Wedding days are like ducks swimming – to those on the outside everything is going smoothly, little effort needed; to those on the inside, under the surface everyone is kicking furiously, many hands and feet working towards the final effortless-looking goal. It’s good when those on the inside can schedule breaks in the day, slow down a bit and enjoy it a lot more.
We began Celina’s day bright and early that Saturday morning at the Nail Cottage, where Celina and her girls were getting their manicures on. Mimosas kept the laughter easy while they buffed, filed, painted and microwaved their nails into perfection. I guess that wasn’t a microwave, more like a toaster oven, but it worked and they were pretty 🙂 Now I’ve had a manicure or 3 in my day and the best part is the hand massage, the rest is a little painful if you ask me 🙂
Celina has moved on to her pedicure and the girls are doing what comes natural while waiting their turn:
The plan this morning is to have their nails done, then walk across the street to Celeste’s Tamales for a bridal brunch – mmmm. I think bridesmaid Lindsey is a little too happy to hear what’s on the menu:
Upon arriving, Celina was met with a little token of Matt’s love waiting:
Celina’s mom really had a nice brunch prepared – Celeste’s Tamales on Saba Lane is the place to go if you want some great food:
Meanwhile, Marius is with Matt at Major League Grill in Beaumont with his men getting his grub on and watching some of the World Cup:
From the brunch we headed over to Kerri’s on Helena to get their hair did:
After Celina and all 17 bridesmaids achieved follicular nirvana, we headed to the Ellis home for makeup, dressing and a few final touches:
Fun day so far! We’re taking a break and will be back soon for the rest of the story.