Really it was a lovely job and very pretty with ribbons and flowers everywhere!
It seems anything ordered from a florist is hugely expensive. Once again I looked at a bunch of sticks in our local florists when I went past the other day and yep they were $60. This bunch of sticks consisted of 8 sticks. So then you get to stunning blooms, real or silk , and arrangements and construction things just go crazy.
Many things are really easy to do yourself. Florist supplies are available and I have found much cheaper online. There are You tube tutorials and blogs to show you how to do just about everything.
Now these baskets hardly qualify but still they would have been another few hundred to ask the florist to do them.
I had a test run with one of the flower girls. The idea is the ribbons are as long as possible so they flow in the breeze without hitting the ground so my little model helped me work out how long I could have them. She is so excited! These little girls are so cute and lovely.
The baskets will be filled with rose petals. The girls are taking this like a university degree... the art of delicately sprinkling petals! I love this, taking ones role so seriously and with such enthusiasm!
Lucky I finished this as the tennis came down to a nail biter and thriller and by then I sat back with these complete and loved the brilliance and good sportsmanship I was watching. And just to add to the experience I remembered Nana would stay up all night to watch the tennis as she loved it so much! So there I was being my grandmother all these years later.
If I needed any more proof that what we do now, our attitude and our work, affects not only those around us now but for generations.