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Guest Post: Kat Creech of Kat Creech Events Shares Her Best Wedding Guestbook Ideas

Friday, August 9th, 2013

We’re delighted to welcome event planner extraordinaire Kat Creech of Kat Creech Events (you may remember her from THIS gorgeous wedding or THIS one) to the Houston Wedding Blog today, to share her tips on creating a unique, original and beautiful wedding guestbook that guests will have fun signing into at the wedding—and that you will cherish for a lifetime.

From Kat Creech:

The memories you make on your wedding day should last a lifetime. So, when we talk about ideas for wedding guestbooks with our clients, we talk about personalization and something practical that isn’t just a document of who attended your wedding—but a keepsake that can be returned to over and over again, and enjoyed over the years.

Here are some of our best tips:

Guest Post: Kat Creech of Kat Creech Events on Awesome Wedding Guestbook Ideas

Photo: Steve Lee Weddings

A thumbprint guestbook is an art piece that allows guests to use a stamp pad and leave their thumbprint with a message. Most commonly used are trees, upon which guests press their thumbprints as “leaves.” If you have talent in the family, use it, and take the idea of a thumbprint tree to truly create a masterpiece to enjoy in your home. One client’s mom, a rockstar artist, painted the landscape of a tree, while the bride cut paper leaves and lemons for guests to sign, creating a canvas wedding guestbook. The end result was pretty epic. But trees aren’t the only option. Peacock feathers, balloons—they sky is the limit. You should pick a format that blends with your personal style, not just the wedding style, as you want it to remain timeless. Think of your hobbies and life passions, and create some magic.

Guest Post: Kat Creech of Kat Creech Events on Awesome Wedding Guestbook Ideas

Photo: Raymond Gray Photography

How about having guests write a personal note on a card and placing it in an envelope as part of your wedding guestbook? Using a blend of your wedding colors and an oh-so fabulous wedding smash book, we have created a guestbook design with a little effort and a lot of personalization, not to mention a lifetime of memories. This kind of guestbook invites private, intimate messages from friends and family, and allows you to look back on you wedding day and those who celebrated with you. Awww…

Guest Post: Kat Creech of Kat Creech Events on Awesome Wedding Guestbook Ideas

Photo: Steve Lee Weddings

Planning to have a photo booth at your wedding? Not only will it provide a way for guests to cool down from all the dancing, and let their hair down after all the formalities, but photo booth photos really capture the exuberance of the wedding moment. Since most photo booths print two copies of each photo, your guests can keep one as a keepsake, and place the other in a photo guestbook, which you can customize to fit your wedding theme—thank you, Etsy!

Guest Post: Kat Creech of Kat Creech Events on Awesome Wedding Guestbook Ideas

Photo: Steve Lee Weddings

For those of you who want to really make a statement, awesome oversize whimsical white initial letters might be the thing for you. They can be decorated with loving messages from family and friends in bright colors, and become a personal touch to your wedding. Add some oversize paper flowers and your guestbook becomes an art piece in your new home. Good stuff!

Guest Post: Kat Creech of Kat Creech Events on Awesome Wedding Guestbook Ideas

Photo: Steve Lee Weddings

Got a grandma, aunt or family member who loves to quilt? Embrace the idea of having your guests sign quilt squares as your wedding guestbook. Provide fabric squares for guests to leave a little love message on. These can then be made into a guestbook quilt you can snuggle under while watching movies…perhaps even the film of your unforgettable wedding! Truth be told, I want a wedding redo so I can steal this idea.

Congratulations, and happy planning, brides!!

Post Hurricane New York Wedding by Steve Lee Weddings

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

“Our wedding day can be compared to a clear sky, a rainbow and a bright sun that can be seen after a perfect storm,” says bride Akina. And that’s not just a metaphor. A week before her New York wedding to John (he’s from Houston but was living in Yokohama, Japan, at the time; she’s Japanese and was living in NYC), Hurricane Sandy devastated the city, putting the couple’s wedding, along with countless people’s lives, livelihoods and well-being, in very serious jeopardy. Yet somehow the couple’s determined out-of-town guests managed to get to the city safely and on time to enjoy the magnificently chic and warmly multicultural celebration of Akina and John’s true love. To document their perfect day, the pair brought top Houston photographer Steve Lee of Steve Lee Weddings/Khloe Madison to New York, where he captured this beautiful wedding in all its splendor—the pops of pink, the whimsical butterflies, the myriad Yoruban (the groom is a first-generation Nigerian-American) and Japanese elements that went into the couple’s festivities. We get tingles of joy—and, truth be told, a couple of tears in our eyes—looking at Lee’s photos of this magical day. No storm could keep these two apart, and, we are certain, no storm ever shall. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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Photos: Steve Lee Weddings ~ Bride’s Dress: Miguel Rodriguez ~ Cake & Catering: Relish Caterer, New York ~ Decor: Christine Do ~ Flowers: Tuyet Tina Scarlatella, Christine Do ~ Venue: 360 Studios, New York

Lush & Dreamy, White & Green Garden Wedding by Steve Lee Weddings

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Like a fresh coastal breeze or a cool drink of spring water on a warm summer day—that’s what Kaleigh and Jared’s June wedding feels like. Orchestrated in the garden of the bride’s family’s Cypress home, with help from coordinator Kathryn Creech of Enjoy Events, this deliriously dreamy wedding is full of delicate vintage touches we adore. And the lush yet totally unfussy floral from Dream Bouquet is beyond beautiful. But it’s the wedding’s overall mood of bountiful rustic elegance that makes us sigh, collectively, looking at these gorgeous photos from the immensely talented Steve Lee. For details on which Houston wedding experts provided what for this breathtaking wedding, see credits below pics.

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Photography: Steve Lee Weddings~Bride’s Dress: Enzoani from Parvani Vida~Bride’s Shoes: Oscar de la Renta~Cakes: Who Made the Cake~Flowers: Dream Bouquet~Decor & Rentals: Swift & Co., Aztec Events & Tents, Bright Star Productions~Coordinator: Enjoy Events

Spectacular HOB Wedding by Steve Lee Weddings

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

We’re so grateful to the fabulously talented (and super nice) Steve Lee of Steve Lee Weddings for sharing Elizabeth and Nelson’s House of Blues Houston wedding with us. You may recall we recently sang the praises of HOB (and gave away tickets and dinner for two—congrats again, Dameria Curry!). Well, Elizabeth and Nelson’s nuptial celebration is a testament to HOB’s awesomeness. Where else can a wedding couple savor the spotlight so spectacularly? Throw a décor and floral genius like Darryl Murchison into the mix, add oodles of entertainment from a gospel choir to a full live band, and you’ve got a wedding none of Elizabeth and Nelson’s 500 guests are likely to ever forget. Rock on, newlyweds, rock on.

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Photography: Steve Lee Weddings~Bride’s Dress: Ulla Maija Couture~Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik~Flowers & Décor: Darryl & Co.~Coordinator: Valerie Eissler at Belle of the Ball~Ceremony & Reception Venue: House of Blues Houston