On Sunday, Kristie and I celebrated one year of being married! We spent the day together -- making waffles for breakfast, wandering around the flea market, and going out to dinner at one of our new favorite restaurants. We talked a lot about our relationship and our marriage. It feels so good to continue choosing to be with her every day. (I posted a lot of photos of our day on Instagram if you'd like to see.)
We also pulled out our wedding photo album by Artifact Uprising.
I used a gift card awhile back to make a cute little album of our wedding Instagrams, and I knew I wanted a nice hardcover book of our professional photos by Love + Perry Photography (see them all here!). It took us awhile, but we ended up with 100 pages featuring our favorite wedding pictures. I really liked being able to do the layout myself -- it made it special, and allowed me to do a little DIY to save handwritten mementos from our wedding day.
My sister (and gorgeous maid of honor) gave me the sweetest gift right before Kristie and I had our first look -- a bottle of my favorite perfume, Parisienne by Yves Saint Laurent, which I wear every day. She also gave me a little handwritten note that I still treasure. I wanted to make sure I'd never lose the note, so I decided to add it to our wedding album (along with a note from Kristie's sister later in the book!).
First, I made sure to leave blank space on one page when planning our layout.
Then, I put two strips of double-sided tape on the back of a glassine bag (which I trimmed to make a little shorter, and folded to create an envelope) and attached it to the page with the blank space.
I folded up Phoebe's note and tucked it into the envelope.
I sealed the envelope with washi tape.
It's so nice to know that an item so meaningful is now right where it belongs -- with all of our other memories from our wedding day.
Our album reminds me of a storybook, a fairy tale. I can't wait to show it to our children someday -- a bedtime story about the day their mother and I became a family.
*Artifact Uprising provided some store credit to help make this album possible. Affiliate links are used throughout this post. All opinions are my own!