When Obama became President Elect, Mr. G and I went crazy (who didn’t?) Mr. G really wanted to keep a commemorative issue of the L.A. Times from November 5, 2008 showing Obama’s historic win. I was brainstorming ways to display this big piece of history without seeming over-the-top. I am sharing what I came up with because it led me to an important post-wedding project that I really want to create.

Memory box frames! (Are they even called that?) From my limited understanding, it’s the art of collecting beautiful pictures and mementos from the big day; almost like a time capsule that you put on display. I love the idea of creating one of these and either hanging it on the wall or keeping it somewhere safe for many years to come.

I am a beginner do-it-yourself girl (and probably a bit lame) so designing a memory box frame will be a small challenge. You can probably pay someone to do this in L.A., but I refuse! It would defeat the purpose anyway. I can’t wait to create ours. Here are the items I want to put in it:

The wedding invitation
The wedding ceremony program
A few dried flowers from my bouquet
Some fabulous pictures from the day
A page from the guest book (maybe)
A guest favor (maybe)
My veil and/or headpiece (maybe)
Here are a few examples I found through a simple Google search:

Sunset Magazine has a “how to” tutorial for making this tabletop memory box. Check it out here by scrolling down toward the bottom of the page.
I think ours will be a bit smaller in size than the above pictured boxes, because again, I’d love to mount it on the wall. Are you thinking about doing something similar? If so, what will you include in your memory box? Image sources (1,2,3)



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    Broke-ass Bride

    November 26, 2008

    My best friend did this, and I love it! That tabletop one is so cute…

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    November 29, 2008

    What a cute idea!

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    November 30, 2008

    Aren’t these so fun? I just noticed that Mrs. Snow Pea on WB did a fabulous DIY post on this very project. Her post gives great tips. If anyone is interested, check it out:


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    Newport Nuptials

    December 1, 2008

    I love this idea!