Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower --- Albert Camus.
And we did an amazing Fall wedding at the Tamarind Hill. Autumn is the temperate season between Summer and Winter.
It's the season when all the leaves turn to orange and then brown.....Autumn can be a lovely time of harvest and also a time where some of the most beautiful weddings take place.
During the course of setting up this wonderful wedding, we met with a few hip-ups, such as flowers withering on us when we thought it would bloom up for the wedding later on, running low on certain blooms with a specific colours that we so wanted it, having people pushing through the conditioned flowers and resulting in the petals falling apart, realising that lily stints too much in a small confined dinner hall, needing more boot space for the blooms so they won’t crash against each other etc etc.….. but most of the times (for me that is) - the best creations happen in the limbo between the planned and chaos, and learning how to harness that energy can help you triumph over these unscripted moments. I knew very well the power of reinvention better than anyone - I knew that hip-ups were an inherent part of life, I’ve learned to embrace that.
With all these hip-ups, it calls for improvisation, and it often result in some spontaneous masterpieces, which I am always pleasantly surprised. But such impromptu-ness makes people nervous. It makes one feels unsure, insecure and undisciplined… nevertheless, creativity will win over. And these are usually grounded in a strict discipline that becomes flexible when paired with a little creativity.
I love to be honest here: you need to have the skill and knowledge behind what you are trying to do, then dance with it.
It helps to refine how we face the uninvited surprises of life. Maybe burn the lovely rice you were trying to cook for lunch, but you’ll shrug it off because you can creatively and joyously make do with what you have. (and we have had a really delicious bowl of chicken porridge :)
End of the day, we are all happy with the way things turned out, and we won’t mind if it is not immaculate; because deep down we know chasing perfection is of no point.. it is how you redefine beauty that is important.