Dannique: Planning . . . . my very own wedding!!!

So in between being a wedding hair and make up artist, I’ve been planning my forthcoming nuptials!

My first thoughts when my other half proposed (well, after thinking, ‘about time too.’) Was this is going to be the easiest thing to organize, ever… I mean, I do this for a living, I know every trick there is. How could this possibly take ME more than a couple of weeks to plan? I was prepared to be that bride who just sits back, gracefully watching the days go by and taking it all in my stride.

Well, now back to reality… over the last 12 months it’s been one big bag of tantrums from picking a dress that pleases both mothers; having one very conservative mother in law and one mother who thinks I should show off my figure whilst I still have one, can work havoc on ones stress levels. Bridesmaids who would rather die than agree with my choice of gowns, a groom who may possibly be wearing his gym outfit on our big day and a best man who has all of a sudden remembered every single one of our embarrassing moments…. (No one is safe from his wrath!)

My safe haven has become my clients’ weddings. I’ve found being the make up artist at someone else’s wedding very therapeutic over the last few weeks. I’ve listened to tales of table plan disasters, Gran’s not wanting to sit next ‘that Aunty, who is rather uncouth!’ and a Groom losing his passport in Prague two days before the wedding. I hope this doesn’t sound like I’m taking comfort from other peoples misfortune, I’m really not; it makes my tummy turn when I hear these stories. What does give me comfort is that despite all of these mishaps, all of these weddings have gone ahead without a hitch, flaw or fisty cuffs insight. The therapy comes from receiving a message from the ‘new ‘ wife letting me know that their day went better than they could ever have imagined.

I’m hoping after the cloud of chaos has moved on, my story will too have a happy ending.

I’m having my own hair and make up trial this week, with one of the best Beauty Call artists… oh it would be rude not to!

I’ll let you all know how the wedding goes, its in a little over 8 weeks…. Eeeks…
Fingers crossed we all survive the best man’s speech!


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