When Michelle and I first decided to take on a bridal party of 14 we thought, surely we'll do this with assistants, we are not crazy. Michelle had done work with a group this size before, me? My largest group was 10, I had that party all looking luxurious plus finished almost two hours earlier than anticipated, so why not 14? I have something of a can do attitude so I said, "to hell with assistants we can do this just us two!" Angelica booked us months in advance, but it all became real after we did her hair trial. The day inched closer and closer, and my cool collected attitude washed away about three days before the wedding. "I AM DOING A WEDDING OF 14!" I screamed at my husband, "I need, bobby pins, I need hairspray, I need double of everything and two extra arms!" You may be guessing that I was a drama student in high school, you would be correct. I was also a cheerleader and the night before this wedding is the closest thing I have felt to a pre-competition night since those days. I washed and styled my hair, packed my tools, and I packed Michelle and I a lunch of crustless PB&J with watermelon cubes and raisins (yes I am a mom). I proceeded to set my alarm for 6 am and went to bed by 7:45 pm. When I walked out the door that morning I was nervous but so ready to rock the show. This was the first time I would visit the W Hotel and I have to say, the moment I stepped onto that drive way I was treated like a million bucks, bags carried and personally escorted to the elevator. As soon as I entered Angelica's room there was electricity in the air. When one sees such a large bridal party it brings you to wonder, are these just filler people? Did the bride just want a big party for show? She had 11 bridesmaids, her mother-in-law and her own mother there and every single person there was a dear friend or family member. I sat down with 13 women who truly loved this girl and were there to help make her day the best it could be. This group was ready to celebrate, champaign corks were popping off, gifts were being exchanged and laughter was infectious throughout the room. Michelle was putting the finishing touches on Angelica when I shouted to everyone, "Everyone! SHE IS READY!" The room literally broke out in cheers and applause. As if I didn't feel like I was in a movie already, then one of the girls put on Bruno Mars' song Marry You and the whole group started to sing to her as she slowly turned around for her big reveal. Michelle and I finished right on time and left with 14 ladies feeling their very best. I was left memories of a group of true friends and family that I will never forget.