I think that a wedding engagement is one of the busiest times in a woman's life. It's a time filled with lots of emotions, activities and decisions to make. With so many things happening at once, it's hard to remember everything that happens before that walk down the aisle. In a time where we communicate through email and text messages, what a gift to have a book filled with written words to commemorate that time.
I kept an engagement journal when my husband and I were getting married. We look back at it fondly, as it is filled with pictures of flower ideas, homes we looked at, and dresses I tried on, as well as the gushings of a blushing bride-to-be. So when a couple that we're friends with got engaged, I knew that I needed to make an engagement journal for them as well.
The journal was made out of a sketchbook, which lends itself to sketching of ideas or love letters. I decorated various pages throughout the book with different cut outs and stamps.