Sunday, September 16, 2012

Wedded Bliss...

When my sister got married a few years ago, she asked me if I would scrapbook her wedding. I of course told her I would and almost 3 years later I have started on this scrappy endeavor of preserving all the wonderful memories of that day through photographs and my creative muse.  This is just the beginning of this huge project with many more pages to come.

For the album I am using one of Basic Grey's older collections, Indian Summer. The colors in the papers coordinated perfectly with Renee's color scheme and it was released the year she got married. It was a match made in heaven. And with photographer Kris Gay's amazing images, I think that the album is stunning so far. I am using this collection throughout the album and it has been fun to challenge myself to use the patterns in new and creative ways. Also I haven't journaled on any of the pages....since I am making a copy for my sister and one for me, once the album is done we will each record our own memories of the day on these pages.

"Just Married"
I absolutely adore these photos of Renee and Zach exiting the church. The bubbles add so much fun here and I absolutely adore the picture of them walking off. I found the perfect sketch on Pinterest (my new addiction...more on that later) and used a gorgeous lace printed paper from SEI as well as several of the papers from th Indian Summer collection. I used my Silhouette to direct the word married and the cute hearts on here. A fun banner with the rest of the title finishes the page.
"The Processional"
This was the first page I created for the album.  I found this cute idea for a layout on Pinterest too and I fell in love with the heart border at the bottom. So I recreated the layout with my Fiskars punches and some of my favorite patterns from the collection. :) The title is cut with my Silhouette and is using the font I chose for this album "Great Vibes" how the letters connect and the elegant look for a wedding album.
"Beautiful Girls"
When I saw this amazing photograph that our photographer captured of my sister and her emotions on the day, I knew I had to make it the focal point of my layout. I paired it with other pictures of us girls getting ready and added some elegant embellishments to create this heartfelt page. Some pretty orange gems and butterflies from Prima finish off the page.
"Getting Ready"
One of the things we loved most about Renee's dress was the lacing going down the back of her bodice.  It was a process though getting it laced up and I ended up being the one who always did it for her.  So I love that the photographer captured these photos.  The large doily shape was cut on my Silhouette using the SEI paper and so was the pink mat. The flowers and pearls are from Prima and  lend a touch of elegance to the page.
"Memorable Moment"
Since we had to do most of our photos before the wedding, Zach didn't get to do the traditional first seeing Renee as she walked down the aisle. So they did a quiet was so precious and the joyful expressions on their faces as they skipped down the aisle was priceless.  I found the perfect stamp from Technique Tuesday that says "saying hello" and I thought it was the perfect embellishment to this page as well. I completed this layout at a crop and I borrowed my friend Peggy's Sew Stamper to create the scalloped stamped/stitched lines.
Well there are many more pages to come. This is just the beginning but I am really loving the rich, vibrant colors of my supplies and the gorgeous photos I have to work with. :)