Friday, September 19, 2008

A Twist on the Wedding Guest Book

Brides these days are increasingly searching for ways to add their own personal touch to their wedding day. More and more brides are straying from more traditional details and creating ways to make their wedding stand out from other weddings; making it a day that both guests and the bride and groom will never forget.

One of the numerous details that can not be forgotten on your wedding day is the inclusion of a guest book. Are you getting married and looking for a unique way to remember your guests? Instead of buying a guest book that you'll pack away after the wedding and never look at again, why not buy a "guest book" that functions as a work of art and can be displayed in your home?

I can create a custom oil or acrylic painting on canvas that will be set in a large bright white mat. Your guests can sign the mat, and then after the wedding all you have to do is frame it. The painting can be whatever you want; whether you're looking for a painting of your wedding site or an abstract color scheme! Are you having a destination wedding and getting married at sunset? I could create a sunset painting for you. Would you rather have a painting of the flowers you've chosen, or an abstract painting that incorporates your color scheme, logo, names, and wedding date? Whatever you want I can create it for you.

I have a listing on Etsy which is for a custom 8x10 oil or acrylic painting on canvas set in a bright white 16x20 mat, ready to be framed. The portrait style mat has a double thick, same-color bevel and features a dramatic, off-center opening that draws attention to the piece.

I am happy to do other sizes as well, depending on your guest count. I am creating two of these "guest books" for two weddings coming up this Spring. One is for my friend and former coworker Amber who is getting married at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. The other is for my sister Sara who will be tying the knot at Edenton Street UMC in downtown Raleigh. I am very excited for both of them, and will post pictures of the final product once I am finished.

I am thrilled about my Custom Wedding Guest Book Paintings, and honored to be able to create something so special for someone on such an important day. These guest books are the perfect way to help make your wedding uniquely you.


UberArt said...

What a great idea!
Thanks for finding do very lovely work!!

kim* said...

yeah guest books are cool. i have an idea of my own i may do...

Alicia said...

Hi! I just came over here from your post on my Etsy thread. Well first I checked out your shop and my jaw practically fell on the floor, your dog portraits are amazing! I never pay more than, oh, $30 for art, but I am seriously, seriously considering asking you to do one of my dog! I assume you work from photos. Well, I'll have a think about it for a while and get back to you, but I am definitely going to feature you on my blog at some point in the near future, so we'll be in touch! Thanks for posting.

GwynnsGifts said...

That is such a unique idea for a wedding guest "book". I love that you can still see it afterwards and it doesn't end up covered in dust at the bottom of the shelf. You have amazing talent.