Okay, so it took me nearly 10 years, but I did it. I finished my wedding album. Well, I don’t mean the wedding album in which you keep all your wedding photos. Those are wonderful and beautiful, and most importantly, get your photos off the computer, USB, or whatever digital source you keep stored.
I’m talking about this scrapbook I made that is now also one of my favorite albums ever. (I think I say that every time I finish an album!). There are photos, of course, but there are also stories and some memorabilia all centralized in one location.
Here’s a quick run-through video:
Let’s walk through some of my pages. Here’s the cover:
Started with the dating stories through the years:
Some separate scrapbook pages through the years finally got collected together all in one place. This is how Brian proposed to me:
Years ago, maybe it was 5 years or more(?!) I got Brian to type out his side of the engagement story:
This “fiance” page was made years and years ago! Like, at least 7 years!
These were made in 2008, but they cover Brian’s “I’m going to go skydiving before I get married” adventure, and reflections on the Virginia Tech tragedy. We married the weekend right after it happened, so we will always be connected with it in our hearts.
One of the fun things was adding tabs and different size pockets:
I included special memorabilia like our invitations, and our wedding program:
Readings from the ceremony:
This one is Brian’s grandpa’s blessing before the reception:
The only thing I’m “missing” is speeches from our bests. I would have loved to have a copy of them, but I am almost 10 years too late! I asked them a couple of years ago, and yeah, they don’t have them anymore. Oh well.
This is the “end” page. The envelope has our family well-wishes. Instead of a guestbook, we had them write on the notecards for us with whatever they wanted to say. Here’s the truth…we haven’t looked at them since! Ha. Maybe we will this year. I still remember frantically stamping them the night before the wedding with Brian to get it all done and available.
The page after that has my father-in-laws announcement that he sent out to his extended family, and this big envelope basically is the news/media coverage surrounding our wedding:
I’m so relieved to be done. This has been hovering on the back of my mind for years(!) and I always wanted to wait until I had the “perfect” opportunity or moment, and I am glad I can put it on the shelf complete.
Hilariously enough, our honeymoon album has been done for years. I finished it within a few months of our honeymoon! Ha!
Binder is We R Memory Keepers Classic Leather 3-Ring Album – 12×12 inch, Black
Project Life cards: Project Life Core Kit – Southern Weddings Edition, Mini Wedding Kit, American Crafts Project Life Kit, Mini, Heidi Swapp, Gold Foil
Page Protectors: Becky Higgins Photo Pocket Pages – Big Pack of Design A (60 Pages), Small Variety Packs from 8.5×11 protectors, 5×7, 12×12, etc.
Assortments of washi tape, tabs, and other things from my personal stash over the years.