Wedding guest book …

As well as the wedding invitations and stationery, I also made my daughter’s guest book …

Guest book and pen

I used on board sheets and covered them with Fan Fair designer series paper from Stampin’ Up!

They both loved that I was able to position the map to show the UK, Iceland (where they had a fabulous holiday together) and, of course, Malta, where they were married.

I added labels with their names and date of the wedding, tied with linen thread and a piece of seam binding ribbon, and threaded pearls…

guest book 2

I used more of the Fan Fair dsp to make embellishments for the inside of the book,

with a little more stamping, and a handwritten message …

guest book front page

A personalised label for the inside too and more stamping …

two seahorses, as when they mate, they mate for life …

guest book inside front page

The inside leaves of the book were cut from naturals ivory cardstock

and I stamped on alternate pages with the open sea and creative elements stamp sets,

(the elegant rectangular label is retired)…

guest book inside seahorses page

guest book inside floral page

and one of the professional photos …

professional photo

One of the things I loved making for them was their wedding cake.  My fabulous friend, Min, who now lives in Malta, let me use her kitchen, cake tins and equipment, and also sourced all the ingredients for the cake – which can be tricky when you live on a little island!  She had been to her cake supplier weeks beforehand, to let him know she would be requiring a large quantity of fondant icing etc, and he’d assured her not to worry.  Little did either of them know that there would be a mass confirmation service in the local cathedral the week before the wedding, with 250 children then needing celebration cakes, suddenly creating a shortage of fondant on the island!  But nothing phased Min – she happily went to as many shops as she could find and eventually found enough fondant to make the cake.   She was amazing!  She even provided me with some of her delicious homemade lemon curd for the lemon tier of the cake.

It took 2 whole days to make – I adhered each pearl lovingly by hand…

wedding cake

Min was amazing, keeping me calmer than I’ve ever been before when making any cake, let alone the most important one in both mine and my daughter’s life!  Even when we had slight problems, Min did not let me panic at all – she just kept me supplied with a never ending supply of delicious homemade food and, of course, cups of tea!  She has a huge sign on her fridge which says “keep calm and put the kettle on” – love it!

And the happy couple …

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– it was truly an amazing day …


Here’s what I used to make today’s paper project – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: naturals ivory, very vanilla; stamp sets: the open sea, creative elements; inks: crumb cake; accessories:  apothecary accents framelits, big shot, fan fair designer series paper, linen thread, crumb cake seam binding ribbon, jumbo eyelets (retired).

Thanks for dropping by today


18 Responses to “Wedding guest book …”

  1. Fantastic! They look a very beautiful happy couple Gill you must be very proud xxx

  2. Gill , I have been looking forward to seeing all the beautiful things you made for Laurie and Sean’s wedding and I am completely bowled over !! Everything is stunning and I can’t wait to see more photos !!! The SU crumb cake 12×12 album would be great for the wedding scrapbook – perfect colour !!!! Thanks for sharing !! xxx

  3. what a beautiful idea for the guest book Gill. Would you mind if I showed my daughter as an example for her guest book, i won’t copy it just the idea is lovely. Your daughter must have been so proud of all that you did for her and her new husband. xx

  4. Can’t say any more than thanks for letting us see it all and WOW!

  5. Your creativity and finished projects take my breath away….absolutely stunning work…and that cake…amazing! Thank you and look forward to seeing anything more you wish to share….wow!

  6. I’ve loved reading the whole journey – thank you so much for sharing it with us. Everything was truely amazing – the cake was simply the most beautiful cake I’ve ever seen. I’m sure you’ve inspired so many with your creativity and we’ll all at some point look back and use little snippits and build our own ideas.
    Crafting is all about sharing and inspiring – you’ve definately achieved that. thank you X

  7. Wow, the cake is just stunning! You are so talented Gill, and the guest book is just perfect xx

  8. How lovely that you were able to do all this for your daughter Gill. The guest book and cake are absolutely stunning (as is everything you make) and she must have been delighted with them. Vicky x

  9. WOW… This cake is absolutely STUNNING!!! I’m speechless… i wouldn’t want to cut into it.

    Joanne Xx

  10. I absolutely love this cake! I am trying to make a similar one for a friend. Is it possible to tell me what colors of pearls you used on your cake? Thanks!!

  11. Could you please tell me what color pearls you used for this cake?

    • Hi Ashley. As I explained to Stacey in the comment above, I just chose whatever was available in shades of cream and white. Try different manufacturers as they are all different.

  12. The cake is beautiful! How did you attach the pearls? I have been asked to do this on a buttercream icing?


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