Recently my Dad has been cleaning out the basement of their house to get ready for dry-walling and painting, and this past weekend he came across this little book called "Going To Be A Bride?". It turns out it was my Mom's wedding book that she used while planning when she was in Scotland. (They got married in Canada.) It's by a woman named Dolli Tingle who also did all the illustrations. Isn't is it adorable? My Mom wrote down everything from her list of bridesmaids, to where the wedding would take place, possible "first dance" songs, and notes about her dress. My Martha Stewart Weddings Planner seems gigantic in comparison, but I hope to hold on to it all for just as many years. It's so nice to keep, don't you think?
She also wrote this in the back about a Scottish tradition, which I thought was pretty funny...
"Saturday, July 3rd, 1982, all my relatives will be here for my "going away" party, and hopefully, i'll get dressed up in a funny costume, and be taken round the streets to kiss all the men i'll see. It's a Scottish tradition, and I know we'll have a laugh."
Photos: My own