Ahhhh! I can’t believe that today marks our second-month wedding! Time really does fly. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again to all my brides to be: ENJOY every single second of your wedding preparation! Once the day comes, it’ll be over in a second so ENJOY every aspect of it!!!
If you’re following me on IG @arginehdanelian you probably know that we just got our professional wedding photos. All I do the entire day is look through the 1,200 photos we got! Lol yeah… 1,200 photos & #noshame. Recently, I posted a story on my IG saying there are three things you didn’t know about my wedding & that’s what you’ll be finding out by continuing to read this post!
- I MADE MY OWN TIARA IN 2 DAYS
I started buying tiaras as soon as I said YES to my wedding dress which was in February. I was obsessively buying them one after another & every time I found one I fell in love with another one. But when I was bringing them home & trying them on for a couple of times I wasn’t feeling completely satisfied! I knew there is one that will complete my beautiful and elegant wedding dress & I had to find it! By the time I already had bought 15 tiaras & didn’t like any of them enough to wear them on my big day, but I found one; It was literally 5 days before we left to Armenia & I saw a photo of a Lebanese bride wearing a flower tiara! I fell in love. I told my mom “Mom, I don’t like any of the tiaras I bought & I want to make my own.” She goes “You’re leaving in 5 days! You don’t have time to make one,” but after sketching her what I had in my mind she says “You’d better start making it ASAP.” So I went to craft stores & bought everything separately and made my dream wedding tiara! My mom helped me make it from scratch & it turned out to be the most beautiful & meaningful piece I wore on my big day! I will keep it & pass it down to my daughter!
- I Did my Own Makeup!
Yup! Did my own makeup! If you know me, you know I am a fan of a natural makeup look & keeping it super simple! Fun fact: I’ve owned only 2 foundations in my entire life & that’s Estee Lauder double wear foundation & the second one is the one I bought for my wedding from Becca cosmetics ultimate coverage 24 hours foundation! Now, let’s begin why I decided to do my own makeup and here’s why… I don’t like to get my makeup done by anyone else! However, I do respect all the makeup artists. I admire and learn from their work. I always do my friends & families makeup when they want me to do! I knew I was gonna do my own makeup. The only challenge was to find the perfect foundation to last the whole day especially for me because I knew I would dance my ass off. I started searching & watching every Youtube video about long wear foundation. One night I came across one of the NikkieTutorial videos which were about Becca Cosmetics’ Ultimate Coverage 24 Hours Foundation & in that video she wore the foundation for 24 hours to see if it really lasted and it did!!! So after watching that video, I bought the foundation in 3 different shades just to be sure. The day had come & I mixed all three to get the perfect match. That moment was a proud moment for me & I couldn’t be happier! I LOVED my makeup look & so did my hairdresser and husband. My hairdresser couldn’t believe I did it all myself. I listed all the products I used on my wedding day so you can shop too!
The Exact Makeup Products I Used
Moisturizer Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer
Primer Tatcha the silk canvas protective primer
Primer Becca Cosmetics Backlight Priming Filter
Foundation Becca Cosmetics Ultimate Coverage 24 Hours Foundation
Brow Anastasia Beverly Hills BROW WIZ
Maybelline Brow precise FIBER VOLUMIZER
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Maybelline FIT me Pressed Powder
Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand Sculpture Facile
Mac Cosmetics Give Me Sun! Bronzer
Becca Cosmetics Endless Bronze & Glow
Elcie Cosmetics The Skin Reflector Highlighter
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Hot Gossip
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Bombshell
Urban Decay All Nighters Setting Spray
Mac Cosmetic Prep+Prime FIX+
SHOP THE PRODUCTS
- I was married before
Narbeh & I have been together for over a decade now & have been engaged for four and a half years! We decided in January of 2018 to get married on August 14th, 2018! Since we knew we’ll be going to Armenia 14 days before our big day, we wouldn’t have time to get married in their courthouse! So we decide to get married in the courthouse here and then in the church in Armenia! So, we got married on April 8th, 2018 in Beverly Hills courthouse and we were officially husband & wife for 4 months before our big day!
Hope you liked these three fun facts about my wedding & let me know if you would like to make your own tiara for your own wedding or do your own makeup on your big day… or already did it!