Making environmentally sustainable choices about everyday products and services gets easier all the time. But when you're planning your wedding there's SO much to think about so it's useful when the experts have done the research and gathered some essential pointers. Bride magazine has done just that with this great feature...
Perfect for eco-conscious, environmentally sustainable weddings with a rustic, natural, woodland or bohemian theme, my new Wedding Guest Books celebrate natural materials, chosen for their sustainability.
Inspirational weddings, a celebration of equal marriage rights for same-sex couples and a dare to be different feature with steampunk style are all featured in Dorset, Wiltshire & Hampshire Bride 2015 edition. There's also a guide to making your white wedding as green as possible.
From choosing a vintage dress and tableware, an eco-friendly venue or turning an old family heirloom into a new wedding ring, Bride has lots of ideas, with a particular focus on using locally-sourced produce and products.
Which is where I come in - if you're a bride planning your big day in Dorset, Wiltshire or Hampshire, get in touch with me to discuss your options for a Wedding Guest Book bound in leather, and Mini Journal favours for your bridesmaids and guests.
You can choose an off-the-peg Guest Book in White & Neutral or ask me to a create a perfectly bespoke, personalised book to co-ordinate with your colour scheme and to print your names and wedding date on the frontspage.
My thanks to Heidi Watson, images copyright © 2015 Dorset, Wiltshire & Hampshire Bride magazine
e: firstname.lastname@example.org t: 07748 759 371
I've had some lovely commissions for bespoke guest books recently.
Bespoke Wedding Guest Book with Miniature Journal Favours
Louise asked me to bind a Guest Book in Duck Egg Blue leather to match her bridesmaid's dresses, with matching Mini Journals as bridesmaid favours. The frontspage is printed with the illustration Louise had designed for her wedding invitations. The commission was finished off with an Ivory presentation box.
Bespoke Wedding Guest Book with Monogram
Ana Lucia commissioned me to bind this medium guest book in Biscuit leather and Neutral thread for her sister's wedding. The frontspage features the couple's names against a watermark they had designed for their wedding stationery.
If you'd like a Wedding Guest Book bound to co-ordinate with your colour scheme, please take a look at your leather options here and email me to discuss your requirements: email@example.com. Standard Guest Books in White and Neutral can also be purchased here.
Longstitch with Linkstitch leather books are now available in Extra Large A4 size in a range of 14 colours. They're bound in vegetable tanned calf skins with a distinctive napped reverse.
Update August 2015: New colours! Now also available in White, Pewter Grey, Blackberry and Azure Blue.
Top L to R: Oxblood, Crimson, Light Toffee Beige, Gold, Duck Egg, Midnight Blue, Sapphire Blue
Middle L to R: Maroon, British Racing Green, Forest Green, Chocolate, Rich Tan, Tobacco, Black
Bottom: White, Pewter Grey, Blackberry, Azure Blue.
Extra Large A4 size is:
Landscape: Height 8.5 inches / 220 mm x Width 12 inches / 300 mm
Portrait: Height 12 inches / 300 mm x Width 8.5 inches / 220 mm
Your Bespoke options include:
Thread Colour: view here
Closure: thong, strap or fob
Pages: Journal (192 blank pages of 130gsm paper) or Memory (128 blank pages of 220gsm paper with spacers in the spine to allow for inclusions).
Price & Delivery: an A4 book is £199 plus £9 UK delivery. International delivery is also available, please ask for a quote.
A5 books are also available at £119 bespoke / £90 ready to ship
A6 books are also available at £90 bespoke / £70 ready to ship
How to order: please contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 7748 759 371 to discuss your commission or with any queries. Do mention any deadline you have and the country you'd like your order shipped to.
Black and white is the trend for weddings this season. Elegant and striking, a nod to Art Deco.
A fashion conscious bride contacted me a couple of months ago and asked me to bind her this bespoke Wedding Guest Book:
She chose a devastatingly romantic frontspage - as well as her and her husband's names and the date of their wedding, she included Cathy's words from Wuthering Heights: "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same".
A set of matching Monochrome Mini Journals completed her wedding package - I believe she planned to delight her bridesmaids and best men with them.
If you'd like a bespoke Wedding Guest Book - and perhaps a set of Mini Journals - to co-ordinate with your colour scheme, take a look at your options here and write me an email: email@example.com - I'd love to hear about your plans! If you need something classic in a hurry, my White & Neutral guest books are just the thing.
All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy paper & spacers for inclusions; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper, usually 192 pages unless otherwise indicated in the product listing. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books, speciality artists' papers on request.
|A4 Large Portrait||12 inches or 305 mm||8.5 inches or 215 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A4 Large Landscape||8.5 inches or 215 mm||12 inches or 305 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A5 Medium Landscape||6 inches or 155 mm||8.5 inches or 215 mm||1.5 inches or 38 mm|
|A5 Medium Portrait||8.5 inches or 215 mm||6 inches or 155 mm||1.5 inches or 35 mm|
|A6 Small Landscape||4.5 inches or 114 mm||6 inches or 155 mm||1 inch or 25 mm|
|A6 Small Portrait||6 inches or 155 mm||4.5 inches or 114 mm||1 inch or 25 mm|
96 pages of Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|One Size||3 inches or 76 mm||2.25 inches or 60 mm||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
60 pages of 130 gsm paper
|One Size||6 inches or 148 mm approx.||4.5 inches or 108 mm approx.||20 mm or 0.75 inches|
With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper
|A4 Large||297 mm or 11.5 inches approx.||205mm or 8.25 inches approx.||64 pages|
|A5 Medium||210 mm or 5.75 inches approx.||145 mm or 5.75 inches approx.||56 pages|
|A6 Small||150 mm or 6 inches approx.||100 mm or 4 inches approx.||48 pages|
|A7 Pocket||106 mm or 4.25 inches approx.||72 mm or 2.75 inches approx.||40 pages|
8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper
|A5 Medium Portrait||TBC|
|A6 Small Landscape|