hair up or hair down? | the great wedding debate

January 17, 2020 in Hair & Make-Up, Inspiration

“Bridal hair” is its own thing. It’s romantic hair, which is funny because there is essentially nothing romantic about hair. I’ve always felt like my hair has two speeds – down “and kind of sexy”, or up “and kind of chic and sporty”. (Also up “because it’s dry shampoo day”. Usually the latter.)

When I first started looking at hairstyles for our big day, everything I could find (especially anything with a veil) was an up-do. Even the “down” versions were more of a “side swept ponytail” kind of vibe. I couldn’t find any bride wearing a veil who kept her hair down in loose, flowing waves. Because that was what I wanted – loose, flowing waves. I wanted my hair to be sexy. (But, like, in a classic, romantic sort of way.)

Wherever you are in the process – whether you’re determined to wear your hair in a sleek bun, or debating on whether or not it’s “okay” to wear your hair down and straight, remember that this is ultimately your day. Wear your hair however you feel prettiest – because the only way to do it wrong is if you end up hating how your hair looks on your wedding day.

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How to get started writing your own vows

January 15, 2020 in Inspiration, The Vows, Wedding Planning

“I’ve got a few jokes in there,” Kyle warned me about a week before our wedding. Well, not so much ‘warned me’ as ‘bragged to me’. He seemed pretty proud of himself. “You’re definitely going to laugh.”

‘Definitely’. I was ‘definitely’ going to laugh. Great. Over the past three days I’d been struggling to write something heartfelt and meaningful that wasn’t TOO mushy (then again, wedding vows are supposed to be a little mushy, right?) Meanwhile, Ellen Degeneres over here had apparently been prepping for his comedy special.

“What did you write?” I asked him.

“It’s pretty funny,” I swear, if he put something in there about that time I caught the stove on fire and he had to “save the day”….

I, on the other hand, was taking my vow writing very seriously. Granted I wasn’t done yet, but I’d been writing and deleting paragraphs about our first date; how I’d felt about him from the first conversation we’d had over drinks. The way I felt safe with him, and how he’d been a source of comfort to me for the past three years.

Meanwhile, he probably wrote something about how he thinks it’s “cute” that I snore.

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