This couple chose to have an atlas for their guestbook so that their lovely guests could see the places they love the most! They also sent me some lovely photos to put in.Read More
This couple love their fitness and they asked me to make their guestbook out of something that would show that, so I found this vintage copy of 'Fitness for the Average Man'. They also sent me some little notes and work-out plans to put in so that their guests can see how passionate they are about each other and fitness!Read More
I made this guestbook from a vintage copy of Ernest Hemmingway's 'A Farewell to Arms'. This couple sent me some lovely little polaroid holiday snaps and some old concert tickets to put in so that their guests could get an insight into the things that they love to do together.Read More
I recently made this guestbook from a vintage book of Mozart sonatas. It was sent off to the U.S and this couple decided that, as well as keeping some of the original music scores in there, they wanted a few maps so that their guests could see some of their favourite places.Read More
I've had an awful lot of requests for atlas wedding guest books recently.. I guess the travel theme is in this year! I love creating these personalised books, the couples choose which maps they'd like to keep so their lovely guests can see all the places they've been and that mean a lot to them.Read More
I love LOVED making this special book for Simon & Simon, especially because I am also photographing their wedding too! They're getting married in Shropshire at Delbury Hall next month and it's going to be an absolute joy.
They wanted to pick a classic vintage novel for their starting point and what better author than Dickens. They then chose maps from their respective hometowns, as well as the city their son was born in to intersperse between the original pages and the blank ones.
This is also the first guest book I've bound in a slight different way, making it stronger than ever. I've learnt a new technique which involves sawing into the book (as scary as it sounds!) and then laying in twine to help keep the pages together.Read More
This little beauty got shipped all the way to Australia! I was so happy when Priscilla & dan got in touch to ask me to make a guest book for their wedding day. I've worked on a similar book before (The Romance of Modern Astronomy) and I knew the books were beautiful so I was chuffed to find a flower one. Also take a look at this beautiful inscription inside the cover! I love vintage books that have a history in them...Read More
I love a Jane Austen novel and Sense & Sensibility is no exception. I was so happy when Dawn's enquiry dropped into my inbox! She chose a beautiful pink copy of the book with personalised embossing of their names on the cover, and also opted for a hand calligraphed quote inside the cover:Read More
This lovely little commission was bought as a gift for someone, who loves Twelfth Night! i get a lot of requests for Shakespeare commissions and whenever I have them in stock they always fly off the metaphorical shelf...!Read More
Since Lisa got in touch a few months back about creating a unusual wedding guest book for her wedding we had SO much back and forth about how to create something very personal and special for her and her fiancé. As our emails evolved Lisa sent me lots of bits and pieces to add into the book along with the original pages for their guests to look at, including ticket stubs, receipts, baby scans of their daughter and readings from their wedding.Read More
"I just wanted to thank you for the most wonderful wedding guest book I could have hoped for. It is absolutely wonderful and the finish and craftsmanship are superb. Even the packaging was amazing!
You've created such a unique and interesting product and given a characterful old book another lease of life. It's wonderful."
This is one of the loveliest books i've had the pleasure of creating - just look at that cover! And the contents reflects Hannah and her husband to be perfectly as they love travelling. There are two maps bound inside with the original pages, from where the couple are getting married and also where they met. I love using old maps within the guest books as it gives an extra personal touch.Read More
This beautiful commission is off to it’s new owners Paul & Louise today, and it’s a gorgeous one. Louise’s brief for the book was that she wanted something with a pretty cover for the wedding, and I think this blue & gold ‘Songs of Love & Joy’ fits that brief perfectly!Read More
This beautiful book was created for Ally & Alex and incorporates so many of the things that represent them!Read More
Handmade, up-cycled guestbook created from a vintage book - A lasting, unique and memorable keepsake for your guests to write in! Perfect for a star themed wedding or one with astronomy decor! For example a wedding in a planetarium....Read More
“Looking for a guestbook for our wedding, I knew I didn’t want something bland and impersonal, or that wouldn’t be a meaningful keepsake. Getting something run-of-the-mill off the high street with calligraphy writing and lace on the front was totally not going to work!"
This beautifully simple guest book was created especially for a couple getting married this July. They chose the starting book themselves and I bound some of the original pages in with plain pages for their guests to write on.
A simple, elegant and unique way of incorporating books and vintage styling into your day with a lasting keepsake!Read More
A Checked Love Affair - Vintage Wedding Guestbook
This was by far one of my favourite wedding guest book commissions to make - I love how personal it is to the couple! Aimee sent me memorabilia from their life together - tickets, receipts, postcards etc and I either bound or adhered them into the book to make it not only something memorable for their wedding but a keepsake for their lives.Read More
This week I’ve been working on three beautiful wedding guest books, all very different and very personal to the couple. This one is for Kerry-Anne and Richard, who chose a Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales book as their starting piece, adding in maps from parts of the country where they are from. I love the colour plates and the two different maps together.Read More
6 new books listed on the website! A whole range of beautiful new titles to pick from. I visited The Book Barn yesterday and came away with 20 wonderful books ready to be up-cycled.. all only for £1! Watch this space…Read More