So here's a sample of some of the work I did for Australian Better Homes and Gardens. I approached them about a wedding concept I had for the show, where I could be the wedding planner and they could run a competition and give away a wedding designed by me. They agreed and the project went ahead. We advertised for a couple, and they chose the winner (which I actually disagreed with, but that's another story). It was about three months of planning and filming and a lot of hard work, but I loved it and the results were amazing.
The content in the magazine stretched about three issues and about 100 pages of editorial copy, and wedding craft. This accompanied the BH&G TV show which filmed the whole process including the wedding. I'm still searching for the photos of the wedding reception which were stunning and guess what, a blue and white theme. I think they're in storage, so will have to get back to you some time with those.
Here's what I came up with for some of the craft projects, which I made and styled.....in case you can't tell I was heavily influenced by my craft idol, Martha. The quality isn't great because they are scanned polaroids, but you get the idea.
|Beaded table number|
|Ring pillow, actually made by my mum|
|Seating plan - shot on my bedroom wall|
|Soap wedding favors|
|Cake inspired by MSW and styled by moi|
|Guest seating place|
|Gorgeous butterfly bouquet|
|Guest message stand|
|Guest seating wreath|
|Ring pouches, more from mum|
|Ring pillow, again made by mum|
|Fabric boutonniere, made by me and pinned on my Dad!|
|First attempt ever at beading - not bad huh?|
|Boutonniere pinned on me and made by me|
|Stamped favor boxes|
|My Dad's lapel and my beadwork!|
|Me, wearing the bridemaid's dress from my friend's wedding|
|Me, well, my cleavage|
|Me...looking like a reflective bride - we saved a lot of money on models!|
|Photo set up of beautiful hydrangea wreath in my parent's guest cottage|
Photos by Chris L. Jones. Styling by Melinda Hartwright. For Better Homes & Gardens
So there you are. That's some of what I did in my former life - well, before kids and husband. Boy do I miss the creative outlet. But I'll get back to it soon.