I arrived at the Beauty Bar for my appointment and waited in the lounge area for a few minutes while they got everything set up. I went to my hair appointment solo, and it was really the only alone time I had all day. I know it may not be everyone’s idea of a good time, but I actually enjoyed having a while to reflect by myself. Of course, I small-talked with my hairdresser for a while, but there was a part of me that was facing inward, even while I felt outside of myself. It was oddly mundane, even though I realized what a big deal the day was at the same time. Every stupid little thing was part of a bigger thing that was a part of MY WEDDING DAY, and I couldn’t help but ascribe importance to every little moment. So, I think that alone time gave me the opportunity to just chill out and collect myself so that I could stop feeling like I was going to simultaneously vomit and crap my pants.
Once my hair was done, I hopped back in the car and drove back to Ward Pavilion to see how the decorations had come through and HOLY CRAP were they even better than I had imagined. It turned out everyone could decorate just fine without me there directing them. Who would’ve guessed? Everyone? Including me if I wasn’t a complete psycho at the time? Well, yes, most likely. After visual confirmation that everything was going to be fine, I was able to let out a breath that I felt like I had been holding in the entire week. I was finally able to just be excited about our wedding without the nervous part. I can’t stress enough how huge of a relief that was and how happy I felt.
Since the reception was looking good, I decided to run over to the church to start getting dressed. My ladies all met up with me there and we started getting dressed. OK, everyone was dressed but me.
But that’s OK. I needed some help getting ready. First, my sister did my makeup. She even managed to get fake lashes on me. Way to go, sister!
I got my dress on.
And I got all accessorized.
Once I was all dolled up, it was time to head back to the park for the big first look!
All pictures by Mary Wyar Photography