Steve was also going to be wearing a hired suit as part of the wedding party which turned out well for us as it was only my outfit that I needed to worry about.
After much deliberating I eventually decided on this dress from Boden (in storm leafy grey) teamed with these sandals and this bag from Dorothy Perkins. As I would be spending all day and night at the wedding with three children I really couldn't get away with a clutch which is what I would have preferred (as much as I tried - a packet of wipes would not squeeze in) but I was pleased with this bag which I think still looked classy enough for a wedding.
What I really wanted to talk about though was my hair. I have super thick and curly hair which is pretty unmanageable at times. If you see me through the week it is always scraped back into a bun or pony tail and I only wear it down on special occasions as it is just so hard to tame/style! There is no way I could style my own hair and make it last for a full day and night at a wedding so it was time to call in the experts. I was recommended to try Hair By Jo from a few people in our Northumberland Mumpreneur group. Recommendations always work better for me than simply randomly googling someone so a quick few messages on facebook and I was booked in.
Occasion hair with Hair By Jo
I can't believe I am putting this photo out there but I think it's important to show you just how much of a miracle worker Jo really is so here it goes! This is what Jo had to work with on the morning of the wedding:-
It's not pretty!
Like I said though, Jo is an absolute miracle worker and within an hour, my hair had been transformed and was unrecognisable!
I received so many compliments about my hair and it stayed perfectly in place all day.
I had booked in a trial prior to the wedding on the day of the Malmaison VIP party - Jo styled my hair for this and again it was wonderful!
Jo is based in Cramlington but travelling to wedding venues/home throughout the North East (and beyond) is not a problem however may incur a fuel surcharge. Prices for occasion hair start at just £25 (that is how much my hair was). Jo is super friendly, talkative and immediately puts you at ease and makes you feel comfortable. She is happy to share ideas and listen to your suggestions. A hair trial is definitely recommended. Take a look at some of her other styles:-
Jo has the ethos that just because you are getting married, it does not mean you should have to pay more and her charges reflect this and are extremely reasonably priced. Jo is very experienced and can usually accommodate the whole bridal party. The service I received was fantastic and Jo is the only person I will go to for occasion hair in the future. Jo is also available for cutting, colouring and re-styling in the comfort of your own home (from £8.50)
To read more or to book a hair trial/consultation, visit Hair By Jo on facebook.
I will leave you with a few more snaps from our day:-
What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts.