Your wedding guestbook doesn’t have to collect dust on a shelf. There are so many creative ways to remember who celebrated with you on your big day! Turn your guestbook into a work of art that can become a staple in your new home or a puzzle that your children can play with in the future. These creative guestbook ideas are also fun and entertaining for your guests. Click on each image for more information.
All of your family and friends who attend your wedding are pieces to your puzzle. Every guest can sign and write a special note on the back of a puzzle piece! Create a one using an engagement photo or a personalized monogram.
For my wine lovers out there, this is the guestbook for you! Have all of your guests sign a cork and then get creative. There are many crafts you can do with your collection of corks after your wedding. Display them in a shadowbox or picture frame and turn your guestbook into a work of art that will forever remind you of your special day. Pop a bottle of wine and start collecting your corks!
Set up a guestbook station with labeled bottles for upcoming anniversaries. Supply your guests with paper and pen and have them write a special message with their name and deposit it into the anniversary of their choosing. For years to come, on special anniversaries you will be able to read sweet messages from friends and family that celebrated with you on your wedding day!
Here's your chance to collect ideas from your guests. Each wedding guest writes out an idea or adventure for the happy couple to complete together in the future and places it in the bucket. Another unique guestbook idea that can be utilized long after your wedding day is over!
Have you seen any of these at an event recently? Or have another creative guestbook idea to share? Comments welcome below!
Searching for the perfect wedding dress and tired of princess cuts and endless layers of tulle? Try on these latest fashion trends for a unique look that will prove you are not the conventional bride! Our favorite fashion designers have put a chic twist on the classic wedding gown in their current bridal collections. From the runway to the aisle, these fresh styles will make you shine on your big day. Let’s take a look at what’s trending! Click on the images below to be linked to the source.
Feathers are soft and elegant, yet add a touch of fun to a traditional wedding gown. This whimsical trend is perfect for a boho-inspired wedding. Incorporate some feathers into your headpiece to complete the look!
Ladies, don’t be afraid to try on some color! Shades of blush pink and pale peach brightened up the runway at fashion week. While the traditional white wedding dress is timeless, a modest pop of color is a fresh look for a spring or summer wedding.
Wedding dress separates are the latest trend that women everywhere are embracing! This year’s designers have proven that the unconventional bride can rock a crop top with class! Mix and match different skirts and tops to find your perfect combination.
These are just a few of this year’s fashion trends! We hope we have inspired you in your search for the perfect dress. Remember ladies, it’s your day and there are no rules!
“I adore the challenge of creating truly modern clothes, where a woman's personality and sense of self are revealed. I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman.” –Vera Wang
Sofia and Eric's weekend wedding festivities kicked off with a rehearsal and lively family dinner at Sofia's parents' house on Friday evening. The Middle-Eastern inspired eatery Sofra catered delicious platters of food enjoyed by the many members of all ages from both the bride and groom's families.
The sunny, crisp October wedding day began with Sofia getting her hair and makeup done by Danielle Keefe. Preparations were fully underway with many smiling family members abuzz in Sofia's parents' spacious backyard, transformed into a rustic setting with a large tent fitted with cascading lights. The ceremony location was set adjacent to the tent on a grassy section of the yard facing the wooded area of the property. Buckets of blue and green hydrangea plants wrapped in burlap dotted the aisle and rustic baggies filled with petals were imprinted with the day's program. Eric's father's nursery, Ornamental Plantings, provided the tree hydrangeas and plant hydrangeas. Ilex Designs created romantic and whimsical floral arrangements of greens and pinks adorning each table, all surrounding a majestic central tree decorated with string lights in the center of the tent.
Come wedding time, guests took their seats and the several young flower girls and groomsmen lined up to take their places for the processional. A true family affair, Sofia's uncle and cousin played the ceremony music on their keyboard and instruments. Each member off the wedding party walked down the aisle, followed by a gorgeous Sofia in a flowing white lace dress embellished with silk, ribbon, and sparkles. A beaming Eric met his beautiful bride at the end of the aisle where they were both greeted by the officiant - Sofia's brother, Jorge. He recited a creative and personalized wedding ceremony reflective of Sofia and Eric's warm personalities and deep intellect. He wove in anecdotes of their years long courtship, drawing both laughter and tears from the transfixed crowd. Sofia and Eric recited their vows and sealed the deal with a kiss, drawing a rapturous applause from the audience. Photographer Joyelle West snapped away, capturing candid photos of the blissful newlywed couple.
Guests flowed into the tent and outdoors on the back patio for the reception. Mini succulents labeled with each guest's name served as the place cards, echoing the natural theme of the day. Small clipboards with wedding-themed coloring books and crayons kept the young children busy at the kids' table.
As dusk fell, the string lights in the tent and on the trees illuminated the space. Season to Taste Catering provided drinks and appetizers as the live band, Hudson Band by Night Shift Entertainment, took their places and began playing hits and rhythm and blues from the stage. Guests enjoyed their dinner as family members toasted the new couple. Sofia's father George translated her mother's toasts into Spanish for the benefit of the Spanish-speaking guests. Eric's parents also toasted the couple in a sentimental, funny speech.
Guess rejoined the dance floor for hours of dancing under the starlit tent. A sweet surprise - apple, blueberry, pear, and rhubarb tarts from the acclaimed Clear Flour Bakery - kept their energy going into the night. After much dancing, the guests prepared for a sparkler send off, turning the driveway into a glowing setting of sparkles and smiles encircling Sofia and Eric. The cake, an impressive tiered carrot cake baked by Sofia's mom using her famous family recipe, was cut and then quickly devoured. The evening did not end there - the energetic crowd took to the dance floor for many more hours - with a special delivery of Pino's Pizza at midnight.
With an celebration concluded with cake, tarts, pizza, sparklers, live music, good friends and family, Sofia and Eric's life as newlyweds is off to a delicious and fun start! We wish them all the continued goodness for a lifetime of wedded bliss.
Note from Sarah!
Life got too crazy to blog, but please enjoy these archives of some of our favorite past weddings.