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I woke up Friday morning around 6am, after not really sleeping through the night. I got up, showered, got dressed, and plopped down in the chair and watched Lady Gaga on GMA until my bridesmaids texted me saying they were ready.

We piled into two cars and headed over to the hair salon ready to get all hair sprayed and bobbie pinned up! The below two pictures are from my hair trial back in March and how it was for the wedding:

My veil was put on over the full bun…like so:

Once our hair was done we headed back to the hotel to meet up with our makeup lady!


Sorry to disappoint, but I’m not showing any pictures of how my trials went. BUT, they went amazingly well! I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED how my hair turned out, and my makeup was natural and easy.

God bless my hairdresser. She is going on vacation the entire last week of May, and is coming in on her day off to do my hair for the wedding!! Her husband isn’t all thrilled about it, but she agreed to it when I got engaged last year. She has been doing my hair since high school and of course I couldn’t dream of having anyone else do my hair!

In regards to the makeup, I absolutely love the fact that they will be coming to the hotel to do it. Saves us the hassle of driving around and wasting more time outside the hotel. Also, I highly HIGHLY recommend doing air-brush foundation! It was the first time I ever had it done, and it feels like there is nothing on your skin. It looks amazing, and you don’t feel like you’re going to sweat off makeup. I’ve heard great things about using it, and even my mom was blown away by how good it looked.

Courtesy of my amazing photographer, Heather Saunders, I scoured through her blog and found some pictures of how I picture my veil to look with my hair:

I have officially booked my hair trial for the same weekend that my bridal shower will be taking place. Of course I had to go on a rampage of different styles that I wanted to show my stylist. Here are a few of my ideas, and after looking at them all together, I think I can say that I really like the whole weaving stands of hair in and out of each other…


Oooh the choices!!

Alright, now I’m not revealing any pictures about what I’m wearing or what anyone else is wearing until after the wedding. I figure I want to have at least a few surprises to share with everyone. With that aside, I know I haven’t really talked much about veils.

When I first started planning I was on the road of not wanting a veil, and just let my hair speak for itself. The first time I tried on wedding dresses, everything changed. The stylist put on a veil that mirrored my dress and I was in love. And I mean c’mon, when else are you ever going to wear a veil?! It’s your big day, go all out and become a bride!

Now in the back of my mind I knew what length of a veil I would want if I did want one. Onto the diagram:

I knew I didn’t want a short little thing, and I also knew I didn’t want one that dragged on the floor. If we were doing a full-out formal, huge chapel, black tie affair, you bet your dollar I would have a long cathedral length veil. But that’s not what I went with.

Instead, the veil that was chosen was a fingertip length. There’s no decoration minus the satin rim that goes completely around. And the best part is, it matches perfectly with my dress.

Now with wearing said veil, my mind has been all over the place. I know for a fact that I do NOT want anything like this:

No veil on top of my head. Ever. I was never a fan of those bump-it’s for your hair, and I’m sorry, I don’t need anything sticking up off the top of my hair. Moving on.

I think I’ve come to the conclusion that I do want my hair pulled up for the big day. I’ve found a few inspirational pictures for my hair, but that’s for another time. As for having the veil with my hair, it’s a bit tricker trying to find pictures that I like. This is somewhat how I’m thinking:

I’m not talking about how the hair is, but how the veil is placed on the head. It’s not on the crown of the head, nor is it poking out from underneath the bun at the nape of the neck. It’s placed on top of the bun, so it covers it, which you could easily take it off after the ceremony if you want to show off your style during the reception.