PaC Man & Wife: Brown-Eyed Girl (and Guy)

It’s time for our closeup and the final reveal of my makeup, flowers, and gown.


My final makeup look: soft pink lips and flirty cheeks (Nars blush in Orgasm) with a focus on the eyes (shadow liner and false eyelashes) tied together with Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation that let my freckles peek through.

Looking at photos of myself is awkward and feels a bit narcissistic. “Hey, here are lots of pictures of meeeeee!” Ugh. I remember feeling a little awkward during the shoot too. Like, should I smile/not smile in this one or look at the camera/look away? Selecting which images to include was difficult (own worst critic right here), so I recruited Mr. PaC to winnow them down. I hope you won’t mind if I look away until it’s over.



Love the false eyelashes!


Do I smile or not smile??


Looking out over the gardens




Love, love, love my bouquet!


The well-traveled bee charms and my custom pain au chocolat charm

The bee charms are a Weddingbee tradition that began almost two years ago. The charms are passed from bee to bee and are carried by the bride on her wedding day. Mrs. Hyena carried these specific charms with her (and before her Mrs. Tartlet, Mrs. Lioness, Mrs. Hippo, and Mrs. Cardigan); after our wedding, I sent them to Mrs. Bunting. These charms have passed through some of my favorite bees’ hands. On my wedding day, I felt there was a gossamer thread stitching each of us brides to one another in a shared experience and the bonds of sisterhood forever.

Now it’s time for a quick burst of groom portraits! Mr. PaC had now relaxed and our second shooter captured some very nice moments. And I wanted to add: while it’s me narrating, Mr. PaC picked out which photos would go into this post.


This is the center of the boxwood garden—the site of our ceremony.


He put a lot of care into his tie and pocket square.


The soft gaze and beginning of a smile that I am so familiar with—captured perfectly!


Billy ball/craspedia, succulent, and seeded eucalyptus boutonniere with loops of bear grass


That’s all, Mr. PaC! The torture is over. You’re free to go now.

   If you’re a sucker for tradition or details, you won’t want to miss the next recap about our “somethings”!

(all photos by Heather Fowler Photography, unless otherwise noted)


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  1. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:20 pm

    I agree, looking at pictures of yourself is so awkward. but you look stunning!

  2. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:25 pm

    You both look stunning, great job picking out the pictures, Mr. PaC!

  3. sword Member
    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:49 pm

    love your makeup, you look beautiful!

  4. scepter Member
    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 5:55 pm

    You look beautiful!

  5. mslyre Member
    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 6:21 pm

    You look so beautiful, and I LOOOOOOVE your bouquet!

  6. beanstalk Member
    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 7:38 pm

    stunning photos! Your makeup is gorgeous!

  7. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:41 pm

    @Miss Panda: Yep, so awkward I speed-scroll past my face to respond to your comment!

    @Mrs. Pony: I’ll let the mister know he did a good job. He is the silent partner on the PaC recaps.

    @Miss Sword, @Mrs. Scepter, @Miss Lyre, @Miss Beanstalk: Thank you, ladies! I thought Cheekadee really did a fabulous job and find myself looking for ways to get my make-up done again!

    @Miss Lyre: There will be a special post devoted to my bouquet, the other flowers, and details.

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    pattygrade 12 posts, Newbee @ 11:34 pm

    Wow, so stunning and beautiful

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    Bridalinlove wedding, Guest @ 2:37 am

    Like the bride’s smile. Cute, and elegant.

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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 4:48 am

    You are so beautiful Miss PaC! I don’t think you look awkward at all and your makeup is PERFECT: I love how your freckles still shine through!!

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    MissTRex 29 posts, Newbee @ 5:32 am

    Wow, I seriously love your bouquet. I just saved that picture because I want to use it to tell my florist what I want. I love how it’s not too structured, mostly white but with pops of yellow thrown in. Seriously beautiful, just like you!

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    Air, Guest @ 6:07 am

    Your dress is beautiful and you look stunning in it!

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    Missido 813 posts, Busy bee @ 6:17 am

    Your makeup looked so natural. Beautiful.

  14. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:04 am

    @pattygrade, @RapunzelRapunzel, @Air, & @Missido: Oh, you guys are making me blush! Thank you for your sweet words.

    @MissTRex: Our florist knocked it out of the park! You’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for the details post where a good portion is devoted to our flowers and breaking down which blooms we used.

  15. parasol Member
    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:16 am

    *sigh* You are such a gorgeous bride, Mrs. PaC. You just radiate timeless grace and elegance.

  16. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:29 pm

    @parasol: You, my dear, are making me crimson! Thank you. :)

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