The album company that we used to use went bust last year, taking some of our albums with it. Once we were done cursing them and their albums and their stupid stupid company we found Finao and all of a sudden losing those couple of albums didn't seem so bad because Finao's are a million times more beautiful.
I know not everyone wants an album and definitely that not everyone can afford an album (these babies are expensive. Worth every penny, but still, expensive) so we never ever try to push our couples towards buying one. There are enough wedding professionals using guilt and coercion to part the engaged with as much of their cash as possible and we won't be another one of them. Not to mention that designing an album equals another week in front of the computer. No way are we going to be pushing for the extra workload!
However. When a couple does order an album I can't help but feel a thrill of excitement because our pictures never look better than when positioned perfectly next to each other, printed on crystal clear paper, mounted on extra thick board, bound with fabric and thread then wrapped in buttery leather. Yum.
Whenever an album arrives at our door I just know that Nye and I will spend the afternoon gazing at it, turning the pages ever so carefully and saying to each other 'it does look nice, doesn't it?' over and over again before wrapping it carefully in tissue, tucking a letterpressed card into its folds and arranging for it to be couriered to one very lucky couple.
The Wedding: Zoe and Iain's Loch Tay wedding.The Details: one Contemporary Wedding Book, one Contemporary Parent Book, both bound in 'Shroom leather. The Wedding Book is 14x11" and the Parent Book 7x5". Both come in eco-friendly packaging made from recycled materials.Coming up, the Classic Wedding Book (when our next one arrives from Australia) and our disk packaging. Not to mention the wedding mags we were featured in over the course of 2010. A little filler in other words, until our first wedding comes around in March.