Wedding Make Up

For my wedding day make up I was planning to go to the Mac counter at Macy's or Nordstrom's.  I didn't budget for make up but I definitely knew I couldn't do it good enough myself so I figured that was the best solution. Mom however stepped in and was kind enough to offer to pay for a make up artist not only for me but my entire bridal party and my big sis.  Now I don't have to worry about rushing out and back to get my make up done because she will come to us and all of us will get glammed up together.  Not only will we look great but it will be fun for all of us.  I am so grateful that my mom is willing to do this for me. 
 I have had my make up done many a times for modeling but my mom has never had her make up professionally done and is really excited about it too. 
I knew that I wanted a smoky sort of dramatic eye and she incorporated that along with some blending of Pink eyeshadow to compliment my wedding colors.  I am going to use false eyelashes because they will show up great in pictures and if I'm going to do it I might as well go all out.  These are called cuties.  She didn't glue them in but just placed them along my lash line so I could get an idea of what they will look like.
  I'm going with a natural shade of light pink on my lips so my eyes will be the focus.  I never thought I could wear light pink lipstick-I just didn't think it went with my skin color.  She did them over three times until I finally made up my mind and agreed with her that what I originally thought I wanted was way too bright.  I want to look like me just way more glamorous and I think she did a very good job of doing that.

Things to Do:
  • RSVP's-I finished chasing down mine but Mj has a few more he needs to hunt. Guest total is about 65 right now. 
  • Meeting with hotel tomorrow to finalize details: Complete info packet.
  • Schedule final meeting with the DJ: Decide on songs for dances/processional and complete packet.
  • Make pre wedding and cocktail hour CD.  
  • Put together guest favor boxes and fill w/candy.
  • Work on day of timeline.
  • Buy shoes, bracelet and possibly a tiara.  Mj's grandmother sent some beautiful jewelry to me and one of the necklaces and earring sets should work well.
  • Buy place cards.
  • Decide on and buy bridal party gifts.
On the day of the only thing I want to worry about is geting my hair done, picking up my flowers, setting up the reception room and getting dressed.  We are down to only 17 days until the wedding!  There are literally only two weekends left.  My bridal shower is this weekend and the first of out of town family starts arriving next weekend.  Something tells me I'm going to be very, very if I wasn't already!


Jessica said...

I love the makeup!!!! Looks great! Two weekends from your wedding, lots of stress I am sure just remember to relax and enjoy these next two weeks!

Abbie said...

You look beautiful! And I totally agree about the fake eyelashes...they'll look great in picture!

Steph said...

Wow it looks gorgeous. Sounds like you will be very busy the next 17 days.

JEM - Aqua Bride said...

Wow you really look good. 17 days, oh my goodness, we have 40 something days left and i'm almost freaking out with all the stuff we/I have left.

Olivea said...

You look beautiful! I used false lashes on my wedding day, and they looked great in pictures!

17 days!? I'm so excited for you!

YBP said...

I am so excited for you. Your makeup looks beautiful. I think I may use fake lashes on my big day too!

Bronzed Beauty said...

Your makeup looks great! Wow...only 17 days until your wedding!?! How long have you been engaged/planning? One of my really good friends got engaged last weekend, and I'm going to be a bridesmaid and also help her plan a little (excited but scared/nervous about the work & possible stress, lol). You'll definitely have to blog about newlywed life!

Mrs. S said...

you look so pretty! WOO! you are going to be a Mrs. in no time!

Kisha said...

Your make-up looks great!

Anonymous said...

You look great...I used fake lashes too. My sis-in-law (who did my makeup) was worried that I'd cry (I didn't) and look like a crazy person.

Ameena said...

I am so makeup challenged, thus why I am so impressed that anyone can do their own makeup! And do it so well. You look fantastic!

Enjoy the next 17 days! Don't stress out, just enjoy. :)

Frugalista said...

Ameena-I wish I could do my own make up this way. Actually, even if I could I rarely would 'cause I am not a daily make up wearer.
Bronzed Beauty-I've been planning since Jan and engaged since Nov 2008-so I'm READY!!

Thanks everyone! The goal is to knock his socks off and this is all part of the plan.

Anonymous said...

The makeup looks great! I love a smoky eye too.

Thank you for the comments on my blog. They really mean alot!

Hana said...

Been reading your posts and I love your practical (yet fun ;) approach to the whole event! You look great and good luck!

Faith said...

your makeup looks great! i love it! you are going to be a stunning bride!

NuFlaiir - Planning a Destination Wedding said...

Just found out about your blog and I am already a follower.
Your make up looks amazing. Great!!


Brown Girl said...

Your makeup seriously looks fabulous, those make up people can do wonders, I'm not lying, I wanted to kiss my girl when she got done with mine!