Thursday, April 22, 2010

Custom-Made Wedding Album

Sarah and Chris asked me to create a one-of-a-kind album for the photographs from their wedding. What a dream project! I came up with several designs for them to choose from, and this was the final result.

Sarah's dress and train were covered with six-petal organza flowers, so I used similar flowers as a design element for the cover. I layered the flowers in letterpress in white ink on the dark paper. The flower petals almost look like organza themselves, brighter where the two layers of white ink overlap:

Their wedding color palette was chocolate brown and petal pink, so I used chocolate Lokta paper from Nepal for the exterior, with pink for the endpapers. The pages and spacers are bound with two screw posts, so pages can be added, removed, or reordered:

The first page has their names, and the date and location of the wedding, all letterpressed in chocolate and pink ink:

Their initials are letterpressed at the bottom of each page, along with a smaller pink version of the six-petal flower:

And the back cover is simple, but the small flower detail ties it all together:


  1. This book is perfection! What a family heirloom it will be.

  2. it's gorgeous christy! and what a great place to have a wedding!

  3. I've been looking forward to seeing this. Wow! What happy photos they will be!

  4. I am the Sarah of "Sarah & Chris," and I can report that we couldn't be more thrilled with the result. We will treasure this album for years to come!