There were makeup brushes and eyeshadows galore, scattered all over the counter and on any surface where a mirror was available. Mascara wands were wielded to tame unruly eyelashes; blush and bronzer powdered on to combat the early-summer lack of color we were all experiencing.
There was debate on colors: brown or black? Should I wear this gloss or that lipstick?
Probably one of my favorite getting ready pictures...
It was a chaotically fun atmosphere, and for a while, I felt like I was back in college, getting ready for a night out with my friends.
While faces were painted, we all tackled the project of steaming the wrinkles out of our dresses with the $30 steamer I picked up at Target a few days before the wedding. It looked a little bit like R2D2, but it was totally worth it!
TCollins is getting her makeup on while Cosmo--our designated steamer--tackles my wrinkly dress.
The one thing that I really wish I had done was pay for a makeup artist to do our makeup on the day of the wedding. Sister Goodlaff did my makeup, which looked fantastic, and all of my bridesmaids did a wonderful job doing their own, but I really wish that I could have found a reasonably-priced makeup artist so my girls and I could have had that extra layer of pampering before the wedding.
Still, it turned out well.
With everyone else done, it was time for me to transform into a bride...
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All Photos by Niki Ross Photography unless otherwise noted.