Monday, April 15, 2013

When in doubt, just spray

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.)

Wedding Dress, Bridal Gown, Halter Neck
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.

Wedding outfit,
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"

The Stats:

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.


  1. What a lovely dress you've got, and your whole look is so festive and pretty! The bride is gorgeous and radiant too, of course. thanks for sharing the happy moments with Visible Monday.

    1. My pleasure Patti, I love being a part of the community you have built.

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    1. Thank you so much. I must say your photo stood out for me over at Visible Monday. I love hats but I rarely have the courage to wear them. I'm off to the races next month, you've inspired me to be bold and give it a go.

  3. Love pictures of brides and maids or matrons or guests! How pretty you both look. Always a cheering subject.

    1. Thanks so much Jan for the compliment and for visiting again. I'm pondering your 11 questions for my next post. Will let you know when it's up.