We really enjoyed working with our Bride and Grooms (and in some cases, parents! to create some really distinctive albums last year.
We always try and encourage everyone to have an album that’s unique to them. There are so many materials and options available, no two albums are the same – just as no two weddings days are the same. As the albums come in and have been sent to their owners, we do try to snaps of these and post them up on our Facebook page. But it’s not very often we get a chance to put together a feature on our blog and talk a bit more about the construction, and the reason behind some decisions.
We were so pleased everyone was keen to try something new and trusted us when we suggested something a little bit more unusual. If we could, we would have a duplicate sample copy of each album for our own personal collection!
We’re still working on a fair few albums at the moment from wedding days last year, so we should be getting another batch of beauties in pretty soon. When they’re in and have settled in with their owners I’ll do a Part Two. But I couldn’t wait to share some of our favourites and talk a little bit about how these designs came to be.
We worked directly with Claire’s parents on this pretty, compact and luxurious feeling album. The front cover featured one of their favourite photographs from the day. As their venue, Priston Mill features a lot of bare stone a neutral coloured material seemed the obvious choice. However, rather than opt for a plain, beige or cream leather the flocked Flourish material added a bit more detail.
Aquadisiac is a very popular leather of ours. The colour is beautiful and it works very well with coastal weddings. Dani and Chris got married in an old Shipbuilding hamlet, The Master Builders in Beaulieu. They played up to this on the day by having different rope knots as their table names. We helped make their album tie in with their day by designing them a custom stamp. This was used to emboss the front cover of their album with silver foil. We were all pleased with how the rope worked as an ampersand.
Sarah and Adam’s wedding had a vibrant colour palette of yellows and navy. They wanted a classic leather album and Wedgewood blue worked very well matching Adam’s suit. Their names were embossed on the front cover in a yellow gold foil, contrasting well with the navy.
Matt and Bethan had one of the most colourful wedding palettes we’d ever seen, with bright pink and turquoise featuring heavily. They really wanted their album to match their day without it compromising on vibrancy! They opted for one of the brightest and boldest leathers we have access to – a textured turquoise which wrapped around from the spine to the back. Matt and Bethan were the first couple to try an ICE photo cover. It was a bit of a leap of faith for all involved but the results exceeded all of our expectations. Here, a pearlescent print is bonded onto the front cover underneath a clear, acrylic plate.
Matt and Bethan’s parents both received a 6 inch duplicate of their larger album as a thinner paged Playbook in Stiletto pink silk.
Louise and Ben’s Parents were treated to identical, full-sized copies of their own album. So we had a triple delivery of this two-toned 12-inch album. Their reception was held at an old vintage railway station so they were keen to opt for a vintage looking leather. However, as their day was bright, hot and sunny and their bridesmaids were dressed in pearly grey shift dresses a silver silk was used for the front cover. A 5 inch photo cut out was made featuring one of their favourite photos from their day. To play up on the vintage look and give a nod to the traditional this album was made using a rounded book spine.