The night before the wedding, getting a good night’s sleep was difficult. I had those butterflies you get on Christmas Eve, multiplied by about 100 ! I slept for about 5 hours, and then I was wide awake. I watched “How I Met Your Mother,” I blogged, and when it was light enough outside, I got up and went for a long walk. It was the perfect start to the day of my wedding! After taking a shower and eating my usual oatmeal, my mom, sisters and I picked up my cousin from the hotel, and then we were off to our hair appointments!
I was the first one in the chair, and the last one out of it. I have a lot of hair; thank goodness my stylist is patient!
After getting our hair done, we had to make a last minute stop at Hobby Lobby. It was quite hilarious, speed walking through a craft store on a Saturday morning in my ‘Bride’ shirt and veil — but we had to do what we had to do . After that stop, we went back to my parents’ house to do our makeup. Originally, I had asked the photographer to capture those moments, but at the last minute, I decided against it, and I’m happy that I did. It was really nice to spend the last hours before I said “I do” with my sisters, cousin and parents, without feeling rushed. The highlight of that time spent together? My cousin forgot her false eyelashes at home (in Michigan), so my dad offered to go to the store to buy her a new set. My dad is a pretty masculine guy — I can only imagine how overwhelmed he felt in that aisle. The best part is, he actually brought the right thing home! We weren’t so sure that he knew what he was doing in that department .
Once our hair and makeup was finished, we headed over to the church to meet up with the photographer and rest of the bridal party, have lunch and get dressed. This is when the nerves really started kicking in…and, when it started to rain. Thank goodness everything was indoors!
Once I was dressed, there were only two things left to do — take pictures, and get married!
To be continued…