livre d’or.

golden book.
golden book of guests.
really, just guest book.

so when lisa recruited me as her maid of honor last year, i was actually scared. scared of long dresses, kitchen teas and hen’s nights. thankfully, she understood this fear and let me skip most that responsibility. but when she couldn’t work out where she was going to find a decent guestbook, i was ALL OVER IT.

since reading The Journal of Dora Damage and listening to a friend tell of her pursuit to learn book binding, i decided that i wanted to learn too. cue youtube. ha.

i got most of the main bits from Amazing Paper in Enmore. i covered book board with cotton calico and textured green paper (inspired by the invitations) and used wax coated cotton for the lace up binding.

to maximise visitor signings, we left stacks of paper on clipboards with pens on every table at the reception. after the wedding and a couple of weeks in india, i collated all the signings and printed photos from disposable cameras left with fun props at the gifting table. took a while to get to the point of ‘voila’, but they loved it. phew.


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