Wedding Day Hair and Makeup Trial

What a whirlwind of a day!

Our wedding invitations are all printed. Hallelujah! Now it’s time to get crafty with the glue gun and make some labels and get these bad boys in the mail.

Though getting the invites printed felt like a great accomplishment, one wedding-related decision that has been stressing me out was officially settled today, as well… My hair!

I’ve been flip flopping back and forth as to whether to wear my hair up or down on the big day. I like my hair better down but it doesn’t hold curl or waves for very long, which concerns me. I didn’t want my hair to look overly hair sprayed if I wore it down and had it hair sprayed a lot in an effort to keep it curled.

I also really love the look of romantic and “un-done” up-dos, and Ryan loves my hair up. I love when brides wear their hair up because I think it shows off the neckline of the bridal gown, so wearing my hair off my shoulders also seemed like a good option.

I headed out to my hair and make-up trial with a make-up free face and five pictures of different hair styles I thought might look good for the big day.

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No make up… AH! 😀

Once there, I sat down and explained my thoughts about my hair to the hair stylist. She suggested we try styling it down, and then see what it looks like swept up so I could see both options.

My hair is really, really thin, so when I saw it in loose waves, it looked almost stringy.

When we moved on to the up do, I fell in love.

The woman did an excellent job of following the picture I brought along with me.

In the end my hair resembled this picture a bit, but looked slightly less “loose.”


I don’t want to post a picture of my hair from the front on the blog because I don’t want Ryan to see it, but here’s a picture from the back:

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I will not have that flower in my hair on our wedding day, but I will have a pale pink large rose flower in its place.

I feel like this hairstyle will be perfect, because you can see it from the front, which makes it look like I actually have hair. I always feel like I look like a little boy in pictures when my hair is pulled back, so this option, which allows hair to show from the front, was a perfect fit. I won’t fidget with it and I know Ryan will love the fact that it’s up.



After the trial, my mom and I headed back to my parents’ house for dinner.

On our way home we saw the most adorable doe and two little fawns!

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They were so teeny and even had spots!

Once home, my mom made a delicious dinner of grouper that my dad caught in a spear fishing tournament yesterday (talk about fresh!) and steamed veggies with a little bit of butter. I also made us a batch of cornbread muffins to enjoy.

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I went back for seconds of the fish and had another cornbread muffin as well.


Heading Back

After dinner we piled into Ryan’s car and headed back to Orlando.

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When we arrived home, a long, cylindrical package was propped against our front door.

Check out the goods!!!

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I received this poster as a gift from Barb of The Lobster Pot, whose store on Etsy I just adore. I ordered a Keep Calm and Love Vizslas print from Barb a month or so ago and she was wonderful to work with. I love that she made this blog-lovin’ print in pink! So cute. Thank you Barb!

Now I’m off to unpack before getting in bed early. I’m exhausted!

G’night all!

Invitation Station

Today started off on the right foot with a cold and frothy smoothie.

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Into the blender went:

  • Frozen strawberries, peaches and banana slices
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 c. peach Greek yogurt
  • Milk

The end result…

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A deliciously creamy and super sweet smoothie. Yum!

I also made a smoothie for Ryan, who entertained the dog while I whirred away in the kitchen.

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Invitation Station

Right now my parents’ house is officially Invitation Station.

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We’ve been formatting invitations, tying bows and printing cards for hours.

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Let me just say that printer jams really test your patience. Grr!

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My hope is to have all of our invitations, RSVP cards and wedding website insert cards printed by the end of the day.

In case you were wondering, we decided to give the invites we printed at Staples earlier this week the axe because they looked a little too informal and felt a little cheap.

Sooo, needless to say invitation project Round Two is in full swing!


This afternoon we have quite the important appointment on the agenda: My wedding-day hair and makeup trial!

Apparently people book these things months and months in advance. Who knew?

When I called different places to ask about makeup and hair for the big day they said I needed to schedule my trial like yesterday. Oops!

Luckily, we were able to squeeze in a trial for this afternoon. I’m still not sure how I want to wear my hair! I have a couple of sample pictures that I think are gorgeous, so I’m planning to bring those along to see what’s realistic.

Question of the Day

Wedding day hair: Up or down?