October 16, 2004

October 16, 2004

In a life far, far away in another galaxy, I worked as a professional florist. I have done many a homecoming corsage, Valentine’s day roses, a few funerals, Mother’s day arrangements. [Once with the feedback that a son had told his mom an amount he spent on her flowers and that what she received certainly was not that value. A quick check on the order revealed that said son had dramatically inflated the amount he paid for his mom’s  flowers.  How do you tell a mother that her son is not only a liar, but really, really cheap?]  I digress….

When iSissy3’s daughter announced that she was to be married on October 16, 2004, it took no time for the sissies to get a plan.  iSissy 2 can look at a piece of fabric and have it cut and sewn into a couch cover while you are trying to figure out how many yards you need for an apron.  And, although, I was no longer a working florist, I still craved the smell, color and creativity of floral arranging.  I had learned through the years that these “life events” like weddings and funerals magnify family dynamics:  if things are bad, with unresolved conflict, old hurts and different agendas, there is usually a little dust-up during the event.  HOWEVER, if there is love, a minimum of “old stuff” and unresolved conflict, these events will draw a family closer, increase their desire to stay connected and unite them in profound ways.  We desired and achieved the latter….

A beautiful wedding….now back in time

 

iSissy3's daughter, and niece to i1 and i2 exiting the church after her wedding.

The Bride and Groom

Example of sissy love really coming together-iSissy2 made the incredible crushed taffeta runners and iSissy1 put together the centerpieces.  We were beyond thrilled to share in iSissy3's big day-nurturing and maintaining connection is made simple when the agenda is showing and receiving love-especially iSissy love!

Example of sissy love really coming together-iSissy2 made the incredible crushed taffeta runners and iSissy1 put together the centerpieces. We were beyond thrilled to share in iSissy3’s big day-nurturing and maintaining connection is made simple when the agenda is showing and receiving love-especially iSissy love!

iSissy1 arranging wedding flowers

iSissy one checking out the flowers for wedding, attendants and reception. Sam’s club delivered them to my hotel and a bellman put them in the bathtub to keep them cool till I arrived. Everyone knew that this was THE wedding!

iSissy3 and her daughter Sarah

iSissy3 and her daughter Sarah

A sissy reunion in Florida to shop for wedding dress, fabric for table clothes and let bride know she is loved.  No wedding dress found in Miami, Florida - so THE DRESS?  From a dear friend Leslie Singer - so beautiful!

A sissy reunion in Florida to shop for wedding dress, fabric for table clothes and let bride know she is loved. No wedding dress found in Miami, FL! So THE DRESS? From a dear friend Leslie Singer…so beautiful!

iSissy2 seamstress

iSissy 2 hard at work as soon as we got home from the fabric store. She sewed beads on the end just to make sure she had achieved perfection.

Runners with beads

Table runners were made of crushed taffeta with these gorgeous beads!

Great way to gather a family together-have a wedding!   iSissy3 - mother of the bride.

Great way to gather a family together-have a wedding!  iSissy3 – Mother of the Bride

Before the Wedding

iSissy reunion started in Clear Water where the main event was planning the wedding flowers and reception!

iSissy reunion started in Clear Water where the main event was planning the wedding flowers and reception!

post-it-note3

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Sarah & Johnathan!  We love you!