Friday, June 19, 2009

{wedding day} getting ready...

my post-wedding blues have stepped aside today...i have pictures, and permission to use them, from the fantabulous daniel meigs. i really cannot say enough about this guy..he has been a dream to work with ... from start to finish. so..without further ado..here are the pics before the dress:























the girls and i got ready at my mother-in-laws house, which was right down the road from the venue. she provided us with a fantastic salad and bread and even broke out her good china for the day.

Do: eat. and drink lots of water. i assigned my mom the job to make sure i always had something in my lap or hand to eat. this was such a big help..there was no time to just sit down and eat..there was always something going on..something to do. so make sure you delegate this job to someone. please.

my hair and make-up was done by a friend of the family as a wedding present. she does the stars of nashville and i was ever so grateful to have her there that day..she did a fantastic job, and even touched up my girls (my bm's that is..not my bewbies). :)

Do: get creative! we needed to have me raised up to eye level for my make-up girl to be able to do a good job..and she needed good light. my bm's got the great idea to use the wine crates we were using in the wedding..and stack them up high enough..AND they made for great photos.

Don't: think that you have to have your hair dirty for it to work better. i'm glad i mentioned to my make-up girl that i tend to get a little greasy if i don't wash my hair..she said that i should definitely wash it and we will make it "dirty" with products. so be sure to talk to whomever is doing your hair..she might have a trick up her sleeve...

next up: details and..the dress!

6 comments:

Allison aka HaselBride said...

Gorgeous! You look absolutely stunning. I am looking so forward to the rest of your recaps. :) Maybe they will kick my butt into gear. Maybe...

Abbie said...

I love seeing the excitement in your pics! Getting ready looks so laid-back and fun!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

You look like a model! The pictures are beautiful and that pasta salad looks delicious!

Erica said...

So beautiful! The photos are incredible! Makes me want to get married all over again...if only I could convince Bogey. {sigh} Maybe we should renew our vows.....

{The Perfect Palette} said...

thanks for the hair tips!

The Money Dish... said...

May I ask who did your makeup? It's a MUA, right? It's gorgeous!