Thursday, August 18, 2011

L and B-A Very Special Couple

This past Spring I had the honor of donating my flower services to a very deserving couple, L and B.  I had been informed of their story from a past bride and I immediately wanted to help and make their wedding day extra special and hopefully relieve some of the stress that they were experiencing in their lives.  B was a service member for our country and was injured while overseas, when I heard about them he was undergoing intensive therapy from a head injury and their wedding was on hold.  Here is their story as told by L...

"B took me to Italy before his deployment - it was the most romantic proposal in Florence! We had a delicious dinner out on the streets near Piazza Santa Croce, where we were serenaded by street accordion and acoustic guitar players. After dinner he walked me out into the middle of the empty square, hugged me, told me I was his best friend and asked me to marry him! He went overseas about 1 month after, and was only there for 5 weeks when he was injured (he now has shrapnel in his brain that will be there for the rest of his life.) We spent all of 2010 in various therapies and rehabs, and were finally able to ENJOY our wedding on April 29, 2011 with our closest friends and family at the Pine Hills Lodge in Julian, CA. Just weeks after our wedding, I was accepted into medical school at Johns Hopkins, so it's been a CRAZY couple of years - ups and downs!"

I finally got to meet L months and months later when B was doing better and she could not have been a nicer bride, she was sweet, soft spoken and stunning.  She gave me a few ideas for the flowers and I took it from there and was so excited to create these beautiful flowers for their beautiful day...

Living in the United States, we owe so much to our service men and women and this was just a small gift that I could have given to L&B for such large sacrifices that our military and familes make on a daily basis.  Thank you as always, from the bottom of my heart, to our service members and their familes around the globe. 

The flowers were a combination of lilac, purple and white lisianthus, mini purple calla lilies and seeded eucalyptus accented with curly willow.  The elegant rustic feel of the flowers was a perfect compliment to the Pine Hills Lodge in Julian, CA.  I was so happy to meet this wonderful couple and I wish them all the best on the rest of their journey.

Photography:  Justin and Jessica Martens at Inner Song

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