My sister made our guest book for our wedding. After she consulted with us, she painted this beautiful canvas with a large oak and Distlefink love birds for a Pennsylvanian element. When she transported it over for our wedding, she cut the wooden frame and rolled the canvas. We pinned it back onto the frame roughly to display at the wedding.
Prior to the wedding, Honey and I couldn’t source oak leaf hole punchers, so we went with maple. The wedding tables were decorated with paper leaves in various colours and we asked guests to write something that we should always remember to be thankful for (and their name) on at least one leaf.
Guests wrote thoughtful, touching, simple, and funny things on these beautiful little records of a joyful day. After the wedding, we had these leaves sitting in a container in the spare room while the painting sat on our night stand. This month, we finally sat down on a Sunday afternoon to take care of our guest book. We read the notes from our friends and family, remembered the wonderful party, and united the (maple) leaves with the (oak) tree. We are going to take it to get properly re-framed so that we can hang it on our wall. For now though, it is on display in our living room and it is beautiful.