Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
~ Rabindranath Tagore
*The golden bloomers, above, were first created to camouflage large glass vases for an Indian themed wedding. Susan and I made them when we teamed up to create the decor for the daughter of dear friends.
Since I've been digging into the archives lately, and bloomers were on my mind, I thought it would be fun to scan up these pictures from the wedding.
Surprisingly, I've used the versatile (fun) silk vase coverings a number of times on different containers. It's basically a shower cap construction– an elastic casing around a big circle, with an added silk band (sari border) hiding the elastic.
Besides the umpteen red roses, the big arrangements at the entrance of the wedding tent include, bells of Ireland, euphorbia, papyrus, rudbeckia, dahlias, various berries, pistache branches etc . . .
Susan and I arranged the pair of bouquets in tandem at her house. I think she did the one on the left. It's enjoyable, and sweetly intimate, to work with another arranger in such a way.
For the round dining tables, we cut saris in half to top long white cloths. Sari trim wrapped the round cylinder vases. Brass bells were favors at each place setting, and napkins were wrapped in Indian bangle bracelets.
Draping the flower stands with magenta silk saris was deja vu for this former fashion designer.
A curtain of white dendrobium orchids hung behind the bride and groom during the ceremony.
A how-to for the arrangement up at the top is shown here.