Wedding album repair and wedding album restoration services can resolve problems with exterior covers and interior bindings
Our wedding album repair service can replace sticky Art Leather Futura or Perma bound wedding album covers
Art Leather wedding albums that were made starting in the 1980s are now in need of wedding album repair because their covers are sticky. Apparently, Art Leather received defective album cover material which is incorporated into its Perma Bound and Futura wedding albums. Photographers sold hundreds of these Art Leather wedding albums. Now years later, these wedding albums feel like they are sticky or melting. We are your source for fixing sticky wedding album covers.
We can create a new wedding album cover for you that looks similar to the original.
Has heat or humidity damaged your wedding album? It may be time for a NEW wedding album cover
Here are some other examples of wedding albums that have been brought to us damaged or with sticky exteriors that makes it impossible to place this album on a table or your lap and enjoy turning the pages. We removed these old covers and using bookbinding techniques, are able to give these cherished albums new beautiful and customized covers. Adding names and dates in gold foil is just one of the personal touches to complete the album.
Keep your photos and send us your sticky or damaged wedding album
We receive calls from customers wanting to know if they can remove and keep their photos prior to shipping the album for repair. Yes!
This video shows how easy it is to remove the pages from damaged Art Leather Permabound or Futura wedding albums before shipping them to us. We prefer that you keep the pages with the pictures and just ship us the album cover.
Reinstalling the pages after the restoration is as easy as removing them too. Please see the video below.
Photo Cameo on outside covers
Have a photo cameo on the outside cover of your wedding album? It is best to leave these photos and allow us to remove and reinstall them during the restoration process.
If you elect not to do the photo cameo, we can return the photo back to you with the album. We have found that it is easier for us to remove and reinstall these photos.
Vintage Photo Album Repair
Some vintage photo albums and wedding albums have thick covers made of wood or other materials. We can repair these types of wedding albums.
Foil stamping names, dates and images on album
Complete your wedding album repair by foil stamping your names and the date of your wedding on the front cover. Its a beautiful touch and reasonably priced.
Another available option to purchase is stamping the cover of your wedding album with one of our "In-house" custom stamps. Our most popular:
- Our Wedding
- Our Wedding Memories
- Our Wedding Book
If you want something else, like initials or a different size stamp, just ask. Getting your album the way you want it is part of our customer service. Call us for pricing for custom dies.
Plenty of selection in beautiful leather, skins and other materials for new covers
We are a full-service bookbindery offering a large selection of leathers, goatskin, cow plonge leather and other materials. We can use virtually any of the materials we have at our production warehouse to make a new wedding album cover.
Recreating similar wedding albums using foil stamping
Want to replicate your existing cover with a NEW cover? Our bookbinders can replicate and reproduce nearly identical images, art, and covers. For more examples of how we can replicate covers, see our Replicating Bible Exteriors page.
Materials and options for Album Repair
Bella Becho has a large selection of leathers, skins, custom foil stamping, spine bands, custom end sheets, page repair and other extraordinary options that make our wedding album repair service special. Since we are a full-service bookbindery, most of the same options that are available to our book and bible rebinding customers are also available here. Give us a call if you have any questions.
Wedding Album Restoration: Saving sentimental wedding album covers
As long as the outside wedding album covers are not sticky, you may want to save all or a portion of the front exterior album for sentimental reasons. We can help in that regard and use several bookbinding techniques to incorporate your existing wedding album cover into a new cover. Because the condition of each wedding album is different, we will need to inspect the album first and give you our recommendations. Click on the photos for larger images.
Photo Album Repairs
It is not just Wedding Albums that need repair. If you have any type of photo album that is falling apart, give us a call and let us see it. Here we took a special album and saved a portion of the cover and incorporated it into a new cover. Click on the photo for a larger image and see the cover repair.
Solutions for loose wedding albums pages
When your wedding album has broken apart at the bindings, you may find that all of the pages start coming loose. We can reconstruct the bindings and reattach the pages using several techniques. Your wedding album should have its pages looking like these. Click on the photo for a larger image and see the quality wedding album repair.
Save an original and make a copy for friends or family
The album on the left was the original condition. It was falling apart and the pages needed to be rebound. We were able to save a substantial portion of the original cover and created a special cover that allowed the cover to be saved. We were asked to make an additional album of photos and the second album was foil stamped on the cover.
Photo albums may need hinge repair
Most often, wedding albums also need some attention to the pages or the hinges. Here we were able to rehinge the album to not only make it gorgeous but functional.
Recreate the honeymoon
Click on the photo for a larger image and see the quality wedding album repair.
Another very satisfied customer - Wedding Album
"Every aspect and step along this process of replacing our very sticky, unusable and 32 yr old wedding album was perfect.
The feel of a family run business started on the 1st phone call. They helped us choose the color and replacement material.
When the new album arrived we were tickled and extremely pleased. Would recommend Bella Becho to anybody. You will be very happy with the choice."
Album repair experience
"I recently (Jan 2020) had my album repaired. It had a covering that had turned sticky and it seems there was a history of this occurring with this album from 1983. Bella Becho company made it so easy for me to send my album from Indiana to Texas and order a repair of my album.
Staff at Bella Becho were so polite and clear in their instructions. I really appreciate this because I was nervous about sending my wedding album off to Texas. My new repaired album is exactly the way that I ordered it and I am 100% satisfied and highly recommend this company to everyone."
Carol Petro, Indianapolis, Indiana
Wedding Album Cover
"Wow, I love the new cover on my wedding album! I’ve been married for 36 years and when I saw the condition the cover was in a few months ago I had tears in my eyes. I had no idea what to do and who to turn to.
So glad I found Bella Becho. Such a helpful and professional company with genuine, kind employees. Great recommendations and put my trust in a company with my only photos of my wedding and have to be honest and say I was a little reluctant; but after speaking with Deborah and her staff I was put at ease. Thank you for giving our wedding album a beautiful life-long cover that I am so happy with!"
Restoration of parent's wedding album
"Our mother told her 5 children that she wanted one thing for their 60th wedding anniversary; her wedding album restored. We said sure, but truly had no idea where to even go to have the book restored. I googled book restoration and Bella Becho popped up. I reviewed their website and thought, this is just what we need.
I contacted Bella through their website explaining the issues with the album and uploaded pictures of it. I was contacted by Deborah and had a delightful conversation about the restoration process and cost. We had about 2 months to get the project completed and Bella did not let us down. We presented the album to our parents last weekend, and they were so pleased. They spent a lot of time going through each page and telling us who everyone was in the pictures. Thank you Bella Becho for helping these 5 children fulfill their parent's 60th wedding anniversary wish!"
Rita Mathews, St. Louis, Missouri
Replacement Wedding Album
"I had a great experience getting my daughters Wedding Album cover replaced. Debbie was friendly informative and helpful. I received the album in the time period that I was quoted and was very pleased with the finished product. I recommended Bella Becho to my neighbor who had the same issues with her wedding album. I'm sure that you will be hearing from her. I am so pleased that I will be able to present the new album to my daughter and son-in-law for their 30th wedding anniversary.
I can't thank you enough."
Recreated 1979 Wedding Album and Custom Storage Box
"When our wedding album from 1979 was in its 43rd year the cover material began to deteriorate, Bella Becho knew exactly what to do and how to restore, or in our case, recreate our wedding album. I say recreate because not only did the album covers need replaced, the liners on the insides of the covers were badly faded....
Jeff at Bella Becho discussed all of the details at length with me and thoroughly covered all of the material and embossing options for the new album. We ended up with a much better version of our original album, made with better materials, that fit our original pages better than our old album. We chose embossing which was very close to our original, and reused the brass oval framed cover photo from our original album. The result is an album that looks like our original, but it’s better!
When the album was about done, I asked Jeff if Bella Becho could make an attractive storage box for the new album to protect it. Bella Becho came up with a beautiful box, coordinated and embossed to compliment and protect the album.
We are very pleased with the results and with the experience we had working with Bella Becho. They were able to do things for us that I don’t think we could have gotten done anywhere else. This custom work was not inexpensive, and it took time to plan, to schedule, and to create, but it turned our worn out old wedding album into a beautiful, durable, and well protected family heirloom. Thank you Bella Becho! We highly recommended you!"