A Camouflage Wedding: Part 1

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.

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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).

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The paste papers were cut from 12” scrapbook paper that echoed various marriage sentiments and added a nice vintage flair to the inside cover.

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Mégan had also brought me some beige suede strips that I was able to incorporate as a page marker.

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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.

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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.

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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.