It never fails that during my wedding season, there is always one bride who intimidates me. This is based solely on appearance mind you, because there are just certain people who seem to have it altogether – confidence and beauty. This year, that bride was Jenny. Now don’t get me wrong – she was the sweetest bride!! So when we initially met, she had brought a few of her bridesmaids who also fell into this intimidation category and well, I had my worries. I have said it before and I will say it again – image is nothing. These girls were down-to-earth and hilarious!
I knew Jenny was going to be my kinda bride just by the way she wrote her emails. I loved the fact that she actually used the word “scoured” when she explained to me her search online for a hairstylist. How she found me is still a mystery. Throughout our correspondence, I kept telling Jenny how much I appreciated her organization. She was on top of it, sending me photos of inspiration and sending me reminders to send her the contract etc. I’m pretty good at responding to emails for the most part, but it was nice to have reminders especially because I was just starting my wedding season when we first made contact.
As I mentioned before, when we actually met, I had a sinking feeling in my stomach. But my instinct was wayyyy off. We just instantly connected and had tons to talk about and I felt she totally trusted my work. We started with a Miley Cyrus inspired “halfie,” and that really wasn’t doing it so she asked me to just do something I wanted. So I opted for a soft Sydney Opera House low bun. Eureka! The one style no one thought would work actually did and it was so nice to see the excitement in Jenny’s eyes, as well as her posse. This was until Jenny’s mom saw the photos LOL. Mom’s have a funny perception about hair So, after debating, we decided for a second trial with her hair down and after a few variations, we concluded on a side swept Tower of Pisa.
The Morning Of:
Heck, it was an early morning. Given this was an October wedding, it was dark! But from the minute I entered the door, it just felt right. I LOVED this bridal party. There was no shortage of jokes and the laughter rolled on for the entire time I was there. Stories of drunkness and childhood memories always make for a great time I loved that the girls trusted me to do my thing and more importantly, that they liked it! This is how cool Jenny and her girls were: they did their own makeup! As if a wedding itself isn’t stressful enough :S The maids rocked navy blue Henkaa dresses and man, did they look great! Attention all brides, you should all consider looking into these convertible dresses….it’s like Transformers for girls!
It was such a huge pleasure to have been a part of this wedding for many reasons. The main one being that there was open communication. I mean, there normally is anyway, but it was more of the openness to sharing things beyond the wedding itself and feeling comfortable with each other. Each email always had a small update included and was never just about “business.” I appreciated her words of encouragement and understanding for my (sometimes) tardy responses!
Jenny – working with you and your girls was pure joy! I cannot tell you enough just how much I appreciated all of the kind words you spoke. I’m so glad we met and had the chance to work together You looked radiant and could not be more happy for you and Hiro! “May your joining together bring you more joy than you can imagine.” Hope our paths will cross again in the future!