My Big Brother Gets Married!
I have 2 older brothers.
The first wedding I ever did was for the younger of the 2, Tim.
I remember being excited and nervous to make the flowers for his wedding. Well, 7 years have passed. I’ve done a lot of weddings since then, but I was waiting for the day my oldest ‘big’ brother would get married. I hoped I would get to make the floral arrangements for his wedding too.
When you look up to your brother the way I do, the thought enters your head….Who is good enough to marry my brother? Christina!That’s who. I still remember the Sunday afternoon in April that Justin blew up my phone with texts and missed calls to tell me he proposed to his girlfriend.
This past august, I had the privilege of making the flower arrangements for Justin’s wedding. I wanted everything to be jussssssst right. That meant making sure my soon to be sister-in-law would be happy, because trust me… that’s all Justin wants… Christina to be the happiest lady possible.
So my challenge – design and arrange flowers for a bride I’d only met once and would soon be related to. A few other details I should tell you about this wedding: 1)The bride once worked in a floral shop and knows a thing or two about flowers. 2)I live in California and the wedding was in New York. I needed to get my product while many miles away from my vendors. 3)The couple are full-time unpaid volunteers at the world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses… thus they had a fixed budget. It took some effort and extra planning but with the help of my favorite floral vendor, Neve Bros, it all turned out great and without a hiccup. Check out the results!