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A Thank You Bouquet

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

Recently one of my brides dropped in for morning tea and gave me this gorgeous bunch of ‘thank you’ flowers. It had stems of pretty brassica that also featured in my posts Mon Petit Chou and Petit Chou#2.

The process of designing and creating a wedding dress means spending quite a bit of time with a bride and during the journey from sketch to toile, through fittings to finished gown there are many varied and interesting conversations.

Some are about plans for the festivities – their excitement is contagious and I often help with suggestions for flowers or other details. Occasionally my garden offers up a welcome supply of Cécile Brunner roses for adorning hair or cake.

This last season, a bride’s mother came and picked some of my Perle D’or roses to add to the bridal bouquet and a collection of tiny pine cones I gathered from a picnic were perfect for the men’s buttonholes of my Autumn bridal party.

There was a third gown for my Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe that I created with them last June, so I thought I’d share it today.

It is one of the designs in my Haute Couture Collection along with roses,hellebores and peony. AUS$24.95+pp for a 5 card set available here.

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

Garden Party

 

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

I created this hydrangea dress when the flowers were still creamy white.

A week or so later and the flower heads on the bushes have turned a mix of dusty pinks and greens – I love having vases full of them in the hall and on the mantelpiece.

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

Another of my hydrangea dresses, from when the flowers are creamy white, features in my new card set – ‘Garden Party’ Collection – along with pansies, brassica, geraniums and pom pom flowers.

Summer might be at an end here but this new card collection will be a reminder of the fun and frivolity that a garden party can bring…and if you’re in the northern hemisphere they’d make lovely invitations to one now you’re coming into Spring.

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe ‘Garden Party’ Collection
Notecard Set 5 x cards 5 x envelopes AUS $24.95 plus pp.
Available now from my Etsy Store

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