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.