Several weeks ago we did a beautiful wedding at Oatlands Plantation. After the wedding festivities its customary for the floral designer to return to the venue for a strike. In essence this is a floral clean up. Most often the centerpieces are usually scooped up by very grateful guests and we only take home empty vases. On this particular evening there were several floral pomanders that missed the bus ride home with a guest. Normally the clean up part for of an event is pretty depressing however on this night when I saw the remaining carnation balls leftover I could see a photo shoot unraveling.
Here is a photo of the carnation pomanders on the wedding day, there were a total of 10. As we cleaned up the event late that Saturday night my daughter Hannah and I both agreed that we would have to do a photo shoot with baby Grace and the pink carnation balls. My daughter Hannah is an amazing photographer.
Here are the beautiful photos of our baby Grace other wise known as baby great. One other fun note, the dress Gracie is wearing was either Abby or Hannah’s dress 16 or 17 years ago. Abby is soon to be 20 years old and Hannah is almost 19 years old.
This was one of the first times that I was happy to see leftover flowers on strike, I think a total of 8 balls made it home to our house. I am so glad these extra blooms found a purpose in our garden with baby Grace. By the way, when you are the 7th and final child of a 25 year long line up of kids you will always be called the baby even if you are 3 and half years old. Gracie will always be baby Grace!!!