Tuesday, 24 May 2011

How sweet it is ...


It's here!  Today!!  Yup, we made it!!!

There have been times along the way when I thought it was too, too hard.  Not worth the effort.  Time to cut losses and move on.  But somehow that didn't happen.  The alternative was too frightening.  Priorities shifted.  People changed.  Not every moment has been from a fairy tale, but I believe that helps you appreciate the times that sparkle even more and I'm looking ahead to the next quarter century with a spring in my step, a glint in my eye and a special hand in mine.


I did this page back in April and submitted it for the UKS Scrap Factor competition auditions (the Play-along Competition is still running - with plenty of prizes on offer here).  This is only the second page I've done from our wedding mostly because I couldn't find the wedding album!  It finally surfaced in the attic this spring where it had languished since we moved back to the UK.  Initially I was really upset to discover that the double sided tape used by the photographer had crumbled to dust after 18 hot summers and cold winters of neglect.  Every page we turned came apart in our hands.  However the up-side was that I could scan each photo before applying new DST and making the album as good as new.


James Taylor's lyrics around the circle express my feelings perfectly - we didn't have a special song played at our wedding, but if ever we get around to renewing our vows I think I'd choose this one.

17 comments:

Mary B said...

What can I say, that is one of the most beautiful layouts I have seen. and such lovely words

Ali said...

Aww what a beautiful LO - and an even more beautifil sentiment. Congratulations. :)

WendyB said...

What a beautiful post, the words, the photo and the layout. Congratulations on your anniversary x

Sian said...

Oh, wow! Your Silver Anniversary? Many congratulations to the pair of you! I hope you are doing something lovely to celebrate.

I love how you set up the photo "bits" here to lead in from the title.

Lynn said...

Congratulations - the layout is beautiful - what a lovely post to celebrate you anniversary.

Amanda said...

That is just a truly stunning layout. Love all about it, x

Melissa said...

Beautiful layout and a lovely post today! Happy Anniversary.

mytwoandras said...

This is a gorgeous layout :) I haven't scrapped many of my wedding photos either, but your lo makes me want to.

Alison said...

Many congratulations to you both!..this isn't too common a feat these days. I love your LO..using all white is really effective. Hope you're having a lovely day, and thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog
Alison xx

Missus Wookie said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

Gorgeous LO - really like the design with touches of pearls and those lyrics are lovely.

We're a few off the silver wedding but I refuse to let Wookie continue to say we've been together a quarter of a century, twenty-five years seems shorter somehow? ;)

Winnie said...

Wow, what a gorgeous layout! Happy Anniversary!

Jinnag said...

Wishing you a very happy anniversary. And such a beautiful LO! We celebrated our Silver Wedding Anniversary last weekend - it was a very good year for weddings I think! Jen x

Heather said...

Your LO is absolutely stunning :) Congrats on the wedding anniversary too xx

S said...

Beautiful layout. Congrats on your marriage milestone!

Denise said...

Truly beautiful,lovely words,it is all so well put together and you can feel the lovely vibes :-)

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

What an absolutely gorgeous page. Congrats to you both!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

What a superbly beautiful page. I hope you journaled your thoughts on the back. It's nice to hear that others struggle and make it through. xoxo