to print our wedding photos. i should have done it a long time ago. but in all honesty, i didn’t love them. i love him. the photos….eh. after digging through hundreds of proofs and tweaking and editing and creative cropping, i can honestly say that I do love these. and that is enough. so….finally…..a wedding wall. jason was somewhat shocked when he walked through the door today. he put up the shelves but had no clue what was going on them. and neither did i until i sat down to order. i put 3 orders in my cart and deleted them one by one, trying to find the right combo of pics before i even thought ‘wedding’. we thought we lost all of them to hurricane katrina. even contacted the photog to see if he had another copy (we bought the original negatives)….he didn’t. then months and months after the storm, we found them in a random box we’d looked in a million times. no clue how they got there, and thankful, emotional, hanging on by a thread through the stress of rebuilding and God giving us a much needed gift of photographic memories….tears started to flow. i appreciate them more now. i am so happy to have them up, happier that i love them.
here is the before (but after the shelves were hung). there was previously nothing there. this is the hall leading into our master bedroom. the kitchen is to camera left, playroom is camera right and backdoor / living room behind.
((i still need to order a canvas of teagan for the all on the left – or i might just do something else all together))
And the after:
(2) 16×20’s (2) 11×14’s (3) 8×10’s (2) 5×7’s (1) 5×10
All mounted on styrene and sprayed for protection.
I love how it turned out but might move things around a bit as the top shelf feels unbalanced. The shelves came from IKEA. I simply went with Alli so she could buy some for her foyer display (that I still need to go take a snap of) and I came home with 3 shelves myself. Funny how that works. Here is what we did with the 3rd shelf….we added it to the top of our kitchen display.
I love having pics in my kitchen. I spend so much time in there. They make me happy.
And now that these are done….jase will soon be starting a huge photo project for our house. the pics are the easy part for once, he’ll be building the largest photo frame to ever enter our house!!! floor to ceiling and he’s building green with reclaimed wood. I can’t wait!!!!
They look WONDERFUL! I remember crawling in Ty’s bedroom window 3 or 4 days after Katrina and collecting whatever I could find that was salvagable. Even that soon, there wasn’t much that wasn’t already molding, but you did tell me where to find your wedding photos. I’m not surprised that they got buried in the chaos of those early days. I’m so happy you found them. It was a beautiful wedding in a magical setting. Now you can enjoy the memories every day!
mom, i don’t even remember that! do you remember getting them? crazy what i blocked out thanks to all that stress.
Love your pics, and the way you’ve displayed them! Do you mind sharing where you get your prints? I especially love the calendar. Thanks!
Jane – that brought tears to my eyes…the thought of you crawling in Ty’s window and sorting through the rubble for Lynds. I understand that at a whole new level now. That’s truly beautiful!! Your such an awesome mom..and, Gee Gee!! 🙂 How is Larry?? We love you guys!!
Oh, and Lynds, I LOVE the displays!! They are amazing!! I really lke that they are heading to the master bedroom, that is so cool 🙂
Okay this made me cry for sure 🙁 We lost our FAVORITE wedding picture and signature frame (you know the one where all of the guests write their personal message on the mat?) It must have been knocked off the wall when our roof caved in and it was immediately ruined by the water in the house. My uncle was our photographer, so he did have the digital files and replaced our picture, but the personal messages from our special day could not be replaced and it still hurts. I am so happy that you found those pictures!!! Those memories are so important to have.
The wedding wall looks fantastic…can’t wait to see it live…I can imagine Jason was so excited to see was went on the shelves he put up…Really like to selection you chose too…
Love them all!!! Where did you make your calendar? I have been looking for a place to make them and couldn’t find a place I really loved. Your is exactly the shape and size I want 🙂
I read this, and sat absolutely silent, so many memories. Being in Houston, we shared the rustle-bustle after Katrina, and then evacuated for Rita ourselves, taking only a few things. I am SO happy that you found your negatives, and that you have made the time to finally print & display them. Now you have visible memories of the awsome exciting feelings from your wedding day! Thanks for sharing something so personal, you are an inspiration!
We’re at 5 years and 1 month and in the exact same boat. 🙂
I don’t love ours either so have never displayed any but I it was a perfect day so I do want to have some up. I had our negatives scanned so I could play around with the images a bit and I’ve bought the frames but that’s as far as I’m gotten.
Your kitchen display is stunning!
The displays look wonderful!! Just curious, in your kitchen display, are those magnetic boards or bulletin boards (with the black and white damask)? And did you make them or can I get my hands on them somewhere?! 🙂
awesome! i love these posts. i am so bad about printing stuff for my own house and you give me the UMF to do it! p.s. i have that SAME “S” from lastyears christmas gift that i haven’t known what to do with… now i have some ideas 😉
Lyndsay, you’ve inspired me to try and rework our wedding photos and put them up in our home. Your wall display looks great!
Have I mentioned that I LOVE this? Love. Those shelves just make me happy. I see another trip to Ikea in our future!!! Next week?
Are those frames at the bottom corkboards that you covered with your own fabric?