Friday, January 21, 2011

Love... and marriage through the years {framed}

This picture was taken at my wedding in November of 2006. I had framed wedding photos on display of our parents and grandparents. My two Aunts that traveled from London for my wedding are also captured in this picture, making the memory extra special.

For years, these photos have been collecting dust in my basement. I knew I wanted to display them, but wasn't quite sure how.

I used photoshop to retouch the older prints, and added the names and wedding dates. {Wish I'd had photoshop when I got married, would have been great to have added the names and dates then!}

I bought a large frame at Michaels, and instead of using a paper background or mat, I found a great chocolate brown damask fabric. I covered the cardboard insert and basically wrapped the corners like a present. I used hotglue and my staple gun to keep everything taught.

I then used cream cardstock to mount each photo and then used glue dots to attach the mounted photos to the fabric.

I also got my cricut into the action. I cut out in cream vinyl the words "I Do" and flourishes in a mirror image, and adhered them to the inside of the glass.

And... the finished product hanging on the wall in our family room!

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1 comment:

  1. Aw this is so sweet! I need to dig out my old wedding photos. we got married in 2006 too and my photos are sitting in an album still waiting for me to display them. Thanks for the great idea.