The Bride Diaries. Sophie’s Invitations, Hair & Make Up

Sophie has two big jobs ticked off of her wedding to do list this month. Sophie and Jamie choose the cutest invitations, which are now all sent out. Plus she had her hair and make up trial. It’s not long to go now, YAY xo Lou

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The invites are sent, I’ve picked my hair and make-up styles and the parties are beginning. It’s all happening!

Jamie and I looked at what felt like hundreds of invitations on Notonthehighstreet and Etsy before we ordered a couple of samples. I’m so glad we did that, because actually holding them in your hands and feeling their quality (or lack there of!) was much better than taking a punt.


Quirky Etsy Stationery Kraft Brown Paper Twine Invitations

After seeing it in the flesh, we fell in love with the ‘something blue’ set from Something New Stationery on Etsy. We love its rustic feel, the recycled card, the matching string and tags – it feels like an event in all its glory! And the designer, Jenni, was absolutely brilliant, helping me to decide on the wording, dispatching everything with super speed and even being on hand to sort out any extras we found ourselves short of. I’ve also ordered a ‘cards’ sign from Jenni and will be going back to her for our table plan!


Quirky Etsy Stationery Kraft Brown Paper Twine

Our guests have all commented on how much they liked them too. And to keep costs down, instead of adding information and RSVP cards we’ve instead set up a website to direct everyone to for more information.

I’ve also now had time to do my hair and make-up trials, which were great fun – especially as my mum, maid of honour Amy and one of my bridesmaids Claire came along too.

I found my make-up artist, Laura, on a recommended suppliers list from our venue, and got in touch to enquire. And I’m very glad I did! Laura and a friend were in the process of setting up a new bridal hair and make-up business, Nala and Knot – which meant I was able to book in to cover both hair and make-up for us all. So I have Laura doing make-up and another local supplier Sam is doing our hair as part of the package.


Bride Bridal Make Up Hair Trials

I had quite a specific look in mind for my hair from a photo on Pinterest, and Sam was great at tweaking and reworking my hair until we were both happy. She’s also ridiculously lovely, and will be great to have around on the morning of the wedding!

Claire had a trial too as she has quite fine hair and worried it wouldn’t go into any sort of updo, but we needn’t have worried as Sam made it look easy!

Laura came to do our make-up at Amy’s house and was so chatty and lovely from the off. She talked with Amy about the sort of make-up she wears, looked over some photos I liked too and was off. And Amy and I were both so pleased with the results. I didn’t want to take my hair down or make-up off at the end of the night, which I take to be a good sign! But I’ll save the final looks for when the wedding photos are here :)

I’m also glad that we managed to do hair and make-up together and make a girly weekend of it which was just what was needed.

Hen parties next time! X


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