But first, we interrupt this regularly scheduled post to show you the only photo out of eight that shows a baby fox on my deck. Tonight about 8pm, Mama fox brought 5 babies to the deck to play. I tried hard to get some good photos, but as soon as I opened the door, Mama went on high alert and jumped back through the fence. The babies followed her, but little by little they returned; playing tag and nosing things on the deck, like twigs and fallen pine cones. They were SO cute!! It was really too shadowy to take photos, and I had the camera on fast action, trying to catch at least one of them. If I see them tomorrow, maybe I can try to get a video for you.
And now, the wedding pix:
In the 27 years I have been in business here, I had never been in this church before. It is a beautiful old church downtown, with a mostly African-American congregation, and it is charming. I tried to take photos of its gorgeous stained glass, but they didn't turn out well. It has lovely, dark wood, curved pews with wonderful deep red upholstery. Unlike many churches, it would be a very comfortable place to sit.
Two of the wedding receptions were at the same venue - The Capital City Club. That's the first time we have had two in the same location, and it sure makes for an easy delivery day. Some of the tables had short vases with tulips, and the ones below had tall vases with tulips also. It is simple, but elegant, and very evocative of spring.
Below is one the the centerpieces for the other reception; three cylinder vases, each with a different flower. The shortest vase also holds a floating candle.
The rest of the tables had these square glass vases with hydrangea and flame callas.
This is another church I had never been in either. Those arrangements on top of the tall pedestals were huge! and here, they look small by comparison. They are at least 2 1/2 - 3 feet across.
I think I have showed you this church before. It is St. Matthew's Episcopal in Hillsborough, NC. They have a real Tiffany window, but my photo of it didn't turn out well since the sky was cloudy. It is a small chapel; beautifully built and well-preserved.
Below are the centerpieces for the 3rd reception, at Treyburn Country Club; some tables had the tall vases and some had the small square vases below.
I love the blue delphinium, don't you?
The fourth wedding reception was in Bahama, NC, at a lodge (I can't remember the name of it). The caterers had not set up the tables yet, so I couldn't get photos of the centerpieces there. They were tall pilsner vases holding 5-6 stems of tall corkscrew willow, onto which had been wired white daisies throughout the branches.