I used to hate going to weddings. Honest. It’s awful for me to say it but the truth is that I always thought of weddings as an extremely boring event. Excruciatingly dull. A lot of waiting around, sitting in one place for too long, same old food every time, and it’s worse if you have bad company on your table. I hated it. Until makeup changed it all. And tuesday’s wedding was one of the best weddings I’ve attended.
It was, I have to say, a looooong day. And yes it was still the same old food but it wasn’t at all dull or boring. I don’t know what it was. It may have been because it was a friend’s wedding. It may have been because the company was good. Or may be because the couple, Jenny and Alex, were sooo, sooooo cute together like the oriental version of Ken and Barbie. Two cute little dollies, perfect for one another. And I emphasize “little”. Sorry Alex! LOL. Anyway, maybe it was the combination of all the above, but there’s one thing that definately made it all so much more awesome and that was being able to contribute to the special day.
Maybe I’m just a child who never grows up and can’t sit still for so long, but having things to occupy myself with all day long was great! I don’t know if Jenny noticed, but like a stalker, I was staring at her all day long, every chance I got. Yes, Jenny, you are cute and pretty, but it wasn’t why I was staring at you. I was always looking to see what worked and what can be improved. But more importantly, I was looking to see if she needed any touch ups. After all, it wouldn’t be nice for the bride to look oily or washed out on camera.
Jenny and I already figured out what makeup to use on this day, so I knew exactly what to expect. But for her mother and sister, I had to decide on the day. As it was Jenny’s day and I wanted her to stand out more, the others’ makeup application were a little more humble and subtle. Her mother’s makeup needed to be simple, anyway, because mature women need to use anything that is light and sheer. For the bridesmaid, I just needed a foundation that matched perfectly, natural eyes and subtle lip and cheek colours. She looked fresh like she has had enough sleep and ready for some more hard work! Hands down to all bridesmaids! It’s not as easy as simply standing around looking good for the cam.
So…I have no idea how to end this particular blog. There is so much to say, I had a lot of fun and I’m extremely happy for Jenny and Alex, but if I go on then I’ll just end up getting side tracked with anything unrelated to makeup! Congratulations to J and A. You guys are THE most adorrrrrable bride and groom. I would like to end by mentioning my one regret – not having boogied with Jenny. You looked like my perfect dancing partner that night ; )
P.S. Ti amo is italian for I love you, you monkey!
Photographer: Nam Nguyen