Sunday, November 20, 2011

Walking on Sunshine: to the salon!

Wedding morning dawned.  I'm normally a pretty early riser and today was no different.  I enjoyed some quiet time in the room by myself as Mr. Gazelle was checked in to a hotel.  I took the opportunity to read through my vows and to finish putting pen to paper, expressing what I wanted to say.  Soon it was time to emerge, say good morning to my family and friends all staying at the house, and then to make my way to the salon to get my hair done.

Myself, my maid of honor, bridesmaid and flower girl all had a hair appointment at Suki's Salon on West Georgia in Vancouver.  I picked this particular salon because they were open on Sundays and they had plenty of stylists on hand Sunday morning who specialized in up dos.  It is also where I have had the most amazing shampoo experience ever!  I was pretty excited when my stylist suggested that they wash my hair at the salon in the morning so she could dry it exactly as she needed it for my style.
I had originally thought that I would go for a low side bun, as per my hair trial.  The week of the wedding I found new inspiration while watching the Top Chef Canada finale.  I love the host's lost centered bun and the  way her hair looked from the front.  My biggest issue with my hair trial was that I wasn't a fan of how my hair looked from the front (that I sadly never got a picture of).  Here is my new inspiration, courtesy of Thea Andrews on Top Chef Canada:
Screen Shots via Top Chef Canada

My stylist loved the change so she got to work drying and hot rolling my hair.

In the meantime the other girls were getting glam.  Our flower girl was busy colouring while she had her hair curled.
BM-D was getting a ton of volume added to her hair in preparation for her updo.
Unfortunately our flower girl spilled her hot chocolate while getting her hair done so she was a bit unhappy at times. :(
Luckily she came around later and wound up looking adorable.
Here I am getting the finishing touches on my hair.
After my stylist finished my hair it was time to put in my hair flower.  The one that I had worked so hard to make and absolutely loved.  Way back when I made it I had decided to just glue a barrette on to the back.  As my stylist placed the flower in my hair and closed the barrette it went SNAP!  The glue had become brittle in the months that I had made it and the barrette separated from the fabric.  There was no way to fix it at the salon and I had super glue back at the house.  I figured I would just fix it later.

Time was marching on (seriously...your wedding day goes by so fast) and we had to hurry back to the house to get made up.  Here's the finished do though...

My hair held up really well all day and night as well.  Apart from a few fly aways it was still structurally sound by the end of the night.
Big thanks to Brother Gazelle for being our photographer at the salon and for looking after our flower girl when she got a wee bit surly over spilled milk.

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k... said...

My stylist had to sew the veil into my head since there wasn't a comb and really way to anchor it in. Madness!

Saying I do said...

you look great!!husangsa

Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

Love the finished up-do!