Technically I'm still very new to the Blue Mountains, not even a year yet. That means I can go on like a little child trying to make you celebrate their birthday everyday. I'll start this blog with the last wedding I took part in. It was a beautiful sunny winter's day in Blackheath and Kim and her partner Chad (both from Texas) decided to elope and found Parklands accommodation the perfect place to stay. Kim loves makeup (she showed me her makeup bag !!!) we actually did more of the natural look than she usually does, ie less contouring and coverage. possibly a bit more than I would have done though ( that's called compromise ). Sometimes, it's better to do less on your wedding day. In years to come you want to look back and recognize yourself, I think as we age we really become more comfortable with who we are. Sadly, the negativity around getting older is always present especially in the land of beauty. But I'm going to go against the grain here. I think we relax into ourselves and there is way more acceptance - on the whole. It's something to keep in mind when you plan your wedding day. These two eloped which is a very smart thing to do for some of us. They didn't want to feel pressured or live up to anyone else's expectations, and they got to travel to the other side of the world . Brilliant.