Saturday, October 11, 2008

RECAP! Getting Ready

So my day started at 9:00 AM. I woke up and showered. At first I had thought I wanted to spend that night with people like my sisters. However, last minute I decided to change my mind and sleep alone. That was truly the best idea ever. I was able to gather my thoughts and take my time thinking and beautifying myself. I took a bath the night before, watched a cheesy wedding movie on TV, and then woke up and looked out on a beautiful sunny day.My mom called me to meet her downstairs so we could drive off to get my hair done. My mom, sister, Ms. Elle, and myself got our hair done at a salon in Santa Monica called Forme Salon. My girl was incredible and I loved her. My hair trial if you remember, was not so good. Well let me tell you, day of I LOVED IT! I basically was able to go back and tell her that while I loved the back, it tended to slip out and also that the front was too "bleh" for me. I wanted some volume and curl in the front. Well, when I left the salon, my hair came out looking like


from this...

A better view from the back.
I am so lucky because it really turned out exactly how I wanted it. I highly recommend that every bride do a hair trial. I am so grateful I did.

After that, I had to re-write my vows? Not really. Mr. Scott and I didn't want to write our own vows because we both knew we wouldn't be able to get through them without crying, etc. However, we still wanted to write something personal. So, we each wrote a note about things we loved about each other and why we were excited to marry the other person and had our officiant read them during the ceremony. It was wonderful. However, I had left mine at my house, so I spent the next half of the morning re-writing those.

Then I was pleased to receive visits from friends and family when they used their "Bridal Chamber Passes". I have a secret crush/love for Mrs. Lovebug from Weddingbee. She posted this post regarding her "Backstage Bridal Passes" and I thought it was a great idea to do for my maids and to encourage family members to come by. Sure enough, it worked! :) I made this sign for the door:It read "Bridal Chamber (Identification required upon entry): Enter at your own risk...B to B inside!" I had to make fun of the idea of being a bridezilla with hopes that I wouldn't become one. The best part was when people showed up wearing my passes! It made me laugh and I loved it! Below is me with my grandmother!After that was my makeup. Maid Mrs. K did it for me and I was so grateful because she truly made me look beautiful. It was fun to just sit around and have my girls hanging around doing touch ups to their hair and makeup, keeping me calm, making me laugh and overall just hanging out! I didn't do a trial with Mrs. K because she has done my makeup so many times before, that I know she knows my skin and my eyes and how to do it well. I basically told her the look I was going for, and she NAILED it. :)

We busted out the champagne after that for a job well done. It was good times! Pretty much right after that, I was off to get married! Up next...the ceremony recap.
All photos courtesy of Sean J. Mason Photography.

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