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Our Wedding: Getting Ready

Another Wednesday, another wedding post!

The girls spent Saturday morning at Metropolis Salon {downtown near the corner of Taylor & Main Street} sipping on mimosas and bellinis while getting our hair and make up done. It was the perfect location & the staff at Metropolis was so accommodating!

They basically let us take over the entire salon.


If you're in the Columbia area, Amy at Metropolis is so, so, so amazing. I knew as much after my hair & make up trial for bridal portraits but she knocked it out of the park on wedding day, too.

My one tip? If you're the bride or a mother-of-the-bride/groom, I 100% suggest doing a hair and make up trial prior to the wedding day. Just trust me. Do it. You do not want to get to wedding day and either not know what you want to do or try out something new that you end up hating.

The whole getting ready process went almost 100% smoothly. There was one tiny, itsy-bitsy stressful moment but at the end of the day there were 7 pretty bridesmaids, one happy bride, and a beautiful mother-of-the-bride.

We raced back to the hotel to grab dresses & off to the church we went!


Alright, y'all have suffered through all of the non-professional pictures. And all the events that only mattered to the bride/groom & bridal party. Hope you're ready for all of the fun, professional pictures now!

I was super top secret about my wedding dress & Patrick was 100% adamant about not doing a first look. What happens when you combine those two things? Check back next week :)

{& for all other fun wedding related things, see my wedding page}


  1. Love those cute monogrammed wine glasses! So perfect for sipping while getting ready! Can't wait to hear what you guys did next week! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. So fun!! And my mom doesn't normally wear a lot of makeup and I paid for hers to get done the day of the wedding and she went back to her room and took most of it off. Ooohhhhh I was so pissed so yes, I totally agree with you!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  3. Can't wait to hear about your dress/first look shenanigans! Your hair was gorgeous, just so classic and pretty!

  4. These are such fun candid shots! You know I'm digging those monogrammed tumblers too- such a great gift for your bridal party!

  5. You know, my mom is going to our wedding hair stylist on Friday, and I'm going to suggest she do a trial run for her wedding hair!

  6. Love the cute, monogrammed wine glasses. What a great keepsake. We did not do a first look. I can't wait to see your professional photos.

  7. Where are the adorable monogrammed wine tumblers from? I would love to get one for tailgates!

  8. Love all the candid photos of you girls getting ready!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  9. Looks like you had a great time getting ready! I agree that a trial is soon important. That's when all the decisions are made!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  10. I was just in a wedding over the weekend and I loved being spoiled and having hair and make-up done. I definitely agree on the trial run comment. It's so important that you make sure you love your look before hand!

  11. Love your hair!! We pretty much had the same hair do! It is so classy and bridey!

  12. Cheerful preparation for the wedding. On your faces are not visible anxiety, it is very good. When I met my future wife http://nikolaev-marriage-agency.com/nikolayev-place-to-look-bride/ and took the first major step we have fallen into a tornado of love, and then we had a wedding. At the wedding, we were so excited that we forgot about the most important, about our feelings. After that, in any situation, we try to keep this in mind. This made our feelings stronger.


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