Tuesday, August 30, 2011

[Wedding] 2 Down, 3 to Go!

no, not years of marriage.... but bottles of 'Guest Book' wine!

You may remember if you been around long enough, that instead of a traditional guestbook, we had our wedding guests sign 5 wine bottles that we designated for our first five anniversaries. Since the bottles are being aged (our two year bottle was a 2006 vintage) the wine has been sooo deliciously amazing.

While wedding planning, I was inspired by these wine bottle guest book photos, to make our own...

All of our bottles came from our favorite local winery.  Which worked out great, because their wine is on the pricier side ($35-$50+ a bottle) so it was nice to have good wine set aside for these special occasions.  It also was great since their labels are large with a bunch of white space (perfect room for guests to sign their names)....

For a while I displayed them, but eventually moved them to the wine cabinet for safe keeping so they'd be out of direct sunlight and the corks wouldn't dry out...

Now we've just been looking forward to enjoying a bottle on our Anniversary....


Of course I've been saving the empties and displaying them in our sideboard gallery.  I hope to make a shadow box or something cool after all 5 are finished.  It's also been a blast sharing the annual photos on facebook each year and tagging our family and friends who signed each bottle as a way of thanking of them for sharing our day with us...

What's your favorite gift that keeps on giving??

Thanks so much for all your sweet anniversary wishes yesterday!


  1. This is such a great idea. I've never seen it and I love that is provides more use than a traditional guest book- which people probably forget about a week after their wedding.

    Congrats on the anniversary,

    Liv @ bklynlifestyle.blogspot.com

  2. I love this idea! So unique and delicious!!

  3. What a great idea for a guestbook, that turns into such a lovely tradition! Happy anniversary!

  4. That is really cool. I haven't seen that before. Happy Anniversary :)


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