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Alabama bride-to-be donates flowers from postponed wedding

Alabama bride-to-be donates flowers from postponed wedding

Bailey King and Eric Griffin of Vestavia Hills, whose wedding was planned for March 21 in Mobile, postponed it until July 18 because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Facebook photo) Today was supposed to be Bailey King’s wedding day. Since becoming engaged to Eric Griffin in January of 2019, Bailey, an occupational therapist in Vestavia Hills, spent the next 14 months planning their wedding for Saturday, March 21, in her hometown of Mobile, with a ceremony at Springhill Avenue United Methodist Church and a reception at the Ezell House. As of last Sunday, the wedding was still a go. But by Monday morning, the coronavirus pandemic had changed everything when gatherings of more than 50 people were prohibited. Elderly guests were another concern. Terribly disappointed, but knowing they were doing the right thing, Bailey and Eric decided to postpone their big day. “It’s been a whirlwind of a couple of weeks,” says Bailey’s mother, Jeannie King. So on Monday, the wedding planner, Leslie Gilbert with Jenna Laine Weddings, called every venue and vendor and rescheduled everything for a new date, July 18. But there was nothing they could do about the flowers, which had already arrived at Belle Bouquet Florist and Gift in Saraland. Jeannie decided that, instead of keeping them, she wanted to donate them “to someone who could enjoy them.” Toni Steiner, the consultant at Belle Bouquet who worked with the bride, contacted Knollwood Pointe, an assisted living and memory care facility in Mobile, where she knows several residents. They were excited to receive the flowers, which they wanted to use to help celebrate a resident’s birthday. A gorgeous assortment of white and blush flowers, including roses and white hydrangeas, was delivered to Knollwood Pointe on Thursday. No one was happier than the birthday girl, who asked Toni […]

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