Friday, June 21, 2013

Wedding Inspiration with Practical Scrappers

Today is the first official day of summer and the perfect time to talk about weddings. There is nothing better than a summer wedding. David and I were married twenty summers ago so a summer wedding always captures my heart. This year was a big one and though the celebration was a little stifled since I was recovering from surgery, the looking back and sharing with each other and the boys the different memories from that long ago event was an extremely special time. I had the boys dig out our old pictures intending to make a mini for my husband that chronicled the twenty years of our marriage, but the pain killers must have been clouding my head because I quickly realized that being up and trying to create a full album in one afternoon with my head reeling and my body hurting was not an option. I did manage to make a 12x12 layout that expressed to him what my feelings were and presented it to him on our anniversary. We plan to frame it and hang it as a sign of our commitment to each other. I thought with the theme over at Practical Scrappers today (which I will share that project later in the post) I would share with you what I made.

I wanted to make this a perfect mix of both masculine and feminine. I don't get to use pink very often so I knew I had to sneak a little in there without making it too girly since I was making it for David.

Here is a close up showing the little bit of misting I did on the background as well as the Thickers that I altered with ink in order to make them fit the layout. I love the canvas texture of them. The Artisan hearts by Pink Paislee were the perfect simple embellishments to finish off the layout.

While we are busy celebrating twenty years, my niece Ashleigh and her husband Lee are celebrating their first year together. I was really excited when they asked me to help them with several of their wedding decorations. She also asked me to make a guest book for her guests to sign. They had just had some fabulous engagement photos taken and I wanted to make sure to use them in some way in the book. Their theme was Rustic Romantic and their colors teal and purple so I set off to figure out the best way to incorporate these into her guestbook. Below are the photos of the entire guest book. On each double page layout I featured one of their photos on one side and a pocket page on the other that held some journaling pages which were easily removed and laid on the guest table for guests to leave a note for the couple.  The Simple Stories Documented collection was absolutely perfect for this project and I finished off with Bazzill cardstock and various flowers and embellishments from Prima and Maya Road as well as ribbon I had in my stash.

I also made a few signs and banners for them. Here are a couple of pictures. Unfortunately we were so crazy setting up and getting everything ready I got sidetracked and forgot to take pictures of the rest! :)

Thanks for hanging in on a long post! There are a lot more wedding related projects on the Practical Scrappers blog today. Head over there and take a look and be inspired.

Hoping you have a fabulous weekend.

1 comment:

  1. The layout you made for your husband to celebrate 20 years made my heart flutter. It's perfect! And the wedding projects are beautiful! Wow!!


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