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  • Pigna wedding guest book - Choosing cover paper for wedding guest book 
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  • Pigna wedding guest book - Glueing book cloth onto cover 
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  • Pigna wedding guest book - Using bonefolder to plot out inscription box 
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  • Pigna wedding guest book - Wedding guest book 
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  • Pigna wedding guest book - Marking the sewing holes with awl 
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  • Pigna wedding guest book - Drawing a pine cone for front page 
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Pigna wedding guest book

  • — Secret Belgian Binding
  • — Hand-drawn pine motif
  • — 24 x 17 cms

This couple were getting married in an Italian village called Pigna – which translates as pine. As a result, they decided to theme their invites around the symbol of a pine cone. They used an orange-brown colour for the text and the pine cone motif was dotted throughout their beautiful invitations.

I created this wedding guest book using their colour scheme as inspiration. The binding is a Secret Belgian book which has striking stitching wrapping around the spine and over.

I originally tried blind embossing the pages with a pine shape but it was a little too subtle. I decided to draw a pine cone using an archival black pen on the front page, mimicking the one found on the invitation.

For the cover, I used a rich autumnal themed paper, coupled with a rusty orange book cloth. The orange of the book cloth picked up the amber hues of the paper. The cloth and paper meet halfway across the cover, creating a contemporary look.


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