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A book for an Irish wedding

>> Wednesday, July 27, 2011


This wedding guest book was made for Raminta and Shaun, a couple in Ireland who married in May.  The color scheme for their wedding was sky blue, yellow, and white, which I carried into the design of their guest book.  

This was the first custom wedding book that I'd made for a couple outside of the U.S.  And I'm currently working on my second international wedding guest book for a couple in Norway.  It is so exciting for me to be able to share my work with people all over the world. 


The book was bound in the Coptic style with yellow thread, and a matching yellow grosgrain ribbon was threaded through the covers of the book so it could be tied shut when not in use.  When untied, the book will still lay flat on a table so it's easy for guests to sign. 



I printed the couple's names, wedding date, and wedding location on the first page of the book.  All of the interior pages were printed with matching blue lines and the word "guests" on top of each page.


I included a little matching booklet along with the guest book when I sent it off to Ireland.  My husband and I used a similar little book on our Portland, Oregon honeymoon two years ago to record all of our wedding memories. While on the airplane or sitting in coffee shops, we would pass the book back and forth, taking turns recording little details we wanted to be sure not to forget.  I like sending little books off to the other couples, and perhaps they'll do the same. 

3 comments:

Cathy Reeve July 27, 2011 at 11:14 AM  

The book looks great! Just out of curiosity, do you print on a printer, or with letterpress?? If on a printer, is the ink waterproof?? Just something I'm always thinking about with my stuff

Elena July 27, 2011 at 12:36 PM  

Gorgeous book! The ribbon is such fun touch. And yay for linenlaid & felt going international. :-D

Katie July 27, 2011 at 1:49 PM  

Thank you both so much! Cathy, I print on a large-format inkjet printer. I have done some letterpress work in college, but no longer have access to a press. I'm not sure if the ink is waterproof for not. I've never tested it because I've never wanted to get one of my books wet, but I would guess that it is not waterproof.

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