How we celebrate weddings has molded and reshaped over the last 2 years. From frantic big weddings with grand guest lists to small meaningful intertwining of families. 2022 has finally started to feel like we are getting back into the swing of things. With a widened view of what we hold closest to our hearts for our big day, organising a wedding can still be somewhat overwhelming, to say the least. Emotions are running high and we inevitably put pressure on ourselves to create the perfect amalgamation of our love into a day of enjoyment. Minimalistic and ease aren’t usually words that come to mind when we speak with our couples about their planning journey. So we were delighted at the launch of Volume 2 of Together Journal x An Organised Life Wedding Planner.
Together Journal founder, Greta Kenyon, has partnered up with Beck Wadworth, founder of An Organised Life. Sharing an exhilarating passion for organisation in weddings, they both have a world of expertise between them for all things weddings and planning. Bonding over a common goal of wanting to create an all-inclusive planner that doesn’t miss out the nitty-gritty bits of planning your big day. They aimed to create an elegant chic planner that slows down the mental clutter and unravels it into beautiful and orderly documentation of your dreams- and they delivered.
Receiving the package of the Dove Wedding Planner felt like you had been invited in on a planning secret. The planner comes in a gorgeous close-fit box with gold foiled writing. It feels special before you’ve even got to the planner. Met by a card with a whimsical image of a woman holding the planner behind her back. As if to say this was her secret ammo for organising the perfect wedding. The card reads “With Love”… and with love and excitement in mind, the gorgeous paper-wrapped planner can be unraveled as if you have received your first wedding gift. To me from me. As Together Journal called it, “ the ultimate act of self-care”.
The planner sets the tone of calming within the first pages. You are promoted to recollect your story, how you met, and your engagement. Starting from where it all began and a gentle reminder of why you are about to endeavor on this planning journey. The planner covers everything you could possibly need to organise, plus more you didn’t know you should have covered. From budget to florals, styling to music. The planner has clear categories as well as plenty of room for scribbles and styling notes. With inbuilt calendars and monthly checklists in each section, you know your timeline is taken care of.
Wild Hearts loves how the TJ X AOL Planner not only prompts organisation, but throughout the planner includes very human moments. Greta and Beck have ongoing reassurance and positive reminders throughout their advice. We feel a lot of care in moments when they remind us to pop Panadol in our emergency day kit and double-sided tape to ease those on-the-day bloopers.
With all of the info, we are hit with daily TJ X AOL guides us on how to stay focused on one theme for the wedding and how to navigate the planning experience so it is enjoyable and memorable. The new planners feature unique post-pandemic advice for crisis management, flexibility, smaller weddings, and elopements. It is more robust in the binding for easier transportation and in addition to the classic shades of black and ecru, a beautiful dove grey is now available, exclusive to Together Journal. It’s easy to fit in your handbag size makes the planning portable and works around your schedule for planning on the go.
Beck discussed in their launch that “There’s nothing better than love! But I’ve watched some of my loved ones feel overwhelmed — sometimes by the sheer volume of tasks at hand and sometimes because of the unknown and feeling out of their depth. This was one of the core reasons I wanted to design the ultimate wedding planner. Greta and I wanted to take away some of these pain points we’d seen first-hand and provide a thorough, user-friendly planner that would help reduce any stress and fear. To give couples all the tools they need to plan their day, no matter how big or small their celebration.”
We think they have gone above and beyond in achieving this, creating an exquisite modern planner harmonising the experience for all parties involved and making for a stress-free wedding day for the organised couple.
If you’d like to get your hands on this gorgeous package you can check out the planners and purchase yours HERE. We also think this would make the perfect Bridal Shower gift or for a loved one newly engaged. Happy planning lovers x