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and I also custom design wedding and special event stationery.
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kim and Nick's Wedding Album Design

Kim made two requests when I asked her what she wanted in her wedding album. 1. She did not want the "typical" wedding album that was stuffy and boring with a high likelihood that it would never come out for viewing. And 2. She wanted it to incorporate the design elements from the custom wedding logo and invitations I designed for their wedding. I've been working away at it all this week and thought I'd share some of the spreads I've designed. The photos used in the album are from the professional photographer's CD she purchased as part of her wedding coverage, so for now I will post thumbnails using the grey placeholder boxes as to not infringe on copyright.

So how did I accommodate Kim's 2 requests? For starters, I chose a very modern and less conventional vendor to produce the album. This particular album has a full custom photo cover that wraps around. I designed the cover to incorporate Kim's favorite portrait from the wedding, as well as the custom wedding monogram I designed. On the back I added the design elements from the invitation including the recycled paper used for both the invitations and programs. Serendipity was nice enough to send me a hi-res logo to use.

custom wedding album design

This is the opening spread. There will be a full photo of the ceremony on the left and the invitation on the right.
custom wedding album design

This will be a series of "getting ready" photos. Throughout the album, I incorporated the green from the graphics and also the flower from the invitations.
custom wedding album design

A spread of formal portraits with family and the wedding party.
custom wedding album design

This one is one of my favorites. I chose two stunning black and white photos from the ceremony and kept the layout minimal to highlight the sweetness of each.
custom wedding album design

Of course I designed a few "just photo" spreads without any additional designs. I wanted to keep the whole album simple, mainly focusing on the photos, and I wanted to give it a fresh appearance to let the photos stand out as they should. I used a lot of white space and borders to achieve this.

custom wedding album design
custom wedding album design

I just can't wait to see the finished product! I'm going to place the order this week and hopefully have it in hand in a few weeks.


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About Kelly Tarleton

I've always been a creative person, and the one who always had a camera on-hand at a moment's notice for any occasion. Photography and graphic design dominated my life in school and I loved every minute of it. I miss that constant creative outlet and want to share more of it with my family and friends through this blog.See more of my work at my website:

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