Large Bohemian boxed guest book, vintage glass beaded trim
Lily Rose & Wylde Handmade Larger Size Guest Book & Presentation Box
This handmade guest book presentation box we've named "Sky Dreamboat". It has a certain shabby chic appeal, featuring an asymmetrical handmade beaded trim which was salvaged from an early vintage wedding sari (c. 1930s-1940s)
Unlike modern beaded dress trims made from faux glass, this is a gorgeous heavyweight piece, comprising hundreds of tiny hand stiched glass beads and metallic threads. The colourway is bluish grey and antique silver. The trim is far more attractive in reality, for the beads and sequins sparkle like moonlight on water.
The book is wrapped front and back in handloom pure silk dupion fabric, with its characteristic texture and slubby weave. The main colour is sky blue, the centre panel being ice blue to complement the beaded trim.
The beaded trim is further embellished with a handmade 100% silk corsage rose in pale pink, together with two naturally shaped freshwater pearls.
Cascading from the rose are curling tendrils of 100% pure silk embroidery ribbon. Silk ribbon is entirely different from the usual cheap polyester ribbons. These are made from super soft silk, hand painted by a textile artist in varigated hues of pale blues and greens moving through tinges of rose pink - the untied strands imparting a sense of flowing movement.
An optional extra: two high quality little art nouveau reproduction butterflies, fashioned from solid brass, using the original dies and antique tooling. The brass has been plated in oxidised sterling silver (oxidised means the silver has been darkened in tone to impart an antique appearance).
The butterfly is a symbol has special significance in relation to weddings, being associated with joy and marital bliss!
LARGE GUEST BOOK, OPTION 1
Inside hardcover of the book (back and front) is covered with handmade heavily textured lokta paper. Book comprises: 70 pages (140 writing sides) British made medium weight paper, acid free, chlorine free. Colour ivory white. Slightly padded front cover
Guest Book: 7.98 x 10 inches (19 x 25cm) Presentation Box: A4 size 12 x 8.5 ins (30.48 x 21.59cm), depth 2ins (5cm)
LARGE SIZE BOOK WITH EXTRA THICK DECKLE EDGED PAGES, OPTION 2
Deckle (torn) edged large guest book for that arty Bohemian look.
Although this book has fewer pages than the previous large size guest book , it's heavier in weight due to the extra thick handmade paper sheets. This book comes with the same presentation box options as above. The paper is heavy enough to add a few photos if you wish. These can be attached using self-adhesive photo corners.
36 sheets (72 writing sides) extra thick (210 gsm) acid-free, chlorine-free handmade cotton rag paper with smooth writing surface.
Hard bound and section stitched the traditional way
Colour of paper sheets: Ivory white
Guest Book Dimensions: 21 x 25cm (8.26 x 9.84 inches)