Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Naming a style.

In a previous post I described Jennifer's (daughter#3) wedding decorating syle as Bohemian Eclectic. Bohemian is the sense as unconventional and non conforming to traditional patterns of decoration. Eclectic as in selecting materials from various sources of style.

The elements of Boho Eclectic are: color (lots of it!), texture, layers, various patterns, along with whimsical, vintage, and cultural accents. An excellent example- the guest book.
Made from an antique French book.

Corner detail- Hand dyed seam binding from the Ribbon Emporium, at Lakewood.

Oh... Boho Eclectic also includes oodles of flowers!

Decorative paper from the Paper Source; a store in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta. I just love it!

Machine stitched vintage printed paper on the old pages of the antique book.

I used the crop a dile to punch the holes into the book's front and back. Then had to reinforce the holes in the book pages. Love all the texture?

Not the usual guest book.... but we like it!


Hopemore Studio said...

No it's not at all like the typical plain-jane store bought guest books, this is is fantastically hip and just so perfect for the occasion.

A masterpiece.


dear jane said...

Oh Gerri this was one of many of my favorite things!!! You did an amazing job on all the details!!! Can't wait for your readers to see all The Eye Candy!!! dear jane is always sooo inspired by you!!!! Love your new camera. The pics are great!
Sooo happy to have shared in this amazing celebration for Jenn and Zach!!!! You made it very special for them!!!
Love and miss you!!!
dear jane :D

ps just might have to steal this when it's SJ's turn!!!! :D