If you go back to a previous post, you’ll see my own wedding album was themed to match my wife’s green wedding dress
So when Susie contacted me about a cherry wood album for her recent wedding, I offered her the same option. Her husband’s suit and her boots (I love that they were boots) were a deep burgundy. Or bordeaux, or maroon, there are a million names for it. Pantone called it marsala. Anyway it was awesome, and I knew I could match it for the leather on the spine of their album.
Last year I did the same color for a friend’s album and it turned out lighter than expected. Dyeing leather is more art than science. This time I laid on about five coats of dye, allowing time for each coat to dry, in order to get a shade deep enough to match their outfits.
As a little extra, I lined the bottoms of their solander box with a matching laval cloth. It turned out pretty great.
Photography by Candice C. Cusic Photography at www.CusicPhoto.com.