Last year, I had the privilege of working through a 12-week program called The Artist's Way with two amazing people, including Sam DuRegger. Because the journey of AW inspires you to take action in making your dreams come true, it's no surprise that many things changed for the three of us in the group. My friend Emily got a boost towards a home improvement project she'd been wanting to complete, I quit my job to pursue my artistic passions, and Sam quit his job, moved to Iowa, and got engaged! ((Note: The Artist's Way is NOT for the faint-of-heart or for people who are content to live their lives in a state of 'comfortable complacency'. It's terrific, but it'll rock your world!))
Anyway, back to the point. Sam and Candace got engaged and in doing so asked me to make them a one-of-a-kind guest book as well as gifts for their groomsmen--come back tomorrow to see those.
I made a 6x6 hard-cover book with a photo of the couple on the front.
Their wedding date was showcased in a label holder--complete with heart brads, aww! ;) on the book's spine.
Candace likes the type of floral patterns you'd seen on Anthropologie's website, so I gave them several options and they chose a muted blue, green, and sage motif for the paste pages.
To match the paste pages, I used blue, green, and cream colored cardstock for the book's guts.
A silver satin ribbon tie enclosure completed the look.
Sam and Candace: Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your very special day. I wish you all the best of God's blessings as you two embark on this wonderful journey called Marriage together!