You and Me: When Morning Comes

I slept like a baby the night before the wedding. That is until just before 6am, when I was woken up by the phone ringing. You guys, I got pranked on the morning of my wedding! I remember staggering over to the phone, listening to some guy called 'Gary' speak for a little while, feeling tired, telling him it was my wedding day today and hanging up on him to head back to bed for another hour. To this day I still don't know who that caller was or how he got my hotel room number. Mysterious, very mysterious.

When I woke up the second time, things felt more real. The room was still in a bit of a mess from the night before, so I put some music on while I tidied things up, had a super fast shower and re-arranged some furniture ready for my hair/make-up artist to arrive. As I looked out the window I saw that despite the damp ground, there was sunlight streaming through the clouds - huzzah!

Personal picture
I laid out some of my important items, including quite a few of my 'somethings'. My mum took this snapshot, which I love. You can also see Jason's present in the background, along with my perfume for the day: j'adore by Dior.

Something old: My great nan's handkerchief & button-hook.
Something new: Hair flowers & bracelet.
Something borrowed: The veil, which you'll see later.
Something blue: My right hand ring, which you can see in the jewellery box.
Something special: My wee Jaguars, of course!

Gradually, the hotel room began to fill up with loved ones. My parents, who had opted to stay at the hotel the night before to make it easier in the morning, arrived with gifts in tow. My lovely stylist, Jenny, turned up with hair and make-up goodies. One of our photographers, Andrew, arrived with his fancy camera. My three bridesmaids arrived in comfy clothing, toting their gift bags containing their getting ready robes and bridal jewellery. We sent my dad out on a breakfast run and chilled out in the room. The atmosphere was relaxed and laid back, just the way I would've hoped.
But time started speeding up, and before we knew it, it was time to get started. The make-up and hair products were displayed, the inspiration pics were out - it was time for the girls to start the day and get beautified!
All photographs by the team at Follan Photography unless otherwise noted.

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Mrs. Higrens said...

j'dore was my wedding day scent also. Love it!

Your wedding AM sounds much more relaxed than mine (something over which I am still bitter...).

Becky said...

Ohhh what a teaser post! Can't wait to see more!

Emilie said...

Anxiously waiting for more!!

audrey said...

These posts make me wish I was a better blogger when I got married. What a great way to preserve all these precious memories!

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