Thankfully, only some of the orange blossom expired. I was there at an early hour this morning, and took out the worst bits, and popped in some healthy live looking stuff instead, and cut off other offending bits, and then sat on the stage and made many pink loopy things, which I wired and then stuffed in the gaps. Hopefully, if they turned off the fluorescent lights and lit the candles instead, it would not be too noticeable that the arrangements were not quite perfect. Sigh. I did my best. What can I say. I hope the bride and groom are happy with it, although I suspect they are still on cloud nine and won't notice anything! That is the way things are supposed to be after all.
The wedding was just amazing. Standing room only. Our entire church was invited to the ceremony, and to cakes and coffee immediately afterwards, and then 70 guests went on to the reception. The bride arrived to a guard of honour - flag waving children she works with - and she made it down the aisle, looking lovely in a silky cream trouser suit. Holly has callipers on both legs, and walks with 2 sticks, you see, and her new husband, Paul, took one look at his bride walking slowly towards him, and started crying. So did the rest of us. I cannot begin to tell you how broad his grin was or how much joy filled our church today. And when they were pronounced man and wife, the cheer nearly lifted the roof from the church. They came down the aisle to "Oh Happy Day" with bells pealing and the entire church clapping and cheering. Beautiful. Just beautiful.
And then I dashed back to the hall to make sure there were no more dead bits (yes, I am obsessive to the extreme when I do things for other people) and came home. Via the local supermarket for something I can nuke for supper, because I am not cooking tonight. Maybe not tomorrow either. Or the next day. Tonight I am going to watch the Eurovision Song Contest and wait for the key changes in every song, and see if the UK gets any points at all. That is about all I can cope with at the moment.
I am not even going to begin to consider where I am going to put all the wedding stuff when it returns to the fold tomorrow. Maybe I will leave it in the car for a month or so.