A Wedding Album from Scratch

After spending 2 hours this morning trying to figure out the best way to make our wedding album with Adorama, I decided to forget about trying to use their online software/salvage their templates. The easiest way to make our album to all my OCD wants/needs is to make it from scratch via Adobe InDesign.

InDesign and I became BFF this past year when I was putting together my Thesis book, so it was only natural that we rekindle our friendship and make a fantastical wedding album to give to our parents/grandparents/ourselves.

And so it begins…

Not sure where our wedding album is going right now. I’m just slowing working through it with these ideas in mind:

  • crisp
  • clean
  • modern
  • not all that ‘jazz’
  • something that is very ‘us’

After falling in love with some crazy album designs, I’ve decided to make ours simple, lovely, and to the point. Because really, does anyone look though a wedding album and go “ohhh I really like your font/embellishments/background.” No. Sorry for all the ‘slashes’ today… I’m feeling very slash-y.

Did I tell y’all I was going to make 4 albums (last time I blogged about this, we were only at 3)? How out of control am I?

  1. All our Pre-Wedding Extravaganzas (still need a fun title, any ideas?)
    Engagement Party, Bridal Shower, Guy’s Paintball, Bridal Brunch, Rehearsal Dinner
  2. Through Our Guest’s Eyes
    A compilation of the photos our guest’s captured at our wedding. Some of them were able to capture the moments even better then our photographers, and moments we never witnessed!
  3. Kyle {hearts} Kimberly
    Our Professional Wedding Pics Album
  4. Just Mauied ♥ Our Honeymoon
    Somewhere to put the MASSIVE amount of photos Mr. Knight took in Maui

All of them are going to be made in the same 8″x10″ size Adorama album, and will have corresponding spines that make them appear as a ‘set’. Still not sure how to make them look like a ‘set’ on a shelf. I was thinking of having a heart on each spine in a different color (can you tell I love hearts?)… Not sure.

I’m off to more Wedding Album designing. Wish me luck! I will report back when I have something worth sharing. :-) Maybe several album covers, and a poll to help me decide which one to use? Stay tuned!

3 Comment

  1. Janna says:

    I think the idea of 4 albums is great! I know when we start having showers/parties- I’ll want a way to remember all the different events!

    And the different color hearts is a cute way to tie it all together!

  2. Hannah says:

    I love your passion for this! I wish I had marketable services that I could trade you for… so you know, you could make our album! (Lordy knows that I don’t have the time/energy/expertise that you have.)

  3. Mrs Gator says:

    @Janna: I love the idea of doing those 4 albums, but considering how involved 1 album is… I may not get to doing all of them!!

    @Hannah: I would love to help you design an album… I even have thoughts of adding it as an item in my Etsy shop. I just wish I could find a more cost effective way of doing it. I guess making my own and doing all these layouts sets up a template but MAN this is involved. Especially since I’m so picky with how pictures are laid out… wishing there was great software out there that was free and could do it for me. :-(

    We are now doing the album 9″ x 12″, as Mr. Knight deemed an 8″x10″ album, too small. I agree.

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