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.
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.
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!