As an engagement present, my lovely sister brought me a wedding scrapbook. It was really cute with different sections linked to areas of the wedding that I needed to plan and pockets and lots of areas for lists!! I love to write lists!
Throughout the wedding process, I was really good at filling it in once I’d booked something. In the past I made a scrapbook for my traveling adventure and never finished it…something that still annoys me to this day.
So luckily, it’s done. It’s now up in the loft in my wedding keepsake box but I know in a year or two I’ll love flicking through it and remembering the planning process.
Here are a couple of pages I that I’m particularly pleased with…
My lovely boyfriend had his 30th Birthday recently, and after a not too successful present given last year I thought, for this special occasion, I would make a bit more effort! I decided to plan a surprise trip away; I contacted his boss to ask for permission to take time off, spoke to his family as I knew they had been their before and after lots of research I finally booked the tickets.
As his birthday was approaching I started thinking about what he would open on the day, so I decided to make a scrapbook informing him of the plans which I later would like to get some of the photos developed to fill it up.
The imagine I have of scrapbooks are of beautifully decorated, highly visually stimulating, creative displays of tactile treasures. After collecting a variety of pictures and cuttings, I got to work. My attempt definitely doesn’t fit into the above description! Unfortunately, to get the desired effect I believe it requires a lot of time and specific resources which I wasn’t prepared to make or find, as however much I love my boyfriend, he’s a boy, and I’m sure he wouldn’t appreciate that level of scrapbooking!
Now that we have returned I will enjoy continuing the book to completion, with all the leaflets I pocketed along the way!