I am a southern girl, and although I don’t throw around ya’lls and eat collard greens, I do love magnolias. I am very excited that I have a giant magnolia tree outside of my current house, it make me happy to see the big white blossoms whenever I pull into my driveway. Growing up I always dreamed of having three large magnolia blossoms, with the long branch stems, as my bridal bouquet, and one day when I was flipping through magazines I ran across this image.
I loved this image because it was a magnolia, and a very unique variation at that. I was hesitant to add it to my journal, because at that time I was not engaged. Nick and I had been dating for a little over five years, we knew we wanted to be together and get married, so at that point I was just waiting for the proposal. Despite all that I was still hesitant to put it in, because I felt like having this in my journal showed my impatience, showed that I was one of those ultimatum girls who couldn’t wait long enough to let their boyfriends decide when and where. But, as you can see, in the end it did in fact make it in.
I decided after hanging onto this image for awhile that this book is meant to be my journal. Having this as my journal means that I put what I am feeling and experiencing, good and bad. Although I was slightly embarrassed about this page, it represents the way I was feeling, my girl moment, my excitement for what was coming next. I was brave, I did add this to my journal… but until I got engaged I told everyone that it meant I couldn’t wait to have a flower garden… so I guess I was only a little brave…
I really wanted to put the focus on the magnolia flower, and decided to do that all I would do is add a little bit of color around it. I really wanted to have blue in my wedding, so I decided to rip up blue construction paper, and glue it down around the flower. To make the words more interesting, and stand out, I layered ripped up paper and two different shades of blue construction paper. After I layered the paper I used sharpie to add the words.