So I’ve been a bit absent lately, but I promise my reason is an excellent one! I got married on Saturday! It was such an incredibly wonderful day, full of love and warmth and in beautiful surroundings, to boot. I couldn’t have asked for it to go more smoothly, more calmly, or more happily! It was really and truly amazing, all of it.
I have a few weddingy posts lined up for the coming days, but I will start with what I think is my favourite craft of the wedding — the wedding tree guestbook! Some of you may remember a post I did a while back about the beautiful wedding trees that have been located out there on the interwebs. Well, I am happy to announced that I managed, in this case anyway, to turn coveting into creation, and did up one of my own! Check me out!
The wedding tree. Before (left) and after (right).
The set-up for signing… some instructions, ink & pens, a test paper, and some WetNaps for wiping off the ink!
I drew the tree myself using a sharpie marker (for the thicker areas) and a fine tip pen for the finer branches. The look of the tree was loosely based on Evan & Corinne’s from August and After. Then I wrote out the text in Gimp and taped it on the top and bottoms of the page. A lovely guy at Staples then helped me photocopy it onto 11″ x 14″ paper/cardstock, maxing out the contrast so as to hide any pen marks or brush strokes. I bought both the frame and the ink pack from Michaels. The ink pack had four different shades of green, which was perfect for this project.
I got a ton of compliments about the wedding tree from all our guests — everyone really seemed to love it and thought it was pretty unique! Truth be told I’m pretty proud of how it turned out, and so pleased that the finished product looks as good as it does! No smudges or mistakes, even! Awesome possum.