So I really wanted to do a wedding series on here given that I’m getting married this year but it’s difficult cause I don’t want to give anything away to those who will be attending! This means I can’t include any pictures and I don’t know how I feel about that.
However, in spite of this I really want to share my journey with you as its happening, so I’m going to give it a go!
A couple of weeks ago now I had one of THE best days ever! I’d booked the day off work and arranged for me and two of my bridesmaids to trial our hair and make up followed by trying on our dresses so we could see what it’ll look like on the day! (Unfortunately one of my bridesmaids lives in Manchester so was unable to attend which sucked so much but we sent her pics and kept her updated throughout the day so she didn’t miss out on too much.)
My maid of honour stayed the night before and I woke her up bright and early Wednesday morning (by jumping on her cause how else do you wake people up when your excited?!) I showered and tanned and resisted the urge to put make up on (this was tough!)
Gemma, the hairdresser, arrived at 9.30 and I was up first, we’d already spoke about what I wanted and I’d sent a few pics so I left her to it (she’s the professional after all!) and oh boy I was not disappointed! I absolutely LOVED my hair, so different to what I expected but also totally perfect, basically – I’m a real life elsa 🙂 She then started on my friend Jenna (meanwhile mum and sister had arrived with copious amounts of naughty treats which I stuffed in my face, putting to the back of my mind the fact I had a dress to fit into later that day!) Jenna’s hair was also fab, very Audrey Hepburn and really suited her. My sister was up last and although I think she looked amazing she wasn’t comfortable with having her hair up so we have since opted out of having her hair done professionally. Some people might have had a hissy fit about such things, wanting everyone to be similar etc but what I want to achieve from my wedding day is that everyone is comfortable, relaxed and has fun! I do not want my sister standing in front of 130 people wanting the ground to swallow her up cause she feels wrong – so hair down it is!
Next up was make up! I was super excited for the make up artist to turn up, like a kid on a sugar rush, I was desperate to put some slap on! (Obviously I’ve mentioned before about my acne and how conscious I am, I never feel comfortable in front of people I don’t know with a bare face) so naturally I went first. Oh and of course we popped the champagne at this point, it would have been rude not to 😉 Jamie used mainly MAC which was great as this is what I use; I therefore know that my skin won’t react badly to it. She was also using an airbrush machine which is bloody magical! Not only does it feel great going on and super light once it’s done it’s also cry proof (winner!) sweat proof, heat proof… Basically life proof so that’s perfect! Another great thing about airbrush is that you can layer it up as much as you need to, so depending on how my skin is on the day I know I’ll have a decent coverage.
Whilst we were having our make up done, my mum was so impressed she spontaneously decided to book herself in for the wedding day too! I absolutely love that this is happening because it means she gets some pampering too (she deffo deserves it).
Both girls looked absolutely stunning!!!! I was so so happy with how it came out (and they loved it to) it was the first time my sister had ever worn lashes (only being 13) and holy moly you forget what a difference it makes to a persons face!
So all dolled up we had a quick snack (or you know two pizzas) then headed off to amorae in ongar to meet up with my dress for the first time since I bought it in May last year! I’d also brought along my bridesmaid dresses, which are from ASOS, so we could see the finished picture all together. OH MY GOD I could have cried! Everything looked absolutely perfect 🙂 (well except for the fact that my dress had magically got a lot tighter since last time I tried it on… Oops! But don’t worry I’m working on that)
After the dresses me and Jenna went to the Kings Head for some food and celebratory drinks, we talked weddings, we cried, we laughed and we gushed about how much we love eachother over text on the way home (someone pass me a bucket).
But seriously, even the trial day felt special and it made me so so excited for the real thing. I keep imagining us all in the cottage getting ready in the morning and it fills my soppy little heart with joy! I’m so thankful to be sharing my day with such amazing people in my life – I honestly couldn’t wish for anything more.
If you are considering having trials yourself I would totally recommend doing it all in one day! It might sound a little hectic but it’s great to see everything together before hand to make sure it’s what you really want.
My last but not least bridesmaid Millie will be having her trials, along with my mum, at the end of May so I get to have that feeling all over again 🙂 literally can’t wait!
I’d love to hear stories about your trial day ladies!! Let me know in the comments 🙂
Peace and love xoxo