Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Country Rose Weddings

So, we have decided to concentrate on weddings. With the newly developed Country Rose Weddings we offer our understanding of roses to brides who want English roses to scent their bridal daze. My friend and design partner Trisha Edwards – a brilliant film set decorator, nominated for an Oscar and proud owner of a BAFTA (for Cranford Chronicles) – has decided to join with me to sell our unique skills as a package: we offer roses as a lower price, coupled to our design team to design and execute the whole wedding, from buttonholes and bouquets to table centres, staircase swags, arches and pedestals and baskets full of confetti petals. I encourage you to visit our website for more details.

Based on this new creative vision we have accepted an invitation to show at Hampton Court this July, drawn in by their imaginative idea of creating a setting for Midsummer Night’s Dream – which is right up our street. In the Autumn edition of Brides Magazine we have 10 pages of our roses in a feature called Secret Garden: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

I am told the Royal Shakespeare Company is to take part in some way, or lend their scenery perhaps? We are planning to create a magical garden, to find a tailor’s dummy, or a wickerwork body on which to create a wedding dress and train made only of roses. It could be an image of Titania awaiting Oberon (before their marriage) or awaiting Bottom (during her dream) – but in any case we’ll make a real woodland, with our own moss, and of course our own roses.

I have been sketching rosy dresses and head-dresses and mantles and arches for the last few days, crossing my fingers that the good people at Hampton Court can decipher the scribbles.

More on this later….

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