Monday, August 29, 2011

GETTING BEAUTIFIED

I'm still alive! The wedding is over and I am so happy to share pictures with you. I have so much to show and tell, I'll do a few small posts. These photos were taken by the photographer and I was able to copy them off Facebook {I hope that's not illegal}. They were taken along Lake Michigan with the gorgeous skyline of Chicago in the background.
Keeping up with the Farmhouse theme, the bride wore her cowboy boots.
We all met at Mary Clare's house to have our hair and makeup done. The girls doing the beautification all work for Mary Clare's sister, Katie, at her salon downtown. Here is a bridesmaid getting her hair done by a stylist.
The bride discussing her hairstyle, which she wore long and curled.
These are the toolboxes with all the implements to change us from pretty to gorgeous! Everything was air brushed, which was a new experience for me. It makes you look flawless. We all had a little help in the eyelash department and it looked so cool. Just a tiny bit of mascara is used before the little clumps of lashes are adhered. They look SO natural. I didn't take mine off until this morning. ;-D
The bride gets the finishing touches to her pretty face.
And what would a gathering of girls be without food to nosh on? Peggy, the bride's mother laid out a spread of egg casserole, fruit and cheese, and Dunkin Donuts coffee.
More refreshments to add to the festive occasion. Oh, we had a good time.

I wore my hair like Adele, of course {did you see her on the MTV Music Awards last night?}, poufed up on the top and pinned back with a long section down. Emily wore hers pulled to the side in a long ponytail and Abby had hers in a low bun. After all of this I headed home and had enough time to put on my dress and jewelry and have a quick cup of coffee before heading to the church. I didn't take pictures of the mass or ceremony but I used my cell camera afterward and I will share more pictures soon. :-)

58 comments:

stefanie said...

gorgeous!!!!! so much fun!

Joyful Things said...

Can't wait to see pics of your hair! and more of the wedding. Love the boots!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like you all had a blast Jane! So fun, lovin' the boots, and I'm happy for you:@)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such fun and what fabulous pictures. I totally love the boots. Way too cute. Hugs, Marty

Helen said...

Keep them comin' Jane!!!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Oh just can't wait to see all the beautiful pictures Jane! These were awesome so far.

Honey at 2805 said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time! Love the boots (I wonder why?)! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Linda Chapman said...

I love the boots, too!

Debby said...

Weddings are sooooo much fun and the memories last forever.
I love the picture with the city in the background and the cowboy boots.
We want to see you next.

Charlene said...

Sooooo LOVE the boots under the bridal gown! Isn't it nice to have such wonderful men as sons? I ADORE mine & know you do yours! Have a great week & rest up! That mother of the groom stuff is hard work!
Charlene

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh sweet Jane.....HUGE congrats are being sent your way. Everything here looks like so much fun.

xo
Jo

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Can't wait to see all of the pics!

NanaDiana said...

She is just gorgeous and I LOVE the cowboy boots! What fabulous pictures...MORE, please, MORE! XO Diana

Divine Theatre said...

More photos! More photos!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Love her cowbay boots too cute
congrats Love the pics so much fun
xxoo
Pam

Theresa said...

Beautiful girls! I love weddings! I can't wait to see more pictures! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

God bless her mother for being able to provide a breakfast like that on her daughter's wedding day! You'll have to tell us if the airbrushing stays on all day and when will it be available over the counter. ; )

Pat said...

What a wonderful time Jane. I can't wait to hear more and see the photos!

Barb said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
Congrats to the bride and groom. Ahhh, young love.
BTW- you won. YAY. Send me an email with the address you would like your goodies sent to. Yay oh yay.

XOXO,
Barb

Babs said...

Jane, That's so exciting. I'm looking forward to more photos and happenings.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

LOVE that great photo with the skyline!! and oh those cowboy boots, so cute! xoxo Debra

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Wonderful pics! Loving the boots. I'm a cowgirl at heart and love western wear even though I don't wear it a lot anymore. What fun you all must have had getting the royal treatment and a yummy meal to top it off. Can't wait to see more photos! Take care, Connie

Sarah said...

What a fun weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing more photos.

Janie's World said...

Awesome photos of the couple! I love the photo of them with the city in the background. I'm glad you had a good time!

Mimi said...

HI!!!
HOW FUN!!!Getting girls together and getting all fussed over, so much fun!!!
I love doing that, when My daughter got married we did the same thing, can you believe all the make up an Artist uses?????I have just a small bag for me!!!
have a great day
hugs,
jamie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh such great pics Jane!
Love the boots, the girls all getting together, what fun!
Can't wait to see pics of you too!
What is airbrushing? I know I need some of that!!!
Hugs,
Cindy

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Gorgeous Jane! So glad you survived...looking foward to more photos:)

Bring Pretty Back said...

Keep the photo's coming!!!!!
Can not wait to see more!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

So pretty, but I want to see you Janie!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Gorgeous! But yeah, we want to see your beautiful bad self!!!

Lou Cinda :)

white life© said...

Jane, I'm not sure, if all the cosmetic are the eyecatcher or the food?;) It looks, you all have had many fun and it was surely how a beehive :))).

Hugs
Tine

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I love it. With the skyline in the back.

Denise said...

Looks fabulous, can't wait to see more pics, Jane :-) Can't wait to see you!

Debi@7Gates said...

Love a farmhouse theme. I know it was a lovely wedding and bride beautiful. I bet you're still floating on a wedding high. Can't wait to view pictures.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

How exciting! We had a wedding in June. False eyelashes--too fun!

laurie said...

awww, she's lovely I can't wait to see more

Olive Cooper said...

I love her in those cowboy boots! I am ready for more pics! Want to see you and those lashes!

Jane said...

How fun and so exciting! Love those boots. I can't wait to see more photos.

Jane
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xinex said...

What a nbeautiful bride! Everything looks so nice and fun. I love the boots! Now, when can we see you, Janie?...Christine

Sonia said...

OH I know there were giggles and tears..looks so fun and everyone is so pretty! Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures...those boots are a hoot!

Miss Bloomers

Design Dork said...

I love the cowboy boots!

La said...

I thought about you this weekend. I'm glad everything went smoothly and the weather was beautiful. I look forward to seeing more photos.

Deborah said...

Gorgeous Jane!!
I love the first picture..what a beauty!
And the second with the cowboy boots...stunning!!
Oh I cant wait to hear all about it!!!

Deborah xoxo

June said...

Gee I wonder how much it would cost me to have myself air brushed every morning Jane. That would be awesome I think. This looks like a fun time getting all prettified.
I can't wait to see more of the wedding.
sending hugs from here...

Pondside said...

It sounds like such a lot of fun!

Rebecca said...

Can't wait to see more, Jane! Hurry and share more pics with us!

xoRebecca

Life with L said...

Weddings are so much fun! I love the boot...so cute.
What a beautiful bride.
Looking forward to seeing more and catching up. Thanks for visiting Blondie....XO Linda

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

How exciting, I can't wait to see more :)
XO
Kristin

Karena said...

Jane, I remember how fun this was when my son got married and my daughter in law had a great girl Beauty Time!

Come and join my new fashion Giveaway from Fresh Produce!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Betsy said...

beautiful!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Janie!
What a beautiful Chicago day for your son and his gorgeous bride! You must have been floating all day! I love the theme and Mary Clare's attention to detail! I am so looking forward to the rest of this sweet story!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Knitty said...

I can't wait to see more pics! What a fun day! Hard for me to believe I've been a mother-in-law for almost 11 months already!

bj said...

How fun to get together for hair and makeup. I love it.
Everyone is just beautiful. And that meal...ummmm.

Lori said...

I want to see you in your dress!! What a great getting ready spot you had ~ Mom's looked similar about 10 years ago ~ oh the memories. xo

KarenB said...

I love the photo with the skyline in the background! I'm so glad you made it through. I know how exhausting the event can be. Hope you're taking it easy!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

That second picture is so cute, it has made my day! I love it! When do we get more photos????? ;P

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Greetings! I can't believe your son's wedding has passed and I finally got over here to see all of your photos! They are all wonderful! I actually started with your latest post and saw all that I missed and then came to the wedding photos. I was hoping to see your dress, since I remember your post where you showed it! Well, I hope you will get one from the photographer to show us. I'm sure you looked lovely. I have one more post to see... the one before this one, of the rehearsal dinner! I wish your son and his wife love and happiness and the wedding looked magical.
Best,
Gloria

Zane Wooder said...

When I have a wedding I'm going to make sure there's lots of different flavors of pizza.

-zane