Friday, August 14, 2009

t minus 30

some random thoughts on this friday morning. We're down to less than 30 days before W-day. I feel like I should be either more stressed or more organized than I actually am. But so far, everything seems to be going alright. We have a location, tables and chairs, food, ministers (husband and wife team), rental tuxes ordered, my dress in the closet, shoes (woot!) and the flowers are going to be a last minute thing. Still gotta do something about the cake (I'm thinking Costco). And I have a friend who is totally artistic and has done about 10 weddings serving as my de facto wedding planner. So is it ok not to panic? yet.

One thing that I have turned my attention to is the hair situation. I have rather curly hair and it's natural. I'm not interested in straightening it and doing anything uber-elaborate. But I also don't want it to just look blah and normal. So I have a hairstylist that I've met with once to play around with it and we're going to have another consultation soon (reminds me, I need to call her). I have spent some time combing teh interwebs for photos of inspiration. Lemme tell you, finding good styles of naturally curly hair is not as easy as I thought.

So this is a bit like what my hair looks like on a normal day (except that I don't pile it on the top of my head like that.

I kind of like this (except for the fluffy veil) but the flowers are a little big. Also, it's more wavy and not curly.

Really like the front of this one but I don't plan on a full up-do. Probably I will see if the stylist can take the part I like and marry it with the following.

Everything from the flowers back looks good. Not so much the bangs.

Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?

I'm not really a fussy girly-girl kind of person. My idea of fixing my hair is wash, scrunch with mousse to keep the curls defined, airdry and go. So I'm trying to get hip with the bobbypin. But it is still a foreign language to me.

oh yeah, and I graduate tomorrow at 10am! Then we are going camping for the night with some friends. DFs first camping trip. Wish us luck. lol.


Carrie Lofty said...

I love #4, if paired with the swept-back bangs of #2. Classy and beautiful!

And congrats on graduation. When my hubby and I got our grad degrees, it was so anti-climactic. We'd already moved to another town for mine, so I didn't go to graduation, and for Kev's, we were packing. We were doing too much grown-up stuff to bother. Can't say I regret it, but a big ole' party would've been fun :)

azteclady said...

Exactly what Carrie said about the hair, and adding my congrats on graduation.

I would throw confetti but you'd have to do the cleaning and with camping on the schedule there's just no time for that :wink:

On the wedding: don't panic. It's a very important day to be sure, but not worth killing anyone over (including yourself!)

Wendy said...

Yeah, what Carrie said. I like the romantic look of #4 the best, and you can easily modify it to cut out the bangs in front.

Bridget Locke said...

I'm 4thing what everyone else said. When one of my friends got married, she did just this simple, pulled back with flowers (light on those) in her hair and it was perfect. It was a simple, outdoor wedding and it just fit. I think with your dress being a smidge more elaborate, doing something with flowers in the back might work.

Good luck! My hair's crazy thick and baby fine. Nothing works in my hair. Nothing! If I ever get married, it's going to be hell trying to do something with my hair. I cringe just thinking about it. Eek!

sula said...

thanks for all your suggestions! Looks like number 4 is as cool as I thought. heh. I will have to experiment a little with the bangs but I think the look of that style is what I'm shooting for. I wonder where one finds the hair decor thingies...will have to do a little research. :)

Kristie (J) said...

I'm all about #4 too - that's a gorgeous style. I can't think of the word I'm trying to use - but I love that style.

Kristie (J) said...

And d'oh! Congratulations on graduating!!!!!! How could I have forgotten to mention that?

Tracy said...

Congrats on your graduation! That's so wonderful!

I like hairstyle #2 and the last one. Very cute and good with curly hair. :)

Christine said...

I love everything about the last one.. option #4. Even the bangs!

Christine said...

Congrats on graduation!


Rosie said...

Remembering your beautiful FULL head of curly awesomeness I'm too overcome with hair envy to comment on a hair style.

Jill Sorenson said...

#4 is lovely. congrats!