Congrats, Jaime and Henning! Congrats, Meg and Rahul!

13th October 2008

We had a wedding-marathon weekend with two rehearsal dinners on Friday night, and two ceremonies on Saturday. For the morning ceremony, Bryan officiated Bond-style (in German, Mandarin and English — only one of which he speaks), and I made the flowers.

Of course, when we went to pick up the flowers we’d ordered, the florist didn’t have them. Had not ordered them.

So, instead of keening and rending our garments, the bride and I acted calm while we shopped for new-and-improved flowers. Here’s how they turned out:

Bridal bouquet

Bridesmaid bouquet


Hair piece

44 thoughts on “Congrats, Jaime and Henning! Congrats, Meg and Rahul!

  1. Nikki

    Beautiful! Especially considering that weren’t what the bride must have painstakingly chosen months ago.

  2. Kristina

    I would have thrown up and died if that had happened at my brother’s wedding (I was the maid of honor) so go y’all for keeping it together in the most beautiful way. The hairpiece is my favorite.

  3. Joy

    Congratulations to your friends!

    The flowers turned out so beautiful! And kudos for staying calm during the unexpected. :)

  4. dd

    Ha, when I read this, I thought:

    Maggie would be exactly the person I’d want to have with me if I found out my florist didn’t have my wedding flowers.

    I don’t know you or anything, but I’ll have to remember that sentiment when my own wedding comes around and have a suitable “Maggie” replacement. Just in case.

  5. Hi Kooky

    I don’t know how the florist’s version could have been any prettier. As my 11th grade English teacher used to say, you were a Hemingway Hero exhibiting Grace Under Pressure. Beautiful!

  6. TrustyPony

    Man, you have some serious innate flower-arrangement skills to pull off those beauties last-minute. You should feel proud. And your friend quite lucky!

  7. Caroline in MA

    The flowers are beautiful! I bet they turned out better than what the originals were supposed to be! Great job!!

  8. LKW

    Love the beautiful purple-y waxflower in her hair! A perfect choice, if I may say so. Waxflower is the baby’s breath of the cool kids. :)

  9. Dana

    Oh Miss Maggy, aren’t you amazing! Any chance you can tell us the name of the flowers in the brides hair?

  10. dayna

    what did the planned flowers look like? because these are unbelieveably gorgeous! i just want to know you and have you help me with wedding flowers that I needed 10 years ago!!

  11. Spandrel Studios

    Sumptuous colors, amazing flower combos! What on earth could you have possibly done to make these arrangements any better?! Kudos to you on the very best example of “make it work!”

  12. Sarah

    Congratulations to the happy couples, AND…

    CONGRATULATIONS to the two of you on your anniversary. I hope the next five years are just as wonderful as the last five have been =)

  13. auntjone

    The flowers are gorgeous. Funny how life can throw a crisis at you then turn out to be better than the original plan. Please tell me you didn’t purchase this loveliness from the “florist” who forgot to order the bride’s original flowers.

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