Michelle stumbled upon the web and found our oak tree wedding guest book, she contacted us to customize one for her wedding in March, and later she decided to go with this foliage tree wedding guest book instead of her original idea of oak tree wedding guest book. Michelle and Randy had a small cozy wedding and they didn’t need a big guest book, but they wanted to have a nice custom made wedding book to keep their big day memories, and able to treasure the moments again in the future. This project is little different from other guest book photo projects we’ve done. Michelle wanted to have the first couple pages just for their guests to write their wishes and the rest of the pages are for their wedding photos. We thought it’s a very brilliant idea for a small wedding. We used the texture handmade paper for the lining paper of the book, we wanted the users of this book can feel tactile feeling when opening this book.Personalized printed on the first page with letterpress, the foliage tree embossed at bottom of the page to carry on the cover design.Michelle wanted to have the guests wishes pages and photo album pages to be separated, so we printed page titles to separate the pages, so their guests would know where to write their wishes.
On the photo album pages, we printed not only the title page we also used different paper stock to separate those pages, that way their guests would easy to follow and know where are the pages are for only photos. We also suggested Michelle to place their engagement photos on the first page of the photo album paper because wedding guests love to see engagement photos on the wedding day.
This foliage tree wedding guest book is simple yet it can be used as a wedding photo album and guest book all-in one book, we are so happy that this photo guest book project can bring value to Michelle and Randy.
A kind note from Michelle
We just got the guest book delivered. It is so beautiful! I can’t thank you enough for making this on such short notice. It is amazing! Thank you thank you thank you!
Megan stumbled upon online and found our San Francisco cityscape wedding guest book and contacted us thru Etsy. We have been making SF cityscape journal for our Etsy store for years and occasionally we received requests to engrave this San Francisco Cityscape artwork for their wedding guestbook. As we continue to develop more variety guest book design and we are planning to explore more cityscape designs to add more designs to cityscape collection like New York, Seattle, Dallas….etc. Right now we are in the process of setting up our new Shopify site, hope we can launch our site by the end April and all the new designs will be up on our Shopify site once the site is ready to launch. Stay tuned!
This lining page was handmade by a paper artisan maker in Thailand, literally we hand carried this paper all the way from Thailand from our asia trip back in 2013.
Letterpress printed personalized info at the top of the front page and the San Francisco cityscape embossed at the bottom page to carry on the SF cityscape theme.
A hand-printed personalized burlap bag to match the guest book.
We also printed a notecard for Megan and Anthony, bottom of the card printed San Francisco iconic graphic; victorian buildings.
Below is the testimonial from Megan:
Loved our wedding guest book! Great quality and attention to detail! Thanks so much!
This rustic woodsy foliage tree wedding guest book was a special made for Maria and Enrique’s wedding back in December 2014. Maria found our work from Etsy. This book cover is a modified version from our Etsy original listing here : Personalized Rustic Wooden Wedding Guest Book. Maria suggested to have a rustic foliage tree and moved the tree from center toward the left. Although Maria sent us a foliage tree graphic to work with, we wanted to make sure fully understand her idea, so we sent her a PDF proof before we proceed to production, which normally we didn’t need to send PDF proof on our Etsy orders.
We really like how this foliage tree engraving turned out, we will create a new listing with this layout on our Etsy shop soon, so we can give another guest book option to our Etsy clients. This artwork seems simple but it required a lot more time to create compares to our original listing.
We also really like this asymmetrical balance composition.
The close up of the foliage tree engraving,
Letterpress printed names and date, floral patterns embossed at the corners and foliage tree embossed at the center of the bottom page.
Heather and Mark got married on December 2013, and the traditional 1st year wedding anniversary gift theme is paper. Heather thought a personalization photo album engraved with their wedding picture on the cover would be a perfect thoughtful gift to celebrate their 1st year anniversary. Heather contacted us back in November 2014 for her personalized anniversary wooden photo album project. She sent us their wedding picture (above) and other personalized info for front cover engraving. Our first proof presented to her was with the tree less shown at the top, so the personalized info can be engraved at the top of the book cover. But Heather preferred to show the full tree and the personalized info engraved at the bottom. We exchanged PDF proofs back and forth couple times before we proceed to the production.
As usual we traced the outlines onto the wood first then uploaded the photo on our iPad as guideline for further detailing.
We wanted the figures not to compete with the tree background so we decided to have the figures with less details to contrast the background.
Here is the final piece of the art of this anniversary gift project.
Since it’s a photo album, we suggested Heather to go with the wooden spine binding with hinges.
Their anniversary date is around Christmas holiday seasons, so we’ve made a red burlap bag for their photo album just to match with the holiday spirits.
Personalized letterpress printed their names and wedding date on the first page. Heather loves the tree theme, she requested to print the oak tree and we added their initials monogram underneath the tree to match the book cover meaning; “The beginning of our family tree”
The inside pages can be open completely flat which is perfect the use of photo album.