When Chris and I were married in 2011, I knew I wanted to have a personalized scrapbook guest book, but didn’t have the time to make layouts before the wedding (we were engaged and married in just four months!). Fast forward to this year, when Becky Higgins came out with the Project Life mini albums. This was exactly what I was looking for!
Elements that make this album unique
There are two personalized elements that were used for this album: blank cards that were on the table at our reception and the physical cards that accompanied gifts.
I absolutely loved some of the cards people gave us. While they are impersonal in the sense that they were not made specifically for us, our friends and family purchased them with us in mind. And you can see that in the way they all go so well together. In fact, there were several cards that we received from multiple people.. I guess they had us pretty well figured out!
But it’s the personal messages that make me keep going back to this album. Some of them are quick scribbles – “we are SO happy for you!” and some of them are much longer, more personal, more sentimental. For the cards whose messages I couldn’t part with, but didn’t want to detract from the aesthetics, I placed behind decorative fill cards with a tab. (see pink tab in center, top, right)
The album is a mini-album by Becky Higgins. The fill cards were made from the same scrapbooking paper kit I used to make the invitations. I used elements I had purchased with this album in mind and added plastic words and a small card kit I picked up at Michael’s. The cards and album all came together fairly quickly and certainly most of the time was spent cutting paper and trimming the corners.
Reflections on this Album
As I put this album together, I felt so incredibly grateful for the friends and family we have. Their cards were so special, so kind, so loving. At one point, I found myself welling with tears of joy. I never do that. Weddings are one of the few opportunities we have to hear so many wishes of kindness and joy from those that matter most in our lives. And I am thankful, happy, elated to have created a keepsake that captures the essence of that day.