During the Master Gardeners tour of beautiful gardens, we came upon a young couple with their photographer taking historic photographs under the tranquil shade of old trees. The groom was handsome and the bridge was beautiful and wearing a gorgeous wedding dress with delicate lace and a train. The photographer had endless directions for the happy couple – please kiss – now, bride, look demure – now look adoringly at each other. All was going swimmingly, although I was worried about the train being trailed along the rough path.
While romantic photographs were being taken down the path, florists were putting the finishing touches on a romantic rose bedecked arch, the perfect place for wedding vows to be taken.
The florists had work to do, but the bridesmaids could only wait to take their part in the celebration.
The cooling zephyrs that had been so pleasant gave a whoosh – and disaster! Catastrophe! The startled bridesmaids fled, the florist got on the emergency phone and the rosy arch lay in pieces on the ground.
The pieces had to be picked up. Consultations with headquarters.
But in the face of disaster, what can the celebrants do? Carry on, of course. The photographer has more orders to give, and the bride and groom more memories to make. I can’t help thinking of the stories they will have on their anniversaries – and wonder whether they will have all florist charges forgiven.