Well ladies, DH (eep!) and I just got home from the coast and I cannot even believe how perfect the weekend was! Anyone who has ever been to the Oregon Coast knows that it's usually dreary and rainy, or at least doesn't exceed 60 degrees when it is sunny. Well, my FIL passed away last November and we are both convinced that he was watching over us this weekend.
Not only was it warm and clear skies, we set record temperatures and I had NEVER seen the ocean here in Oregon the colors that it was. DH and I had no words, it really was totally perfect.
And now, onto the recap!
It's Today, It's Today!
I woke up around 4am in total anticipation, and in true addict fashion I logged onto Pinterest to do some last minute inspiration photos for our photographer and my hair and makeup artist. DH wound up waking around 8 or so, so I had lots of time to myself to kind of think things over and go over in my head how things were going to work out with timing, vendors arriving, etc.
At 9 we took the puppy over to DH's best friend's house who was watching her for the weekend, and I'll admit it-I cried. We had never left her alone for more than a few hours, so like a mother with her baby, I was freaking out. I knew for sure that she would be well taken care of as this guy is a total animal person, but still.
We then headed directly to the dollar tree and Walmart to get some last minute things that I somehow had managed to forget even though I had so many lists that DH thought I was flat out of my dang mind.
When all of the shopping was done and everything was packed up, it was time to load up the car! Once everything was arranged and secured in place for the 3 hour car ride to Lincoln City, we headed into Old Town St Helens to pick up my gown! I hadn't seen it steamed, ever, so seeing how sparkly the belt was on the gown after all of that totally floored me. NOW it was becoming real! I'm getting married!
10am rolled around, and it was time to get out of town and head into Portland for my hair and makeup appointment. If you have kept up with me, I had a major issue last week with my original MUA and had to switch last minute. So this was a no-trial artist, and even though I know she's incredible, I was still nervous.
When I got to her salon, the feeling of overwhelming excitement hit me. I'm getting my hair and makeup done, TO GET MARRIED! I just couldn't even believe it!
As soon as the artist came out, I knew I had made the right decision in choosing someone I had to totally trust. I told her what I wanted, and boy did she deliver! I felt like a princess!
(Pic from the salon)