November 2, 2012

Wedding hair

I had a picture in my mind for how I wanted my hair-do to look like, but I hadn't really discussed it with the hairdresser. I am so lucky that she did an amazing job, without having done a proper consultation or trial beforehand.
The hairdresser, Studio Mar Acconciature, is in Pastrengo, near the hotel where we and all the guests were staying for the wedding.
What I had in mind was quite a relaxed side chingon up-do. But despite it was relaxed, still to look elegant.

My dress (that I designed myself) had an open V back so I wanted to show that off as much as possible, and therefore chose to have an up-do. I've been growing my hair for years thinking forward to my special day. I wanted the hair to have relaxed curls put up in a casual way on the side. I liked the idea of having an unsymmetrical hairdo.

I had made a hair-flower for me and my three lovely bridesmaids to wear. Their hairdos were similar to mine, but slightly more simple, in order to let me be in the center of attention (at least for one day, right?). I'm so very happy of how it all turned out. It stayed perfect the whole night and even looked amazingly even the next day after sleeping and everything. The products she used felt so natural and soft.

Hopefully these pics can inspire you for your hairdo on your day!

This is me at the salon getting ready for the big day. Luckily we were getting married in the afternoon and had all morning to get our hair and make up ready! I don't know how morning brides do it. 

I had just arrived to the ceremony. Marco and I walked down the aisle together and we had already taken all the photos. 

This is the back of my hair do - which I love!
And the side with the signature flower. 

Two of my brides maids and the flower girl. 

My maid of honor and the flowergirl. Here you can see the differences in our hair-dos. Both very  nice. 

Kissing my man! 

The beautiful venue of Castello Scaligero, Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy. Here you can see my beautiful dress (if I may say so myself - I designed it myself). 

The lovely hair-do from behind. 

Wedding Thank You Card

This is our original Thank You card. The photography done by the very talented Roberta Morellato (Rome, Italy). The venue was absolutely spectacular, which also helped making our day truly special.
We got married in Castello Scaligero, in Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy. Getting married outdoors overlooking the lake, in a castle, was beyond any childhood fantasy. We had perfect weather and everything ran smoothly. We were overwhelmed by the fact that our family members travelled from so far away to be there on our special day. We couldn't have been more lucky to have such special people in our lives. Family and friends travelled from Australia, Sweden, United Arab Emirates,  all around Italy, Qatar, England, etc.

Our thank you card went in the theme of the whole wedding, from the invitation card to decorations. It was printed on recycled paper. Everything is done on Photoshop. I made the stamp myself, which is the castle in which we got married. The postal stamp says "Italia, Malcesine, 18/08/2012".

Our wedding decoration

 Here are the decorations from our wedding. I did so many things in order to make our wedding as personal as possible. It all turned out amazingly and I was given many compliments. Our guests appreciated the personal touches making them feel special as well.  
 This is a road sign that I made where all the places are indicated where our guests had travelled from to be there for our wedding. 
 The table decorations. The napkin had a champagne coloured ribbon (our colour theme). Fabric flowers, a Protea flower, a pot with grass with the table numbers.
 A close up of the table decorations. 
 The cakes and the cake presentation that I came up with myself. The white chocolate of the cakes resembles the bark of the tree stumps. The beautiful seeds that I had collected over some time. The tin cans with babies breath flowers, and also the cake toppers that I had made of us. 
 The headband for the flower girl. 
 The cake toppers that I made of ourselves. They're made out of Polimer clay that are baked in the oven. 
 The ring pillows with the same lace that we also had around the jars on the tables and of the leg band. 

 The hair flowers that both I and the 3 bridesmaids wore on the day. 
 The window on which I wrote the table seating. Each rectangle had the names of a table. 
 Wish tags that were placed in the birds house, which our guests wrote their wishes to us. 

 We put photos of our parents, grandparents and other family members on their wedding days. It was a way to celebrate them and show our respect to them.

 The wedding program fans. On the first page it has the program, second page has the bridal party names, the third page had the text of That's Amore which we sang together with our guests after the ceremony. 

 Small flags which the guests waved after we were wed.