As I opened my eyes with the sun streaming in through the window, I smiled to myself and thought “The day has finally arrived”. I couldn’t believe the sun had finally decided to make an appearance as it had rained every morning since I had arrived in Mexico. “It’s time to get up Nicole,” I called out. Nicole was to be a bridesmaid at my Dad and Christine’s wedding along with me although my role was to be the best woman as well as a bridesmaid. I opened the curtains and the sunlight came streaming into our room. It was going to be a beautiful day.
I made my way to meet Christine as we had to be at the hairdressers and we arrived at our hair appointments, photos in hand ready to be transformed. Although the hairdressers didn’t speak the best English they understood exactly what we wanted and we came out looking fabulous. The silver stones in the tiaras shimmered like the sun’s reflection on the sea.
The time was passing so quickly and we still needed to get our dresses on and make our way to the Gazebo. As I zipped up my dress I remembered the cold winter’s day we went shopping back in the UK to search for the perfect bridesmaid’s dresses. It seemed a million miles away from this beautiful sundrenched Mexican setting.
I made my way to Christine’s room and was totally speechless as to how amazing she looked in her wedding dress. I had to hold back the tears as I didn’t want my eye make up to run and couldn’t walk down the aisle with panda eyes. “You look beautiful I’m so happy you are marrying my dad,” I said and was promptly greeted with a glass of frosty cold bubbling champagne.
I sipped my champagne as all of us girls chatted and giggled while we made the finishing touches to the bride’s outfit. I had to leave the room and make my way to the hotel reception to meet with my dad as I was accompanying him to the Gazebo. I felt so glamorous in my bronze coloured, diamante encrusted dress, complete with my silver tiara and diamante...