Behind the scenes of a wedding album: Heidi and Nick’s Navy Leather Flush Mount Album
Each wedding album, like each wedding, is a unique collection of history and future. The history of each couple, their families and communities built over a lifetime before they met. And also a future of togetherness – the joining of the families, the combining of the friends. Because Heidi and Nick are both accountants and very practical and methodical people, I wanted to share a little about their wedding album, which combines the practical with the whimsical – exactly how it felt to be at their wedding. Here are a few thoughts about how their album came together to create this feeling.
The Cover: I always want albums to have a classic feel to them – they are made to last for generations, and so that comes with a real responsibility to consider the trends of the 22nd century. However, that album should always represent the people in it, and sometimes that demands a bold treatment. A classic Navy leather flush mount album is both traditional and modern feeling, particularly with this super bold and contemporary font. I chose the font and placement of the embossing exactly for this reason, and Heidi and I discussed the leather choice before agreeing on navy, which seemed to fit with the colors and vibe of their wedding.
The Photos: I generally suggest that couples should sit down and choose some of the images for their wedding. I have certainly designed albums proofs with my own choices, and that has its own advantages. Heidi and Nick chose most of the images for their album, with a few additional images I thought added to the enjoyment of the album or story arc of the day.
The Layout: This storytelling album means that there is a mix of very designed pages and more simple groupings to bring keep the viewers interest. Moments that are quiet and gentle (like their first look on the patio of their home) are given space and a simple layout, while the energetic environment of their reception demands a more lively set of images to be grouped together so that you feel the contrast and excitement of the dancing.