Last Friday I was lucky enough to be a bridesmaid at my eldest cousins wedding. I have been a bridesmaid in the past but I was very young and don’t remember much. So, this time, it was just like experiencing it for the first time.
The wedding was set in Scotland in a castle-like venue with beautiful gardens and an amazing view of the countryside and it could not have been any more beautiful.
The day began when I arrived at the venue at 10am to get my hair and make-up done for the big day. I was met by the two other bridesmaids and the first gift of the day, a pair of super comfy joggers and a vest top with bridesmaid written on the back! I was told these would be our getting ready clothes (they were so comfy I ended up not wanting to take them off!).
Once I had my hair and make-up done I was given another bridesmaid related gift which was a beautiful sash with my name on one side and bridesmaid on the other. I wore the sash up until the ceremony just so that anyone else around the venue who saw me would know who I was (very important!).
Me after my hair and make-up!
I spent the rest of the day going from room to room running errands for the bride. These included giving instruction to the groom, helping other members of the bridal party get ready and locating much needed (but forgotten) items such as a pen and a lighter.
Then around 3pm the ceremony began in which I, very nervously, walked down the aisle (which was set up outside).
Me (right) and my mum.
Me (far right), my cousin and fellow bridesmaid Alex (middle) and the beautiful bride (left).
Once my bit was done for the day I managed to relax (with the help of a few glasses of prosecco!). After finishing the extremely tasty three course meal, I headed to the dance floor to watch the first dance. The rest of the night consisted of me not leaving the dance floor except for the wonderful fireworks that ended the night.
All in all I had the most amazing time being a bridesmaid and I was extremely grateful to be asked to be part of their big day!