Doing My Own Wedding Photo Album

The first custom book I made was back in 2016. I compiled pictures of my then-boyfriend and myself, telling our love story and giving it as my Valentine’s Day gift. Fast forward to today, now that I’m married and with a baby, I am determined to document all these little milestones!

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My “biggest” custom book project to date is our wedding album. We decided on getting the basic packaging without an album, so I can make it myself and have control over the details and photos. It also turns out cheaper based on what I wanted to achieve — I wanted 100 pages, whereas usual wedding pages just have 40 pages. I also wanted 2 more-economical copies for our parents. 

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I personalize all our book covers with handwritten digitized calligraphy.

Good high-res photos is key. Thank you to our photographer, Ian Santillan.  He shot for my older brother and soon for my younger sister!

I incorporated the speeches made during our wedding. They were truly the highlight of the night!

I realize that I still am a fan of “hard copies” because I can easily get the book from a shelf and start browsing. On the flip side, I personally wouldn’t appreciate the photos as much if I had to search for them on my phone, laptop, or Facebook.

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In case we’ll feel like reminiscing (or need reminding), we could also easily read our vows again!

Here’s the beauty of a layflat format. Every page is a “centerfold”

I wanted to include all the faces of those who attended our wedding. Surely, these pictures wouldn’t make the cut if I only had 40 pages. Hehe

Our entourage details and names were also incorporated in the layout.

I also included a verse from Proverbs. 

Not in photos: I also included the links to our videos that day. I uploaded our Wedding VLOG, Same Day Edit, Full cinematic highlights video on Youtube, a typed it in the album for easy reference.

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Our own layflat copy turned out to be triple in thickness than our usual photobooks.

Overall, we did spend a lot for this album but got more value for our money. As you can see above, I’m on a documenting spree!

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Up next, our albums from honeymoon, Christmas and documenting our life here in Singapore. 

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Thank you Lord for these luxuries! To God be the glory!

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