This is a risky post. I say that because whenever, wherever I talk about my wedding, lightning falls from the sky and strikes a thousand puppies dead. But I’m going to risk more dead puppies today because 1) I still kinda want to be a princess and have a princess wedding 2) I was just sent a really awesome gift from a reader 3) I sold my wedding dress so I can’t go into my attic and prance around in it like the rest of you. This is all I have.
When we got married, I was a psycho killer nut rapist about it. Wait, I didn’t rape nuts. I planned every detail in a super ocd sort of way. Looking back on it now, it was totally ridiculous and stupid. I mean I loved my wedding and I wouldn’t change a thing. But the world kept spinning as I meticulously stuffed tissues into my ‘tears of joy’ packets (vomit). We even sprung for the super awesome fancy photographer. But what we did not spring for was the super awesome fancy wedding album. Because like 10 pages were about 2000 dollars. Um no.
Instead, I spent all this time and money at a make your own album website. I was so jazzed about it. It took me FOREVER to make. Finally it came. I had 78 pages of wedding in my face. Granted I put more pictures in of the damn tissue envelopes and flowers than actual people, but whatever. 35 seconds went by and the book fell apart. I cried. I ordered another. It fell apart. I sobbed. That was 4 years ago. I never got another wedding album.
A reader emailed me and offered to put together a free baby book of some dramababy photos. She is a graphic designer and creates really amazing books. Like real album quality, not stupid kodak.com quality. I said, how about instead we do a wedding album and I’ll share the final product with the interwebs, risking the dead puppies and all.
And that my friends is how I was gifted the best gift ever.
It came today and I seriously almost cried. Because when you put 42 hours into crafting monogrammed napkin holders for 150 people, you want to see the damn things over and over and OVER again.
I honestly can’t say enough amazing things about this album. It’s designed in an awesome non-cheesy way. Like no scrolling roses or smiley heart cupids falling all over the pages. The pages are THICK. Like that real photographer quality. And it’s all together just perfect. It’s times like these I feel super lucky to have a mediocre blog that people will read and give me stuff if I talk about it. WHICH I DESERVE SINCE I DON’T HAVE ADS. (give me more stuff internet)
Below are a few spreads that she created for me. I’m also including the link to the full book so you can see it all with your own eyeballs. But the BEST part is that she’s giving all MODG readers 15% off orders. Here are the spreads and the good stuff is at the bottom. That’s what she said.
If you want an awesome book of your wedding, or your baby or your feet in different types of feet positions, I highly recommend using Jamie. The process of getting her the pictures was super simple and futuristic. She’s fast and easy (that’s what he said).
This is her Etsy shop
This is her blog and website use code MODG15 for 15% off of your order. Your welcome DTDHC.
And here my friends is the link to the full book. Don’t get all stalky on me. That’s why the secret stuff is blurred out. You maniacs.
Thank you Jamie. B and I both will glitter heart this for the rest of our lives.