Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wedding Guest Book: Concertina Turquoise & White

This is part 2, the guest books, part 1 was the buku hantaran. Now I'm going to refer the guy who's wedding this was for as Gorilla Guy because the very first time I met him, he was wearing a gorilla mask and that stuck with me, first impression, hehehe...

The one who contacted me to arrange all this for him was Gorilla Guy's sister, and she wanted the buku hantaran (engagement folder) as well as guest books in the colour theme of turquoise, white and silver. I managed to do that with the folder, found lovely silver plated leaves but I wasn't able to get them for these books unfortunately but I have managed to keep to the same elements.

>When the sister came to pick them up, she brought along Gorilla Guy's fiancee and explained to her this was the reason why she got the corsages to have blue feathers as part of the arrangement to tie everything into their theme. I didn't realise me using feathers would have an impact into their wedding, cool...

Because of Gorilla Guy's heritage, they will have lots of chinese relatives coming to the malay wedding, and Gorilla Guy's sister said she wanted a chinese style guest book but unfortunately chinese guest books are always red (to denote luck) and it totally doesn't go with the theme colour at all.

So I made a concertina style book, that way it could be stored neatly and folded up, and when stretched it spans over 6 and a half feet long. Easy access for guests to sign their wishes without having to queue much.

On top of that, they are expecting a lot of guests and Gorilla Guy sister asked for three books!

Initially I thought it'll be great to make a slip case to store the books together, but because of the three dimensions of the flowers the gaps between each book when stacked didn't look right, and had to think up of another idea and I thought of why not a slip cover? It'll protect the books and it'll look pretty won't it?

Had a bit of drama with that aspect, we don't need to go into details, I'm just grateful it's done.

Three wedding guest books, in individual organza slip cases with pretty fun ribbons with roses at the ends, don't they look like dragonflies somehow when tied...

More images can be found here.

I'm so glad Gorilla Guy's sister likes them as she is the client, and I'm pretty glad how they turned out as well, considering I was experimenting with this, and so now I know what do to with my next guest books that are for a July wedding!


  1. Rozi.. how much is ur charges for guestbook like this?

  2. Prices are similar to an A4 buku hantaran, more or less the same amount of work involved.

  3. Ooh ka Rozi!!! Go,go,go!! ;) keep the juices flowing..hehehe...

  4. Rozi, these are brilliantly done! your work is just getting more and more creative every time. i always love seeing the outcome :)

  5. Yes Maya and Suzi, am trying not to procrastinate too much ;-)

  6. may i know how much would 1 book cost?


  7. Wati, it all depends on what your requirements are and the sort of design and look you're after. Email me with your specifications and we can work it out from there.


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