I’ve been putting off writing this post for quite a few days now, and actually putting off writing any sort of post for several months! But I take infrequent blog writing as one of the privileges of having a very mini readership. So this post will be my best attempt to try to put into words and sentences a weekend that was one of the very best of my life, hence the hesitation. And already I know this sounds over the top – but truly, the weekend of August 24th was magical.
I’ve been able to get to know Jon and Catherine through husband Neil and for several years now their friendship has been a real gift to me. I was a little in awe the first few times we met first year or so; I immediately looked up to Jon and Catherine – admired and treasured their creative and artistic gifts, was often stumped during religious/political/cultural conversations, and respected their respect for each other. I just really ENJOYED their company. They also love food and Catherine is a REALLY GOOD cook – there’s not anything not to love about these two! But somehow we’ve become friends, and their company and support of Neil and myself has become something normal and easy.
For me, a wedding is a celebration of a couple. And I was so glad to celebrate with them both. There was a lot of love surrounding us all, and we were all there because of these two beautiful people.
The Vietnamese Tea Ceremony was a moment of thoughtful ritual and a time to show respect and love to parents and family.
Jon and Catherine were married in Copenhagen, at Stokkerup and Lille Vega. Their day consisted of blue skies, sunshine, cocktails, laughter, tears (SO MANY TEARS!!!), carefully chosen words of love, generosity, grace, silliness, and understanding. REALLY GOOD FOOD, music, dancing, incense, tradition and respect, dressing up, sock-cutting, waltzing, singing and more music. It was just absolutely glorious. As a guest I was able to enjoy the day along with family and friends. As wedding florist, I enjoyed from a very special and privileged position – to have witnessed and been part of the hard work and planning really magnified the day!
Hanging the precious garland in the early hours of the morning…so close to finishing my work towards the wedding…still a few mammoth tasks ahead! By this point I’d given up wearing shoes.
Planning the flowers for a wedding taking place in Denmark from the U.K.