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Flowers for a September Wedding

Flowers for a September Wedding

Chester Garden Club rose to the occasion recently in response to a request for flowers to add a splash of colour to a September wedding.  A committee of three – Sheila, Sidney and Jocelyn – met in a local garage cum workshop to fullfil the order.

Working with a mix of plants from local gardens supplemented by floral material purchased from commercial growers, the club members created bouquets for the bride and bridesmaid as well as table decorations. 


The bride had chosen the local yacht club as the venue for her wedding and she arrived, with her bridesmaid and wedding party, by sail.  In the club’s main reception room, a lovely floral arrangement that Sidney had created was placed on the mantlepiece, where it picked up the colours in the painting above, with its white sails, blue water and gilt frame.  

With the bride and groom safely launched on their new life, we turn again to the natural world around us, including our other summer visitors – the Monarch butterflies.  The Club’s September 16th meeting will feature a presentation on the life span and travels of these beautiful creatures.

monarch butterfly close-up