The Giving Tree

“And the tree was happy”



One of my favorite books of all time is Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree. It is a heartfelt story that has inspired me all my life.

As we began planning our day, I racked my brain trying to find some way to incorporate this touching story into our celebration.

And then I saw it!



Yes, Mr. Ostrich and I are one of the many wedding duos who are all about the fingerprint tree! And why not? For us, this wedding tree represents the cherished few whose love and friendship has helped us grow and flourish over the years. They are our Giving Tree…and we are lucky to have them in our lives.



We found some awesome Etsy shops that create these sweet guest book alternatives, but they are a bit pricey for a budget bee. So we’ll do a bit more window shopping and tree drawing (it would be fantastic if i could actually put my art school education to use!) and see where we end up. 🙂 Stay tuned!

My fellow thoughtful bees, what unique guest book ideas are you dreaming up for your wedding? You all have such inspiring ideas!


Mrs. Ostrich

San Francisco/Hawaii
Wedding Date:
April 2011
Dear Past Miss Seahorse,
Snuggle Up!
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    guess26grl 133 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:59 am

    Really cute!! I have never seen this before. My girlfriends and I came up with an idea last year for our friend’s bridal shower to give her a bottle of wine for each big event in her married life (eg. to drink after your first fight, to drink at your first christmas, apple cider for when you find out you’re having your first baby). So I came up with my own twist to the idea of having a bottle to drink at each major wedding anniversary. I will have 5 bottles displayed for our friends and family to sign in gold & silver pens and we will drink these bottles and read the notes for years to come at our 1st, 5th, 15th, 25th, 35th wedding anniversaries. I’m so excited to see my guests reaction to the idea!

  2. Guest Icon Guest
    Love Notes | Weddingbee, Guest @ 10:00 am

    […] we opted to go with something a little more creative…didn’t require our guests to obsess over the perfect prose…and was a much cuter […]

  3. Guest Icon Guest
    Kelly, Guest @ 11:58 am

    Maybe try this?

  4. Guest Icon Guest
    Just Like Heaven: Party On | Weddingbee, Guest @ 8:30 am

    […] beloved Ostrich fingerprint tree by Bleu de Toi, with easy peasy directions and ink pads […]

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