Kacy & Tom

Have you ever seen a couple as cute as Kacy and Tom?

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There’s something about these two that just fit. And, though I’ve never met either of them in person, I could tell early on – through her blog – that Kacy was pretty crazy for this guy who she playfully called “Mr. T.”

I’ve been reading Kacy’s blog since 2009, and sometimes it feels like I’ve known her even longer. The thing about Kacy is that she’s just so honest. I connected with her immediately because I could tell that, like me, she had a more serious soul – the kind of person that analyzes things to the core. She’s honest about life – sometimes painfully so. But it’s the kind of honesty that resonates with her readers and friends because that’s just how life goes sometimes. I’ve always respected Kacy because, amidst any hardship, she’s always aiming to live a happy and balanced life.

And I believe she’s found that in Tom. He’s her rock. He’s stable and unwavering. He’s a guy who will love her to the end, despite all those “flaws” she describes. A person who, instead of looking the other way, will embrace that “crazy” (as she’d call it) full on. A person who truly, wholeheartedly loves her.

Kacy didn’t always have this (and she doesn’t mind me saying so.) She was once engaged to a guy that just wasn’t for her. So it makes sense why the first wedding guest book I made for Kacy was a total flop:

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Like that other guy, it just wasn’t meant to be. I needed to work toward a more perfect binding. This lack of alignment just wouldn’t do. Call me a perfectionist, but I wasn’t happy with a book that was “just okay.” Kacy and Tom deserved something more permanent and beautiful. Something that best complemented their relationship.

Instead, I went with a different kind of text block that would allow the book to better lie flat (journal style from Paper Source). The size is 8.5 x 8.5. Kacy picked out the decorative paper for her book, along with the color scheme.

7-16-13: Commissioned wedding guestbook for Kacy & Tom.

7-16-13: Commissioned wedding guestbook for Kacy & Tom.

I added the pop of pink at the end – and immediately loved the watermelon print it created. Of all the books I’ve binded, this one is my favorite.

7-16-13: Commissioned wedding guestbook for Kacy & Tom.

7-16-13: Commissioned wedding guestbook for Kacy & Tom.

It just shows what happens with a little time and patience. All things take the form they’re intended. It’s how Kacy found Tom – and what sparked afterward. A solid fit. A beautiful match.

7-16-13: For the spine, I used bright green book cloth.

7-16-13: For the spine, I used bright green book cloth.

I feel entirely honored to be part of Kacy and Tom’s wedding in this way.