Katrina’s in a Bridal Party!November 15th, 2012
Katrina’s in a Bridal Party!
by Katrina Mitzeliotis
While it feels like every few months I’m attending a friend’s wedding, it wasn’t until recently that I got to experience what it was like being a bridesmaid first-hand. Some may not be enthusiastic at the thought of filling up their social calendar with countless events and fittings, but I couldn’t wait! The months leading up to the wedding flew by, and while we prepared everything for the bachelorette party and the shower, the events quickly passed, leaving behind fun memories and photographs. Before I knew it the wedding was right around the corner!
The rehearsal dinner was held the weekend before the wedding, and the bride-to-be gave each of her bridesmaids jewelry to wear for the big day. She chose to accessorize the black strapless bridesmaid dresses with statement earrings and a necklace.
Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy managed to wreak havoc on the east coast, less than a week before the wedding day. The storm had devastating effects, but the wedding served as a silver lining. While at first we didn’t know if the big day would be rescheduled, we were so excited that everything came together.
I decided to wear my hair in a loose braid swept to one side that gave way to cascading curls. A smokey eye completed my bridesmaid beauty look. After hair and makeup was done, we gathered to watch our friend emerge in her wedding dress — she looked gorgeous! It was such a sweet, emotional moment, seeing her in her wedding dress for the first time. The embellished gown had cap-sleeves and an open back detailing, and it fit her figure perfectly.
Since the bride’s theme was black and white, we carried pretty black and white bouquets. I loved the theme — I thought it was perfect for the crisp fall day. After the church ceremony, we went to take pictures before the reception. Once we got to the hall, it was time to have fun! We feasted on delicious food and danced all night.
While weddings are always joyous, fun occasions it felt totally different to be involved in my friend’s wedding as a bridesmaid. It made the day even more meaningful and it was such an honor to be chosen to partake in their special day.
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