>> Thursday, July 28, 2011
This book will be making its debut at a wedding in upstate New York this weekend. The cousin of the bride contacted me about placing the order for this custom photo album, and it will be a wedding gift to the couple from her and the other bridesmaids. The bride's cousin also designed the wedding invitation suite, so she supplied the artwork for the custom nameplate on this album so it would coordinate with all of the other printed materials.
Like all of my albums, this book is built with a double-thick spine. This allows for photos to be added to the pages without the book "yawning" open or appearing over-filled. I bound the album with orange waxed linen thread in the Japanese stab binding style.
I selected a light blue bookcloth for the edge of the book closest to the spine, and I used a navy paper for the covers. I actually ended up gluing a slightly transparent piece of navy paper on top of a blue lokta paper to get exactly the shade of blue I wanted for the covers.
I wish Anne and Kevin a joyous wedding day and a lifetime full of happiness. Congratulations to you both!