14/30: Flowers. I’m addicted to details. Having only two months to plan the wedding (and with David still in the other side of the world), I found (and lost) my sanity in a plethora of mood boards and color palettes and chiffon swatches. I designed the wedding invitations and the website myself, including the escort cards, dress guides, and gift tags. I went back and forth Tutuban to personally choose fabrics, and visited the couturier every week to check how the gowns were coming. I carefully deliberated with David over Skype the songs to include in the playlist, picked souvenirs from the mall, post-processed the prenup photos.. you get the picture.
On one hand, I enjoyed being a hands-on bride (after all, you only get to be a bride once!). On the other, I learned that at some point, a bride has to let go of the plans, trust her coordinator, suppliers and friends, and just enjoy the ride. Yes, even when some details don’t go the way she planned!
I wanted white carnations, purple hydrangeas, baby pink roses and lots of pastels and light colors for our wedding. But when Fresh Versoza, General Manager and Wedding Stylist of Josiah’s Catering (who’s also a good friend of mine), didn’t listen to me and included fuchsia pink in the palette, I was, at first, horrified. Seeing the mock set-up during our food tasting, I told her I wasn’t sure about the fuchsia, but she insisted and promised me that it would look beautiful, and she was right.
Looking back now, I’m happy that I let her do her thing. The fuchsia did look pretty — a striking contrast to my blues and purples. And it sure did make for beautiful photographs; Now I wish I could take the credit for it! (Thanks, Fresh, you’re awesome!)
On another note, it’s the 13th (yesterday) and just as I thought the night was over, David and I came home from Bible Study and these flowers and a box of chocolates were waiting for me.
Beautiful things happen when you least expect them, indeed. (: