A completely handmade decorated guest book / journal, to document your life, your wedding, to use as a photo album, scrapbook , to create a unique heirloom for you and your family.

This book contains 100 pages - some printed with vintage designs , and the rest hand stamped, painted , distressed and decorated by me. All pages are of high quality recycled paper of 240 gsm, in a vintage tobacco tone, acid free, chlorine free, suitable for photos. The covers have many layers of specialty mediums, patinas and paints to achieve their texture and worn look. The word "memories" is embossed in a vintage gold shade on the front cover, while both covers feature a raised intricate design of swirls and roses. The finish has been made with several layers of ecological varnishes, to protect the artwork and ensure the vitality of colors for many years to come.

It is bound using strong 3-ply Crawford's Irish linen thread in Olive Green. The closure is made with fair trade silk sari ribbon , which is a by product from silk sari manufacturing in India. These beautiful art yarns are hand cut strips of silk sari fabric and tied or sewn together end to end and made into skeins by women's co-operatives in India from the silk waste that would otherwise be destroyed. Its size is 19.5 x 15 cm (7 11/16 x 5 14 /16 inches) .

It is a perfect gift for a new couple, to document the wedding and common life, and it can also serve as the guest book . It can be used as a memoir, a diary, a photo album, or a special heirloom journal where you will tell the story of your life for the generations to come. It is a unique and special book.

 

I believe that a wedding book should tell a story. The story of two individuals, how they met, their journey as a couple, the decision that they should join their lives in marriage, their perfect day, their dreams , their expectations, the guest wishes, photos, memorabilias - everything. Everything that will make the wedding book a priceless heirloom for the family and for the children to come. Because our story is important.

I remember my grandma, telling us the story of her marriage, sometime back during the Second World War. And although I have never met my grandfather, it was as if I knew him. I could "see" my grandparents as the people they were : young and passionate and enamoured and this was a revelation for me, who only knew my grandma as an old woman, knitting by the fire. This is the story that our children want to know. Their roots. And what better way than document it in a book?