"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been." -Rainer Maria Rilke
Happy new year, sweetness! I hope the universe presents you with many new and exciting opportunities, and I hope God continues to guide you and bless you all.
So 2015 is off to an amazing start. My big sister Shannon got married this past weekend in Savannah, Georgia, and subsequently, my light-of-my-life nephew got a new dad!! He was officially adopted by her new husband at the wedding reception. :)
I can't even begin to explain how happy my heart is after this past weekend, and I'm pretty sure everyone involved is still on cloud nine as well—in fact, the newlyweds are probably on many clouds, as they're flying off into the sunset en route to their tropical honeymoon right now. Lucky dogs.
Everything about the wedding was beautiful in so many ways. My new big brother and my bestie little nephew were puttin' on the ritz in their matching tuxedos and bow ties, and my sister was a stone-cold fox in her mermaid gown and art deco-inspired jewelry strutting through historic Georgia . . . beyond gorgeous. I feel like there's an opportunity for a hybrid word in there somewhere. Georgia-gorgeous? Georg-eous?
Regardless, it was all so incredibly perfect, and amazing, and happy that it hurts—literally.
We woke up with sore abs from laughing so hard, sore cheeks from smiling so much, sore legs from dancing so much, sore throats from singing our lungs out, and sore egos from not-quite-nailing our parts during our impromptu flash mob (one of our sisterly gifts to the bride).
I do apologize for "wedding" my pants over here, but I can't get over it. PERFECTION.
So I suppose if I'm going to be infiltrating a makeup blog about a wedding, I should probably tie the two together, eh? Let's go ahead and talk about bridesmai-keup, then. :)
Below are a few shots of the route I went with my bridesmaid makeup, and then in another post, I'll present you with the gorgeous-ness that is my little sister's face—for her bridesmaid makeup, we went dark and dramatic.
Without further ado . . .
Shannon gave her bridal party these adorable pink silk robes, "which I absolutely adore" (Shannon & Rachel will appreciate that line), and we all wore them the morning of the wedding while getting ready, so for the sake of a proper reenactment, I get a free pass for wearing it all day (again) today. I love it so much.
Also, we took some jumping-on-the-bed pictures in them that I'm super stoked to see. Naturally, I'll share them as absolutely soon as poss.
lips and eyes:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade in Medium Brown
Eyes: LORAC Pro Palette (Cream all over the lid and Taupe & Mauve for the contour
with Espresso in the outer V) & Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes
Lips: MAC Lip Liner in Brick, MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger all over, and MAC Toxic Tale in the middle.
More to come. Standy by. :)