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Takin’ Love By the Horns: Girls Gettin’ Glammed

10 Apr

The morning started early, at about 5:30AM.

I woke up, brushed my teeth, and proceeded to ensure everything was in order. I was feeling great! Excitement was keeping most of my nerves at bay. After I had brushed my teeth, a knock on the door heralded the arrival of MIL Big. A few moments later, another knock on the door announced the arrival of BMs Proper, Cupcakes, and Superhero. By that point, MoH M&Ms, Groom’s Homie Oddball, and Mama Bighorn were also getting up. The excitement in the villa was palpable. About half an hour later, the fabulous ladies from Doubletake Makeup Artistry arrived and set up. There were two hair styling stations, and one makeup station.

They got the bridesmaids and the mother-ofs ready first:


BM Proper, in one of the hair-styling chairs.


Mama Bighorn, getting her lips on.

The photographers arrived at about 8AM, two or so hours after all the girls had gotten all prettied up, so there weren’t a lot of professional photos of people getting their glam on. I had more, but we won’t go into that (again).

There were a lot of these types though!



Papa Bighorn!



Side note: I loved my bouquet. It’s all dried now, and stored away. Still trying to figure out what to do with it though…

After the girls were ready, the makeup artists focused their attention on me.


With your help, hive, I settled on a side chignon. Want to see?


Little bit messy here (this was during the reception), but you get the gist.


I loved my hair and felt fabulous the entire day. I wish I could have that hair forever. So thank you hive, for helping me out. You guys are the BEST.

Up next: The boys get ready.

[All photos by Studio Something Photography.]


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Takin’ Love by the Horns: Not a Morning Person

8 Apr

[This post is sort of out-of-order, but I wanted to get a few ‘negative’ things out before I launch into the good parts of the morning.]

Every Most brides have something they regret about their wedding. I’d like to say I’m not one of them, but there are a few things that went wrong here and there. There’s nothing I can do to fix those things, but I can share it with the hive so that others know what to plan for and do during those times. One of these regrets, hive, is a relatively simple oversight.

Now usually, I’m not a morning person. My bridesmaids knew this, and knew that I probably needed a cup of coffee. Luckily for me I had way too much energy from the excitement. So much so that I didn’t even have my usual cup of coffee all day. Can you believe that!?


However, originally I was hoping to grab a few breakfast goodies the day before: yoghurt, fresh fruits, juices, coffee and tea, cereal, milk, a nice chocolate spread, some jam, and let the girls pick and choose what they want. But if you read my posts regarding my Saturday, I literally did not have time to do any of those things, and I had completely forgotten about it by the time the day arrived. What’s worst was that BMs Cupcakes and Superhero had gone shopping, and all I really needed to do was ask them to collect a few things (and pay them back), but alas, stress + massage to ease stress = loss of memory, apparently.

So I forgot about breakfast.


Like THIS. The yumminess. / Image via Chai Me.

Now on the morning of the wedding, as I made sure things were in order and my girls slowly came in or woke up, I realised with horror that we had nothing to eat for breakfast. Because it was 5AM in the morning, no shops were open either (country Australia, no 24-hour convenience stores here!).

I didn’t know what was in-stock at my parents’ villa, but usually there’s cereal, milk, bread, and spreads. Unfortunately, with there being approximately 8 girls and 2 guys (Papa Bighorn and The Don) getting ready in the room, there wasn’t enough breakfast for anyone, let alone me.

I was concerned for my girls, mostly, because BM Superhero is significantly affected when she hasn’t had a bite to eat, and BM Cupcakes was super worried about not being able to eat during the day (because of how busy it would get). So I wanted to ensure breakfast was available.

But all we had was milk enough for two people (not enough for cereal for everyone) and a tiny, tiny, tiny jar of Nutella spread. By the time it was 8AM, I asked MoH M&Ms to get something more substantial, hoping at least for some juice, but all she could find was a jar of jam.

wee nutella

Bite size Nutella, not enough for 10 people! / Image via Lucky Pony.

Oh well!

Jam and toast it was. Unfortunately, by the time the jam and toast was served, I was getting super, super, super nervous because I knew Mr Big would be headed in to “see” me soon (more on that later!). So I forced myself to eat some toast BM Proper fed me toast (yes, you read right. The fabulous BM Proper fed me toast on the morning of my wedding) and then I proceeded to let it digest.

So, a word of warning to you girls planning your weddings: Have a breakfast plan! Don’t just assume there’ll be enough food. I, for one, truly regret not being able to have a substantial breakfast for my girls and me the day I got married. I even remember turning to BM Proper, Superhero and Cupcakes and jokingly saying, “If I faint at the end of the aisle, please catch me”.

I also found out later that Mr Big had pre-arranged a meeting with the boys at the breakfast buffet at the Crowne. He explained to me that it was the best. Breakfast. Ever. It’s safe to say, folks, that I was super jealous of him!

Who else forgot about a crucial meal of the day? Who now is hurriedly planning one, haha!

Up next: the girls get all glammed up.


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