The hubby and I headed up to Brisbane pre-Easter for my friend Suzanne and her fiance Troy's wedding. Suzanne & Troy had a whirlwind romance, meeting less than a year ago, and Troy bought a tear to everyone's eye when, in his speech, he told us all that he is in love for the first time in his life.
Suzanne wore a beautiful backless halter-neck dress, the first and only wedding dress she tried on, and deservedly so. (I was a little concerned when she told me this back when she bought the dress, if only because trying on wedding dresses was my favourite part of my wedding planning.)
|Suzanne: The Beautiful Bride|
I wore a Leona by Leona Edminson dress (ya gotta love it when designers do "diffusion lines" (read: "cheaper") ranges for department stores) and my favourite and highest (read "most painful") shoes and scarab beetle clutch purse from Mimco. Jewelry-wise, it was a wedding so I went for pearls, but being me, they came with a slight twist - the two flowers in the necklace have tiny skulls at the centre (from Cue).
I was determined to master the beehive so had another go at it, this time incorporating a french roll, which turned out to be far easier than I feared after watching a youtube tutorial. At least that's what I told myself until I saw pictures from later in the night that showed a large lock of hair had fallen out.
|All ready in my wedding finest.|
The Bride chose the same hairstyle, but done professionally with a double french roll, beautifully arranged to make the most of her highlights, not to mention hardy enough to withstand a night's sleeping on it - still looked perfect the next morning.
|Note: Beehive for the Bride|
Here's the song Suzanne and Troy walked into the reception to - "Going to the Chapel"
Time: 20 minutes (not including washing and drying)
Product: Hairspray and lots of it - hence the title of this post.
Tools: Round brush (forgot my teasing comb)
Comments: The trick is to keep the sections small when teasing. I'm still not happy with the height, or lack thereof, but I think it's just a matter of having the patience to tease quite a large portion of your hair. Here's the video tutorial I watched to learn how to do a beehive and french roll, although I only attempted a single french roll.
Last but not least - I've joined the party over at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday.