Thursday, August 6, 2009



Here it is! This is a milestone, just to get those first photos down on a page! Yeah! The paper is from Creative Imaginations and the flowers are Prima. (of course) The photos were taken at our reception which was in a gorgeous old historical mansion in Galveston called Ashton Villa. We had our reception in the huge ballroom, but they also allowed us to use parts of the house to take photographs in, which was amazing because we could actually use the furniture to sit on, etc. The room in the photo of us sitting used to be the second floor of the mansion, and there is a waterline mark on the huge gilded mirror in that room where the high water from the Gulf was during the 1900 storm, the country's worse natural disaster, much, much worse than Katrina. The islanders came together and did something monumental...and unheard of. It took several years but they built a seawall and also raised the elevation of the island by dredging in silt from Galveston bay, and for years all the sidewalks were basically wooden planks on stilts way up in the air. Most homes were raised up, but mansions like Ashton Villa couldn't be lifted so the bottom stories were filled in with mud and silt. If you look closely when you're standing outside of the home, you can barely see the arched brick window frames of the top story windows behind the flower beds. It was a beautiful home, a perfect day I'll always treasure, and I married my best friend and the man of my dreams. (this is also the scraplift challenge for August) this looks so much better in person. The flowers and the ribbon are all glittery.

5 comments :

Cindy Shea said...

Beautiful work Ang! I have been trying for 9 years to get my wedding photos scrapped and into and album but for some reason I feel so overwhelmed when it comes to trying to scrap them. I think I am afraid of ruining them...even the copies!

Rosie said...

Hi Angie! I just wanted to stop by and say hi! My computer came back to me broken still, so I have to send it out to be fixed AGAIN. I am borrowing my moms laptop to catch up on everything I've been missing. Sorry I have not been around to say hi and all. I am trying! Without my ow computer it's hard to get online, my mom always wants her computer back the minute I get to use it! So it's going to be about a month before I get my computer back, this will make 2 months without my computer now! It's aggrivating, but life goes on, right? Anyway, LOVE the L/O! Have a great day!

Angie... by the said...

So glad you both stopped by! cindy, we can just print more, and I'll bet they'll look so much prettier on your amazing pages than they do in those little yellow Kodak envelopes, don't you? :) Rosie, I feel your pain. Can't imagine being without my lapdog...

Tina said...

Lovely layout, I've also just scrapped my first wedding photo from 8 yrs ago. I've put a heap of new pics on my blog.
www.scrapdiva-tina.blogspot.com

cindy said...

Stunning LO's. Great job.