The day of the wedding, I awoke with a feeling of pure joy I have never felt before. I could not wait to marry my best friend. Lash
Though our wedding was not until 5, hair and make up began around 11. I honestly cannot believe I am posting this picture, but it was such a memory of the day I have to. Kristy of Velvet Salon has been doing my hair for 7 years, and I just adore her. I have been growing my hair out for months for this blessed event, and we knew we were going for a classic bun/updo/nothing crazy. Well!!!! This was part 1!
I looked like a LION!
The make up artist, who did not know Kristy, kept looking at me laughing and saying, "girl, I just cannot wait to see what she does with that! She must be good if you are walking around smiling and trusting her with your basically afro!" Well, trust is a good thing, because soon after, that (above) turned into this (below) and I'd say it worked out just fine :)
Before I knew it, it was time for the dress.
My dress was made by Modern Trousseau, featuring an ivory lace with a mocha underlay. Timeless and traditional, the a-lined front was scoop necked with capped sleeves. The original model came with a keyhole back but I opted to remove the keyhole and instead have the back a "V" shape instead. To add a slight contrast and also highlight my curvy figure, I accented the look with a champagne colored sashed. I kept the jewelry simple, pearl earrings with my mother's diamond jackets (my something borrowed), and a pearl bracelet.
In keeping with the very traditional theme, I selected a cathedral length veil, and trimmed it with the same lace from my dress.
Below, my finished look as I walked into the living room to show my bridesmaids.
We snapped a few pictures around the house.
And off to the church we went!
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