Now the bride and groom have seen the journal and are on their honeymoon in Copenhagen I can let you see the journal I created for them. They are hoping to put photos and other keepsakes in it. The theme was pink roses with other cottage garden flowers playing a supporting role.
They also love vintage so I tea dyed the pages and included lots of vintage images, most of which I had used on their wedding invites. The hard part was not over decorating it to allow them to customise and add to it to make it theirs. I can so easily get carried away, lol.
Some of the lace that I used to make little pockets was off cuts from her dress, to make it more personal. The groom is a musician so I used music sheets throughout, mostly love songs, although there is one, nearer the back of the album where the words are 'I married a wife, she's the plague of my life' but knowing them I knew they would find it funny.
The brides mum found old postcards of the Guildhall, Leicester, where the ceremony was held so I placed them in the pockets so they could see them.
I raided my rather extensive napkin stash for roses and vintage style images, these red roses being opposite a song entitled 'My love is like a red, red rose'.
This vintage postcard was in my collection but I just had to give it to them as it was addressed to someone with the same name as the bride.
This fabric used to be an embroidered linen napkin, old and stained but this portion of it was sound.
This atc was part of my initial designs for the couple's wedding invitations.
The journal was constructed using an old teaching manual and here you can see part of it's spine together with a napkin that the bride gave me. The bride is a teacher so it seemed right to use this book.
I used the same stamps in the journal that I used on the wrapping paper and then a friend kindly lent me her roses stamps so I could add more variety to the images.
Billyboy Studio Assistant was carrying out a bit of quality control , checking the inside back cover for sitability, yes, he was comfy on there until I picked him up.
The pages are all tied in so more or less pages can be used if required. I just adore frayed edges.
I hope I haven't bored you with too many pages, there are more but they are less decorated so that it gives the happy couple more room to personalise their journal.
And here they are on their wedding day, a perfect day, full of love, warmth and friendship. I will long remember it. Many congratulations to you both and I can't wait to see the journal full to overflowing with memories of your special day xx
(I'll pop the whole run through of the journal on my Flickr - see side bar, just in case you're interested)