Part I: The Night Before
Part II: Salon, Supermarket & Judy Garland
Part III: Setting Up
I left the Ruby Slippers parents and bridesmaids in the chapel, scattering petals and setting up candles, and I rushed back to the honeymoon suite where Mel (aka the Ruby Slippers landlady) was waiting to do my makeup. Mel is a costumer and makeup artist by profession, and she offered way back when to do my wedding day makeup, as well as that of my bridesmaids, as her wedding gift to us. Since I'd seen how much makeup artists charge, especially to go out to a venue, I was thrilled to agree.
You might recall that this was my makeup inspiration:
Here I am with all my red bits and black circles covered up with, um, whatever it is they use:
And Mel doing some final touches:
What it looked like at the end. I LOVED it:
Then Mel got going on Sister Ruby Slippers. Here she is having her eyelashes squeezed. I hate that part!
All of the above photos were taken by BFF Ruby Slippers, and there are therefore unfortunately no photos of her getting her makeup done. I was in far too much of a frazzly tizz by this point even to think of taking any. But I did get a shot of the back of her hair!
While the girls were getting their makeup done, my hairstylist Megan arrived with her assistant. I love the "Gleep!" look on my face here!
The next two are my hair inspirations. However, we had to go with curlier, more ringletty curls for the length of my hair, because, as proved by my trial, my hair doesn't hold more free-flowing curls. It's excessively curly or nothing.
I swear she used a whole bottle of hairspray on my hair. Those curls were SOLID.
Here's Megan putting my tiara on. I'm not sure what I'm doing with my hand!
And fixing the last few curls around my tiara. I love, love, love, how it looks in my hair, and overall I really loved the whole look of my hair, too.
I think this is where Tanja arrived, because this is the first shot she got, of Mel fixing up my lipstick after I'd finished the hairstyling.
Whooooa, cleavage again!
And, finally, one of me just sitting, looking pensive. I have no idea when Tanja took this, or why I was even sitting down (did I have TIME for that? I don't remember that!), but I love the expression on my face. Not happy, not excited, just calm and serene. Just waiting to become a wife...the wife of the man I love above everything.
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