So I've cleared the garden, ready for the Autumn/Winter and fretted that I've nothing more to share, nothing more to show until spring. I still love our garden, and I love Autumn, but this week, I didn't feel I had anything new to share but I still wanted to join in... I admired the succulents and mused about what a lovely bouquet they would make.
Who do I know that is getting married? Who would be keen to carry a bouquet of succulents just to please me?
Why Judith and Bob! My ever faithful troll friends, always willing to get married on a short notice.
First they had to descend from their position above my kitchen cabinets. (Inspired by the decor in Atomic Pizza in Cowley, I was overjoyed to find they fit up there nicely. My little happy zone.)
They were going to tie the knot yesterday, but the wedding venue got rained out.
So they waited until today. They are flexible like that.
A Garden Wedding in September, celebrating the final joys of summer gardening.
Judith and her mother getting ready. Judith's crown is adorned with baby succulents. (Which fell out later on)
The Bride and her Succulent Bouquet (adhered to her hand with blu tack-something blue.)
No Weeding this week!
The table is laid under the Ferns and Japanese Maples. The table mats are the finest leaves of Sage. The shells are bowls.
The arrangements: Freshly picked Thyme and Rosemary
They feasted on the last summer strawberry, plums from the tree, cucamelons and chili peppers. All from our own garden, or from friends.
And now the preparations were complete, it was time for the ceremony!
Last minute grooming of the guests.
The mother and daughter await their moment...
Oh wait! Let's stick a succulent fascinator on here!
The clothing optional wedding guests wave lavender upon the arrival of the bride.
Dum, dum, de dum...
Archway of Ivy and the alter stand beneath the Oxallis.
Dearly beloved! Marwidge...
Duh, duh, de de num de de de nanana na nah! de ne ne ne ne ne nah nah nah nah nah ne ne ne ner ne nah ne ne!
To the Ceremony!
(the again as in; I'm sure I've done this with them many times before)
Fairground rides for the kids
"I carried a Watermelon."
Tossing the Bouquet.
He insisted that their friends could go on the honeymoon too.
To Sedum Cascades
Plenty of places for privacy here. Happy Romancing.
Meanwhile the partying continued...
Congratulations Bob and Judith Troll.
Oh man that was so much fun. But now I worry that I'll be blocked from joining in with How Does Your Garden Grow because of the obscene amounts of pictures (sort of) relating to gardening... or that everyone will find out that I'm in my thirties and still playing with dolls.
But I shall quell my worries by spiking the apple cider I'm going to try to make tomorrow...
Happy Gardening lovelies! It's been a Super Dooper Summer!
In other garden news, we used the seeds that we collected as party favours: http://katie-randomnest.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-max=2013-09-12T14:20:00-07:00&max-results=7