I finally (FINALLY, talk about wedding heart palpitations!) got the call that my wedding dress had come in and was ready for alterations. We were cutting it pretty close, so I immediately made an appointment for my first fitting the following weekend. The only problem? I still hadn’t found the shoes I was going to wear, which was pretty important since they needed to know how high to hem my dress.
With T minus three days and counting to fitting day, and in the middle of the work week no less, Mr. Eel and I made a trip to the mall after work to look for wedding shoes. Originally, I had elaborate wedding shoe dreams; I even thought about splurging on Jimmy Choos or that famous red-bottomed shoe because hey, wedding day.
While I wait for my professional photos to come back so I can start recaps, I thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite moments from the Blue Moon honeymoon!
Even though I’m a control freak, I gratefully accepted Mr. Blue Moons’ parents’ offer to plan our honeymoon for us as their wedding gift to us. Lots of ideas were tossed around, from Iceland to the Dominican Republic, but ultimately Mama Blue (my mother-in-law) wanted to keep the honeymoon a big surprise until after she booked it.
She settled on a week-long stay in Cozumel, Mexico, and when we found out, we could not have been more excited. Mr. Blue Moon has traveled extensively, and we have taken several trips together to the mountains and beach, but we’ve never traveled internationally together before.
We ordered omelettes, fruit, and sweet rolls (sort of like doughnuts, but not as sugary) for breakfast every morning, and also enjoyed some amazing meals at the resort’s restaurant. I basically lived on fajitas and this roasted cheese for the entire week, and I’m not sorry. The swim-up bar and unlimited margaritas, strawberry daiquiris, and piña coladas kept Mr. Blue Moon and me well hydrated, too!
As we get closer to wedding day, I’ve been running around doing a lot of last minute tasks. I told myself at the beginning of wedding planning that I would be well prepared and plan things well in advance so that this last month would be relatively stress free. What I’ve come to learn is that a lot of vendors don’t want to discuss the details of your wedding until about a month out, so it’s sort of unavoidable. One such vendor that I needed to wait until closer to the wedding to meet with was my hair and makeup artist.
Early on I had booked Sarah from Whik’d Hair and Makeup for my bridal and bridesmaids’ hair and makeup on the wedding day. The good ones book up fast (or at least in my area they do), so make sure to book yours early! Since she’s usually busy on weekends with weddings, I took a day off from work last Friday for my trial.
I presented her with the inspiration pictures below but ultimately left the final product up to her, the expert.