- 11 years ago
- Wedding: June 2009
Okay, so I had an AMAZING wedding…one of the happiest days of my life. The love of my life and I celebrating how much we love each other with our very nearest and dearest of family and friends.
Ceremony in the woods that mean so much to us. Traipsing along trails like we do any other day of the week. Our ceremony was out of this world romantic and our reception was intimate, fun and a absolute reflection of us as a couple.
Everything perfect???? Well….almost. Anyone that tells you that they wouldn’t change a thing…is probably holding something back and I’m here to tell you that I would have changed just a few things. They’re all vanity related, so feel free to judge now.
I was a sweaty mess post ceremony! We had our ceremony at the end of June, with .5 mile walk to get to the ceremony site.Post ceremony we had a “see you at the reception line” at the top of hill in the sun, then took pictures with our family and friends before heading off to explore miles of trails (literally) for picture of us. I simply melted!Two pieces of advice I have:
1) Even if you’re a really low maintenance, go with the flow girl like myself…ask someone, like a close girlfriend to be your vanity police.; Have them bring stuff to touch you up, blot your shine (or sweat in my case), freshen up your lipstick, bring a portable fan, etc. You will not want to slow down and miss anything, as well you shouldn’t, but someone to take you away for minute or two before pictures is a great idea.
2) If you’re a sweat’er like me, really think about how this may play a roll in your day. Dress…venue…activities…hair…ac or no ac, when to do photographs, etc.
At the end of the day…would I have really changed anything???&I would have made slight modifications. Had I known how HAWT crinolin was…I would have ripped it from my dress or just gotten a dress that was bit “cooler”. And I would have DEFINITELY employed one of my friends as Vanity Police for sure!
But all in all the day was PERFECT. I never stopped smiling, everyone continues to tell us that it was the most heartfelt, personal and romantic wedding they’ve ever been to and if the pictures show a sweaty bride, well….oh well I’m a sweaty bride.It was so important for me to look like me on our wedding day.I didn’t want to wear my makeup or my hair in a way that I never had before and never would again.
So for all the low maintenance girls that have girlie girl tendencies…this post is for you, a couple of pearls of sweaty bride wisdom.
see the progression of the sweaty bride
1 – pre ceremony – hair perfect
2 – post ceremony – hair wet