Wedding decoration, table & stationary design
This is where I sell my design work I created for our wedding. Chris and I got married last summer on Osea Island. Being a designer, I wanted to have creative input on as much of the event as I could. This entailed making; wedding dress design, wedding accesorries, bridesmaid dress design and accessories – including living succulent jewellery and a pearl beaded hair clip, all the flowers and bouquets, table decorations, alter, dinner, after party and wooded den venue decoration, after party outfit- including making a mohican headdress, feather cape, silver leather bumbag and pearl and shell necklace, all the wedding stationary and signs oh and the wedding planning. Needless to say I was fairly busy. It all went swimmingly and it was the best weekend of our lives. The effort was well worth it. Thanks mainly to our incredible group of friends and family that helped make it all work. We had 3 friends who were professional hair and make up artists Fairy Scones, Becky Doney and Bianca Bonjour who did me and my bridesmaids. My friend also made my wedding dress Olivia Deur, she is super talented. My 5 friends were also DJ-ing. My experiential event planner friend helped with a lot of the planning. My mum and sister helped with the flowers and decoration. Another friends made the amazing wedding video Max Thurlow. Oh and I mustn’t forget our incredible wedding photographer Sachin Khona who was well worth the money.
Osea island is an amazing venue, it’s a private island and we had the whole thing for the weekend. Once the guests drove over the island tidal road at low tide, they were all stuck there until the next low tide, so it makes it feel even more private and special. Some guests arrived by speed boat, some sailed over and stayed on their yacht moored off the island. All the 177 guests stayed in the 20 cottages for the 2 nights on the island and enjoyed the facilities and events we put on; Friday night barbecue swimming pool, tennis court, fishing, cycling, games room, sauna, gym.
After the ceremony that was held by the beach on the lawn under the gazebo, we all walked to the old bomb factory for the dinner and speeches. After which we had the band followed by the party in the Shack that went on till sunrise. We encouraged everyone to dress as animals from midnight onwards which went down spectacularly. I was a white bird, Chris was a panda and the animal collective rinsed every last ounce of fun from that island over the weekend. We were to be found on the Sunday riding on the tops of cars, driving around the island at 5mph with the music on full volume collecting friends from various venues to move the party to the pool. It was very hard to leave the island on Monday and we vowed to go back next year to ease our departure.
Our wedding was featured in Dune Bug Weddings, which according to the photographer, is a big deal. 😉
Art for Interior design
I’ve been straying off the computer and creating large abstract textured art work designed specifically for interior spaces I have been desinging. It’s been very enjoyable and has led to various jobs for event design, including my paper sculptures in the Saatchi Gallery for the Salon QP exhibition.
The navy cock feathers are hand sewn onto material and then stretched over a wooden frame. This was designed and made by Polly Playford Design for a residential house in Surrey, for which I was creating the interior design. The colours are rich and dense with flecks of brown. It beautifully absorbs the light with the rich texture. It’s somewhere in between art and surface design. The resident kittens enjoy this piece of art too, having attacked it on several occasions assuming it’s a giant bird.
The silver tissue and tinsel piece was hand cut and applied to a board. It’s a little less serious and moves beautifully in the breeze. We took this piece out for an event and had a fan blowing on it and a tube light hung over it. It looked great.
If you have a space that needs original decoration, get in touch for prices on bespoke commissions.
My Festival Clothing & Accessories Collection
Get thinking about summer now, it helps pass the grey days!
Theses are just a few of the clothes and accessories I have designed and made. They’re perfect for parties and festivals. I’m hoping to sell them at Secret Emporium at festivals this summer.
Get in contact if you’d like to buy any of them or commission me to make something fabulous for you.
Sparkle hard people!
Festival Number 6 Headdress Workshop.
My headdress workshops are really taking off now… the latest workshop was at Festival Number 6 in August. Each day we had over 50 people come to the town hall at Port Merion, where this festival is held, to make flower festival headdresses as a part of the many activities put on by the festival. I was employed by the festival to run 2 workshops and they were great fun and popular with the kids. We had people queuing in the rain for over an hour to get in! I provided the materials and tools and gave a step by step process on how to make the flower garland. The flower garland in the bottom photo is the example I made for the workshop. They were free to create what they want but I find people often want guidance as they want to walk away with something they’ll love and wear. I guess they come to learn too.
In the photo I’m wearing mostly my creations; my Carmen Miranda headdress, the white feather and lace rope necklace, the pink plastic and gold bead necklace and the top half of my wedding dress with tule sleeves I designed and had made and beaded for me by Olivia Deur oh and my silver leather bum bag I made. I love designing and making things for festivals… I’d wear them every day if I didn’t too many strange looks.
It was a really great festival on an amazing site, that is really like no other festival I have been to. We brought with us about 30 friends and had a fabulous time. I’m hoping to go back this year, if they’ll have me!
HAPPY NEW YEAR SPARKLY ILLUSTRATION for my lovely blog readers and clients.
I wish you all a prosperous and creative 2017.
christmas card design paper cut out angel snowflake sequins
Merry Christmas Everyone!
christmas card design paper cut out angel snowflake sequins
I created this paper cut out with plain card and some shinny plastic snowflake sequins and then photographed it. This was one of the designs for a client, Bragard UK, that didn’t get used so I turned into a card for all you lovely blog readers! The client went for the watercolour illustration of a christmas pudding as they were a catering supplier and needed something food related. I prefer the angel myself.