PictureSarah wrote:On the subject of hair and makeup, I could really use some ideas for what to do with my hair and face for the wedding. To give everyone an idea, my hair is pretty long (about to the middle of my back), and very straight, smooth, and pretty thick. It doesn't really like to hold curls or stay in any style except tight ponytails/buns, but I'm sure it could be coerced into doing what I wanted by someone who knew what they were doing. I don't want a hairstyle that screams "prom" with an updo that includes a pile of curls on top of my head, but other than that, I'm open to suggestions. I'm not wearing a veil.
Makeup - I'm wearing gold. I have black hair and brown eyes. I think my mouth is my best feature, and I'd like to play it up, but I'd also like to do something a bit above and beyond for the eyes as well. Ideas?
When I got married, I wore my hair in a half up/half down curly do, with no veil either.... My hair is pin straight and doesn't typically hold a curl either(you basically described my hair to a tee), but a good hair-doer will be able to make it stay-- they have magic products(the type in plain-ish indrustrial cans), for me, it involved something goopy and then a spray, then more spray... and a curling iron... and 9 million pins.
This is kinda the back-ish
and this one is front-ish
As for makeup, if you mouth is your best feature, go bold
you can do your eyes simply. (false eyelashes are a awesome thing, when applied right, they don't look horribly artificial, and they lend a dramatic POP to your features. I ended up going to a professional, it wasn't cheap but, it saved me something to stress over.
hope it helps