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Cytrix
« on: March 07, 2008 12:11:24 AM »

First post in a long long time. I've been busy studying and working so haven't had much time for getting back in touch with crafts. But I'm making an attempt this year!

My sister had her wedding back in February and I decided it was a little bit of a waste to have all those photos on the computer and not to do anything with them. I've always wanted to try my hand at scrapbooking so I decided I'd make a 'Leading up to the wedding' scrapbook for her as a present. I'm off to Melbourne (where she lives) in 4 days so it's been completed just in time!


This photo was taken just as they had come back from Melbourne the fortnight before the wedding.


The invite, plus envelope, stamps and the brown papers is what was on the back of the invitation!




One of her hen's night tasks was the dj some songs, get a guy to take off his top and get 25 kisses from guys (photos horribly blurry in this shot)




Onto the Bridal Shower I hosted!


Recipes for the cupcakes, blini and parmesan crisps filled with avocado, lemon and chilli


One of the games was to make a dress out of toilet paper!


Mum made the bridesmaid dresses so I included some of the fabric in there (very difficult to attach!)


Their wedding cake, with seacow toppers (the groom lovessss seacows). Mum yet again made the three cakes (fruit cake, carrot cake and chocolate mud cake).


Before the wedding I took my sister and my English cousin (over for the wedding) out to Queenstown, a tourist mecca here in New Zealand, for a day. They went bungy jumping and we had a great time relaxing and shopping.


The last few days before the wedding involved my sister mowing the lawns, out at the beach and at the pub (yay!).


The rehearsal! This is one of the very first churches built in New Zealand. It used to be sheep yards but was restored 2 years ago.




Makeup time!


Hair time!


The morning of the wedding


The car that my sister was taken up to the church in.


Married! The written bits to the sides are their vows

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008 12:40:44 AM »

That is so sweet! What a fabulous gift! It really shows that you took a lot of time to make it "just right". I think it's awesome Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008 01:22:09 AM »

I really enjoyed reading through it so I'm sure you're sister will be over the moon. Great gift, if i had more photos of my brother i might do that for his wedding.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008 02:08:40 AM »

Thats Beautiful and very Thoughtful, She will love it Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008 03:10:56 AM »

You did brilliantly! It's a beautiful album! *ROCKS*
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008 05:34:32 AM »

What a sweet idea, and well executed!  it's lovely, I'm sure she will treasure it.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2008 07:58:53 AM »

What a beautiful keepsake! All the pages are amazing! Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2008 08:02:02 AM »

 Shocked *kneels over* that was your first try at scrapbooking? Oh I am jealous. I've been doing it for almost 9 months, or so and yours tops ANYTHING I have made. Continue at it, if you enjoy it. I loved how you incorporated the dress fabric, and all the other little things. You did a fabulous job. She'll really love it!
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2008 09:26:33 AM »

Wow!  What a thoughtful sister!  That is such a beautiful memento from such an important day.  Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2008 02:31:17 PM »

This is incredible! I love the main font you used. Can I ask what it was?
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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2008 02:35:30 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments! The font used was actually these 'Thickers' by American Crafts. They're just a pack of foam stickers (e.g. http://www.papergoodness.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/thicker-display.jpg). They definitely helped make the scrapbook and tie it all together! There's various different fonts as well, and colours (only thing is I have so many left over useless letters! 5 packs bought in the end! eek!)
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2008 02:12:46 PM »

That is such an amazing gift, she must be very lucky. Also, looking at the pages, it seems that talent runs in the family, I can't believe your mum made the bridesmaid dresses and the cake! Kudos!
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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2008 03:35:57 PM »

it's beautiful and so well organized!! Smiley i love it. i love that you put it together so well. you are so talented. i've started to make scrapbooks before, but never, ever finish them up. your's is great!! i'm sure your sis will love it and appreciate that you put effort into it.
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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2008 09:44:42 AM »

That is a beautiful album.  I am currently gethering pictures for a bride friend of mine whose wedding I am in.  We are doing the "leading up to the wedding book" .  I love that all of your colours of the paper and the dresses coordinate.  And the definitions of words and their meaning is a beautiful detail, i might have to try those out on my book.
Congrats!
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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2009 05:29:02 PM »

Congrats!!

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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2009 11:02:59 PM »

That is incredible! Absolutely stunning, so thoughtful of you! I can't believe that was your first try!
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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2009 08:34:45 AM »

WoW!  This scrapbook is gorgeous!   You are a scrapbooker extraordinaire!
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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2009 05:56:55 AM »

I adore it, you really seemed to capture the essence of the moments.  The food pictures and pages added alot!  I wish I had pictures to share with you of the one I did for my brother and his wife, I made the enter thing without pictures and gave it to them as a gift, it was my first scrap book too!
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