The Makings Of Our Happily Ever After…

After 2 years of blogging, 5 months of editing, 582 pictures uploaded, and 188 pages later, it’s finally here! I give you my pride and joy – my wedding planning journal.




I wanted the book to have a beginning and an “end”, so there is a pattern with how I started the book and ended it. On the inner flap, I wrote a little bio about myself with my photo.

On the back inner flap, I wrote a little dedication to Mr. Snow Pea using both our photos.

On the first page of our engagement, I used the quote from “our” movie When Harry Met Sally.

On the back page, with our wedding photo.

On the cover page is a little note about why I started the journal and my induction into weddingbee.

Followed by a photo of me looking away alluding to what’s to come.

Again, the last page is a photo of us.

Here are some examples of the pages in the book. Some of these photos might be familiar to you if you’ve been following along on weddingbee.

I included all the drafts of my wedding gown sketches.

The night I met Mrs. Bee at weddingbee’s first anniversary party along with bride Carrie who Mrs. Onion featured. Coincidently, I also went to high school with her.

The cake tasting-face stabbing.

Step-by-Step photos and instructions of my DIY projects.

This is my favorite. Since I created the Bridesmaid newsletter myself, I was able to save a high resolution JPG file of it and uploaded the image as a full bleed. I laid it out so as you flip through the book, you can flip through the newsletter as it was meant to be seen.



I ended the book with my final journal entries from the rehearsal and the night before the wedding.


Right up to the point where I was getting ready on the wedding day, but not married quite yet!

WE’RE MARRIED! Thanks to Mrs. Bee’s photo!

This was more than a labor of love. I decided to blog for weddingbee, so I could help other brides out there like me – those who were also planning mostly alone, on a budget or loved DIY projects. I just wanted to thank you readers for following along all this time and I hope you’ve enjoyed it because it has certainly been memorable for me.

Now, what do I do with myself? A wedding recap book…I don’t think so!


Mrs. Snow Pea

New York
Wedding Date:
August 2007
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    anne, Guest @ 9:57 am

    that is incredible.ongrats.

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    Melissa, Guest @ 10:59 am

    GORGEOUS!!! I definitely want to make one now.

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    Mr. Snow Pea, Guest @ 12:34 pm

    I love my wife the publicist!

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    beanchar, Guest @ 1:12 pm

    What an amazing keepsake! Sure to become a family heirloom. I can just picture Grandaughter Snow Pea pouring over it as she prepares for her own wedding.

    Maybe you should have some extra copies printed for future presents– I would have loved to get such a book from my grandmother (or aunt, great-aunt, etc.)!

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    heavnzbrat, Guest @ 2:36 pm

    wowowow, that is just SOOOOOOOOOOO amazing.

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    queenofkings76, Guest @ 12:07 pm

    I absolutely love this idea! How inspiring!!!

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    lizzyb, Guest @ 9:41 am

    This book is amazing! I have one blurb book under my belt (a “test” book for my parents) and want to put together a big book for my husband and i and am having major frustration with getting my fonts right and titles in the right place– could you share some hints? Also, how did you get your photo on the spine? Great work!

    fyi- Henry was my photographer too– the photos are stunning, i really want to make the book amazing!

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    snowpea 469 posts, Helper bee @ 6:28 pm

    Hi Lizzy,

    The picture on the spine – There are different cover layouts and one of them happens to allow you to put the picture on the spine. There should be 2 options there.

    What is the problem with your fonts? I used fonts that I already had. Really large script fonts are hard to control so stick with an easy one line Edwardian script. I would just “enter” or “tab” to get it where I wanted it and play with the font size.

    Yeah, Henry’s the best. Is your wedding on his blog? Can I see?

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    tasha, Guest @ 6:16 pm

    wow. i am completely speechless. Mrs. Snow Pea, I am totally and utterly impressed by your creativity and dedication to this project! it was definitely a labor of love and it really shows. Congratulations on an EXCEPTIONAL job! It’s absolutely beautiful!

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    Lisa, Guest @ 8:31 am

    Wow your book is amazing. You are quite the crafty girl. I wish I had your talents. I came across your blog on wedding programs and I am in the midst of making mine. I see you said after the wedding you would blog in detail about how to do them. Have you done that yet as I haven’t seen anything. Thanks for all your wonderful tips and photos. So great!

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    snowpea 469 posts, Helper bee @ 6:21 pm

    Hi Lisa,
    I’m glad you enjoyed it. I actually never got around to blogging about the programs but I will…Just not sure when. I will try to do that soon! What do you need help with? Is there anything in particular?

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    Lisa, Guest @ 6:28 pm

    Hi Snow Pea, thanks for getting back to me. I am really struggling with the formatting of the document. I am unable to download templates because I’m on a Mac (which also makes creating water bottle labels almost impossible) and am struggling to find an easy way to duplicate your beautiful layout. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I am amazed by all the DIY projects you took on. I am a freelance writer so I have the time, but none of the skills. Thanks again!

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    Jessica Ho, Guest @ 2:22 am

    This is wonderful! It looks beautiful! Happy marriage!

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