Get Ready With Me – The Wedding Edition

No, not my wedding.  Those of you who follow me on my various social media accounts will know that over the weekend I attended a family wedding.  I haven’t been to a wedding in well over a year so I thought I would use this opportunity to try something a bit new on the blog.

I’ve seen other people do Get Ready With Me posts and thought it might be fun to have a go myself.  So here you have it.

The Evening Before – Preparation

Before every big event, you have to prepare.  I don’t think I actually spent this long preparing for my own wedding.  But I am ten years older now, and this thing takes a bit longer than it used to.

IMG_8480Products Used:

Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Cleanser


Quick Fix Mega Moisture Mask

Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Shine Control Day Moisturiser

Clinique Blemish

Lush Bubblegum Sugar Lip Scrub

On the morning of the wedding




Frequent followers will know that I have only recently had my hair cut and to be honest I still haven’t managed to work out how exactly to style it.  On the morning of the wedding I tried curling it in rollers to give it a bit of a vintage look and ended up just running the straighteners over it to keep it in it’s ordinary style. (boring!)  I could have asked my sister (a hairdresser) to help out, but to be honest I was feeling moody and stubborn didn’t want to ask for help.  I get like that sometimes.


I had been planning on going for the whole hog of make-up, false lashes and everything, but when it came down for it I really just wanted something simple and classic.


Primer – Revlon Photoready Prime & Antishine

Foundation – Revlon Photoready Airbrush effect

Contouring – Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour set

Concealer – Seventeen Stay Time Concealer

Powder – Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Blusher – Barry M Blusher

Eyeliner – Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Black and Seventeen High Drama Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Blackest Black

Eyebrows – Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown

Mascara – Revlon Photoready 3d Volume in Blackest Black

Lips – Maybelline ColorSensational Lipliner in Pleasure Me Red and Christian Dior lipstick in shade 999.

The Outfit and accessories

Wedding outfit

The Dress – I wanted something summery, with a vintage feel and I found this little beauty on eBay.  I thought it was a bargain at £19.99!  It fit really well, which is always a worry with an eBay purchase, however it was very revealing in the front!  I don’t mind showing a bit of cleavage (if you’ve got it, flaunt it – I am a Burlesque dancer after all) but I do hate it when you feel uncomfortable in a dress that might slip and show more than you intended.  The white bolero cardigan was from Asda and was a whopping £6.  Altogether, a very affordable wedding outfit.

The accessories – The necklace was from Matalan and the bracelet was from George at Asda.  I can’t remember exactly how much they were, but I never normally pay more than £5 for costume jewellery.

The sunglasses and shoes are both from New Look.  I saw the sunglasses on the Instagram of @HannahFGale and absolutely loved them, so hunted them down.  As I didn’t want to pay for delivery, I decided to buy the shoes as well (perfect logic I know).  They were £20 (I think) and I’ve already worn them to two events so were well worth the money.  They’re neutral and still sparkly so I feel like they’ll be really versatile and will dress up any outfit!

The Wedding Itself

The wedding was beautiful. (Aren’t they all!)  I’ve discovered that weddings are still a bit difficult for me to deal with.  There’s nothing I love more than to see what theme and decor the happy couple chose, and see the little finishing touches they picked to make their wedding special.  At the same time, I do feel a twinge of sadness that a fairytale wedding doesn’t necessarily guarantee you a happy ending.

I had a weak moment as the bride walked down the aisle where I didn’t know if I would be able to hold it together, but I manned up and forced myself to enjoy the magic of the moment.  I hope that one day I’ll get to share that moment with someone again and look forward to a beautiful future.

At the end of the day I came to the conclusion that I love weddings, I love getting dressed up and I can’t wait for the next one.  So feel free to send me your invites!! Lol!

wedding 2


Are you looking forward to any summer weddings or other big events?  I’d love to hear about them – leave a comment below.



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