The Vintage Wedding

February 9th, 2012 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Each piece of ephemera came from the same wedding ceremony celebrated in the spring of 1895.

Newspaper clippings

Wedding and reception invitations
Envelopes 


Pieces of lace

Varying textures, weights and hues keep it simple and elegant.

This is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever come across. Within the small envelope wrapped in a silk bow are grains of rice that were tossed on the bride and groom during their wedding in 1895. Notice the word “rice” on the lower left corner. The envelope was sealed 117 years ago!

Architectural details and a beautiful Bakelite knob accentuate the vintage theme.

An old chippy mirror and rusting key hole cover blend perfectly within the creamy white palette.

BEFORE: Front and back album covers.


It took hours of meticulous painting, detailing and distressing to bring the covers back into the 19th century.

An antique corbel evokes a sense of romance and history.

The front and back covers are hinged with silky ribbons.

Vintage wedding photos of my mom, dad and his brother…1957.


The album was designed to accommodated over 100 8x10 photos.

Layer upon layer of re-loved bits and pieces.
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Each piece of ephemera came from the same wedding ceremony celebrated in the spring of 1895.

Newspaper clippings

Wedding and reception invitations
Envelopes 


Pieces of lace

Each piece of ephemera came from the same wedding ceremony celebrated in the spring of 1895.

Newspaper clippings

Wedding and reception invitations

Envelopes

Pieces of lace

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2012)

There are only a few moments during our lives that can truly be called extraordinary. For many it’s the day they were married. Quite often the photos taken on this precious day end up tucked away and not cherished again for decades.

My latest work is a wedding photo album created with an assemblage of antique finds and actual wedding ephemera dating back to 1895.

 


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2012)
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Comments (19)

Junky_Jolie writes: I really love this too, Jim! The positioning of all the bits and pieces is just perfect.

JJ Posted: 7:04 pm on February 17th
sassycass writes: Love this Jim - really tells a story. Love that you have pictures of your family too! Posted: 6:13 pm on February 15th
chippingcharm writes: Wow, wow, wow...I literally got goosebumps when I was reading your description of the envelope with the rice and other momentos on the cover. So glad they got into your creative artist hands. Very special spot for those very special photos!!! Laurel Posted: 2:11 pm on February 11th
gadgetsponge writes: Awesome photo album cover AGAIN Jim! The continuity of the cover is flawless. That antique sealed envelope is very appealing. Everything pulls you right in. Posted: 12:48 pm on February 10th
MakinItHappen writes: This is a beautiful, artful assemblage. AND a functional work of art. Posted: 9:35 am on February 10th
JunkArchitect writes: Thanks everyone! This is one of the most significant projects I have ever built. Not in its size but in the emotions generated during each step of its creation.

I felt an overwhelming sense of peace while designing and building it. As though someone was overseeing its creation and guiding the process.

Jim

Posted: 6:27 am on February 10th
JunkSituation writes: This is a beautiful collection of vintage memorabilia. It's all put together so well.... what a great gift idea! Nice job :)
Tammy Posted: 5:59 am on February 10th
LadyCatherine writes: Charming! Very Charming!!!!! Posted: 4:19 am on February 10th
DecorMadeSimple writes: Beautiful! I put this on my Facebook page to share with my sister and any one else that may be planning a wedding. Posted: 8:28 pm on February 9th
AtticusFinch writes: Jim, this has to be one of your best works.

Every aspect of days/weeks leading up to the special day.

Fabulous...

Sheri Posted: 7:36 pm on February 9th
bucklesbyjulz writes: jim...what a keepsake of an album. truly AWESOME!!!!
Posted: 12:40 pm on February 9th
msjunking writes: Every time that I click on something that I like, it seems to be your posting !!! Keep up the good work !!! Posted: 7:56 am on February 9th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: JIM,
It really amazes me what you can do.What a beautiful way you did this .It brought a tear to my eye and enjoy the things you do.We are all impressed how blessed you sre.What beautiful memeories.Thank's again Have a blessed day.ROBERT. Posted: 7:34 am on February 9th
georgiamoon writes: Oh. My. God. That is absolutely stunning! I can not see why anyone in the world would want anything BUT this kind of photo album for their wedding pictures. This would just tie the whole wedding up in one great, big, beautiful package. I can see so many possibilities for you to come up with customized albums. Your talent and eye for composition will truly make any bride ecstatic. I think that the couple that married in 1895 would be proud to see that the memories of their special day live on in your work.
Georgia Posted: 7:32 am on February 9th
racers7 writes: Love all the vintage and antique theme for the wedding album. It really looks like it holds timeless memories. Its very creative! Melody Posted: 7:17 am on February 9th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: Amazing! You have such a good eye for detail. I love it. ~Marge Posted: 7:17 am on February 9th
suewhitney writes: Now this is what I call stunning. It has "classy" vintage wedding style oozing with fine craftsmanship and thoughtful design. Great work!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:45 am on February 9th
sandyrae writes: Love, Love, Love! Every detail seems like it has it's own story to tell. History, memories and sentimenal value all wrap up in a sweet book.
P.S. Your Mother is beautiful!
Sandy Posted: 6:41 am on February 9th
sandyrae writes: Love, Love, Love! Every detail seems like it has it's own story to tell. History, memories and sentimenal value all wrap up in a sweet book.
P.S. Your Mother is beautiful!
Sandy Posted: 6:41 am on February 9th
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