Joy: Our Wedding – Get Beautified

And let the wedding recaps begin…

Waking up on the morning of our wedding day was extremely surreal. My lovely bestest friend in the whole world, my cousin and maid of honor Kristen, spent the night at my house the night before, and honestly, that was one of the best decisions I made – having her there right away in the morning definitely helped to calm my nerves!

Kristen and I headed to Salon Ne-Zhoni in Sioux Falls, where my bridesmaids and I proceeded to take over the salon for the morning. My sister-in-law Larissa arrived, too, and all 3 of us were whisked off to the beauty chairs for our updos.

As you can recall, I had a hair trial a few weeks prior, so my hairstylist and I were on the same page from the get-go. For my bridesmaids, we decided to have all of the girls wear their hair up and off to the right side…it looked super cute to have their hair all going the same direction!

My hairstylist Lisa began curling my hair…

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Kristen took pictures…

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I started to feel bride-y…

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My hairstylist braided the back of my hair across my head (my favorite part!)…

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And inserted my hair fascinator (courtesy of Y&E Bridal on Etsy…one of the first purchases I made, and one of the best)…

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And I was done!

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Larissa and Kristen were seriously gorgeous…

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And then it was time for my other 2 bridesmaids, my friends Jessica and Serena, to have their hair done!

First, Serena got in touch with her inner Curly Sue…

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And Jessica tried a new look…

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But eventually, they were ready for the day!

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You’ll notice the hair pieces in all of the girls’ hair…my Mom and I made those! We purchased very inexpensive fabric flowers from New York & Company, dyed them grey (they were ivory), sewed and pinned on some ivory lace, added a hair comb on the back and a bauble in the middle of the flower, and voila! I was so pleased with how they turned out.

We all grabbed a quick lunch at the salon, thanks to my lovely Aunt Becky…

Food

And while Kristen and I picked up the flowers (which were HEAVENLY – I can’t wait to share them with you!), all of the other girls headed off to the church to get ready!

{Photos by Creative Kindling, our amazingly talented photographers}