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Vintage wedding set

1 Sep

This wedding set has a wonderful nostalgic feel: the bride had special memories of leafing through her own mother’s album when she was young and wanted something that would remind her of this whilst retaining a modern edge.

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The wedding set consists of a large album for general wedding photos and a Polaroid guestbook where guests fill it with photos and messages on the day. Both books are side hinged and come with custom-made slipcases to protect the books for future years.

The lace used matches the lace on the wedding invitations, tying eveything together. I sketched several different cover visualisations based on suggestions the couple had and then they chose their favourite design.

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Polaroid wedding guest book

7 Nov

This Polaroid guest book is a novel twist on the regular wedding guest book: it is a mix of a guest book and photo album, where a photo of each guest or couple is taken and pasted in, then the guest writes a personal message beside it. It is a beautiful memento to have of one’s wedding day, serving as a visual record of all the guests as well as capturing all their good wishes!

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The bridesmaids’ dresses were a mixture of dusty pink and charcoal grey so I matched the cover with this using a variety of greys and pinks. The binding is a plain Japanese Stab stitch using two different ribbons to had depth to the bind. I also added bookcloth corners to the album so that the corners would be protected from wear and tear.

The spine of the album guest book had to be made quite wide to accommodate the thick Polaroid photos. To do this, I cut double the amount of paper spacers than a regular album and added them to the spine. If I not done this, the album wouldn’t close correctly and would look jam packed.

Each of the pages is scored several times with a bonefolder in order to make the pages turn over easily. This is important to do in a photo album as the paper is quite heavy – 300gsm – and would possibly crease in the wrong places otherwise.