Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bridesmaid ideas

My sister is getting married at the end of this month and I need help. I haven't decided how to do my hair. I also need to decide on what other accessories I need. Here's a general idea of what we're working with, lol.

Wedding ideas


Dress
amazon.com


Yellow wedge heels
lulus.com



The wedding is an outdoor backyard wedding, so fairly casual with lots of walking on grass. It's in the Texas Panhandle, so we can probably count on wind. Weather reports are predicting anything from sunny and in the 80s to 65 and rainy (yikes!).

The dress shown is the dress and color I'm wearing. My bouquet is yellow, but I don't know what it looks like. My shoes are simple yellow flats with a rope accent around the heel part of the shoe. It's more the color of the swatch than the shoes I found for the visual. I have some yellow material that matches the shoes that I plan to use to make a baby sling for after the ceremony. When I'm not using it for carrying or nursing Beckett, the sling can act as a shawl.

For accessories I was thinking about hitting the craft store for some chunky yellow beads and making a simple single strand necklace that hits just below my collar bone. I haven't done that yet, so I may need a plan B. If I wear earrings at all, I'll probably stick with my cz studs. Earrings and grabby babies are a scary combination, though, so I may skip them all together.  Other accessory suggestions welcome.

Now for hair. My hair is somewhere around mid back length. My sis has no opinion on how I do my hair. Between the probable wind and baby Grabby McGrabberson I'm thinking some sort of secure up-do or half up-do. Whatever it is needs to be quick and easy since I'll either be needed to help set up or busy with Beckett and helping Finn get ready.

Awkward bathroom mirror photo.
That photo is a few months old, but not much has changed. (The photo was actually taken for a blog about using my Jasmine Soap as shampoo that never happened.) My hair is kind of a mix between straight and wavy, medium dark brown and medium thick.

My standard lately is ponytail/messy bun (to keep baby fingers out), t-shirt and jeans/yoga pants, and maybe some face powder and lip gloss or lipstick, so the thought of getting dressed up and still being able to wrangle the baby is a little daunting. Any suggestions on hair, accessories or make-up would be appreciated. :-)