instax lovin.

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The day before our wedding I decorated five manila envelopes for each day of our honeymoon. I bought a ton of instax film and everyday we'd take at least ten photos. It's fun to watch your photos develop right in front of you, but even better when you keep it a surprise. So after we'd take a photo we'd slip the instax into the manila envelope and try not to peek at it for the rest of the day. We'd dump out the polaroids and look at them while we were eating dinner at the beach (bottom right photo). We'd laugh and reminisce about the fun things that happened earlier that day. And it gave us a little something extra to look forward to! Note to self: frame these photos like I have before.

one: my favorite animal in mexico, the "mexican lion"
two: cabo beach
three: found these pretty flowers while exploring
four: more beach
five: at the pier
six: zip lining adventures
seven: more exploring
eight: the sunset at our hotel

34 comments

  1. cutest idea! Gotta get me a polaroid one of these days :)

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  2. Hi Allie! I feel like I haven't talked to you in a long time and I miss you! How is school? How is married life? How is your job?

    You are the queen of Instax :) Your honeymoon looks like so much fun! That iguana is awesome!!

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  3. You have been one of my favorite blogs for such a long time and I am really enjoying watching your journey!! This looks like an amazing trip! Instaxs are my favorite!

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  4. such a CUTE idea! makes me want to buy some instax film already..

    you both are so inspiring...

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  5. awww nicest bunch of instax ever! these will make such a nice addition to your already framed collection that you shared with us before :))) love them!

    rachel x
    blushandbrunch.com

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  6. What a super sweet idea!
    Great shots these all look great :)

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  7. the photos are so so so beautiful! ♥

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  8. These are such beautiful photos and memories! What a fab idea to keep them a surprise til the end of the day too. I am still lusting after an Instax, it should definitely be next on my to buy list after seeing these gorgeous shots :) xx

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  9. These are wonderful! Such great memories! Oh, and you look absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  10. Such an amazing idea! I sometimes really miss that amazing feeling you got when you were a kid and had all your disposable films developed at the end of a holiday. It was the best thing about coming home. I feel like I often don't print out photos enough and this is definitely prompting me to do it! I don't have an instax though - need to start dropping enormous hints to everyone I know... xox

    amoursdevoyage.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. i have to agree with you about waiting to see how it turned out :)

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  12. That is such a good idea!! Love it!

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  13. That is such a good idea!! Love it!

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  14. That has got to be the cutest idea ever :) I just used an old 35mm instant camera for the first time in years and I loved having to wait to see the photos!

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  15. you are always so creative allison! love that idea of making it a surprise. where do you recommend buying an instax? i'm dying to have one :)

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    1. Thanks Andrea! Walmart is for sure the cheapest place to buy an instax! :)

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  16. This is such a fantastic idea!! I'll have to remember it for one day down the road! :)

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  17. that is the sweetest little thing! totally a great way to embrace the present and cherish the memories :) it looks like you guys had a fabulous time!

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  18. gosh I love all your instax! I have one too, and absolutely love it. fun way to take pictures, for your outside pictures what setting did you use? I can't seem to get it right.

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    1. It was really sunny outside, so I used the brightest setting and it turned out great. I heard if you put a piece of tape over the flash the colors are more natural and accurate, but I haven't tried it before!

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    2. oh I will have to try it! I am interested to see if that tape trick works! thanks so much for the help! I love your blog & your name ;)

      thanks again, Allison
      allisonchristiansen.blogspot.com

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  19. love you instagram collage!
    I'm giving away an Alexander McQueen scarf on the blog, you might want to check it out;)
    http://www.notyouraveragestylefix.com/2013/05/alexander-mcqueen-scarf-giveaway.html

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  20. So gorgeous, I love them all!

    Harri

    at-rubik.blogspot.com

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  21. These are just great. I love them all but the Mexican lion one is hilarious :) And that is an awesome idea; to wait to look at all your pix. :) Super fun!

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  22. i love your instax collection!

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  23. i love instax photos so so much ! <3 those have such magic <3

    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  24. what a great idea! love it!
    this photos make me want to be at the beach right NOW!!!! hahaha
    have a great weekend :)

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  25. i love my instax camera too but i was wondering how do you get this instant pictures on your blog? do you scan them? thanks so much!

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  26. What a great idea, it's such a fun way to collect photos! Your honeymoon looks amazing!

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