I like what you're doing with this! The colors you've chosen work well with your photos. Concerning the "baskets are lovely" text, why don't you try a more decorative font? I also like to layer the text on top of itself to add depth. In this case, you might try putting a copy in a darker color under the gray and a little offset (try to match the angle of your shadows). That might make it stand out from the picture better. Regarding the 2015, try putting it on the other page in the empty black triangle. It will create a nice visual triangle with the gray for the text, date, and table decor. As long as you keep it a neutral gray and the simple font you have, it shouldn't be overwhelming.
HTH! Keep asking questions. You're doing a great job!