Tuesday, May 22, 2012

It Only Took Eighteen Months, But It Was Worth It!

Over the weekend, my parents came down from New Jersey to visit. It was the first time they had been here since right after we bought the house, so they were really excited to check out all of the work that we've done!

Saturday night, B and I decided to have a BBQ and host both sets of our parents. We grilled a yummy meal and spent a few hours catching up. 

Our gift to our parents for their help with our wedding was the promise of personalized wedding albums. While I thought this was the perfect gift for them at the time, I let it fall through the cracks. But, I am happy to say that, eighteen months later, I finally finished the albums!

We surprised our parents with the albums Saturday night, and they were thrilled! I had so much fun going through all of our pictures again, and it definitely gave me the motivation to start working on an album for us. I want to have something we can look through on our anniversary, and some day, show our children. 

If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that I designed our parents albums using Shutterfly.  The books exceeded my expectations! I ordered the 12x12 hard cover, and am so glad that I did. This book is larger than any of the others that I have ordered from Shutterfly before, and I think I found the perfect size to make a statement.

Do any of you have flush mount, professional wedding albums? That was always my plan, but now that I've seen this album, I am thinking about saving the money and making us an extended version. 

Another cool thing about Shutterfly is that they provide you with a link to share your project with friends, family, etc. once it's complete! Check it out using the widget below - you can even view it in full screen mode!

If you've never used Shutterfly for your photo needs, I would totally recommend them! They run specials often, so make sure to wait until the photo books are on sale before you order one!


*I was not compensated for this post, and the opinions expressed here are solely my own.

4 comments:

Meghan @ Shine On said...

Oh, I love Shutterfly books! My parents bought one for each of my relatives after my brother and my graduations that recapped the first 22 years of our life. It was sweet. =)

Keep Shining,
Meghan

Maggie said...

Check out My Publisher! I have made many books on there as well as shutterfly and believe the quality is a little bit better!

Libby said...

Aww what a touching idea. I love it! Didn't know about shutterfly, will totally use for my bestfriends babyshower. Thanks for sharing. :)

P.S. Your pictures are beautiful!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! So glad you made the book - it came out really well. Your pics are beautiful. How is the(relatively) newly married life?

Shruti Goradia
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