It did not take long once the couple had selected the wedding date,
to begin planning and thinking about all the details.
You've seen photos of the venue and event...
but let me give you a glimpse from behind the scenes.
There was never a dull moment.
They created a spreadsheet and from there we planned.
I needed to update myself with Google Docs and Google Plus!
Now it was simple for me to know what page they were on.
They had highlighted the websites and all I had to do was
CLICK and CHECK.
"Let's make bees wax candles." they said.
I was on over load...
But before long, the groom and bride had it all organized.
We ran to town and picked up the necessities,
and before long we had made 150 candles.
CHECK, candles are finished.
It was my job to sew 80 linen bags for coffee favors.
I could only remember what my teacher Nora Martens,
had taught me in Home Economics, years ago at MEI.
They roasted the coffee and I counted and sewed.
The little sacks were carefully filled and tied with raffia.
Meanwhile we all made good use of our time by watching the Olympic Soccer games.
Don't they look just perfect?
I was taught to wash the fabric, and cut on the selvedge.
I was taught to hem all those edges...but not for this occasion.
CHECK, the favors are completed.
Meanwhile I had been busy planting sunflowers in the garden.
That is just what they wanted...and why not?
CHECK...flowers are planted.
Them came the day...
for wine tasting and paring of the wines.
It was enjoyable sitting on the patio,
sipping on wine with selected cheese and crackers.
It had to be just perfect.
CHECK, the wine has been chosen.
Discussion of the wedding cake was short.
No traditional cake for this couple.
They wanted my famous signature hazelnut roll.
And the baking began.
CHECK, the cakes are completed.
The flowers were chosen and arranged.
And they look beautiful.
And the table centers looked
It had all come together.
Let's check out the 'perfect sisters' next.