The entrance to North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. This is the third daughter for whom I have done wedding flowers in this family. The mother carefully saved the tulle and bows so I could re-use them for each bride. It would have been easier for me to start with new products, but certainly this way is less expensive for the family. I had to iron the tulle, take the bows apart and iron the ribbon and make new bows.
One of a pair of "altar" arrangements. You can see that the rented pedestal is not sitting level. That is a problem with nearly all outdoor weddings. It is so much better when the pedestals sit on a hard, level surface. When they are like this, it only takes a small breeze to topple them!
This gentleman came down to inspect the tent as I was finishing up, and I asked if I could take a picture of his boutonniere. He professed to be camera-shy, and so he averted his face. Such a nice looking man has no need to be camera-shy, does he? I think he is the father of the bride, but as he didn't identify himself and I don't remember him - we will never know.
This was on the table where the guest book would be. The largest rose is known as Black Magic and the two smaller ones are Charlotte and Opium.
A close-up of one of the ceremony arrangements. I had to lighten it a bit, since photos under the tent are always darker than we'd like.
I didn't get any other photos today. The bride and her attendants had not finished dressing when I delivered the bouquets. They were clusters of all three varieties of red roses used in the wedding.