July 07, 2011

Checklist updates...

Today it's 3 weeks and 3 days left until I'm Mrs. A :) . This is the home stretch -the destination is in view -  I can't wait :) 

A couple of updates and checks off the to-do list: 

  1. Over the weekend, I picked up my bridesmaids dresses for distribution - I have bridesmaids all over. I dropped off the ones going to London with my sis-in-law's sister (she's headed there this weekend), mailed one to a bridesmaid in St. Louis, MO and will mail off the two going to Nigeria this weekend to one of KOK's cousins (she's headed to Lagos next week). 
  2. Had my last fitting - no pictures until after the wedding sorry - my veil also came in (veil part 1 & part 2), and everything looked gorgeous together - I'll be picking up at the end of the month, a few days before I fly out to Malta. I'm having slight panic attacks about that, hoping for some nice flight attendants on the Lufthansa flight, and hey, if it's not too much to ask, a free upgrade ;). Tried to upgrade with my FF miles but because my ticket is a heavily discounted group rate for the wedding, it's not eligible for upgrade awards :( . 
  3. The RSVP's are still coming in, but the guest list is a moving target, but that's a story for another update - look out later this week. See the RSVP tracker at the top left of the page...
  4. I am still unsure about my hair ! It's natural and I either wear it out as a fro (see pictures below) or in braids. Do not let the pictures deceive, it shrinks A LOT ! It's actually about 6"+ when straightened and I can put in a little ponytail... I'm planning to have a weave done, but no idea where to get it done. So if you know any great hair stylists in the Philadelphia, NJ (Jersey City area), NYC or even Baltimore, DC area please leave me a message. I am desperate ! 
  5. Finally, had my make-up trial as well with Sade of HauteLook by Sadé. She's KOK's cousin, and will be doing my make-up for the wedding weekend festivities. Here are some pictures : I think I'll keep the pink instead of the red lips? What do you think? I'll do the red lips for the pre-wedding party on the Saturday before the wedding... 


  1. You look lovely with the pink lips, I agree with your choice. All the best dear.

  2. No red lips o, the pink is so soft and feminine on you and just screams pretty blushing bride, the makeup is lovely too, I love it. Weddings are fun, you seem like a relaxed bride, I can imagine how my planning for my wedding would be next year..lol

  3. haha @ YNC - yes ma no red lips :) Hmm relaxed bride? We thank God - I have definitely had my bad days... Let me know if you need any tips / help planning your wedding. I LOVE all things wedding :)

  4. your makeup looks incredible!!! i def. love the pink lip!!! i think you should def. go with the pink lips!!!

  5. I think the pink is subtle and the red is a little too loud!

    Im sure you'll find a very good stylist for the hair and all'll be well.
    Savour the moment girl


    (dunno wot happened to the first comment)

  6. I don't know if it's because you're wearing pink but I think the pink lip looks lovely.

    I'm so excited for you!

  7. Awwww, congrats!!! You look AMAZING :)

  8. You have been tagged the best blog award by ME

  9. Wishing you the best!
    Wear your natural hair out!
    Do a simple twist-out, it'll look chic if you add a nice side pin piece