Don't get me wrong, it was not a bit of news I was thrilled to receive. It meant shelling out another huge chunk of cash for one more flight back home in the midst of all the other craziness of life and busy weekends at this point! On the flip side, the alteration costs proved SIGNIFICANTLY more affordable in the bluegrass!
My dress actually came in early so I was actually able to try it on and send it along to Kentucky in early August. Ironically, the first time my parents saw my actual wedding dress was without me....but I was happy to hear it arrived safe and sound. I made the journey to Kentucky a few weeks later to try it on for Louise. The bulk of the alternation was needed to shorten the length. Besides being a measly 5'4", I had decided to wear flats on the wedding day. Additionally, she made a few minor adjustment to shoulders of the dress and added a bustle. Oh, and we had her make some changes to my mom's veil that I planned to wear on the big day!
Since I was making the extra trip without Chris, I figured this would be as good a time as any to set up a hair trial and a make-up trial. We had to go to Louisville for those, but getting to see my
The hair trial was fun. I've always liked having my hair cut and styled. Laura gave us lots of options to debate. In the end, we decided something low would be best to accommodate the veil.
After the hair was done, my parents drove me over to Angie's house for the make-up trial. Surprisingly, this part was much more fun than I had anticipated. Angie was super friendly and helpful. She also showed us several different options, but ultimately totally respected my decisions. I loved the airbrush make-up! The trial turned out really well...and she even gave me a test spray tan on my arms afterward to see how I liked it. I didn't end up going that route for the wedding, but it was nice to know the option was available!
Angie Maxwell proved far and away to be my most stellar and worthwhile vendor on our wedding day! Not only did she have a pleasant and helpful demeanor, but she also did a FABULOUS job! I would absolutely recommend her to any bride in the greater Louisville area!!!