This leather album is really beautiful - and the leather is so soft! I have several of the large-sized ones (I like better than medium because i scap book) for archiving photos and i have a medium sized ones as a sketch book I carry around in my purse.
The leather is absolutely stunning - the kind of rustic leather that is hard to find these days. Be aware that the pages in the inside are card-stock type pages, not the plastic covered insert type photo album pages. Regardless, this makes a beautiful ethical wedding gift for a shower or the actual wedding, as it's something that can be cherished for years to come. I got the large one (biggest one shown, I don't think they carry the smallest one anymore) and it's big enough to fit 8x10 photos, it's a good size to gift.