Mel Day had 3 weddings on Sunday. This is a bouquet from one of them. The color is a little off because I got too close. The dahlias were so gorgeous this week!
This was one of a pair of urns at the Sutherland in Wake Forest, NC.
The Pavillions at the Angus Barn. I wish I had gotten some photos of the inside of it for you. The interior columns are now bordered by willow branches twined with tiny lights. There is a huge fireplace, and many other rustic but fancy accompaniments. The lake to the right of this photo is large and serene; a perfect place to hold a ceremony. They have a wrought iron gazebo sitting on a brick terrace. It's a lovely place to have a ceremony and * the swans thought so too! Do click on the links to see it.
When we first got there, I saw this huge black bird coming toward me.
He got closer and closer.
Then I saw his family. There are three swans here - one is behind the one on the left.
And here's the friendly one. I think he was friendly; he might have been protecting the others. The last time I saw black swans was in Maui in 1982, I think. I'm glad I got to see these!