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My Wedding Photo Book

May 10th, 2010 by Avital

In less than a month, on June 4th to be exact, my husband and I will be celebrating our three year anniversary.

We got married in a Kibbutz in Israel, in a gorgeous garden in the woods and we also took some picture just before the ceremony at the village where Nadav’s parents are living – Addi.

I made a photo album just after the wedding, the day we got our photos from the photographer. I used a “custom made” program (the only one available at the time) where they offered pre-made templates and I just dragged the photos in and added the journaling.

When we moved to Dublin, Ireland – just a few months after our wedding, I left the photo book at my parents house. I didn’t want to ship it with all our belongings. Time have passed and in the meantime my parents got attached to the book and are treasuring it.

Just now, I finally took the time to make another photo album. This time I went for the “Digital Scrapbooking” option at Shutterfly, where you can design your own layouts with a photo editing software and control every single element that goes into your photo book. I love that idea.

I was working on my album for 20 hours in total (9 of which – sitting straight in front of the computer without getting up). Most of the time went for picking photos and writing all the journaling in reverse because Photoshop doesn’t handle Hebrew.

For a cohesive look I chose a color palette: Gray (#333333), Orange (#FF6600) & Kraft (from KD Capture and Record kit). I chose a bunch of digital kits that match the color palette and the idea behind the book (For instance, the stitching represents the connection between my husband and i). Clearly I went for Karla Dudley’s kits. I used: KD Digi Essentials, KD Digi Essentials 2, KD Jillian, KD Spring 10, KD Chesca, KD Blakely, KD Tweet, KD Capture and Record and KD Fly Girl.

If you want to take a peek at my finished book, you can do it here.

Have you used the Digital Scrapbooking option on Shutterfly? Have you used another service? Please share.

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12 Comments to “My Wedding Photo Book”

  1. Nadine says:

    taly! you’re such a gorgeous bride! *gushes*
    somehow, I am reminded of natalie portman ;D

  2. Melanie K. says:

    Absolutely beautiful! What a gorgeous wedding … truly. You were a very radiant bride!

  3. ( 9hours straight? my! )
    Your book is absolutely a treasure my Friend, thank you so much for sharing it with us ~

    • Avital says:

      Thank you.

      ^^I just got engrossed in the process and also had the only free weekend to work on it so it will get here in time.

  4. Carolina says:

    Wow! Beautiful bride, beautiful wedding, awesome album! Loved the color combos you used! i also used shutterfly to make albums to give to my family and I loved the result. I still haven’t made our own album but you gave me great ideas! Thanks for sharing!!
    Here’s the one I created with them:
    http://photocaro.shutterfly.com/594

    • Avital says:

      It’s funny you’re speaking about a beautiful bride… you are amazingly pretty!!!

      What a gorgeous album, clean and simple design. Just like I like :)

      I love, love, love all the yellow! So pretty!

  5. Miss Muffin says:

    Thanks so much for this post! It really got me thinking that I REALLY need to make our wedding album! We have been married for about five years now … no album yet! Can you believe that? And we really have GORGEOUS photos! I am just so really perfectionstic when it comes to photo albums … that even if I start they never get done …
    I am loving your album! I think maye I should just go ahead, start and try to keep it really simple! After all the photos are gorgeous by themselves already! I would love to have a book that I could just take into my hands and look at … instead of looking at photos on my computer …

    • Avital says:

      Thank you. I totally understand you. Unless I just go on – start and finish – as quickly as I can – I don’t get things (or albums) done. I have a 1/3 done Hawaii album waiting since last year…

  6. Alison says:

    You have made a beautiful album. I love the way you did the speeches, the dance sequence and the collage pages in particular – great way to do that! It lookds like you have managed to capture all of the different aspects of the wedding in a nice flowing way. Really nicely done. Thanks for sharing! (via the PDS comments btw)