Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wedding Album Book Design

This Christmas was a real treat in getting to surprise our families with a couple LONG overdue wedding albums. My husband and I were married 2 years ago, and as our photographers "camera malfunctioned" a lot of our photos were ruined. After working almost 3 straight weeks on color correcting all the photos, laying out the pages and stressing over fonts... it was off to the printer! I had to turn it in by Dec 9th to get it back by Christmas! I incorporated some of our guests pictures, our invitation, and our program into the book to really capture everything from that day.
The cover:
One of the beginning pages with our invitation:
Wedding party:

My favorite part of the book are all the chapter headings. I had the chapter titles on the right page, leaving the left page of the spread black and empty... SO I decided to incoporate some of the music/bible verses that we had played during our ceremony and reception. I looked up all the lyrics/verses and pasted them in a 20% overlay over the black and it turned out perfect!!
"Shine on Us" (was played when we were lighting the unity candle):
"True Companion" (our first dance song at the reception)"Mexico" by James Taylor
(our last dance at the reception telling everyone where we were going!)

It was neat looking back at all of our pictures, and deciding which I would choose for the 8x10, 120 page book! Definitely a fun and memorable project!
(If you click on any of the images you can see them in full scale. For all those who might be curious I used the program Blurb to make the book and upgraded to their premium paper. Great deals and great quality!)

4 comments:

Mindy said...

Ohhh...ahhh...and to think I was there! Hopefully I'll see it in person someday :-)

Joe&Sara said...

looks great!!

Tara said...

The books are GORGEOUS!!! You did such a great job on them!!!!

Bonnie Widmaier said...

wow. the wedding books are so amazing. we never got a wedding album either. 9 years later i jut met with our photographer to get one printed. i wish the photos were all digital and i could just put one together like you did. it is so much more personal. you did a great job. the cookies look yummy too.