Last Weekend Home

Hey bloggerland friends!

This weekend, Ryan and I went back to Illinois for the final time before the wedding. We met with our reception venue (pretty uneventful), I had a dress fitting, I had my hair and makeup trial, and we met with our DJ.

I can't post photos from the dress fitting, but it went pretty well. The lady who actually runs the company was out of town for a funeral, so her sister was taking over for the time being. They had taken the dress in by 4 inches, so it fit much better. The bottom was cut, but not yet hemmed. And she was plotting out the bustle. Hopefully it will all be wonderfully taken care of by the time I pick it up (the Thursday before our wedding).

Now onto the hair and makeup trial! It went great. Here are the inspiration photos I sent my hairstylist...

Here is what she came up with...

I love it. After wearing it for a few hours, I think it need to be brought up off my neck a little bit. The bobby pins were sticking me in the neck, and I was afraid to tilt my head back in fear of ruining my 'do.

As for makeup, I didn't give her much direction. I said I just wanted something that wasn't too over-the-top. First, here's a photo reminder of what I look like on a daily basis...

Here is what I ended up with...

Here's with the fake eyelashes...

And 4 hours later in natural light...

I'm pleased with my makeup. I don't wear a lot of makeup usually (just coverup, powder, eyeliner, and mascara)... so it took some time to get used to the color, but I think it's perfect for our wedding day. Ryan saw it and said I looked pretty. Awwww.

With the last visit out of the way, all that's left now is tiny details and 20 days of waiting.


Genevieve said...

You hair looks great. Your right though, it should be a little bit higher in the back so it is off your back. I love your makeup. It is just enough blush so that you look natural, but you won't be washed out in your photos.

Aunt Kim said...

The hair is gorgeous; is it heavy? And the make-up, wow, truly beautiful! And it does look natural. You will be a beautiful bride!

Kamie said...

You look gorgeous! How exciting!

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Take care and...congratulations!

Saying I do said...

you look so beautiful! I love everything about the hair AND the makeup!

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