After deciding I didn't want a sign-in book at the wedding (it'd just get packed away), I began brainstorming ideas for different twists on the tradition. Originally, I wanted something like this I found on Etsy:
But of course, I'm difficult and I wanted to make my own. I sought out a place in Abilene where I could find original pieces of wood. The only place I found had cedar, but it ended up being too dark for what I wanted/needed.
So, I decided maybe something like this:
...but... of course... I needed to add a little something to it. So I bought a similar frame at Hobby Lobby, purchased the cheapest watercolors I could find (after frustratedly remembering ALL my art supplies are already in Sweetwater) which happen to be infused with SHIMMER, and set to work sprucing up our frame.
Our picture is a smidge too small, so I'll either have to find a fun scrapbook border or order a larger print. Also, I'm not completely sold on using this particular shot.
Here is a close up of the birds in progress.
I can't wait to see the truly finished product - with all of our friends and families' names scrawled on as well!