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This wedding album is beyond

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If you've seen our new real weddings special issue, you've surely seen Corbin and Thatcher's wedding in Ireland. What you haven't seen yet are the albums this bride made and the lovely treat she gifted to each of her guests.

Corbin has a background in book arts so when it came to designing her own wedding album, she wanted the same quality of book that would offer to her own bridal clients (she's a wedding photographer afterall). She also hoped to incorporate the sentimental paper collateral that Ceci New York and Love Jenna created for her wedding. A book that would truly feel like their own unique design. These paper items were made with such care and Corbin loved the idea of an album that was a bit more interactive — a box, a book, little pockets to enclose each special something. She worked with Wendy of Windy Weather Bindery to craft the perfect enclosure for their album.

The box itself holds a board with the invitation, save the date, and little hand painted bits from Jenna. Underneath the board sits the coffee table book — gold embossed with their elephant crest. The inside album is a mix of their favorite images of the setting and candids throughout the day. It was hard to choose a select few, so it includes nearly 100 pages of photographs. Under the album, the bottom of the tray is lined in the oversized wedding feast menu with the most charming white calligraphy and illustrations from Love Jenna. Corbin also made small companion albums stamped with the gold elephant for her parents, and an extra to keep in her purse — yes they loved their wedding that much!

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As a last wedding memento, guests received a copy of the Martha Stewart Weddings issue wrapped in cornflower blue ribbon and tied with a hand lettered tag. Canvas bags were stamped with a wax seal of their elephant crest and included photos of the individual guests inside — both professional images from Elizabeth Messina and some of the couple's own snapshots.

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Wedding Photography printed in albums: Elizabeth Messina
Album: Windy Weather Bindery
Mounted Invitation Suite: Ceci New York 
Calligraphy & Menu used for box liner: Love Jenna
Clasp to match wedding necklace: Kristin Hayes Jewelry
Small Albums: Blurb

Above photos taken by Corbin Gurkin.

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