Friday, December 19, 2008

Wedding Memories: Shadow Box Solution

As many of my fellow Newlyweds know, after your wedding you end up with a lot of wedding crap memorabilia left sitting around or stored in your house/apartment. And if you're like me, you may have worked really hard on some Wedding DIY Projects. So you don't want to just toss all of the stuff or shove it in your Mom's attic, BUT you don't want your house to be some odd tribute to your wedding (a la Miss Havisham).

So I came up with what I think is a good middle-ground solution. I created a Wedding shadow box which now hangs in our Guest Bathroom (not too prominent of a place, but still visible). Check it out:


(sorry this picture is a bit crappy, I had to take it without flash since the box is glass. If you look close you can see my ghostly reflection... creepy)

So I've contained the memorabilia to one corner of the house, my newest goal is making sure our house is not overrun with wedding pictures. In a few weeks I promise to give you a house tour like Mrs. Mojito to show how I've displayed photos, etc.

I still have some boxes of wedding memories that I'm going to clean out over my Christmas break (that starts tomorrow)!

What creative solutions do you girls have for storing or displaying memories for your wedding? (Or is it all in the back of your closet?)

15 comments:

CarolinaGirl said...

Great job! Your wedding pictures are beautiful! Such a good looking couple! Enjoy your Holidays.

Blablover5 said...

Very nice shadow box. Looks really cool.

I mostly just scrapbooked, though I did make some christmas ornaments out of our left over invitations.

Not Your Average Belle said...

How cute! I'm worried that I'll be one of "those" people - my house will just stay cluttered with crap . . . I mean, treasured gifts and memories . . .

Emily said...

I love it! I have a shadow box like that and have been wanting to put some wedding stuff in it.. like the program and invite, etc and just didnt know how to put it all in with it looking good. I like that I can get on your blog now and see how you did yours! love it! Thanks for sharing

Nicole said...

omg...when do you find the time to do this stuff!! i love it!

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

Its adorable! I love all of the starfish in it, makes me wish we got married on the beach. I need to do something with all of my stuff still too...Thanks for sharing it!

Mrs. Buck said...

This is such a cute idea! We used a shadow box type frame to show some picture of our parents at their weddings...and now I'm going to steal you idea and use it to make a shadowbox of our wedding memories!

Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

What a great idea

Tova Darling said...

I LOVE your shadow box!!

I've been married for two years, and I have no less than 7 wedding pictures in my living room alone. Haha! We're planning to move next summer, so maybe I should work on a new living room design that's less wedding-y.

Lindsey said...

This is a great idea!

Jennifer said...

This is so cute. You have me thinking about making my own...

SassyEngineer said...

Just wanted to let you know I left you something on my blog!

shalay said...

I love the shadowbox idea! But I'm still at a loss for what to do with 50 unopened boxes of the(bad) chocolate covered pretzels I spent hours tying ribbon around and writing "We Tied the Knot". I mean, I can't just throw them away. If only there was a shadowbox for those...

Mc Allen said...

that is a truly great idea, and I love the way you put it togther!! wonderful job!! LA

Good Gals Inc said...

Wanted to let you know that I tagged you and gave you a blog award! Happy Holidays!

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