In honor of our 7th anniversary tomorrow, I am finally sharing our wedding album that I completed a few years ago.
I wanted the focus to be on the photos - because I think they are unique. Our photographer developed our pictures at 5"x5" and I stayed with the square theme and used an 8"x8" Colorbok Perfect Scrapbook to put it all together. What also makes the photos unique is they are not of a traditional wedding. Mark and I were married on Anini Beach in Kauai, Hawaii, and on their own, tell the story of our very casual ceremony.
I laid out each page in Adobe Illustrator (my process would be a post all its own) and the only text in the album is our wedding vows, which I broke down, line by line, beneath each photo. You can read them in their entirety at the end of this post.
And this is my complete album:
I, Nicole (Mark), take you Mark (Nicole),
to be my partner in life.
I will cherish our friendship and love.
I will trust and honor you.
I will love you faithfully through the best and the worst.
I will listen and be patient, trusting and open.
I will be honest, gentle and considerate.
I will laugh with you.
I will cry with you,
and share my deepest feelings with you.
As I have given you my hand to hold,
so do I give you my life to keep.
Cardstock : Bazzill (criss-cross) in Cream Puff
Stamp : Autumn Leaves Swirls V.2 by Rhonna Farrer
Other : Black photo corners, clear Versamark ink, white embossing powder
Font : Zapfino
After several years, I still love how it came together. It's simple and uniform and all of my favorite photos are in one place. And those vows still make my heart skip a beat. I love you, Mark!
For all of you ladies that are married, have you completed your wedding album? Did the layouts or design come easily to you or did you have a hard time deciding on how you wanted to record your special day? If you haven't, what's holding you back? Any thoughts on simple vs. trendy wedding albums?
Have a wonderful weekend!