I’ve had my eye on the beautiful handcrafted guestbooks at Lorgie and Me for quite some time – they’re beautifully unique with rustic charm. Naturally, I just had to ask Kamma to let us in on a few of her secrets, and she was kind enough to share them with us today! Read on to find out how Kamma started crafting her beautiful books, her inspiration and what her favourite wedding style is.
What was your path to crafting handmade items?
After years of academic work I was itching to use my hands and the right side of my brain. I started off putting together little wooden children’s drawing books. After experimenting with a variety of timber books I discovered that there was a real demand for bespoke, modern wedding guest books and albums and my business has evolved rapidly from there.
Where do you find inspiration?
I find a lot of inspiration in the requests I get from my clients. I also find that ideas multiply quickly once I begin a process of design, so I may not create new products for a few months then suddenly I have 10 new designs within a week.
What is the most common question you are asked by couples?
Can you engrave our custom wedding logo onto this book? Of course the answer is always yes – I love sneaking a look at the imaginative wedding logos and images that my customers have created.
What is your favourite colour palette?
Clean and simple whites, with touches of earthy woods and pops of rich blues and greens.
Do you have a favourite style of wedding (rustic, vintage, modern, classic etc)?
My favourite style of wedding to attend is the casual, out door variety, full of colourful, personal touches and an emphasis on great food and dancing.
Share with us your top Etsy store pick!
My petite range of 6×9” engraved books are great for intimate weddings and are increasingly requested for Photobooths – there is just enough room for a photo and a simple message on every page.
What is your DIY advice for couples?
To focus on creating a meaningful ceremony with small DIY details unique to their past and future. Also to use the occasion to muster the collective creative energy of family and friends, turning the wedding into a bonding experience that stretches further than the day itself.
What is the one tool you can’t do without?
My trusty, slightly varnish splattered Mac Book and Adobe suite.