Winsome, it wasn’t, by anyone’s definition. It seemed that Mama had used all of the leftovers she could find at home from decorations for birthdays and celebrations long past. So many balloons and quite a color palette!
But, I won’t criticize her, because it is a labor of love, justified by her desire to make my wedding day the best that she could. That is mother’s manner, as nothing is ever done half-way. Mama believes in “Go Big or Stay at Home!”
And, Ray and I could not afford roses, so we are stuck with having City Hall festooned with hundreds of balloons, ribbons, and garlands of every color. I find solace in the fact that when Ray first saw it, as walked up to the door of City Hall from a car covered with blue balloons, he laughed, took Mama in his arms, and thanked her for a job well done. I knew then that I had a keeper, and all of my butterflies disappeared.
Written for the Photo Challenge #285 from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Also, the Three Things Challenge #32 for October 15, 2019 from Pensitivity 101: stick, rose, solace. Fandango prompt is Manner. Ragtag prompt is Winsome. Word of he day is Justify. Daily Addictions prompt is Home. Your Daily Prompt is Leftovers.