Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Our Guest Book!

Wedding Wednesday

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

I know I teased a big surprise for this post last week, but I need more time.
The video isn't quite ready yet. I'm itching to share it with all of you, though!

In the meantime I'm really excited to share our guest book with you.
This was ALL Andrew's idea!

If you remember, Andrew and I are big sports fans, and our save the dates looked like tickets to a baseball game.

Well, to keep the theme going and to have something that we could enjoy forever, we got a dozen baseballs and asked for our guests to autograph them!

(Admittedly when Andrew first shared his idea, I thought he wanted guests to sign one ball EACH and that we would have 150 baseballs on our hands. #Blondemoment)

We got a dozen baseballs to fit into a shadow box that we bought from Michael's.
We borrowed a decorative stand and some pens from my parents, I wrote the sign and voila!

Best guest book EVER!!!

{This photo is from our photographer!}

Guests snapped photos and shared them on our #AndrewMarriesMary feed, too!

We had the bridal party sign one baseball during our cocktail hour and the rest of the guests wrote on the remaining 11 baseballs. The messages were amazing, ranging from baseball-themed ("You two hit it out of the park!") to sweet and sentimental.

We could not wait to put the shadow box together and display it in our home!
It's currently by some of Andrew's Detroit Tiger's World Series memorabelia and stadium seats from Tiger's Stadium. In our future home this could go in a Fan Cave or on a gallery wall!

We are so happy with the result and look forward to rearranging the baseballs every now and then to see the different messages. It's so fun having a sentimental and unique memento of our wedding to see every day!

Andrew deserves all of the credit! Amazing idea, right?!?!

And I made a collage so I can pin this :)

Our photographer was Tessa of Starling Studio: website | Facebook

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Samantha said...

I love this idea!! And I also love how you displayed them on the wall!

Meg Taylor said...

What an AWESOME IDEA!!! And soooo fun that you can forever display the "guest book" in your home :)

Meghan at Champagne & Suburbs said...

Love that sweet idea! I love how you displayed them as well! xo

Rebecca said...

I love seeing how you displayed them in your home!

Unknown said...

It was such a unique idea and so you and Andrew! The collage is really fun and will make the pinterst-ers swoon. I can't wait to see it in person--it looks even better that I thought it would.

Jessica said...

That is such a fun and creative way to have all of those messages from your guests && be able to see them in your home. I haven't decided what I want to do for my guestbook yet but i'll be spending a while on pintrest looking for something creative like that. :]

Katie Elizabeth said...

This is SO cute!! What a creative idea! Also loving the Tigers memorabilia ;)

Raewyn @ Be A Warrior Queen said...

This is such a great idea!!!

Morgan B. @ Ending Beginnings said...

Oh my gosh, I love this idea! So glad my baseball playing fiance hasn't seen this or he'd have me sending back our very expensive guest book :) So cute!

Megan @ Chicago Girl said...

Incredible idea!!

Vicki said...

Very cute idea and perfect for you two!

Ericka said...

Such a great idea! I love this! It's so unique and totally you two.

Unknown said...

What a unique idea .. and it looks really nice hung up on the wall too!

Lisa { Mom Wife Design Life Blog} said...

I am ridiculously jealous and in love with this idea and everything about it!
Thanks for sharing!
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