I mentioned, months and months and months ago, (click here to read that post) how excited I was that my childhood friend was coming from Georgia to do my wedding hair and make-up.
When I think about how generous she is, how great it was to see her (and finally meet her little boy), and how amazing she made me look for my big day it brings tears to my eyes.
Here Cayla and I are right before the ceremony, when she stopped back by before my walk down the aisle to touch up my hair and make-up and the girls’ hair as well:
So, here’s the thing: though she did an amazing job with my hair and make-up we did a horrible job of getting pictures. I skipped the trial that she offered to do the day before the wedding. I was still trying to tie up loose ends with decorating and verging on exhaustion. She said the trial was more for me than for her; that she doesn’t typically work with brides who just trust her to do her thing. I totally trusted her…so we skipped it.
Then, the morning before the wedding I was so relaxed (seriously, no nerves and just goin’ with the flow) that I was piddling around longer than I should have been…eating breakfast, chatting with the girls, etc. …and we came right down to the wire with getting finished up and getting me to the church on time (seriously, I went screamin’ out of there so fast that I forgot my engagement ring, and my mother…oops). Needless to say, we didn’t snap any up-close pictures of her work and I’m so disappointed because she definitely needed them for her portfolio.
Anyway, I did my best to crop and zoom in on some other pictures to give you an idea of how it all came together…but they aren’t great pictures…so bare with me:
And for an up close look at the make-up:
I love this shot of my girlfriend, Kari, and I. Talk about being pampered, I didn’t even have to put on my own jewelry!
A special thank you, again, to my dear friend Cayla. I can’t imagine my day without you having been part of it, and I know for sure that no one could have done a better job.