There are fun wedding tasks and there are boring one, today was definitely full of fun ones!
First up, make-up trial.
Don’t worry, that was the before shot.
The person who is doing the make-up for my wedding is the same person who did the make-up for my sister-in-law’s and sister’s weddings. Since I’ve worked with her as a bridesmaid in the past, I was already familiar with her work and knew she does great make-up. She’s also already familiar with my skin and knows what works and doesn’t work with my skin tone. The make-up trial was set-up to test the look I wanted for the wedding, and test the fake eye lashes I plan on wearing for the ceremony and reception. I have really deep set eyes that easily disappear in photos. I wanted something that would make them pop and was hoping the fake eyelashes would achieve that. However, since I’ve never worn fake eyelashes before I wanted to do a test run to make sure I liked them enough to wear on the big day.
We tested the smoky eye + lashes on one side and left the other blank for a comparison. The lashes looked a little long in person, but man did they pop on camera! I LOVED them. Seriously, what a difference.
Yep. I’ll definitely be wearing these babies for the big day.
I left the make-up trial and headed straight to my second dress fitting. Yesterday I couldn’t get the dress over my hips, today it fit like a glove – my seamstress is an overnight miracle worker. She’s going to finish fine tuning the dress tomorrow and it’s mine to take home on Sunday. I’m just not allowed the lose or gain any weight until January 5th for fear it won’t fit again in 2 weeks!
I met my dad for lunch after the fitting at our favorite spot in town, Kloibers.
I was cold, so I got a 1/2 and 1/2 combo with a cup of chili
and 1/2 of their Fire Cracker Turkey (turkey and hot sauce on black bean and jalapeno bread) with fruit.
I drove to Oviedo for my hair trial. My dad sketched out a little map for me to follow and everything.
I love my dad.
The hair trial was fun. Again, I’m working with the same person who did my hair for my sister’s wedding, so she’s already familiar with my thick, crazy hair. We’re even friends on Facebook and Pinterest, so she’s been stalking my pins to see the look I’m after. We spent a couple of minutes going over the vision I had in my head, then Hi-Leen got to work.
I think I’m going to save the big reveal for the big day, but Hi-Leen did take half of it down so I could walk around the rest of the day with pretty curly hair.
That should give a good hint for the look we were going after. 😉 I really loved the finished product and was sad we took it down a few minutes after it was done. I can’t wait to have it up like that again! The hair + the dress + the make-up are all going to be amazing together. eeekkkkk
I had a few errands to run after my hair trial and stopped at Chamberlain’s for a beet, carrot, and celery juice along the way.
It’s a surprisingly sweet drink considering there’s no sugar or fruit.
I took my dad’s advice and went to Black Hammock for dinner.
Black Hammock has a beautiful location right on Lake Jesup in Oviedo.
I knew what I wanted – Gator.
Gator is traditionally served deep fried, but when I saw the blackened option on the menu I knew I had to try it. I figured the blacked had to be a little healthier than deep fried. I ordered a small batch of the blackened gator bites and a side of vegetables.
Gah. Both dishes were way, way, way too salty and only got saltier with each bite. I should have gone with the deep fried gator, at least that way they would have been a tad more edible. The meat was good, but the excessive salt just ruined the flavor.
Do you know the cure to bad dinner? An awesome dessert. i had an old Jeremiah’s gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket. Can you believe it’s almost Christmas and I still haven’t had any of their holiday flavors yet? What a shame.
Dear Jeremiah’s, You may be the best thing I miss about Orlando. Please build a location in Tampa soon. xoxo You’re biggest fan.
I ordered a small egg nog and pumpkin ice. It was basically a Christmas explosion of flavors in my mouth.
I could have easily ordered another one, then another one, then another one. I thought I was a superfan of the pumpkin, but the egg nog definitely showed some promise to be my new favorite tonight. I’m in love. 🙂
I headed straight back to Titusville after dessert and met my friends Rachel and Eric at a local bar for a drink.
I ordered the Anderson Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale.
I may have ordered the beer because it had my last name attached to it, but it ended up being a good beer. Very dark with just a touch of seasonal spice to it.
I haven’t seen Rachel and Eric their wedding in September and needed a good catch- up session. They’re leaving super early in the morning to head north, so I’m glad I got a chance to say Hi before they got the heck out of dodge.
Today was full of fun wedding tasks, tasks that I can’t believe have already come and gone because that only means we’re getting close tot he big day. eekkk!!
What was your favorite wedding task when you were planning your wedding?