Monday, April 28, 2008
Where: Katie's greenhouse
What: A wedding needs flowers of course!
Sydni had pretty much given up on flowers for her wedding. Getting the flowers she wanted in the short amount of time she had would have amounted to astronomical costs. She settled on purchasing only her bouquet and a centerpiece for the head table. It was really just a sweetheart table since she had decided not to have a bridal party. She had thought about asking Frankie to be her Maid of Honor, but she knew that Mikhail did not have very many close friends. Rather than choose someone haphazardly, she decided not to have a bridal party at all. Instead of flowers, she had purchased battery operated tealights to be hung in little candleholders suspended from the trees near the ritual space. The effect was rather like a starfield. It worked better than the flowers for the nighttime ceremony.
On Monday evening, she took a walk around campus with Molly. She was so happy, she had too much energy to expend, and Molly was more than willing to help her spend it. Eventually she meandered upon a building she'd never noticed before - a greenhouse. The flowers inside seemed absolutely brilliant, and Sydni couldn't resist going in. "Oh," she exclaimed softly, time and again as one flower after the next startled her with its beauty. Molly seemed intent upon eating them, but a firm 'no' kept the delicate petals safe.