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Friday, May 23, 2008

Hair-Dos and Do-Overs

With my 18th anniversary just a few days away, I've been thinking a bit about my own wedding day. And all the things I'd do-over, or do again.

The husband, I'd keep. He's not too bad ;-)

And my wedding dress...I loved that. The shoes, well they weren't the most comfortable shoes on the planet, so if I'd been smart, I'd have gotten better shoes, for sure.

What I would have done over FOR SURE is my hair and makeup. You know how you have this "vision" in your head of how you think your hair and makeup will look? Like, I had this friend who did long banana curls down the back of her head, and then had her veil cascading down over them, and wow, it was so gorgeous, and boy, oh, boy, did I want that for my hair too.

Except I overlooked a couple points. Like she had different hair than I did. Namely, naturally curly. Second, she had a professional hairdresser at her house the day of her wedding. Rather than her little old self sitting at the kitchen table with a hand mirror and a curling iron.

Uh-huh. And here I was, expecting the same results. How many ways can you spell naive?

Then there's the makeup. Let's just say I hadn't quite come into makeup smarts when I was that young. I was wearing all the wrong shades for my eyes and face, and as a result, my "lovely" mauve, purple and pink eye shadows ended up making me look like I had a black eye in my pictures. :-) I'm a blonde, with very fair skin, so those colors are NOT my colors. I know that now, 18 years later. I had no clue back then.

Now that I know better, I'd like a do-over for my photos and videos. Except, I'm a bit heavier...uh, okay, a lot more than a bit ;-) heavier than I was when I got married. So I need a do-over there, too.

Oh, forget it. That's what airbrushing is for ;-)



Blogger Brandy said...

I'd do over my dress. I was in the "Romantic/Victorian" mindset back then. Now, I'd go more simple. The shoes? Definitley more comfotable ones this time. But, th big thing? I wouldn't sit out by the pool on a cloudy day and then somehow end up SUNBURNED. *sigh* *G*

May 23, 2008 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Virginia said...

I can't think of anything I would do over with my wedding, but I need a complete do over now. Like take off about 30 lbs or so would do wonders for me. I could use more but 30 would be a big start.

May 23, 2008 at 5:39 PM  

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