Saturday, 28 May 2016

Lilac season is so short!

Our daughter was married on May 28th, and she wanted lilacs at the wedding. The florist couldn't promise them, so since me and my brother were in charge of decorating the reception hall, we ran around Nepean looking for neighbours with lilacs. We put them on the tables as table centres, and I was so pleased.

Caitlin's wedding, May 2005, was the last time my mom ever traveled, and my brother drove her from Bala to Ottawa for the trip. She died in 2006. It was difficult, as she'd been in treatment for cancer for several years. She was weak, but did her best. She waited at our house while we did our decorating. Caitlin's father-in-law was in charge of beverages. Her mother-in-law in charge of decorating the church. Her father and step-mom managed the cake, and all those details.

Here are this year's lilacs, in celebration! First, the hummingbird moth, then a big bumblebee. The Swallowtail butterfly is most impressive, however.

12 comments:

Olga Hebert said...

Beautiful photos. I have lilac nxt to my deck and have been enjoying sitting out and letting the aroma waft over me.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful wedding photo. Your lilacs are pretty and I love the butterfly. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Cloudia said...

Bless you my dear friend

Nancy J said...

Perfume like no other, and a beautiful family photo,what a treasure.

William Kendall said...

Lilacs are such a delightful sight this time of year.

Kay said...

That's so beautiful! I love the idea of lilacs at a spring wedding. A new life together springing forward...

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Gorgeous -'sall as need be said! YAM xx

Gill - That British Woman said...

big fan of lilacs, saw a lot of purple and white ones today when out and about today.

Red said...

I've had requests from people to use my lilac for wedding flowers. I'm always happy to give them.

Denise inVA said...

Lovely wedding group photo. Congratulations to you all. The lilac centerpieces must have looked wonderful and so are your photos.

Powell River Books said...

I've never heard of a hummingbird moth. I watched on on YouTube, they're amazing. - Margy

Anvilcloud said...

Our one lilac bush is fading fast. Too bad.