After getting over myself (no one should be THAT interested in what I was wearing, they should be focused on the bride), I decided on a sideswept curly style (click on pics to enlarge).
I made four flat twists along the side and rear of my head like this:
The 'tail' of the style is pinned flat (to the right of the flat twists).
Then I corkscrewed (aka Bantu knots aka china bumps) the rest of my hair like this:
(That's one of my lock jewels you can see at the front)
I didn't corkscrew the 'tail' end of my twists, although in hindsight I probably should have. I wanted a 'straight' long tail but that would lightly rest on my shoulder, but I am sure that having it all curly would have worked just as well or better.
Oh, I forgot to mention that I woke up at 5 am to create this style, I had washed my hair the evening before but forgot to put perm rods in... since it was now dry again, I dampened my hair with water and began twisting.
About 9 hours later, I loosened the corkscrews and redid one of the flat twists (just cos I felt it was too loose and therefore a bit 'bigger' than the others.. I like things to look uniform heheh). At that point it looked like this:
Then I unpinned the 'tail' and dropped it over my right shoulder. The curls on top were still too tight for me so I did a bit of pulling and moulding until the style held the shape I was looking for - like this:
And these ones are me larking about in the car on the way to Sandy Lane. HRH is driving (not me) but he's not allowed on my blog so he's not visible in these shots *grin* See how the 'tail' is doing all kinds of weird and annoying stuff? I think if I had curled it - maybe it would have stayed put.
(I think HRH must have said sthg to annoy me in that first shot, lol)
And this is what my hair looked like by the time we were seated at the ceremony...
(see how the straight tail starts to look a bit odd - at least it does to me)
The next day my hair looked more like this - but this picture is the subject of another post