*UPDATE – I’ve now started my own wedding scrapbook since this post. Click here to see the progress.*
I’m close to finishing my last college scrapbook. The next project is scrapbooking my wedding!
I’m actually very intimidated about this. I want to make the wedding scrapbook just. right.
Five years isn’t too late, right? Since it’s been about five years since we got married, I figure I should get around to scrapbooking the wedding. I’m actually fine with putting it off for this long. I had super craft burnout after the wedding and I don’t think I would have done a good job.
So what are your ideas? Do you have a wedding scrapbook? A wedding album? Both? What would you have done if you were married a while ago and scrapbooked back then?
Some fun examples: I’ve been combing the internets looking for some inspiration. Here is some of what I found:
- Elise’s Wedding Album: This is definitely an album rather than a scrapbook, but I love the clean polished look. The colors are very vivid but she still manages to keep a lot of white space to make it look fresh.
- Sharyn’s Wedding Scrapbook: This is a scrapbook done in black, white and red. Definitely striking! What I like here is that she included her invitation and other tangibles. That’s definitely on my list to do.
- Kelley’s Wedding Scrapbook: I love how Kelly included her proposal and everything leading up to her wedding in the scrapbook.
- Natalie’s Wedding Scrapbook*: Did you know that there’s another Natalie who also blogs about scrapbooking, got married the same month and year that I did and is working on her wedding scrapbook this year? Her scrapbook is gorgeous and is the closest thing I’ve seen to what I want to do.
My plan so far. I know I want the scrapbook to be all-encompassing of my wedding adventure. It will have different sections for our wedding, engagement and planning, rehearsal, bachelor(ette) parties, bridal shower, honeymoon and anniversaries. I could have a scrapbook that’s just the wedding, but then what would I do with the other pieces? Our honeymoon wouldn’t fit well in another scrapbook.
I’m looking forward to hearing your ideas!
Photo Credit: photo from my wedding by Katherine Bettis Photography.
*Updated September 22, 2011 – I published this post back in April and quite a few of you are checking out the lovey ladies I listed above and their wedding albums. Natalie finished her album a little bit ago and I wanted to link to it here to make sure you see it!