Wow, sure is dead around these parts, isn’t it? I guess everyone is, like, doing that holiday thing… I think it’s called “Christmas?” I’m knee deep in stress, and am basically skipping Christmas this year. I sent each of our parents, and my brother, a Harry and David gift basket and everyone else is getting a “I’m so sorry, I didn’t get you anything.” (Confession: I may have scrounged up a few gifts out of wedding related leftovers. Please, don’t judge me too harshly.) I hope everyone can forgive me/us.
Mr. BC is home today! YES! I pick him up from the airport at 9:30 (so look for me/us at SFO!).
Him coming home is super exciting. But, it’s also very stressful. He’s basically reintegrating into normal life; from a teeny tiny community of 80 people with no restaurants, movie theaters, or convenience stores, back into the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area. It is going to be an interesting two weeks until the wedding. (OMG, two weeks!)
Last night I went to my second dress fitting and met my bridal bling in person for the first time. It’s pretty phenomenal! Standing around in the dressing room with my gown all fitted got me thinking about what I will look like as a bride. The dress is pretty spectacular on its own, but the look won’t be complete without hair and makeup.
Now, I won’t have any idea what my bridal hairdo(s) will look like on the wedding day, because I’m leaving that entirely up to my friend, J, who is a hair genius. J and I went to high school together, and she’s been cutting and styling my hair for years. But I don’t have a trusted makeup artist, so I knew for makeup I would have to have a trial.
I did a lot of online research and looked at many examples. While watching the video for my friend’s wedding, I was blown away by how gorgeous her makeup looked.
My gorgeous friend, S, on her wedding day / Image credit: CinemaCake
My shoes are here! For those that don’t remember, I was having some difficulty deciding what shoes I would wear. I came across the company Design Your Pedestal on Facebook (which has since revamped their company brand). They are officially “Ellie Wren Custom Wedding Shoes.”
I was in constant contact with two very nice ladies, Katie & Kerry, who kept me informed and even sent me email updates. The entire process took about one month from order to delivery.