Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Not Your Traditional Wedding Layout

I've been working on scrapping some of the old photos I have stashed away and came across a box that I had sorted wedding photos into.  There were about 10 weddings in there.  That's a lot of white.

I did do some traditional LOs:

But I also decided to do some non-traditional ones as well.  I've been trying to use up some of my stash and had come across some K & Company Edamame collection papers, flowers, and chipboard letters.  It just seemed right for the personalities of two of my friends:

They are both really fun people (as evidenced by the renaissance theme of their wedding), and I actually knew them separately first.  Then I moved away from town for a few years, and when I came back I ran into them together.  It turns out that they met when one (a nursing student when I met him) volunteered to help out in an aquatic therapy class at the town pool.  The other was in the class as part of her physical therapy for MS.  Let me tell you, there was not a dry eye in the place when he carried her back up the aisle as husband and wife!  It has to be the sweetest, most romantic real-life story I know.

I like how the LO turned out.  I just don't think traditional black and white, or even white and a pastel color, would have felt right for this couple.  The same can be said for the next LO:

This was an outdoor wedding in a backyard, and it was so casual that the wedding guests were instructed not to wear anything dressy -- just dress for a BBQ.  I've had this piece of paper from Melody Ross for awhile, unsure of how to use it with that large, flocked butterfly.  I think it worked pretty well here.  A non-traditional LO for a non-traditional wedding.  All I had to add was the photos, title, and journaling.

Sometimes traditional styles just don't fit the personality of the people or the atmosphere of the event you're scrapping about.  Have you done a LO that used colors that aren't normally associated with the event you were scrapping?  Tell me about it in the comments, and don't forget to add a link to it.  I'd love see how you changed things up!

And check back soon -- I'll be posting a tutorial on how to make a mini flip album to go on your scrapbook page (like the one on the first LO in this post).

1 comment:

  1. Love these LOs. My granddaughter is getting married in July and she doesn't like white, likes colors, so I know I'll be doing something different for her pages.