The most wonderful thing about Facebook is being able to find and catch up with friends from my past. I have re-connected with so many terrific people. And through Facebook, I have also found some of my former third grade students! There was a family whose son was one of my third graders when I first started teaching. He was a little imp, but I was crazy about him and became friendly with his parents as well. I have lots of funny moments in memory from this 8 year old young man. And then a few years later - I had his little sister Kendi in my class. And Kendi grew up into a beautiful, warm, and loving woman who met and fell in love with the wonderful Lew! Kendi (and her brothers) were all at my wedding, so things came full circle and I not only attended Kendi and Lew's wedding, but I helped her with the flowers. I got to visit with almost the whole family. It was pure joy for me.
Kendi loves purple - which turned into the theme of her barn wedding. The barn belonged to someone they knew and was absolutely adorable. It even had a built in bar!
I made Kendi's bouquet out of white, purple, and lavender lisianthus. Lew's boutonniere was made of white lisianthus.
Kendi's bridesmaid carried an all lavender lisianthus bouquet.
I filled purple mason jars with hydrangea and purple carnations for all of the guest tables. Lew's sisters helped with all of the other decor. The room looked great!
I placed lavender daisy mums on the wedding cake. The toss bouquet is in the background to the right. This wedding was just right for the happy couple.
I was so happy that I got to share in Kendi and Lew's special day. I love them both and look forward to getting together with the whole family soon. Congratulations to both of you!