Fine Art wedding album design | Loxley 12×12 inch album
This wedding album design (for a Fine Art 12×12 inch album) is partly designed to show off the grandeur of the wedding venue, Peckforton Castle.
A large album like this is perfect for showing off the splendour of such a venue. One of the most noticeable differences between the Fine Art book and the classic matted album is that images can run across the central spine without any break, as well as to the edge of the page. This allows, if you wish, a huge 24×12 inch photo to be included in the design for maximum impact. Used sparingly, these give any design the ‘wow’ factor. Meanwhile, multi-image layouts give narrative flow to the album, as well as showing off details and key moments from the day. The large album size also allows the portraits to be printed large, or several placed together in tableaux.
I try as much as possible to create a balance and order in every spread in the album design. So, images that work together (because they are from a particular moment, for instance) are placed in a symmetrical grid. There is harmony between the left and right hand sides, both in terms of symmetry of the pages and the colours and size of photos in the layout. This also serves to increase the drama when you turn the page and come across a full bleed, full page single image.
This particular summer wedding had a white theme. That gave the day a light and airy feel so, in keeping with the rich browns and earth tones of the castle, I selected a pale linen cover to complement the inner, with the couple’s name engraved in the cover.