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Sunday, 4 November 2012

The Wilkinson-Rose Wedding (September 2012)


 

 Leah and Andy planned a wedding with a 1950's swing theme and beautiful purple accent colours. Leah chose four different shades of purple to tone with the stunning bridesmaid dresses. She was keen to have a mix of real and silk roses particularly as her maiden name is Rose. The combination of real ivory roses and dupion silk roses in the different shades of purple looked stunning.
 

Each bridesmaid wore a silk dupion rose wrist corsage and a purple cultured pearl bracelet and earring set. The flower-girls looked precious with their matching silk rose pomanders. 

 

The Mother-of-the Bride looked resplendent in her outfit finished with a silk rose corsage in purple tones. The buttonholes were real ivory roses finished with different coloured strips of the purple silks. 


Leah's bridal bouquet was remade into a keepsake bouquet using ivory silk dupion roses following the wedding and the real roses dried as a memento of this beautiful day.


The table centrepieces were designed to work with Andy and Leah's theme to suggest giant Martini cocktails with silk roses and crystals instead of olives. 

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The DuGuay-Hesson wedding: a Mad Hatter's tea party 18th August 2012



Mary and Ant chose an Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter's tea party theme for their wedding. I was invited to both be a bridesmaid and help out making their vision come to life. 
In order to bring this theme to life we used a whimsical combination of playing cards and buttons bringing together the purple and merlot colour palate.
Mary wanted her keepsake bouquet to echo the folding and gathering on the bodice of her bridal gown. I added crystal hearts, buttons and Queen playing cards in a nod of whimsy. I tucked in a pocket watch as a finishing touch. 

The buttonholes were made using playing cards and buttons; Ant's flower was made using Kings, the father's were Aces and the grooms men were the Jacks. 

 
The mother's had corsages made from satin flowers with contrasting buttons.


  Each bridesmaid had a fascinator to match their dress and a contrasting bouquet and satin flowers and buttons and a pomander for the beautiful flower girl.
 

   

Each of the bridesmaids and flower girl wore cultured pearl graduated necklaces and earrings in a stunning shade of purple. I love the contrasting colours in the bridal party and think the purple and merlot worked fantastically together.

          

  


Mary's birdcage veil was made to complement her bouquet and centred with a stunning sapphire pendant to bring out the blue of her eyes. 
This was matched to her pendant and bracelet adding a flash of colour and her something blue.
An added challenge was to add a flavour of the Mad Hatter to Mary and Ant's elegant tea party reception.
The seating plan was made using pages from Alice in Wonderland, playing cards, satin flowers, ribbon and buttons.

      

Each table was named after a character from the book and the centrepieces were giant teapots made using pages from the chapter of the book about that character. The red and white roses and paintbrushes added a feel of "painting the roses red".

I loved being part of a wedding that gave me opportunity to be creative in so many different ways around such a fun theme. It was a wonderful day and I am so pleased to have been part of it.

      
Photographs courtesy of David Wadley Photography 

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Posy of Plumes photo shoot...

The very talented Patrick Candlish-Stuart kindly agreed to photograph some of my pieces;











For more of Patrick's work check out his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Candlish-Stuart/334042889996564?ref=ts or visit his exhibition Changement at The Banana Store London.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Fabulous Fascinators...

I have been having great fun making fascinators to match special outfits for two lovely ladies.


This red sinamay and veiling fascinator was designed to match a very special pair of boots and to add a subtle highlight to the outfit. 


   

Felicity needed a fascinator to wear with her stunning yellow, black and white dress for her Father's wedding. I love the spiral effect in sinamay with a chic veil combined in a stunning and unique look.


Sunday, 1 April 2012

For Joss, Jen & M



Three very dear ladies (and I) celebrated turning 30 recently and I wanted to give them something special that we could all use to commemorate the passing of time. 

To this end I made us each a black pearl jewellery set with a cameo pendant designed so it can be removed and worn separately.

The cameo is of The Three Graces as I felt this was a fitting tribute to the joy, charm and beauty of these wonderful women and the last decade of friendship.

 


About Me

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Marlborough, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
I am keen crafter that has always enjoyed trying new crafts. I made the invitations, orders of service, bouquets, buttonholes, tiara, earrings and other touches for my own wedding. I have since started helping others with the special touches for their weddings and wanted to share these with the world.