A Vegan Album…Yum…

The vast majority of albums we order from Queensberry are made with black leather covers.  Always a classic choice, always a crowd pleasure, but a little ho-hum for those of us designing albums day in and day out.  Thank goodness for our vegan pals Allison and Evan whose wedding we shot many moons ago and whose album pictures I have been sitting on for almost as many moons.  Leather wasn’t even an option for them so their book was bound to be bound differently.

The couple chose a gunmetal buckram cover that bounced nicely with the graphite color of the bridesmaid’s dresses.  Instead of mounting the standard photo cover motif, I suggested using the birdy graphic from their invitation and wedding program to design something that matched.

Here’s the original stationary:

invite

birdies

And the buckram cover with our custom cover motif:

cover

The couple chose to add a wing (or gatefold) and flip page to their duo album.  The reception was the perfect place to get flippy with it and the gatefold opens into a photo of the same church where Allison’s parents were married:

openflip

vellum

openwing

Here are a few of the layouts from the design software as well as some shots of the album so you can see how they came to life.  We’re glad that Corey’s lack of socks was as memorable to Allison and Evan as it was to us, the layout with the guys hanging out before the ceremony might be my favorite album layout ever.  Thanks for letting me have a little fun with that:

coreysocks

coreysocksbook

train

trainbook

sparklers

sparklerbook

station

A&E, we miss y’all and can’t wait to drop in and replace the peace and quiet of your Blacksburg home with the sound of our screaming child sometime very soon.

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