Weddings require flowers. We hired a van this morning and drove over to the city's wholesale flower market. This is where florists from around South Yorkshire purchase their stock.
Frances spent over £400 (US $500) on her chosen flowers and there will be more to pick up tomorrow morning. There are also a good number of our own garden flowers to add to the mixture.
As I write this short blogpost, the beloved wife and daughter are currently outside sorting out the flowers and getting them in buckets etcetera before storing them temporarily in our underhouse area. Some of you may recall that this was where I imprisoned several parking enforcement officers a few years ago before transporting them to Afghanistan. I wonder what happened to them...
As Shirley and Frances were selecting flowers at the flower market, I was wandering around wondering where the vegetables were. The only wedding flower I am really interested in is the white Yorkshire rose that I shall be wearing in my lapel.
Now I must dash. I am off to Oxfam for my regular Wednesday afternoon shift. See ya!
Your parking enforcement officers are probably back and in a detention centre somewhere having risked life and limb to come to this Brexit-ridden land. I've just realised that I wore a white rose on my wedding day. But then I was married on the neutral territory of Cheshire.ReplyDelete
Cheshire? You should have been wearing a wedge of cheese Graham.Delete
I think it unfair that you make that crazy statement and not put a link to it! That's one I'd like to read about.ReplyDelete
The big event is getting close....best of luck for a perfect day.
What crazy statement Linda? Are you thinking about the parking enforcement officers? The true story of their imprisonment and exile began here:-Delete
I have learned something new today - I had never heard of a flower market before. I believe florists here get their flowers trucked in, probably because our growing season is so short. What a treat to have so many kinds of flowers to choose from!ReplyDelete
The last few days before a big event go so quickly, don't they? And it can be a very good thing to have the comfort of some familiar routines to fall into as a breather from the preparations.
It is at moments like this as the wedding draws closer that you fully realise that time is unstoppable Jenny!Delete
What a heavenly place. All those beautiful blooms and there must have been quite a heady scent too. Not long to go now and the weather forecast is looking good.ReplyDelete
Fingers crossed the positive weather forecast will not change.Delete
What kinds of flowers did Frances choose? We need details!ReplyDelete
You know - the sort of flowers you generally see at weddings. Don't ask me what they are called Jennifer!Delete
Sigh. Okay then. :(Delete
But I want to see lots of pictures next week!
I know that there are a few bunches of sunflowers.Delete
It's cool that you can buy straight from the wholesalers. That must save you money. Sometimes they won't sell to the public -- only to retail florists. (At least in the states.)ReplyDelete
And it was indeed "cool" in thew store room areas. Like being in a fridge!Delete
I was thinking the same thing...how wholesalers here generally won't sell to the public.Delete
Same here in Germany reg. wholesalers.Delete
I can imagine the scent of all those flowers must be wonderful. The wedding day is so close now!ReplyDelete
This morning I was one of the flower people... but not from San Francisco!Delete
Such beautiful flowers, I would love to visit that market.ReplyDelete
Under Yexit immigration rules, no economic migrants from Sussex are allowed into Yorkshire any more. Sorry Briony!Delete
Crikey. £400 for flowers. I'd better start saving for kay's wedding, even though she's not even engaged!! I was hoping for a reception at MacDonald's and some flowers from the garden!!ReplyDelete
You had better get saving ADDY! When Princess Kay marries her prince it will be reported in The Times and celebrities will fly in from exotic places like L.A. and Ramsgate.Delete
I'm sure florists would have easily charged triple (or more) than that to supply the flowers. I think it's wonderful that Frances and her mother are doing them! That's so sweet, and they will both have great memories of these days.Delete
Oh, you are bringing back so many memories from my own Princesses (?, help English teacher!) wedding. Since we were in a VRBO home in Santa Barbara, where the wedding was held, we had to resort to putting a lot of the flowers in bathtubs in the house so they would survive from delivery to ceremony. One of the fondest memories is that the princess and her girls wrapped their bouquets with the lace that edged my train when Big Bear and I married.ReplyDelete
BTW, the lowly parking cops who you mistreated so badly years ago, escaped from the war zone on a troop plane heading back to the United States and have been Rocky Mountain high ever since!! I am sure that I told you that a long time ago. Did you need them to return?
Thanks for sharing such a sweet memory of your princess's wedding bouquets and the lace.Delete
With regard to the parking enforcement officers, tell them to go seeking out the Latino dead in the desert borderlands of America. More meaningful than victimising car owners and slapping tickets on their windscreens.
Beautiful roses. I love roses...and I love yellow flowers...yellow roses, included.ReplyDelete
You yourself are a rose Lee - but not a yellow one!Delete
Same as Lee, I love roses, and yellow flowers, so yellow roses are high up on my list of favourite flowers.ReplyDelete
I love the idea of using flowers from your own garden, and sunflowers are perfect this time of year (and also yellow!).
Like the others here, I am really looking forward to some photos, and by now I think we can pretty much rely on the forecast and the good weather to hold.
Yes. In this unsettled British summer the prospect of good weather over the weekend is a welcome bonus and it will boost the wedding happiness. The photos may have to wait a while as I will not have the opportunity to take many pictures myself.Delete