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ummer is upon us and this year’s weddings are in full majestic swing. Spring has been as busy as the main summer months with venues, themes and ceremonies more varied than ever before. Brides and Grooms have such a strong sense of who they are and what they want in todays modern

crowd -FLOG IT before we even have a chance to hoard it! What a change compared to the lovingly kept memories of a little cake box and dainty posy. Overall the tightly controlled elements of weddings are diminishing, no more are guests herded like sheep from one stage of the day to another, but this

ture that honours our readers with some in-depth thoughts and perceptions from a challenged clothing designer wanting change and meaning from this world. We must most ardently applaud all the wonderous creative people involved in making this special issue of our digital publication so

marriages which suggests more and more couples are making that patient (final) bond long after relationships were formed. Elopement weddings are also playing a pivotal role as we move into the next decade with couples wanting their wedding experience to be deeply intimate and introverted. With these key elements at the forefront of people’s decisions the word of the moment seems to be ‘relaxed’. Yes, styling content is still in overdrive thanks to the mighty unrealistic pressures of social media and Pinterest but mindfulness is also prevalent with ‘recycling’ growing in confidence. Our Enchanted Garden feature is a testament to cyclic and not new practices. Facebook is smoking at the countless wedding directories created for the wrong choice nothing retained

is still a work in progress as couples plan more relaxed environments for their family and friends. At Dekko we have been playing with ideas of environments too from the cool wood and rope tones of Prairie life at the stimulating and diverse Potager Gardens to the buzzing warm tropics and lush colours of Lamorran Gardens in St Mawes. Rich gem stone opulence dominates in the flowers surrounding our lavish Indian inspired shoot, set at the Palacio in Falmouth where we introduce a new exciting flower designer based in Cornwall. Once more we have the privilege of a beautifully romantic real wedding coming to you from the house and grounds of Burncoose House; shot by the fabulous photographer Lizzie Churchill. Once more there is a written fea-

intriguing and individual. Room to breathe, space to grow and show creative work can often be an expensive luxury in the South West and its with great pride that we value skills and imagination alongside financial growth for businesses in the wedding/creative industries. We want to remain what we always wanted to be from the beginning paperless, internationally accessible, ethically driven and inclusive. Thank you for those that support this determined vision.

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Contents 6 The Necklace of Songs 24 Introducing Lafonia 26 Prairie Girls 58 Burncoose House Wedding 84 The Body we Wear 86 The Enchanted Garden

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The Necklace of Songs “I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times... In life after life, in age after age, forever. My spelllbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs, that you take as a gift, wear round your neck in many forms, in life after life, in age after age forever.”

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n idea that started as a loose concept from Jess our photographer and friend Aimie Wooton regarding Bollywood type weddings went onto become a smaller concept dealing more

with the wonder of rich colours and romance in Eastern symbolism. An explosion of flower colours and a lavishly worded poem ‘Unending Love’ by Rabindranath Tagore [1861-1941] started to build the initial days shoot. The poem talks of an eternal love that we can wear as a symbolic form through a necklace – this adornment from the heart is then lying closest to the woman’s heart. The poem goes on to express that our love is a shape shifter that takes many forms. We as people have many layers like shapes and with these layers we shuffle and slide them with one another to form a bond of such strength, height and magnitude that many of our cultures believe that we meet with those that we love in another life. Marriage is hugely symbolic and Indian ceremonies are filled with colourful emblematic joy, everything is ornately powerful and for me this has a deeper impact on the conscience than some of our more sedate modern weddings. Red is highly significant to Indian weddings and all its many mixes from pinks to vivid burnt oranges signify good fortune, prosperity, fertility and fruitfulness. These positive meanings from a colour that for western society has become symbolic with stop and danger! The fluid linear quality to Indian ceremonies, where ever the regional and religious differences lie, create a story, a journey with families and guests following alongside the bride and groom. The colours gaily mix as families in their millions from either side join and bless one another across India’s diverse landscapes.

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o brainer alerts!!!! Palacio lounge in Falmouth is colour and texture abound. It touches no particular genre (and I like the fact it’s not trying to meet theatricals and missing the mark) but it makes impact with its lush dÊcor and hanging shades. Every corner has possibilities for poses and thankfully we got most of the shoot completed before the very popular eatery and bar filled up. Its not easy finding diversity in Cornwall, it does mostly stick with what it knows and does best, so I applaud this chain for stepping outside the box and bringing us a glorious place to eat very good food and feel enlivened, a jewel in an otherwise shell crown‌

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here is nothing more exciting to our senses than intense colour. Of course,

all our sensory elements are crucial to pleasing our minds, our imaginations but colour holds us vividly in its grip. The ways of the east with its intense displays of painted prints and patterns – many copied from flowers, spices, and the natural world that surrounds them, hugely influenced our duller western culture. There would have been no Cyclodelic era, no glitz and lively seventies glam, no bold defining colour of the 1980’s without looking over seas to the rich colour palette of the east. It is still with trepidation that many of the British approach colour at weddings, playing it safe with muted tones and pastels but once in a while a couple will decide to play with colour and a wedding becomes a vivid festival of delights! It is also well known that colour makes us happy, confident even motivated, so it makes you wonder why cool reserved tones are kept in the traditional hearts of our wedding nation. It is brave to throw in a curve ball, but nature can teach us how if we look around us. Colour is used to guide, to attract, to lure with all its giddy pigment strength. A wedding fully immersed in ivory and muted greens can come alive with a shot of coral, a burst of lime or a touch of aqua blue. It was with great joy that I found the perfect lady to bring to life our shoots colour palette and Ingrid - flower grower and designer, introduces herself and her work practices later.

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“A brief note on the outfits our lovely model Emily wore: all were designed and made by Roamer Rose with exception of the veil which is vintage; we therefore restored it back to its full embroidered glory. The rose-pink taffeta two piece was made with reclaimed fabric and hand cut applique pieces from a length of silk embossed organza. The added pearl chain fringe was repurposed from a necklace and the wrist wraps are from shredded and rewoven Sarees that are bought from a large group of women in Indian who self-sustain as they recover from brutal acid attacks. I think you would agree that the ‘necklace’ steals the show, it truly is beautifully made and has much significant meaning to me as a designer.”

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Credits Venue Palacio Lounge, Falmouth www.thelounges.co.uk/palacio

Stylist Kyla Prior for Dekko Magazine

Photographer Jessica Apps Photography www.jessicaappsphotography.co.uk

Hair Stylist and MUA Jenna Jazz www.facebook.com/jennajazzmakeupartist

Bridal Wear and Accessories Roamer Rose www.roamerrose.com

Flower Work Lafonia Flower Company www.lafoniaflowercompany.co.uk

Model Emilie Swann

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JESSICA APPS PHOTOGRAPHY WWW.JESSICAAPPSPHOTOGRAPHY.CO.UK

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afonia Flower Company is a pest control. If we don’t kill any- that our brides are coming to us small Cornish business grow- thing then in theory there should because they are looking for flow-

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friendly and sustainable way for our pests! As a result we occasion- and they like our ethos. It’s always our own floristry, supplying local ally have a variety of flower that is so very lovely to hear from a bride shops and other florists. It’s an

eaten too much to be used but it’s a that they don’t mind what varieties

absolute passion of ours to be con- small price to pay. We recycle and

we use as long as they are from our

tributing to our local ecosystems reuse as much as possible, harvest plot! It shows a growing trend of and doing nothing to further harm our own rainwater and source our people generally becoming more our planet. It’s a true belief that products carefully.

conscious of the choices they are

you can have much more beautiful

making as consumers even on the

flowers for your wedding/event/ I would describe our floristry style most important day of their lives. gift if you source them locally from as very natural letting the flowers people who grow them slowly and

With more awareness of our en-

speak for themselves. There is al- vironment and the upcoming exit

as they would naturally develop. ways an element of the unknown from the EU I think that we are Our flowers are much stronger and when we discuss flowers with going to see the current increasing have wonderful scents as a result of brides as we can never be 100% demand for British flowers grow this. We do not use any chemicals

sure that a variety will be in bloom

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ie Girls ‘A potager is a French term for an ornamental vegetable or kitchen garden. The historical design example is from the Gardens of the French Renaissance and Baroque Garden à la Françoise eras. Often edible and non-edible flowers and herbs are planted with the vegetables to enhance the garden's natural beauty.’

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ow do you create such wonderous surroundings in a modest setting? You plan

meticulously and consider how useful planting can also be decorative. You put people at the heart of the open plan buildings and fill those buildings with light and fill the people with unique, tasty and healthy food. This concept, as Potager in High Cross states is ‘very much one for today and the future.’ This harvest of natural resources became a reality back in 2000 as an abandoned plant nursery with surrounding wood and glade became a project of resource for the newly completed cafĂŠ and a propagating programme for plant sales. Potager also provides workshops, yoga classes and designated areas for resident artists to create in a tranquil environment. A firm favourite with local families and tourists it has now become a very popular venue for intimate weddings that are managed by the most brilliant Hailey at Lit-

tle Cornish Weddings. Her expertise in working closely with couples who want a unique bespoke wedding at this venue is second to none with every tiny detailed fulfilled for your special day.

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he stillness of Potager Gardens in the early morning lays gentle on you as soon as you step from your car. Our shoot

date was a balmy day after the rain the night before and within an hour the whole team of Dekko collaborators was settled in the café area getting prepared. Zaya from macrame specialists

Kelmi took a moment to finish off some loose threads from the incredible woven hanging made by herself and Lucy Skuse for our wedding arch. The photographer Luke Dimech and I took a stroll around the main areas of the nursery grounds and woods; planning out the route for our models Ettie, Emily and Emma to take. The elements of wood, walls, colours and textures of Potager echoed the theme of Prairie Girls so very well, in fact there couldn’t have been a more apt setting to play out this wild and quixotic story….

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owgirls in America’s past were tough - wild and independent women who hunted for food and sport as well as performing at rodeos and travelling with the infamous Wild

West circuses. The Prairie women who lived out in the same environments of early twentieth century Canada, married and with children had to be just as resilient, just as resourceful in places that were arid and harsh; with nearby towns that had corruption, gang wars and theft and violence at its heart. My focus on these prairie women surfaced after reading material that emphasised their many varied and exciting roles in society. They were never merely one thing and could turn their hands to varied roles such as nursing, journalism, factory work, political activism, and union organising. [Kubik & Marchildon, pg 1, Women’s History Vol 5. 2015]. One could suggest that this particular band of females played a large part in the development of the West, both physically with their labour on rural farms and industry but also in a democratic capacity where they fought for workers rights and the inequalities between the sexes. For as many boys who were brought up learning how to handle a pistol and rifle, girls too were just as at an advantage to wielding a gun. They protected the home when the men were away driving cattle or farming and being a crack shot meant killing an animal was quick and mainly pain free. So much of the Prairie settlers were romanticised in series such as the infamous Little

House on The Prairie and with the beautiful hazy depictions in Holly Hobbie’s adventures by the writer and illustrator of the same name. However, I fell in love with the costumes of the female leads in all of these creations and wanted to capture the style and feel of these day clothes in a more relaxed collection of bridal wear perfectly befitting for Potagers scene. Ettie had such fun in her little flower girl romper and Holly Hobbie dress, it allowed her to run about and be free of the usual constraints of flower girl dresses made of stiff satin and fluffy tulle. Katy and Emily looked feminine with an edge, with all outfits made by hand from discarded materials. The flower elements were also created by Roamer Rose with bouquet and crowns made from dried flowers showing that preservation is just as positive as repurposing. This I believed would have been another key factor in the lives of the Prairie woman to make do and mend and pass things on down the generations.

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y final revelation came when I visited the American History Museum in Bath where one of the most incredible exhibitions of quilts are on display this year. I basked in the

complexed patterns and marvelled at the workmanship in stitching but what stayed with me was the meaning of women in these Prairie communities coming together to create. Considering my own place in a diverse mix of incomers and original settlers in Cornwall I feel more driven to try and communicate the relevance of people coming together, working together despite different cultures, races and backgrounds. We have a long way to go with Cornwall’s collective being open and welcoming including its divide of rich and poor but if it can be achieved with creative groups it’s a step in the right direction.

“America is not like a blanket – one piece of cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt – many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread.” [Jesse Jackson, 1984]

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Credits Venue Potager Garden www.potagergarden.org

Wedding Coordinator Little Cornish Wedding Company www.littlecornishwedding.co.uk

Stylist

Bridal Wear and Accessories Roamer Rose www.roamerrose.com

Flower Work Roamer Rose www.roamerrose.com

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Crochet

Photographer

Kelmi Craft www.facebook.com/kelmicraft

LJD Studios www.ljdstudios.co.uk

Models

Hair Stylist Lisa Vercoe www.liavercoehair.wixsite.com

Emily White Katy Scribbles Ettie Tamblyn (additional information from cited online 19/05/2019 at

Make Up Artist

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For a natural look using natural products Penny Pascoe ITEC. VTCT 01872 271150 | 07866 412447 | penny@makeupartist-cornwall.co.uk Wedding Makeup Cornwall | www.makeupartist-cornwall.co.uk

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his wonderful estate, sat amongst a beautiful mix of woodland and gardens, has loyally homed the William’s family since 1715. Once the

heart of the family’s tin mining business the house has seen some extensive modernisation over the decades with the last improvements finished recently for its open days with the Wildlife Trust and wedding open days. Getting married at Burncoose offers a fabulous intimate setting with sole use of the house and grounds; it has a full licence for your civil ceremony in the rebuilt orangery, which is shown in all its true splendour with the beautiful floral work for Danielle and Mark’s wedding. There is also the option of additional space with a marquee on the lawn for all guests to eat, be merry and enjoy the speeches! It was really a match made in heaven when this lovely couple discovered Burncoose; it suited their sense of style and requirements perfectly. There is a languid feel of passing time when you’re immersed in this house and you can truly drift through the beautifully decorated rooms breathing in the flowers and sense of narrative the house eludes to. The romance of spending a few days at Burncoose will never leave you, whether bride or groom, family or guests. As a wedding venue it’s a place with surety and soul which is why I particularly love my creations to spend time there….

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Credits Venue Burncoose House www.burncoosehouse.co.uk

Photography Lizzie Churchill www.lizziechurchill.com

Dress Bliss Bridal Gowns www.blissbridalgowns.com

Alterations and Veil Roamer Rose www.roamerrose.com

Bridesmaids Bespoke Seperates Roamer Rose www.roamerrose.com

Hair Stylist Kirsty Harris

Floristry Flowers with M (Marisa Martin) www.flowerswithm.com

Marquee Absolute Canvas www.absolutecanvas.co.uk

Catering Beetham Food (Jamie Beetham) www.beethamfood.co.uk

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The Body we Wear “written on the body is a secret code only visible in certain lights; the accumulations of a lifetime gather there” (Winterson, 1993)

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ur oldest companion is this body. Carried every- and elaborate gold accessories and China as far back as where we place it, work it, feed it, starve it and rest 7,000 years ruled the ‘Kingdom of Clothes’ with costume

it but how and why do we decorate it? Historically body across the dynasties evolving as sewing and ornamentamarkings were symbolic, tribal in their display. Cloth tion became more skilled. Garments across our histories was limited to fur and hide until the processes of twine

showed peoples positions and status in society whereas

and weave served our warmth and modesty. Bodies were

today the ever-growing freedom of our attire provides a

tough and resilient to seasons and the elements and were canvas to display anything from our sexual orientation, expected to function for survival. Yet as humans evolved, our organic lifestyle choices or our own creative stance. and ceremony became more significant, self-decoration But there is another way we are dressing up…. created new meanings of expression. Simple head dress- Twenty first century, and some seem to favour going back es and body painting captured the moment with new

to the body itself regarding perfecting beauty. Masses of

meanings. People could express themselves with this money is thrown at invasive skin products and cosmetic visual body art as well as with words - language being surgery with ever increasing notions of the ‘body beautiour civilised break through. It brought groups togeth- ful’. There are so many ways these restructured polished er but also individualised the self – now you see what beings can gain an audience that it begins to signify a ‘I’ represent in thought and action. As time moved on career can be created by having, not just a perfect body, societies and cultures developed more elaborate ways of but a certain type of body. These growing menus of body dressing up. The Romans loved extravagant attire and

sculpting procedures are not just for the wealthy as clin-

costume, the Egyptians became the masters of makeup

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with the millennials. Curiously, one can make links be- of assets that needs care and consideration, a complex tween the growing disconnection with nature and real- framework of scientific wonder. Normally it gives us our ity to how the body is developing today and into the fu- liberties and rarely denies us our wants, each of us wonture. What surrounds us is a blurring of human form in derfully unique from a distance as well as close-up. So, we game formats and big digital cinema releases where even became civilised, thought great thoughts, spoke of these children believe that women have tiny waists and over philosophies, presumed and predicted and now wonder inflated chests and bottoms. Skin is finished to synthet- at the mess needing to be rectified. It is with great terror ic qualities usually reserved for dolls, with many proce- that some watch as so many of the population believe in dures rendering the person limited in facial movement. this increasing trend - a new version of SAI (Semi ArtifiMen are equally as emphasized but the styling of men’s

cial Intelligence) the perfect person with a backdrop of a

characteristics and decoration are more significant than world ravaged by civil war and over production. the 80’s/90’s version of beefed up males. In all this highly

Being a beautiful body needs a lot of self-trust; it also

skilled surgery and manipulation something is drastical- needs its time to live, really live and get through many ly lost – character. Emphasizing our ‘best bits’ well this objectives. Being healthy and happy starts with exceptis too simple a format for those who want reformation: a

ing you’re never in complete control of what goes into

surreal dream like quality to their body foundation.

your body (yes, we are breathing in plastic molecules

Clothes just don’t live up to this complex endeavour

everyday) and how you look after the cover! The con-

with very few really seeing clothing as identity and an tours, lines, knocks and scars are the bodies way of tellart form. Changing the face and body is often a painful

ing its story, eradicate that and the character becomes

expensive quest, fraught with mistakes that often can’t a lie. Identity vastly displays itself when a big occasion be reversed. One procedure seems never enough, and arises - the ultimate attire being the wedding dress. Be fashion is getting the brunt of these unsatisfied reactions

you, be natural and let your wisdom guide your instincts

when a body is viewed in a mirror. Quantities of unworn when adorning yourself. You will never express so much garments are building up displaying the reckless explora- of yourself in one day of shared love and happiness, let tion of human vanities, people have lost that undeniable

your whole being sing with what you wear and let your

realisation that the body, (abused as it is) is the most im- body characterise the best is yet to come… portant vessel they will ever travel with. It is the greatest

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esmerising, transported, dreamlike...these are the words that first struck me on my initial visit to Lamorran. It felt as if one was walking onto a film set based

in the glorious regions of Italy. Very soon I realised that there was an even richer more vivid Mediterranean ambience to these wonderous gardens with pure romantic poetry around every corner. With so much choice for pictorial opportunities I waited for Tom the photographer to visit the site to formalise a plan. With true artistic freedom we also decided to allow for a few spontaneous moments on our weavings up and down the garden pathways to paint with camera this magnificent expanse of fauna. It requires a deeper understanding of place to capture it perfectly by camera, so rightfully the owners Maria and Robert had to guide me through their gardens. They speak with such knowledge and passion about this environment they had brought back to life, it’s in the understanding of the eb’s and flows of the day, the light changing and the soul of the expanse that places you with a better consideration of your surroundings. Started by owners Robert and Maria Antoinette Dudley Cooke in 1982 the garden was conceived and designed as a whole but constructed in three stages. Drawing on the influences of Italianate style and surrounded by the Roseland Peninsula this intimate garden transports you to almost a mythological sense of place. Both of Robert and Maria’s daughters were married in the temple like structure called ‘The Cupola’ that sits in the gardens centre with far reaching views out to sea; we have selected some intimate photographs of the family to share with you after this feature.

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‘O come! Let us haste to the freshening shades, The quaintly carv’d seats, and the opening glades; Where the faeries are chanting their evening hymns, And in the last sun-beam the sylph lightly swims’ (Keats, The Poetical Works, 1910)

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t has been almost a year since our visit to Lamorran

ence…in the end all social structures come to depend

and already so much has changed within our world of

on power and influence. And, of course, on the influence

mass produced clothing that I thought it would be crucial

and power that money brings.’ [Coleridge, pg 5)

to get back to the original understanding of sustainable Long ago with my first business (started November fashion. Looking at a word definition always helps to rein

1999) I recognised waste as a problem in bridal wear and

things back in – ‘sustainability’ (Cambridge English Dic- my first sample creations where constructed from a bin tionary) “the quality of causing little or no damage to the

bag of silk scraps that a bridal wear maker had discarded.

environment…the companies commitment to environ- I also asked all my brides/clients to bring duvet covers mental …” Well we can leave that quote there as already

for clothing transportation and used only covers for my

this proclamation is becoming disassociated and gener- collections that were given to me from a glass compaalised. A good explanation to how this very important ny! Limiting my natural silk designs to mix and match word has lost its credible meaning is summarised here,

and five bridesmaid’s outfits made life for designer and

“…sustainability becomes diluted and misunderstood client simpler and therefore less stressful. One of the big…Continued re-definition and grammatical hijacking gest downfalls in our society today is too much choice creates an environment where people are unsure of its and bridal wear has jumped headfirst into the faster turn meaning or focus…It becomes a personal view rather around of general fashion and this creates a huge quanthan a definition.” [oxfordcollegeprocurementandsupply.

tity (adding to the 350,000 tons in the UK alone) of pol-

com]

yester waste. One design of one wedding dress can be

Interestingly the part in this extract that intrigues the replicated hundreds of times (with a few legally required most is the ‘personal view’ and that’s where Roamer Rose

tweaks) in the war of wedding dress manufacturers. It’s

starts to break away from the current state of play in gar- mind blowing how so much can be produced on the off ment production and sales. Eco fashion is now ‘fashion- chance of a sale sheet being fulfilled. Masses of swimwear able’ and herein is where the danger now lies. It seems

companies are now battling over top place for their range

every label, every designer and every chain wants a slice of plastic (PET) recycled pieces, yet if one aspect of that of the sustainable pie and they will bend and manipulate

fabric or fastenings can’t be broken down for another

every procedure to market their ranges as such. From re- bout of recycling then off to landfill they go! Do we need cycling plastics to repurposing old clothes, cyclic move- ten bikinis (five of which remain thrown in a drawer as ments are getting tangled or for a kinder word – con- non-bothered returns) and three wedding dresses just in fused. Oscar de la Renta stated for the book The Fashion case? Do we need the anxiety of hunting down our per-

Conspiracy (1988) that designers, ‘…sell a lifestyle to the fect covering unaware that we are as equally hunted by whole world…we have moved into more areas of influ- the fashion buyers, bloggers and marketeers?

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uilt about our polluted planet that’s heaving under tially try on and see the scope for a dress to be brought to the weight of what we horde and of what we throw

my studio and become more personalised with of course

away battles with the desire to meet the perfect image

a perfect fit. Business to business collaborations are es-

so unidentifiable with social media platforms. The mir- sential in the wedding and creative industries. It is ofror lies and the image of Instragram speaks a truth? Our ten the smaller independent businesses that are working personal view may be losing under the pressure of con- hardest to stick to the original mantra of less is more, fused terms and the appeal of ‘keep buying’ until you get yet they are overlooked as they are not spending thouin right. Regarding getting it right, lets briefly mention

sands on getting noticed. Instead of making a dress out

when manufacturing goes wrong. The amazingly talent- of fishing nets to put in a display, show consumers that ed Wildcard Silks designer Katie Nicholson, even with there are designers out there that are making and selling smaller runs of her silk scarfs, can hit a problem when a evolved garments ‘for reel’. Roamer Rose will be launchfew scarfs are misprinted. They have lost their full retail ing its new loud initiative next year under its three R value so what to do with these gorgeous pieces of silk? rites, RADICAL, REASON, REALITY… After having known and worked with Katy over the last

With so much beauty to behold at Lamorran the hard

couple of years I had a fierce desire to utilize her scarfs facts of our shoots message became less urgent as the and make a beautiful ‘garden of Eden’ style bridal gown plans and day fell upon us. We talk of recycling in the for our Lamorran shoot. Katie’s dragonfly scarf fitted the same breath as rubbish not of beauty, yet we did very halter bodice bill beautifully and with some reclaimed

much create two exquisite bridal outfits and make up that

web like silver tulle for a shimmering wing inspired skirt although dazzled us with vivid colour and texture rested it all fell into place. And this is not the first time I have sensitively and gently into their surroundings. And it was worked with other businesses to recycle, Tracy Ashton

the perfect match to the models who understood that we

from Bliss Bridal Gowns works closely with me by pass- did not want another static shoot but a shimmering exing on useful items such as dress bags, old sample stock pression of colourful muses that appeared here there and and mannequins that supports less going to landfill. We everywhere, filling the garden with their presence. also are adventurous with her stock sample wedding gowns encouraging brides to see beyond what they ini-

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Credits Venue Lamorran Gardens www.lamorrangardens.co.uk

Photography & Artistic Direction Thomas Frost Photography www.thomasfrostphotography.com

Styling Dekko Magazine (Kyla Prior) https://issuu.com/dekko.1

Dresses and Accessories Roamer Rose www.roamerrose.com

Make up Artist Hannah Symons http://makeupbyhannahsymo.wixsite.com/ makeupbyhannahsymons

Hair Stylist Claire O’Brien www.fuzionstaustell.co.uk

Additional Styling & Props Wildcard Silks www.wildcardsilks.com

Models Lauren & Victoria Charman

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Bridal arts and cultural magazine focusing on the ethical and skilled artisans of the South West and beyond. For couples who want a contempo...

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Bridal arts and cultural magazine focusing on the ethical and skilled artisans of the South West and beyond. For couples who want a contempo...

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