A Handmade Wedding. Day Seven; Wedding Album

Wedding AlbumEight years ago today I married the best man in the whole, wide world!! We had a wonderful, happy  day surrounded by our closest friends and family. It was a crisp, sunny day, like today has been. Although the next day it snowed, I remember because it delayed us on the runway at Manchester airport so we missed our connecting flight to  Australia!

Wedding AlbumAfter the honeymoon there was one more ‘make’, the wedding album. I was adamant I didn’t want the traditional photographers wedding album, I wanted something more personal. I found beautiful ‘Italian Wrap’ Leather photograph album by Aspinal of London. It’s gorgeous, the leather feels gorgeous, it has a leather tie to wrap round and secure it, it still has that wonderful leather smell even after all these years. The pages are tissue leaved too.

Wedding Album

I ordered official photographs to go in it, but also intermingled photos from friends and family. By making my own album I was able to include items like the menu and place cards, I wrote out the readings from the service, I included information about the music we had, both at the ceremony and at the reception, all details that it is easy to forget over the years.

Wedding AlbumI interspersed the photos with quotes from poems etc, my favourite one which I’ve written in wedding guest books since is ‘To love and be loved is to feel the sunshine on both sides’

Wedding Album

Last month I made a special box to keep the album and other momentos in. It’s been great this week looking back at all the things I made for our special day, I’ve really enjoyed it and hope you have too.

Wedding Album in place

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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