What a whirlwind weekend! My mom (and sometimes dad) and I accomplished so much. We’re a superstar team when it comes to checking things off our wedding prep list. Unfortunately, I don’t have many pictures to share because my mom wants everything to stay under wraps until the big day.
But who says I can’t paint pictures with words?!
On Friday, my mom and I met with my henna artist. It was fun because she did a little sample henna for the both of us so we could see how dark the color came out. I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting a few questions at work tomorrow!
I also met with the lady that designed Vishnu’s wedding outfit to talk about my bridesmaid saris. Think hot pink, dark green and gold! My girls are going to look beautiful!
And finally, we met with the lady that is making our wedding day garlands. These are the garlands Vishnu and I will be exchanging upon seeing each other for the first time.
We got home around 7 pm on Friday night. After eating dinner, we started assembling and addressing our beautiful invitations. I’m so incredibly happy with how they came out. To be honest, I was a little nervous because we ordered them from a designer in India, and a lot of our communication was done via email. But she really listened to our wants and made them a reality with the final product.
On Saturday morning, Cabby, my makeup artist, came to the house to do a consultation. We talked through my vision, selected colors, and got to work! I have decided to go with airbrush makeup for the wedding and reception because it’s waterproof and sweat proof and provides the best coverage. Cabby did an amazing job! I’m so thankful I found her. And I think I’m safe sharing this, so here’s a little sneak peak…
In the afternoon, my parents and I met up with Vishnu’s parents at the jewelry store so everyone could see the wedding band I picked out. It was a winner among the parents!
I asked Vishnu if I could start wearing it now. He said I had to wait four more months.
When we got home that night, my mom and I set out to organize all of the wedding clothes and jewelry for me, my mom, and my sister. It took us 3 hours! Why? Because we had to neatly pack 15 outfits and 15 sets of jewelry (5 events x the 3 of us). And the fun didn’t end there. The next morning we picked another nine outfits (3 events x the 3 of us) for my cousin’s wedding that’s at the end of March. I’m a little sari’ed’ out!
And now, just like that, I’m back in Florida watching the Oscars. The next four months are going to fly!
Did you have a good weekend? Do anything fun!?