Well that was the design brief for a commission for The Scrapbook Magazine. I love getting this kind of commission, because it makes me think and I end up creating something that I wouldn't have thought to do.
When I received this commission I headed to the internet-Google images, and Pinterest. By putting ‘Winter weddings’ into the search box, I was presented with images ranging from dresses to table settings. Two themes emerged-warm and cold. The warm theme featured fabrics such as fur and velvet, and feathers. The cold theme featured icy fabrics such as satin, and embellishments and decorations based on ice-crystals, metals etc. Both themes tended to stick to all white colour schemes, white bouquets, white table linen etc but the cold theme also added icy blue. The thing both themes had in common was interesting textures.
For my layouts I did one of each theme.
The baby layout is inspired by the warm fabrics and a bridal bouquet. I used felt to create lovely soft spiral roses, and placed them in a shape reminiscent of a bridal bouquet. The soft textures lent themselves well to the photo of my new great nephew baby Patrick. Isn't he perfect?
The layout is not on black-I just added a border digitally so it didn't get lost on this white page.
This one uses lots of shiny bits: the silver sequin waste, leaves, adhesive gemstones,satin flowers and that gorgeous sequnined net trim that I bought at Portobello Market in London a long time ago.
So, two very different layouts, both very tactile as a result of an unusual prompt.