I knew that I wanted a soft book and the style of book had to reflect their personalities, so not too many frills or heavy on the embellishments. The content was to be paramount rather than a work of textile genius!
Fat quarters from the local quilting shop and exhibitions proved to be invaluable. I had originally wanted to complete it in silk but soon realised that cotton was going to be more practical to work on. The book contains a lot of quotes about love and marriage and I found one suitable for the front that wasn't too soppy. The wedding itself was very informal and there were only 20 guests at the ceremony.
Material and thread from the wedding dress were incorporated throughout.
They got engaged in the mountains of Morocco last year. The mosaic style heart reflects the art and culture of the area.
There were so many quotes on the internet that I had to include the most relevant, both deep and meaningful and humous.
This was the venue for the ceremony, the Tudor Grange Hotel in Bourenmouth, on the south coast of England. It is a friendly, family run hotel that went out of their way to make sure we had a relaxed, informal day. Joanne had small cala lilies for her bouquet hence the appliqued lilies. The two small sections of embroidery came from her dress.
The back page. A crazy quilt square that again is not to over the top but contains bits from her dress and appropriate wording.
I thoroughly enjoyed completing this project and I hope that my daughter and new son-law will appreciate the relevance and content over many years to come. I had a box made especially for the book so that they can save other mementos from the day.