Everyone has their own unique set of priorities for their wedding and how they will spend their money. Some upgrade their linens, some pay for a flash wedding website, some go after Louboutin shoes... me, I splurged on a rock star makeup artist for my family, my favorite hair stylist, and a room with a view. While some of you were dreaming about your wedding day in third grade, I was reading every word in my big sisters' Seventeen magazine and trying on their blue eyeshadow and blue mascara (it was the eighties). I was so excited for the "Beauty Time" part of the day.
My mom was so cute. She has never worn makeup and was really worried about it... but she looked gorgeous. And yes, I did just post a photo of me sans makeup with au natural hair... eek!
This was what I was excited about... women of four generations just enjoying themselves and feeling beautiful...
This is a prime example of where I get my tendency to freak out... I most likely was telling her that I forgot something as a joke...
And of course I was also excited about how I would look on my wedding day...
My hair stylist is so smart... he waited to do the "bangs" until after makeup so that the side sweep wouldn't be in her way...
Oh how I love getting my makeup done... I truly think that it is worth it for your wedding day to splurge on an amazing makeup artist... even if that means you have to figure out how to DIY for the invitations.
And for the finishing touches before getting dressed... I remember at this point thinking, "Wow! I am a bride!"
I love how my hair turned out... especially as I gave my poor hair stylist a new "inspiration" just days before the wedding... he pulled it off perfectly. And I love my Twigs & Honey piece...
Did I mention our room with a view? While the Ambassador East is a bit in need of a rehab, I kind of loved that we got ready for our wedding here. We stayed at this hotel our senior year of college when we came to Chicago on spring break. And we lived blocks from here for our first 2 years in Chicago. So the view while getting ready was the same one as that of our first apartment.
Next posts will cover the accessories and dress and the guys getting ready.
Wedding Recap Posts:
- My Version of a Perfect Wedding
- A Stolen Moment During the Reception
- Eat Drink Be Merry
- The Garden Party Floral Decor
- The Garden Cocktail Reception
- The Ceremony
- The Time Before The Ceremony
- The Meeting
- Florals: The Personals
- Getting Ready: The Groom's Side of the Story
- Getting Ready: Dress and Accessories
- All About The Shoes
- Getting Ready: Hair & Makeup
- 300th Post A Wedding Photo
- Wedding Photos Are Arriving: Almost A Bride
Or all of the post on our wedding day can be found through the label My Wedding.