Mégan was one of the first friends I made when I moved to Oklahoma, so of course I was ecstatic for her when her boyfriend Angel asked her to marry him. I was also honored when Mégan asked me to make the guest book for their wedding, as well as a small cake they could cut at the reception (coming this Thursday!)
I love this quote by Mégan regarding her tomboyish years in relation to her wedding: “My friends used to joke that I would have a camouflage wedding. I wasn't thinking of that when I picked my wedding colors - brown, ivory, and green.”
It was only fitting that Mégan and Angel’s book perfectly reflect their eco-friendly lifestyle as well. Mégan collected the materials she wanted me to use, and I added some embellishments I had on hand.
The cover was made from Davy boards wrapped in this amazing leather-like fabric Mégan found.
The 6” x 6” pages were made from 12” scrapbook paper, hand-folded and cut along the top fold using a paring knife (gives it that nice raw look).
The paste papers were cut from 12” scrapbook paper that echoed various marriage sentiments and added a nice vintage flair to the inside cover.
Mégan had also brought me some beige suede strips that I was able to incorporate as a page marker.
As for embellishments, I love using brads and different kinds of fasteners to give my books a little oomph. For Mégan and Angel’s guest book, I added a label holder with their names, which was held on by little heart brads.
I also gave Mégan extra labels in case she wanted to switch out their names and display their wedding date or “Guest Book” on the cover.
As a finishing touch (and to reinforce the suede page marker), I added small round fasteners on the top and bottom edges of the spine.
Now that you’ve seen how their guest book turned out, come back on Thursday and see the wedding cake I created for this lovely couple.