Challenge 1: I had a ton of pictures from trying on wedding and bridesmaid dresses. I wanted to create a sense that I tried on a lot of dresses without overwhelming the page.
Challenge 2: Some of the pictures were just okay. I wasn’t that great at taking pictures back then. Plus, I have some pictures of my bridesmaids in pretty random dresses and I know they would appreciate it if I didn’t blow them up to 5×7″.
Solution? Lots of little rectangles. This is very similar to the discussion I posted about using lots of little squares in a layout.
I created a long vertical grid and cut the pictures to 1.8 x 1.25 inches. To keep it interesting, I mixed in a few black and white ones. The large color picture near the top is me trying on the dress that I ended up getting.
Fitting in Keepsakes: This included the business card from the salon where I bought my dress, a swatch of my bridesmaids dresses, and paint chips that I picked up that day to match my wedding colors.
Wondering what the best way is to include swatches of fabric in your scrapbook? Never fear, I’ll be covering that in a different post in the future.
To see my entire wedding scrapbook (so far), please visit my wedding scrapbook page.