I did not have a fancy wedding by any stretch of the imagination. I wanted a small ceremony at church where our family and close friends could celebrate with us. There is a fellowship hall attached to the church, and some of the women from the church actually catered it for us. I wore my mom’s wedding dress after it was altered and modernized a bit. The only thing I truly wanted that was a luxury was an in-home beauty service before the actual ceremony. I knew that this day was all about our union, but I wanted my husband to see me as beautiful as I possibly could be.
I knew that in order for that to happen, I would need some help. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, and I rarely do anything fancy with my hair. My sister and friends are the same way as we really do live simple lifestyles. I decided to splurge on this one thing though. I knew of a mobile beauty service, and I arranged for someone to come to the church several hours before the ceremony. I also had my mom and my bridesmaids meet us there at the same time.
They had no idea that I was having this done for me, let alone all of them too. I know the bride is supposed to be the most beautiful woman at the wedding, but I wanted these other four very special women to feel incredibly beautiful on this day too. The stylist took her time with each of us, and she did such a magnificent job. What I especially liked is that we all looked so natural. There were no bold makeup splashes, which would have been odd on any of us. Instead, we looked very beautiful in an understated kind of way. I have never felt as beautiful as I did on that day.