I got up early, as planned, to wash my hair before breakfast so that it had time to curl naturally as it dried. The hotel had neglected to tell me that there was no one on reception to let my bridesmaids in, though, so I had to go down and let some people in - the night staff and departing guests let some of the others in, and one of the girls was given a key to my room without my being called about it (!!!), so security wasn't the greatest.
Once everyone had arrived and dropped off their gear, we headed out for an indulgent breakfast at Drexels Wellington, who provided excellent service and delicious food - which I completely failed to eat.
This is around about when I started crying, which was probably the weirdest part of the day - I had no reason for it, I just kind of cried all morning.
Nicola started on the make-up for some of the girls, while others were having their hair done, or being laced into their outfits.
A toast to (in alphabetical order):
Aimee, Dale, Katherine, Lexi, Nicola, Nicole, and Roxy - and to Theresa, who is still travelling the world.