I woke up bright and early at 7:00 AM on the morning of the wedding. My bridesmaids had instructed me to wake them when I was up, but 7:00 AM seemed a little cruel, so I lay awake in bed scrolling through Facebook and Instagram. After what seemed like the longest 15 minutes of my life,http://www.887711.info/887711_com/201503/24.html,168香港现场开奖, I couldn’t take it anymore and loudly whispered to anyone that would hear me, “I’M AWAKE.” Someone from the pull out couch muttered, “Yay!” and I took that as my cue to jump out of my bed and into BM G and BM A’s pull out couch, wedging myself right between the two of them. MOH Dr. K joined us shortly after and the four of us squeezed ourselves into a bed made for two while we listed our options for wedding-day breakfast. We decided on an assortment of bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and fruit from Panera who conveniently delivered right to our hotel room. We rang the boys’ room thinking they might want in on our breakfast buffet, but they were too hungry to wait for delivery and decided to walk over to Panera themselves.
Leanna (from Daniela Rodriguez NYC) arrived earlier than her scheduled time of 8:00 AM, so I guess it was a good thing that we were already up and moving about. Since I wasn’t paying for their hair or makeup, I left the choice to my bridesmaids as to whether or not they’d like to have it done professionally or DIY. Both MOH Dr. K and BM G opted for a professional hairstyle while BM A did her own, and all three girls did their own makeup. They’re all very, very skilled in DIY hair and makeup (seriously, I had never heard of half the things that came out of MOH Dr. K’s makeup bag),http://www.77888.info/www_77888_com/201503/23.html, so I wasn’t worried about the outcome. However,香港天下彩报码, much to my amusement, they were. “Do you want us to have our hair up or our hair down?” “What color do you want us to paint our nails?” “What color do you want our lips?” I thought they were joking with all the questions until BM G told me that some brides are very specific. I let them know that the choices on everything that was going on/happening to their faces, heads, and bodies were theirs and theirs alone. Plus, by wedding day I was SO DONE with making decisions on minute details that “whatever you think is best” became my mantra.
(L-R) BM A “doing her hair” while I show her my Pinspiration,http://www.775888.org/775888_com/201503/187.html, MOH Dr. K with nail wraps on (whatever that means), and BM G getting her hair done by Leanna
Each service was allotted 30 minutes and Tatiana (our DOC) provided us with a schedule of who should go when. MOH Dr. K, BM G,http://www.775888.org/775888_com/201503/186.html, and my friend A (GM J’s girlfriend) were all up before me to get their hair styled. Leanna set up in the living room, so the rest of us just sat around listening to music, noshing on bagels, and chatting about the day. At some point, my mom* (who was having her makeup done) and my aunt (who was having her hair done) joined us in the bridal suite for breakfast and girl time.
Months ago, Leanna had done two separate hair trials on me,http://www.50885.info/50885_com/201503/22.html, and I wasn’t 100% happy with either outcome. I had learned through the trials that it was best to be very specific on what I wanted, so instead of asking Leanna to piece together several different inspiration pictures Frankenstein-style, I searched Pinterest high and low for exactly the look I wanted. And I found it!
Image via Weddingomania
When it was my turn to get primped, I showed Leanna my new muse and tried to articulate what it was that I liked about it: “I like all the height in the front, but it’s messy and raked back. And I like her messy bun, but I’d like mine to be just a bit higher. Oh, and I want a swirl bun, not a bagel bun.” I thought I might have to elaborate on the difference between swirl and bagel, but Leanna understood exactly what I meant. Obviously, she’s a pro.
A very slight nuance that only an anal-retentive bride would notice, but swirl bun on the left, bagel bun on the right / Images via Planning Elegance and Hair Romance
I was nervous about how my hair would turn out. After two failed trials I wondered if we’d ever achieve the look I was going for. But when I saw myself in the mirror, I think I actually pranced in place. She nailed it. It was everything I had envisioned from the very beginning—effortless but not sloppy with just the right amount of height in the front that said “regal,” not “Jersey Shore.” Though our trials weren’t fruitful,天龙图库,http://www.4950.info/www_4950_com/201503/22.html, I think they gave Leanna a very good idea of what I liked and didn’t like. That combined with the new inspiration picture (I think) were the keys to our ultimate success. For the makeup,http://www.775888.org/www_775888_com/201503/185.html, Leanna did exactly what she did during my trial, except I asked for a darker,金易得高手论坛,http://www.756666.info/www_756666_com/201503/22.html, berry lip (instead of the pale pink from my trial) so that it would be more prominent in the pictures.
Leanna applying some final touch-ups / Photo credit:?Clean Plate Pictures
Photo credit: Clean Plate Pictures
With my hair and makeup done, I could start to see all the details that I had been planning through our engagement come to life and the whole transformation was really pretty nifty. As everything was falling into place, I settled back down on the couch for more carbs,http://www.244266.info/244266_com/201503/17.html, caffeine, and girl talk.
*My mom asked my opinion on what she should do with her hair, and I suggested her normal ‘do—super sleek bob with bangs, a la Cleopatra. Her response was, “No, I don’t want to look like Cleopatra,全讯网, I want to look like Ina Garten!” Why anyone would want to look like the Barefoot Contessa instead of the Queen of the Nile is beyond me,世外桃源夜明珠, but whatever floats your boat, Mom.
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