Visual Journal Page 51: Wedding Plans

Wedding planning is exciting, happy, fun, stressful, time consuming, aggravating, and difficult. The excitement can quickly wear off as you start to realize exactly what planning a wedding entails. You are planning every detail of an entire day, from start to finish, for a lot of people.

Luckily I am blessed with an amazing family, and now husband, who helped me beyond their requirements to make my day perfect. In fact, my mom decided to go ahead and get tickets to a bridal show when Nick asked my parents for permission to marry me… before I even said yes!

After going through the wedding planning process, and especially seeing my friends go through the process, I realize how lucky I am that I had the amount of support I did. I literally called my Mom everyday for six months to discuss venues, invitations, bridesmaids dresses, food, etc., etc., etc. I would book an appointment in the morning, and my mom would be ready to meet me that afternoon. I am pretty sure I dragged my mom and sister to every store in the Atlanta area to look at bridesmaids dresses. They were always willing participants, never complained, and my wedding wouldn’t have happened without them.

CHALLENGE: Create a page that sums up a busy day, months, years, any period of time. Find a way to sum it up in one page, while still getting the point of the page across.

I knew that I needed to create a visual journal page to sum up my months of planning. While in the planning process I often held onto magazines that had images that inspired my own wedding. As I began to overload myself with these things, I began to go through them and pull out images that really represented my wedding. I decided to collage them together and show the process of choosing a locations, invitations, flowers, arrangements, and a cake. I also decided to emphasize the idea of progression, and planning an entire day of events, I would create a fade in the sky from day to night. I ripped up and glued down magazine images for the background, and collaged and glued down images in the foreground.

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