Civil ceremony prep.
Today is all about makeup, particularly bridal makeup. Words cannot described all the emotions of the past weekend. I am just coming back to reality after spending some days with our closest family celebrating our civil ceremony in Gibraltar.
Seeing these pictures evokes so many beautiful little moments of that morning. Our civil ceremony was at 1 pm, and I had agreed with Ella to meet at my hotel room at the Rock Hotel at 9 am. To have plenty of time to do my hair and makeup (note to myself, I need to consider 1 extra hour for this on my wedding day)
I have to admit I was surprised of myself as I didn’t feel nervous at all, which is not me, I am usually really anxious before anything big. I remember Ella asking how I was doing and I was like: “fine” and I really was!
I think part of it was having everything planned, I had my dress ready, shoes and accessories in one of the tables, babe also had his suit ironed and ready, and also because it wasn’t our religious we were “allowed” to see each other, so he went to get us some coffee that morning and made sure we had everything we needed and knowing that he was “around” made me feel relaxed and supported, which was lovely.
The night before our civil ceremony I was panicking as I have made a Spotify playlist and I couldn’t get it to work, I think because I only have the free version of it, it was adding a random song in the middle, and I was no, that is not what I want! I even try to go premium and it wouldn’t let us update. crazy!
So babe said, okay let’s fix this: so he grab his phone and started buying every single one of the songs I wanted on his iTunes, I mean girls! I seriously had an epiphany and realized that is a small reason I am marrying this man. Then we both got into our hotel robes (because it was a little chilly) his brother have giving us a bottle of champagne, so we set on the terrace of our hotel on our cozy robes, drinking champagne and listening to the now ready iTunes playlist, which was 60% Louis Armstrong and Etta James, anyways if you want to hear it is here.
Coming back to the makeup, when Ella came (with a suitcase) full of makeup i felt like a little girl on a candy store. I told her: “isn’t unfair that you can’t have somebody doing your makeup everyday?” Lol
I wanted something natural with little touches of gold, and extra eyelashes because, why not?!
Ella knew exactly which products she will use and had everything ready when I got out of the shower, she is lovely and a great talker, so getting all doll up was so much fun. When you have somebody to talk to and who is doing everything for you that special day becomes even more special.
I also needed help with my dress, as it had like millions of little buttons in the back, Ella helped me getting on my dress as babe was waiting for me in the hotel bar downstairs, she stayed until the last moment and even did some photos of us. I will do my makeup with her again a million times.
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