Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bella Blvd | Celebrating Stephanie's Wedding...

 

Hi Everyone!  We have an exciting week starting over at Bella Blvd today as the DT are joining in with the celebrations and sharing with you, our personal wedding layouts and photos, to honour Stephanie's up-coming nuptials this week end!!
 
 
"On This Day"
 
 products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Bella Blvd: Love and Marriage: Esther Fleming Floral, May Eighteenth, Vows; alphas - Bella Blvd: Love and Marriage Alpha+Bits Stickers; other - Bella Blvd: Wedding Day Miniatures, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Pickle Juice; & Crochet Hearts: Pickle Juice, mist; tools - machine stitching, date stamp, ink.
 
I have many wonderful memories and photos from my wedding day, fourteen years ago!  But sadly most of my photos are copyrighted by the fabulous photographer we had on the day.  I tried desperately to find some photos that friends or family had taken but it was truly slim pickings!  Nobody in my family picks up a camera except me! How heart breaking is that?! So I have had to think outside the box for this challenge. 
 
I included a large photo (that I eventually found buried beneath a crazy amount of paperwork!!) and a lot of journaling.
 
My children have frequently asked my husband and I, questions about our wedding day and they love to hear the stories of what occurred.  Like most big events, we had our share of drama, but they have been over shadowed by the fun memories we have of our day.  I wanted to journal a few of these memories so that in years to come my children or grandchildren can really get a sense of these special moments.
 
 
You may have noticed that this layout is an odd size and deviation from my usual style.  *grin* Not only is it a rare double but an uneven double at that! LOL.  One side is my regular 8.5in x 11in...
 
 
... and the other is slightly larger at 11in x 11in.



I've fussy cut a lot of the flowers from the Esther Fleming Floral patterned paper and layered them in clusters on my journaling page.  I've added small splashes of mist to enhance the floral and confetti look.  It is a wedding layout after all!! *grin* And well.. I don't really need an excuse to use mist/paint but I really wanted to on this layout! 
 
 



I hope you will join in with us over at Bella, to wish Stephanie an awesome day!  Thanks so much for taking the time to come and visit..x

 

11 comments:

Sheri Reguly said...

So beautiful!!!
I love the large photo and how you did up your journaling blocks. Just stunning!

Lizzy Hill said...

Saw this over at Bella & you should've seen me squinting, trying to read the journaling....which is always the FUN thing!! LOVE the odd size...dunno how you're going to store it? Firstly I thought it was a fold out page....great design, as always...& you look sooooooo pretty!!!

Стокли said...

You look like one of Disney princesses here)
I saw this LO on Bella Blvd blog and I liked a lot this white page with flowers and lots of journaling.

Lizzyc said...

I can so relate about the photos, we were so poor when we got married that we only got an album from our photographer and when we went back to get some more photos he had gone out of the business and told us he destroyed what he had.. to say I was heart broken is an understatement, why he didnt contact us before then and see if we wanted anything blows my mind.. he has now passed away and we have been married over 30 years so I figured that there is no more copyright on the photos we have.. but I only have about 20 photos of my wedding day..This photo is stunning, and your layout is so beautiful, the journelling is wonderful and I love the big font you have used for 'on this day'.. I know you will cherish this layout, everything about it is lovely!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

What a totally stunning layout!!! I love that you have so much journalling on here and the white on white is genius! I love your photo sooo sooo much and really, I'd rather one amazing photo like this rather than 50 rubbish ones... just sayin'! It's absolutely breathtaking!!! :D
xo

Gina Lideros said...

What a sweet photo Leanne, I love all the journaling boxes, and stitching!

Chantalle said...

This is just so beautiful Leanne. Completely captivating

Chantalle said...

Oh Leanne this is just so beautifully captivating x

Kim said...

This is completely amazing both sides, your journaling is incredible, perfect for your kids to remember

Kerryn said...

Absolutely stunning! Your journaling is beautiful :).

Sandie Edwards said...

What an amazing and beautiful tribute...