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There have been many weddings since I returned from Bruges. And there are many more to come. Which is why I haven’t been posting much here. I haven’t photographed them all but I have photographed a few.

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Weddings are about processes. Over time, the processes become honed and perfected. You get quicker, more efficient, less afraid and the process becomes like second nature. You become a wedding machine. So when a spanner is thrown in the works, the panic you feel is like no other. I have a default “no problem at all” setting when it comes to weddings but sometimes, underneath, I’m screaming.

I was thinking about all of this after the mantle flowers pictured above, toppled toward me on my ladders. A misplaced dahlia nearly sent the whole lot overboard. I caught them and used some fear-induced knowledge to make them stay upright. The blind panic that came over me, made me feel sick. The relief that followed felt great.

My point being that even machines have the odd malfunction.

But let’s be positive! Next week will see a large scale team effort on a particularly special wedding. Clue: it’s my wholesaler. Expect a few flowers.