hoisting a few for the cause, not necessarily in that order. So, I don't get as stressed out about garden prep for weddings as I do for walks. I enjoy weddings. (Oh, that came out wrong, I ENJOY garden walks, too, but worry more about what the garden looks like, oh, never mind, open mouth, insert foot, lol!)
It was cold this afternoon, with the wind whipping along at 30+ mph, and here comes the bridesmaids with sleeveless gowns, BRRRR!! Luckily, the photographer made the groomsmen hand their tuxedo coats over to the ladies, so they didn't freeze completely.
They took this photo out behind the North Quarry hill, not my favorite area in the garden by any means, but the stone ledges make good places for folks to stand. Carl usually takes photos right along with the professional photographer for our own use, but he respects the pros and just takes his pictures off to one side. That's why most of our pictures aren't the best in terms of people and their positions. But they are good enough for us to add to the blog. (Someday I want to do a stand alone 'Wedding' page. When I get to it. Maybe. Oh, and yes, they said it was fine to share their day with my Blog friends!)
As long as we don't lose the professional photographer, we'll be ok. She was pretty stable on those rocks though.
Ah, so young, so much life ahead of them....
Here's another different idea the pro's had...they asked the pretty bride to spin around as fast as she could as they photographed her, if you scroll down, you kinda get the effect of her twirling:
What a cute idea!At least the rain held off even if the wind didn't.
I took this photo (with the HUGE gazing ball in the way!) just before they left. The photographer's angle was much better.
All too soon, they were on their way to their reception and on to their new life together. Congratulations!!!
Like I said, the yard looks better with more people in it. We should have a wedding every day.
Til next time,