I didn't sleep much the night before. I wasn't nervous or anything, I just couldn't sleep. I finally fell asleep around 2, only to toss and turn for a few hours. I woke up wide awake at 4 and talked myself into going back to sleep. By 6, I was up and at em.
Our salon was awesome. It is a cool, old house downtown that's been renovated as a salon. There is a lounge space, a bar area in between (pictured above) and the salon area next to it all connected by this open-feeling hallway. The salon provided fruit, muffins, juice, coffee, tea, etc. for us the morning of. It was great to not have to worry about finding breakfast or having to leave to get coffee. We also brought some champagne and made some celebratory mimosas!
These beauties are my maids of honor. Left is my youngest sister Olivia, right is my younger sister Merredeth. This picture is pretty typical.
We got to the salon around 10 am and were on our way to the church by noon. There we started getting the bridesmaids ready until my photographer and videographer arrived to start getting pictures of me getting ready.
I decided pretty much from day 1 I wanted convertible/infinity dresses. We got ours from Henkaa and we LOVED them. A convertible dress is a long skirt (you can get them short as well) with two long pieces of fabric for the top. You wrap/tie those long pieces any way you want. This way, all the girls had the same dress but were each able to look different. There are two sizes, 0-18, 18 and up. They were all the smaller size and for my bachelorette party we had them all try their's own and tie them, then we cut them as needed. No hemming or tailoring necessary, #win!
|The dresses look sort of blue with some of the flash, but I promise they were a dark charcoal gray :)|
You may also recognize two of my bridesmaids. Jessica (upper right in the collage) got married in May. Taylor (bottom left) got married in September. I was in both their weddings and they were in mine! We also took a joint honeymoon, but more on that later :)