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Jan 16th, 2005 at 3:13pm
 
So. This will be my wedding plan base on the site. My wedding will be hopefully next winter- this year will bring some other major changes in my life, so we haven't concluded dates finally. But wedding planning has started. It's going to be a small, non-religious but still beautiful and romantic event.

My hair will be next winter in about BSL- maybe little longer. My big challenge is, that I'm intending to do my hair myself- no stylists with their goos and teasing ideas. I'm not going to wear a veil, just an ornate bun decorated with lovely hairsticks.

Ideas, wedding advice and how-to instructions are muchly welcome.   Smiley

First question: I'd like to have a custom made LL hairstick TRIO for my wedding. When should I place my order?
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Reply #1 - Jan 16th, 2005 at 5:44pm
 
Congratulations!!!

I love simple hair styles for weddings.  It can be one less thing worry about on the special day.  I'll keep my eye out for good styles for you.

As for the special order - I'd recommend placing it as soon as possible and let Susan know when you need it by.  I know she has a TON of special orders.
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Reply #2 - Jan 16th, 2005 at 10:25pm
 
Galadriel,
Congratulations!  How exciting Smiley
I suggest making a file folder of pictures of stuff you like from any and all sources.  That way you'll have a reference and maybe you'll like part of one style and some of another and you can put them together in your own unique way!
I married the same man twice (long story-and no, I've never been divorced), my first dress was off the rack antique replica and my second one was custom made from ultra suede, covered in lace with a big, flowy organza coat that was inspired by an Indonesian fashion magazine.
I would also recommend meditating on it.  Check in with your intuition to help you express your true Self.
As for hair-experiment, experiment, experiment!  And check the library for hairstyles though the ages.
Good Luck!!!
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Reply #3 - Jan 17th, 2005 at 5:04am
 
Thanks, both.  Smiley

I'm going to design my wedding gown myself and find a seamstress to make it. I'm large, and though wedding dresses are available in variety of sizes, they are often designed smaller people in mind. Same design that is flattering for a slim lady, looks just weird on me. And I want a dress that makes me look beautiful. So, pens and paper are calling! Once again, I'm taking my inspiration from scifi and fantasy. If any of you is familiar with Babylon 5 series, I've got ideas from Minbari (mainly Delenn's) dresses (for those more familiar with Lord of the Rings, something like the style that Elrond and other Elf men wear, is the thing I'm after).

BB, I was somehow thinking that Susan would be busy. I'll order right when I know the colors.
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Reply #4 - Jan 17th, 2005 at 10:52am
 
Good for you for taking the dress design into your own hands.  I don't have the talent for that, but if you do - go for it!  I'll send lots of creative vibes your way to help.  Grin
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Reply #5 - Jan 17th, 2005 at 9:40pm
 
CONGRATULATIONS! You're doing the smart thing by starting your plans now while you have plenty of time to make sure everything is just the way you want it.  Wink
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Reply #6 - Jan 17th, 2005 at 10:27pm
 
I think you should consider an attachment. A few strategically placed curls with some little flowers in can be very attractive in a dressy updo.
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Reply #7 - Mar 3rd, 2005 at 4:45am
 
I think that my today's do would make a great wedding style. My journal will probably be dozens of pages by next year, so I add the instructions here. This is easy, romantic- perfect style.

1.Part hair from center. French braid both sides, as long as the "french part" goes.
2. Combine the ends to one ponytail, twist to a cinnabun.
3. Add bun net, secure with a pair of hairsticks.
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Reply #8 - Mar 3rd, 2005 at 10:36am
 
Another variation of this style:

French braid each side.
When hair meets in back, combine and re-divide into 3 sections.
Braid remaining hair.
Coil braid into a bun.
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Reply #9 - Mar 3rd, 2005 at 11:34am
 
I've tried that style as it sounds lovely...but the "coil the braid"-  part is still unreachable for me. My hair is still too short to make a decent braided bun. Luckily, there's still time for it to grow before the wedding- maybe the braided bun style will work then.  Smiley
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Reply #10 - Mar 3rd, 2005 at 11:41am
 
I like that style, and always get compliments on the variations you can do.  I'd love to see pictures of your style!

I'm thinking of doing something similar for my ceremony, either a french or lace classic to a bun, but leaving the back down.
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Reply #11 - Mar 9th, 2005 at 4:38am
 
Have to ask T to take pictures sometime- I'm still not good taking pictures of my own back of head.

Here's another idea. The "fan" style from longhairloom.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/message?forumid=242462&messageid=1109583515

I can just barely make it now, and by the time of wedding it should be easy. It looks good and makes the hair look bigger. Cheesy
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Reply #12 - Mar 9th, 2005 at 9:52am
 
That is a nice, classic style - you can't go wrong with it.
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Reply #13 - Mar 19th, 2005 at 1:36am
 
IF you're going to do the double-French-braid-to-bun thing, a couple of accent braids or twists (a la dreamweaverbraiding.com) would really dress it up even more.  actually, accent braids dress up any kind of bun!  Best wishes in finding your hairstyle and dress!
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Reply #14 - Aug 23rd, 2005 at 5:19am
 
Time for new pictures of my styling attempts! Excuse flyaways and mess- it was a windy day and I didn't use any kind of styling aid, even aloe vera gel.


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I love this one- a strong candidate for wedding style.

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A backup plan in case I'm too nervous or hair is behaving badly: French twist with Ficcare Primavera Maximas Gold.

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A sort of peacock twist- I pinned the ends to curls, added a couple of pearls and a tiny flower.

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A bit too messy chignon. Hairsticks are LL Blue Gems NeonStix. In case I want something blue...


[Edited by Bikerbraid to fix the "peathingy" picture - thanks to the profanity filter, the name of the original picture was changed]
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Reply #15 - Aug 23rd, 2005 at 10:26am
 
I love them all!!  It is nice to have options, just in case your hair decides to misbehave on your special day.
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Reply #16 - Aug 23rd, 2005 at 7:27pm
 
Gorgeous!!  I like 1 and 3 the best Cheesy

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Reply #17 - Aug 23rd, 2005 at 8:49pm
 
gorgeous! i second on 1 and 3  Cheesy
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Reply #18 - Aug 24th, 2005 at 1:02am
 
Wow!  They all look great.  I love your haircolor!!!
I don't think that bun is too messy at all-I think it is fun and a bit free...so my vote is #1 & #4 Kiss
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Reply #19 - Aug 24th, 2005 at 10:45am
 
Galadriel! Congradulations, I didn't realize you had such a wonderful day approaching. As for the posted styles, I must say, I really like #1.
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Reply #20 - Aug 24th, 2005 at 11:22am
 
Ooooo!!!!  Congratulations!!!  How wonderful  Cheesy

I love #1 and #3 the best, but I'm thinking it's the little flowers that are doing it for me.

No matter what you choose, I'm sure it will be perfect.  Cheesy
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Reply #21 - Aug 24th, 2005 at 12:58pm
 
Thanks, everyone.  Cheesy

I still have time to practice, we're trying to book magistrate (next week's job) for March 1st. The best thing is, that as we visit in magistrate by just the two of us and have reception some weeks later, I won't need to limit myself for just one style.  Grin

Practicing continues...
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Reply #22 - Aug 24th, 2005 at 6:29pm
 
Smiley Congratulations on your wedding plans  Smiley

I am very happy for you  Smiley Smiley Smiley

Sending lots of good wishes your way

I love your # 1 and # 4 the best.   
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Reply #23 - Aug 24th, 2005 at 8:38pm
 
I like 1 and 3 then 4 - I think I like the drapping down into the nape thing - very soft feminine and sexy ...g
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Reply #24 - Aug 24th, 2005 at 9:31pm
 
I like all of them.  But my favorite is number one.
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Reply #25 - Aug 25th, 2005 at 1:19am
 
I like them all.  I love french twists, and wish I could do them, but I think I like #1 best for the wedding.
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Reply #26 - Aug 25th, 2005 at 4:20am
 
Having a back-up plan is a really good idea.  I could barely sleep the night before my wedding, much less have done anything with my hair.  If I were you I would either have a friend do my hair and have them practice your chosen style/styles a few times or find a hairstylist that listens well and do a run through with them.  I did my own hair for my first wedding and I promise you on the day of you are just not going to be happy with your hair if you do it.  You need a more calm relaxed person to help.  (I had my hair done professionally for my second wedding)
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Reply #27 - Aug 25th, 2005 at 5:01am
 
It would be nice to have someone else to do my hair...unfortunately, that's really not an option for me.
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We don't have any attendants in the ceremony- we'll visit the magistrate by just the two of us, have some private fun after that, and the party for closest friends and relatives will be a few weeks later. Even if I had a friend who knew how to do simplest longhair style (which I don't have) , it wouldn't be nice to summon her to do my hair and then send her away.  Wink
   As for the stylists- I deeply distrust them. I have had my done by one of best stylists in the country for several special occassions. I don't want a hair that is made so "lasting" that it will be in perfect shape the day after morning when I've taken pins away in the evening. I plan to use some hairspray or mousse, but I don't want half a liter of them. And I especially don't want my hair heat styled, brushed or backcombed. And...if a Finnish stylist can't use these methods, she is completely clueless of what to do. There is no stylist in this country I would trust- and I won't start to experimenting with my hair that is finally completely recovered from years of stylist visits. So, no stylists.
    That leaves me, and that's why I have a backup plan: French Twist with Ficcare is my everyday 'do, I've had plenty of practice it, it's lasting and I can't screw it up no matter what. So, I'll use that if I'm too nervous to try anything else.  Grin
     But, our wedding ceremony IS designed to be as little stressing as possible, and I am quite calm character, so I may be able to do something more elaborate. At least, I hope so. Smiley Practicing continues...
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Reply #28 - Aug 25th, 2005 at 11:01pm
 
Can't decide here.  I think any of them will be lovely.  I agree with Anais...the flowers make the style special.  Happy practicing!
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Reply #29 - Aug 26th, 2005 at 12:50am
 
Yes, you do have a point.  Styled hair does tend to last way past the wedding date.  I am glad you are so calm.  Big days like weddings make me a nervious wreck.  My friends took my keys away the night before my wedding so I couldn't do anything crazy.  Whichever one you pick I am sure it will look fabulous, my favorite is #1, looks very stylish yet easy for the type of ceremony you want.
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Reply #30 - Sep 15th, 2005 at 2:32pm
 
I guess that it makes me calm that the wedding ceremony is going to be so small, and looks so much like me. Most ceremonies are quite theathrical to my tastes and have so many fancy elements that the pair wants to do right- I don't have that kind of stress at all. All I need to do is not to faint in front of the census officer and to say "I'm willing" in the right place. I think I can manage it...

So, magistrate has now been booked, and our plan is quite ready:
  First to the magistrate, just the two of us. After that, changing of clothes and drive to Naantali Spa where we spend the following couple of days being spoiled and bathing in roses and milk. In a few weeks, the reception.Our apartment seeking is going badly, so place for the reception might become a problem. But, we'll figure it out somehow.

I suppose also that I'm not going to make that custom hairstick order after all- Rapunzel is so busy, and I don't still have a clue of the wedding dress. But, I suppose that this gives me a nice excuse to buy every nice hairstick pair I find from the boutique.  Grin

Have to resume styling exercises again. Now that I have some clue of a few basic styles, I think I'm ready to proceed to make something better finished. Photos will be coming...

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Reply #31 - Sep 21st, 2005 at 2:09am
 
It sounds wonderful Galadriel!  Can't wait to see more pictures.
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