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Sandra and Terri, who I raved about yesterday, arrived at our house at 9:00am sharp the morning of the wedding to begin hair and makeup on me, my sister, and mother. The rest of my girls arrived at 10:00 to start getting ready. It seemed so early to me, but I couldn't believe how quickly the time went and in the end, they finished just in the nick of time!
(I also want to point out that my in-laws literally moved out of the house the week before the wedding and Chris and I hadn't yet moved in...so the house is pretty much bare and a bit disheveled in these pics)
|Sandra working on Melissa|
I found my headband at target on Thursday before the wedding. I was going crazy trying to find a headpiece I liked and was on my way to the mall when I quickly headed into target to buy matching umbrellas in case it rained on Saturday. I happened to walk past the hair aisle and this immediately caught my eye. It was exactly the simple, pearl-like style I was looking for..and it was $10!The pearl clips are my mother's from college.
Now here's is my mistake #1 as a bride (there will be others), and a good lesson to pass on to you bride-to-be's! I was so nervous that I would forget the wedding bands for the church the day of the wedding, so I was super eager to pass them off to our Best Man at the rehearsal the night before the wedding. That way I knew they were in his hands, and he would bring them to the church the next day. Duh! Because of that, I didn't have all the rings at the house for our photographer to take pictures of them before the wedding!! I didn't even think about that, so we only had pictures of my engagement ring with the invitation, which came out fine...but I was pretty annoyed at myself for not having them all together.
We had extra Hershey Kisses from our out of town bags, so those were out as well:
As you know, I would have had a TON of other photos to show you here of me and my bridesmaids getting ready, and posed shots outside my house, but the photographer lost those (read about that here) so I just have a few personal shots from my camera...No, I don't want to talk about it.
Molly checking out her hair style options:
Next up: time to get in MY DRESS!