Saturday, January 13, 2007


I didn't get any good photos of the bride and groom, but from my seat on the edge of the sanctuary, you can sorta get the idea. John had 9 attendants; Jessie had 7.

Before the ceremony I got my photo taken with one of the beautiful bridesmaids. Notice the Solomon Islands necklaces I'm wearing? They are made of the shell and porpoise teeth used for brideprice. I always wear them to weddings.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Wedding Flowers

The flowers were to have arrived at 9am, but they didn't make it until 11:30, so I got off to a slow start making boutonnieres and corsages for the wedding party. I gave lessons to some of the bridesmaids and they helped me cut ribbon, skewer flowers with wire, and hand over pieces of florist tape.

4 hours later we had all 24 boutonnieres and 11 corsages finished.

I'm home now for an hour before we go for the wedding.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


After work today I drove Rachel over to the church where the wedding she is in will be held tomorrow evening. I ended up being the only one with enough spatial skills to figure out how to turn these:

Into these:

Yay, me. Fortunately, I was able to give lessons to the bridesmaids and groomsmen so I didn't have to fold all 300 of them myself.

We had a nice rehearsal dinner with yummy Chinese food. As we left, the attendants were filling the boxes with candy. They will make nice wedding favors.

Somehow I got talked into making 34 boutonnieres and small corsages tomorrow morning, so I'd better get to bed now.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


I haven't posted in a few days. Nothing too exciting has been going on with me. I've spent a lot of time remodeling these clothes in preparation for Jessie's wedding on Friday. In one case, the top was remodeled from a size 2 to a size 0! In the other case, the back darts, collar width, collar height, and length were all altered. So much for buying ready-made outfits!

Gary has been practicing his hammered dulcimer in preparation for Friday too. He will be making his performance premier on this instrument at the wedding. He's worried about it going all out of tune when we have to transport it to the church in cold weather.

The bride and her friends are having girls' night out tonight. Tomorrow it will be a bridal luncheon and decorating the church prior to the rehearsal. Friday will be a long day with manicures, hair appointments, photos, ceremony, dinner.