Sean and I got engaged in March and then proceeded to get overwhelmed with the wedding planning process. Eventually we stopped being freaked out and started checking tasks off the planning checklist. We came up with a working guest list, freaked out a little bit more about the number, and then started looking for reception sites that would big enough to hold our party. By July, we’d set a date, had paid deposits to reserve the reception venue and church, and had attended the first of a few necessary meetings and orientations at the church. Next we started looking for a photographer. That was pretty easy. I’ve been acquainted with Michael Fletcher via Flickr since 2005 (maybe ’06). I’ve always liked his portraits and liked his classic style for wedding photography.
This Sunday we’ll meet up with Michael again for our engagement photo session. Although both Sean and I have seen several examples online, we’re still a little unsure of what we want to do and what to wear. Casual? Dressy? Both?
I think I’ll wear this new jacquard flare dress from Banana Republic (took advantage of a non black Friday sale). I’m not yet sure how I’ll style it besides some berry colored pumps. I’ll probably add a cardigan in another vibrant color and some jewelry, but don’t know what just yet. If you have any suggestions or links, send them over.
Then there’s all the beauty and grooming stuff. I went to my local nail salon to de-Frida my unruly eyebrows and upper lip fuzz. I like the results, but hate the process and the immediate redness and puffiness of my upper lip and eyelid/eyebrow area. I also got a manicure so that my hands look nice in any photos focusing on the engagement ring. I’m getting a trim and my hair dyed tomorrow to get rid of the persistent grays. Saturday I’ll meet with Evette so she can do a trial run and figure out what colors to use on my face. Lori can’t do my makeup that morning, but has had Evette do her makeup before.
Phew. I’m sure this will seem like nothing come September.