there were two things i was certain of when i got engaged
the guy i was going to marry
and that there would be mason jars at my wedding
lots of them
everything else seemed to fall into place
around all the mason jars of course
...and then came baby...



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

every painting tells a story: unique guest book idea


{via afterglow photos llc}

it's an ongoing debate which one of us came up with the easel sign-in idea. the hubs thinks he did. i think it was my brilliant idea. regardless, we're both so happy we did it!

the impressionist art museum where we got married encouraged artists to set up along the river to paint, which is why we thought this idea fit in perfectly.

we used an old rickety easel i had bought off craiglist many years ago and hit up an art store for the canvas, brushes & array of paints.

the end product is beyond special and hysterical at the same time.

any other ideas for a way to capture well wishes?

5 comments:

john said...

Great idea! I believe your husband though.

john said...

I went to a wedding recently where they had someone taking polaroid pics of the guests as they walked in, it was then put in a book and you signed it... that was pretty cool!

Abigail said...

We had a mailbox and postcards set out for our guests to fill out. Throughout the year my mother has mailed us the postcards. It is so fun getting these little surprises in the mail!

Nicole said...

We had our photographer make a photo book of our engagement photos, which people signed. It was a great way to display our engagement photos and to have a keepsake all at the same time. I've seen several couples do this and it is such a great way to kill a couple birds with one stone.
I bet that bridesmaid of yours is drawing something really awesome, by the way.

The Gift Cow said...

OMG! I LOVE Abigail's idea. I am a HUGE fan of snail mail (when its not bills or catalogs) and surprises. Simply awesome!

I went to a wedding on a vineyard where they had all the guests sign an over-sized bottle of wine from the vineyard to be opened on their 25th wedding anniversary. Great idea considering the venue and the couple (they both LOVE wine!).