Tuesday, November 13, 2012

still amazing...

Before this blog went public 9 months ago, I blogged about pregnancy, our [unexpected] move to Colorado, and sometimes our wedding...but I never blogged about our reception guest book.

I'm sure the time is catching up to this idea now, but I'm sharing it anyway, 
because it was amazing...actually, it's still amazing.

[plus 11 other pages....figured I would spare you. your welcome.]

-We used most of our engagement pictures, and photos from when 
we were dating throughout the book.
- Shutterfly was the site we used & it was an absolute hit.
-I still look through it from time to time.
- We loved the thought of having a book full of pictures, notes from friends and family AND words of encouragement all in one place.
- We had two receptions...one in Boise, one in Wyoming. I actually had to add pages after the first reception so that we would have room for the next.

I'm still loving this idea, and although I would love to get married [to my husband] over and over and over again so that I could use pinterest as another guide...this is certainly one thing I would never change!

What did you choose to do for your guest book?!
Any different ideas?!

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  1. I love that idea! It looks great!

  2. Hola Elise!
    The guest book is a precious keepsake, the pictures are loving and beautiful! Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love and support, I have reciprocated and am now you reader #705. Yay! Looking forward to getting to know more about you and yours. Tootles!

    ~SimplyyMayra :)

  3. That's a cool idea! I cut out pieces of scrap-booking paper for mine and everyone wrote their note on their own little sheet. Now I am in the process of making all the sheets and our wedding photos into one big scrapbook so we can look through both at the same time!

    I found you through the GFC blog hop and I am following now! Love for you to give my blog a visit too.

    peace&love, Jill
    Favor the Brave

  4. That is suuch a great idea! I have one of those boring book ones and NEVER look at it. And I totally agree about a Pinterest wedding, I am planning a 10 year vow renewal and have been pinning stuff like crazy! Love the blog, by the way:)

  5. We didn't do this but I have seen it done many times and think it is so cute!! Such fun memories and well wishes surrounded by such great pictures!

  6. I love your guestbook!!!! It's beautiful. Aww!

    We got married in 2009. Our wedding song was "We Belong Together" by Richie Valens. I had ordered an old 45 record of the song on E-Bay and had it mounted on posterboard with a space next to it for one of our engagement photos in an 8x10 size. Everyone signed the board and after the wedding, we had it framed. The sad thing is, I never hung it. It was such a great idea at the time but it's big and heavy and we don't have much wall space. I like looking at it in our closet but I'd rather have had a book to flip through!

  7. what an awesome idea so very cool to share awesome memories. Come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  8. Ok I'm pretty sure we had the same guest book! Except ours got ruined by some bleeding markers :( But we still have it! Those pics of you guys are adorable! ❤ ya girl!

  9. Hi, newest follower, following you back from my blog.
    My husband and I got married almost 8 years ago. Needless to say, before Shutterfly and before Pinterest...how did we survive back then?!?
    I actually did the same kind of thing for ours, but we had to develope pictures and glue them on. After everyone had signed I laminated the pages.
    Ha ha a lot more work!
    Have a great week!

  10. Love this idea! We actually for a wedding present one of my husbands co-workers took one of our engagement picture enlarged and added a border. Everyone signed the border around the picture! It hangs in our house!

  11. what a sweet sweet book, and love this idea. beautiful pictures!

  12. I love that idea. I'm getting married next year and have not thought about what we will do for our guest book. Maybe I will steal your idea.

  13. What a great idea!

    Love your blog!
    New follower!
    Follow me back?

  14. I love this! Such a great idea!

  15. awww this is so sweet! And well-done! I love the black&white photos of you two! It reminds me of my high-school graduation book. Love it!

  16. I'm a new follower from Erin @ LIY. When I got married, I had a 24x36 canvas made of one our engagement pictures. I had the guests sign it with sharpies. Now, it is hanging on the wall in our house.

  17. i found you from Erin at Living in Yellow. I love your site! new follower!

  18. What a great idea! I love anything that isn't a traditional boring guest book and this is anything but!

    And thanks for stopping by and following! Can't wait to follow back!

  19. Hey girl!
    Great guest post on Erin's blog. When she mentioned amazing eyelashes, I knew it HAD to be you. I think every woman is envious of your great lashes! :)

  20. Your guest book is gorgeous! I'm getting married next summer, and it's interesting to see the little touches and details that different people have at their own weddings. Also, I noticed you said you're living in CO... we currently live in Loveland! Stopping over from Living in Yellow =)

  21. Guest books never get old! And can I just say that I have hair-volume envy over here?! Thanks for being the "new(est)" follower to my blog :) Can't wait to see more from you!
    Valerie (Taking a Bite out of Life)

  22. Hey Elise! I'm a new follower from LIY! I live in Colorado too:) That Gust book is amazing! I love that it is something you will be able to keep forever and it's not one of the boring ones that's just lined paper. Look forward to reading more from you!


  23. adorable blog! you and your husband are so cute!

    follow my blog about life as a newlywed...


    much love

  24. I seriously went through my guestbook once and really all the Congratulations! over and over. This would have been soooooo much better! Love your blog, found it through Living in Yellow!

  25. We also used the same guestbook a few times--once for our engagement party in my hometown and once for our wedding--I like that we were able to keep all the greetings in one spot!

  26. We did a guest book just like that with our engagement pictures and I loved it!

  27. Great photos, Elise! Just stopping by to say hello and thanks for the follow! I have been following your blog for a little while now. :)

    Have a great evening!


  28. This is so cool! love it! my husband and I did a "photo booth" and everyone posted their pictures in a book and wrote a message. Very similar and so fun!ps thanks for the recent follow, sorry im soooo slow on the draw! Following you back :)


  29. Love this....
    I just made one for my brothers wedding!!!!


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