You probably read the title of this post and thought, “will she not make up her mind already?” but bear with me. I’ve got a pretty good reason why I’m growing out my pixie… again. Michael and I have been married 18 years this year (we celebrated our anniversary in June) and for some time, we’ve been discussing the possibility of renewing our vows. Well, we’ve finally set a date. YAY!
So in two years time, to show everyone how much we still love each other, we shall be having a big party with all our close friends and family. We’ll write some fun new wedding vows to each other and I’ll have a lovely new dress… oh yes, I’ll definitely be having a brand spanking new gorgeously delicious dress!
But I’m digressing again. Why I’m growing out my pixie…again. Once we’d decided on a date, I asked Michael if he’d like me to have long hair for the vow renewal, or if he’d prefer me to keep it short. He barely even thought about it. “Grow it,” he said.
So here I am. Growing out my pixie…again lol!
Here’s some photos of how my hair has changed over the years – the photos are a bit jumbled though lol.
If you recall, this time last year my hair was long (bottom left pic). It had taken me exactly two years to get it to that length (from a pixie). And then I cut it into a long bob, before going for the chop again in November. I have no regrets. I love having short hair and I love having long hair. I’m lucky that I suit both ends of the spectrum.
But… when I got married 18 years ago, I made a stupid mistake with my hair. Just months before the big day, I chopped off my glorious long hair. I ended up having a short bob with a very blunt (and very heavy) fringe to boot – on the big day. That was my one and only regret. Not having the chance to do something really pretty with my long hair. So now’s my chance. Now’s my chance to do it the way I should’ve done it all those years ago and I can’t wait.
Planning the big day
We’ve got two years to plan this crazy, fun day which is why I’m starting early. Two years to grow my hair long is priority number one. Priority number two is venue. And then priority number three is most definitely my dress lol. I’ve already started eyeing up my Vow Renewal Pinterest board (I just love that site) for possible styles. Do I go full on wedding dress? Or do I just go for an elegant slim fitted dress because I’m over 40? Hell no! I want the fairytale (yes, that is a line from Pretty Woman and I’m gonna use it).
When I got married back in 1998, I had a wonderful wedding and I had a lovely dress. But it was borrowed (from a wonderful lady). So this time, I’d like my very own gown – maybe it’ll be white, maybe it’ll be black, it might even be black and white or red! I don’t know yet. I just know that I want something beautiful and I want something that is me (gothic, fairytale perhaps? lol).
And knowing me, a few months after the renewal, I might even chop all my hair off and go for a pixie again. LOL. With me you just never know 😉