FLUSH MOUNTED WEDDING ALBUMS
Wedding albums are among the most precious of family keepsakes, holding memories from one of life’s most meaningful milestones. Many people are choosing to take a new approach to the creation of this traditional keepsake, taking a sleek and modern artistic approach, influenced by today’s graphic art designs. Different from the standard style of matted album and the also popular coffee table album, a flush mount album offers a wonderful example of this new approach, a fresh take on the beloved classic wedding album, and can serve as a truly unique tribute to that special event.
The flush mounted wedding album is a style that is influenced by the montage approach, a technique that is most often seen in high quality, glossy fashion magazines. Because of that, it is referred to by some as a magazine style design. That term is more about the visual affect of the presentation of the photos, however, rather than the actual physical construction of the album. As in a fashion type magazine, the pictures go from edge to edge, all across the page, or flush to the edge of the paper. Depending on the choices made by the client, it maybe a single spectacular moment captured and enlarged to fit, or it may be a montage or a collage of photos fitted exactly to the page size.
This differs greatly from the traditional type of wedding album in how the photos are arranged, as well as the number and style of the photos that each page may contain. The construction of a flush mounted album is also quite different. The pages of a flush mounted album are heavy and high quality. They are not bendable pages, as would be found in a traditional sort of album or a coffee table album. A coffee table album has much thinner pages, in the sense of being more like the pages of a book. They are bendable.
That is because the purpose of a coffee table album is different from that of a flush mount album. A coffee table is meant to be comfortable and easy to browse through, to have a certain feel to it. People are expected to pick it up and touch it. A flush mount album is more of a work of art in the sense that it is carefully crafted with the decades to come in mind, designed to be as beautiful on the 50th anniversary as it was on the very first. Those pages are carefully created, the album covered with beautiful, tasteful, long-term protection as the goal. The standard photo albums do have their traditional beauty, but can fade over time.
The visual appeal of the flush mount album’s new approach to the time-honored family keepsake, and when done well, future family heirloom, is remarkable. With the broad range of modern graphic design concepts that can be applied to the creation of a flush mount album, a truly personal and unique wedding album, one that really captures the essence of the event and the people it belongs to, can readily be made. It is a great option for those seeking something a bit more than the traditional, something that is more of a reflection of themselves and their special day.