Wedding Day – Getting Ready
I think when you’re getting married the whole getting ready experience is one of the best parts. I was so excited to have everyone together in one room for a hair and makeup party. Since our wedding colours were pink and gold I decided to go all out with some pink accessories for the photos. I ended up getting some robes off of amazon, which were actually really cute and made fore great getting ready photos. I also made sure we had some pink sparkling wine flowing to set the tone for the day!
The Prep Location
We got ready at the Andaz Hotel in the Ottawa Byward Market, and the room was sooo dreamy. The big bright windows overlooking Parliament filled the room with natural light, so it was perfect for doing hair and makeup, and snapping candid photos. The soft colour scheme and copper accents in the room decor made for the perfect getting ready setting. Before heading out to the venue we also snapped some photos in the lobby downstairs. If that lobby isn’t photo worthy then I don’t know if anything is.
The Wedding Hair and Makeup
Rarely do I ever spend all day doing my hair and makeup, but this was an exception. My friend Jolynn and I tag teamed all of the hair for the day. She’s amazing at hairstyling and I have some experience myself so we thought we’d give it a go. For the bridesmaids I wanted them all to have long curls and pinned back on one side with a rose gold pearl bobby pin.
I’m definitely not one for the perfect sleek bridal do’ so I opted for an extreme messy bun for my own hair. We sort of just winged it the day of, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I really wanted to accentuate the open back of my dress so I thought an up do was the way to go.
Our friend Brittany did the makeup and went for a soft bronze look, and then added winged liner and faux lashes. The girls all wore a nude lip and then I opted for more of a subtle pink.
The bridesmaid dresses were sent to me from Lulu’s and they were stunning. These dresses were so elegant, comfortable, and best of all affordable. They were a nice chiffon material and great quality. The open back and the flowing material made them the perfect bridesmaid dresses.