After our trip to Yale University yesterday and after dinner, the whole family went full force in making the flower arrangements for the wedding. Actually, my mom was the chief florist. She was the only one who arranged the flowers together. We were there just to assist her in the preliminaries – the cutting of floral wires, cutting of leaves, stems, and thorns, among others. We had so much flowers, which my sister ordered from New York. When most of the team went to bed, the only remaining members were myself, my sister and my mom. But I went to bed at 3:30 in the morning because I was so sleepy while my mom and my sister went to sleep at around 5:30 in the morning. That morning, the product consists of 12 floral bouquets, 1 floral wreath, and 8 boutonnieres. Before lunch time, we were able to make 8 floral arrangements, which were equally distributed to the church and reception area.
My Mom's masterpiece, CT, Sept 17, 2010
After lunch, we all went to Crowne Plaza at Hartford where most of the bridal party and other guests will stay for the weekend.
Bouquets, CT, Sept 17, 2010
The wedding rehearsal was held at 6 in the evening at SS. Cyril and Methodius. All members of the bridal party were there as well as the readers for the Liturgy of the Word. The rehearsal was pretty short. We were done before 7 in the evening.
SS. Cyril and Methodius, Hartford, CT, Sept 17, 2010
We then proceeded to a suite in Crowne Plaza for the Rehearsal Dinner where some members of the family and close friends were already waiting. It was a cozy and relaxing evening but by 9, my mom, sister and I were already tired and ready for bed.
We have to wake up early tomorrow for the big day! Good night!
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