Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I Do! Now and Forever!

Would you like to take a trip with me?  A trip to Jamaica.  A trip that began in September 1997.  A wedding trip.

I have only shared a few wedding photos and maybe a few layouts of my wedding.  I've decided that over the coming weeks, each week I'd share several layouts from my wedding, culminating in my completed album.  I thought it might be fun to do a weekly post about the special event and share the beautiful story, photos, pages and a few crafty tips with you.  Hopefully, you'll be inspired to try a technique, share some love or just simply get creative in your studio.

Although, I got married in 1997 it took over 10 years for me to finally decide I was ready to create my wedding album.  When I first started scrapbooking I did not think I could do this album justice.  It wasn't until I was completely happy with my scrapbooking style that I made the commitment.  It was a work in progress over a 2-3 year period.  Today, when I look at the pages, I feel just as happy as when I was creating each page.  It was well worth the wait and done at just the right time.

Idea to note:  I gathered a wide variety of blue, green and brown patterned papers before starting.  I did not want to use only 1 manufacturer for the entire album, as in 1 big kit.  However,  I did have a color scheme and wanted it to coordinate nicely.

Supplies used: Bazzil Basics Cardstock, Prima Flowers, Chatterbox Patterned Papers, Chipboard, May Arts Ribbon.

Idea to note:  I painted the chipboard brackets to coordinate with the album. 

Idea to note: Preprinted quotes/verses are the perfect touch for  wedding pages.   Notice the cute little page fold, bottom right...always a cool touch!
The officiant actually used this verse in our vows. So when I saw it, I had to buy it! 

Ideas to note: Buttons make great flower centers.  Flourish rub ons are great accents to any page.

Here's the story: We took our vows in a gazebo, on a cliff, overlooking the ocean.  It rained the day of our wedding.  I was afraid and I cried.  Afterall, the wedding was to take place outside.  The wedding coordinator assured me that it would be fine and we would simply move it inside.  To which I tearfully, replied, "but it's supposed to be outside."  His response, "No problem.  It rains in Jamaica all the time, during this time of year.  It'll probably stop.  It will be fine."  Just as we exited our room, the sky cleared up and the sun popped out.  It didn't get cloudy and begin to rain again until the last picture was snapped.  Ahhhh, such a blessed day!

Stay tuned, next week: With this Ring!


  1. Beautiful wedding layout! How romantic!!
    LOVE IT!

    1. Thanks so much and thanks for stopping by and your kind words.

  2. What beautiful pictures! Your layout really enhances them. Glad the sun came out to shine on your special day. Can't wait to see the next chapter in your wedding album.

    1. Thanks WrinkleFreeDiva! It was a wonderful day and one of the best decision I've ever made!

  3. Beautiful wedding LO! I missed this last week, tfs!



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