Yesterday was the last wedding of our 2011 summer season. It was so fantastic and we got to witness the marriages of so many fantastic couples. The other side is that we are exhausted! When I tell people that we work in the wedding industry many think it is all “I Do’s” bouquet tosses and yummy reception food. Not quite – as anyone in the wedding industry knows that is the fun day of the week when the rest is a lot of hard work. One of my favourite parts of this business is getting to meet so many other great people involved in other aspects of the day and seeing that their work life is as crazy as ours. One of our favourite work friends is the women of Verbena Floral Design. In August they asked if I would come by and do a little behind the scenes shoot to capture what goes on,, before all those gorgeous florals and decor land in ceremonies and receptions, and to do some shots of the florals when they were completed. I know that Vanessa and Jenny are super funny women but I had no idea that I would laugh that much in one afternoon!! Their pre-wedding prep work is like a gathering of their good friends all out in the drive flowers flying, jokes and witty banter flying, and of course diet coke and your choice of candy bars. This is really like the floral equivalent of a bitch ‘n stitch session. If couples only knew what went into the creation of their beautiful day – well I guess now they will! So here is my afternoon with the women of Verbena and the very pretty results of their creative talents. Thanks J & V so such a fun afternoon!!