I wanted to give proof that I did make a beautiful cake. I was so happy that the only disaster of the wedding was my cake. I did manage to redecorate the bottom layer, so we did have something. This was the first wedding I've ever been to where the entire wedding cake was actually consumed.
It was a beautiful day and I actually enjoyed every event. Binod is a wonderful young man and the two of them are very much in love. They were married in the temple and the actual ceremony was very small and spiritual. This picture is of them as they came out of the temple to greet the family and friends.
We're on the count down to my daughter's wedding. The only thing that matters in all this is the marriage, but it is the wedding that is taking over my life. As a fairly capable, crafty sort of person I am sourly tempted to do it all myself. I can't. I don't think I've ever had a situation like this where I couldn't do it all myself, even though I have the ability. There is just too much to do! I've made more wedding dresses, fancy dresses, and elaborate wedding cakes then I can count, but for my own daughter's wedding I didn't make her wedding dress (I did alter it), I didn't even make my own dress (I started it, I just ran out of time to finish it), and I'm making a very simple wedding cake. I have a ton of friends willing to help, I sure love all of them. I've got every day this week mapped out as to what I need to do. Today was make all the final shopping lists (mainly food). Tomorrow we're going out to buy food.... lots and lots of food. Wednesday is mainly for cooking/baking, Thursday is for flowers (a friend is doing the actual flower work)and finishing the cake, Friday is setting up the reception and Saturday is the big day. Whew.
I told the kids that the cat foreclosed on the bunny. Actually neither of them seemed that impressed with it, but we all thought it was pretty funny to see Pippin hanging out inside the bunny hutch and Frankie-Jeff hanging out underneath the hutch and both of them totally oblivious to the other.
I found the coolest crafty thing to learn. Raising silk worms! I've always been fascinated by silk and love the fabric. I know how to spin lots of fibers but silk is about reeling, not spinning. ANYWAYS, a lady comes to the Farmers Market and talks with me about her adventures in raising silk worms. She told me about a website devoted to raising silk worms wormspit.com Isn't that the best name for a silk site? I think I'm going to try this next spring! I just fall into this sort of thing. Of course sometimes it is an utter disaster (see my brain tanning posts, what a fiasco).
We were wedding shopping all day long. Shopping for what? You might ask. Shoes, necklaces, earrings, lace, gumpaste, fabric, tissue paper. This and that. And how could that take ALL day? I have no idea, but it did. My life is draining away with this errand running. AND I have yet to accomplish much of anything for the actual wedding. I just look at the list I've got to do and I have no idea how this will actually happen. Rebecca mailed me her wedding dress in order for me to do the necessary alterations. BTW I would never suggest trying to do alterations long-distance. This could be one of the stupidest things I've ever tried to do. The main thing it needs is sleeves. The fabric has to be similar, right? So, I go to our one remaining fabric store and it has magically converted itself into a craft store. I guess I noticed that they were doing some remodeling but I didn't realize it would impact my life. There are so few fabric stores left. That's the sort of day it has been and I'm exhausted. Will I get my life back after this wedding? One of the downsides of being able to do lots of stuff myself is that I think I can do everything myself. Nobody in their right mind tries to do a wedding by themselves. PS There is a fabric store in another part of town, that's where I'm going tomorrow, wish me luck.