Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone! It’s officially 150 days until the BIG DAY! I can’t believe it!
Today I’m going to talk about some of the most amazing women in my life right now, my bridesmaids. I have been dreaming for years about getting married and having bridesmaids, but I had no idea how fantastic these chicas would be! Here’s a little background on each one!
My Matron of Honor: Leslie
How We Met: Leslie and I met during my first month at Florida State University…almost 18 years ago. I had just gotten a job at Bill’s Bookstore, and she had been working there for a year. I liked her from moment one, and we became fast friends.
My Favorite Leslie Memory: In 18 years of friendship, there are SO many memories to choose from, but one of my favorites will always be the time we almost kicked someone out of her truck for saying negative things about Bon Jovi (the nerve of some people!).
Why She’s Awesome: Leslie has truly been there for me through thick and thin. She’s made me laugh and seen me cry. And most importantly, she’s given it to me straight about my past relationships, and so when she said, “I like C”, then I knew he was a keeper 😉
My Bridesmaid: Macy
How We Met: Macy and I met when she was 14 and I was 25. She lived in my parents’ neighborhood and took over my summer job for me at Ultimate Watersports. Years later, I was so excited that we would be working for a tech start-up together again.
My Favorite Macy Memory: Celebrating her 21st birthday! That night was full of craziness, but every time I think about it, I can’t help but laugh!
Why She’s Awesome: Macy is such a true friend. I know that I can tell her anything and that she’ll be empathetic when I need it and will completely crack me up when I need a laugh. Plus, she shares my obsessions with pop culture, Starbucks and Target, and she never judges when I get WAY to upset about the Kardashians.
My Bridesmaid: Brooke
How We Met: Brooke’s husband Corey and I worked together at Ultimate Watersports, and once she and I met, I knew we would be great friends.
My Favorite Brooke Memory: Road-tripping to Florida! We had the most amazing talks and laughed soooo much as she and Corey joined me on a road trip to Alligator Point.
Why She’s Awesome: Brooke is so incredibly strong. I was proud to stand beside her when she got married but I’ve been even prouder of her as she has raised twin boys and a little girl over the past 6 years. What an amazing mama!
My Bridesmaid: Caitlin
How We Met: Caitlin and I met when we both worked for an educational publishing company. When she introduced herself, Caitlin mentioned that she had a shih tzu (as do I), so that got us off on the right foot!
My Favorite Caitlin Memory: At our office Christmas party, Caitlin had a couple of glasses of champagne and then felt the need to give a speech! She then admitted that she does that when she’s had some drinks–and I would be totally fine with that happening at the wedding!
Why She’s Awesome: Caitlin is a ball of positivity and enthusiasm! If I need a smile, she is the one I turn to. On the flip side, if I’m angry at someone, she will come up with the best words to describe how I wish I could annihilate them. Oh, and she can decorate cupcakes like a CHAMP!
My Bridesmaid: Kim
How We Met: Kim is C’s cousin, and when I first attended a Christmas Eve party at C’s parents’ house, Kim introduced herself to me and said, “C is not going to introduce you to people. Let me handle it.” Sure enough, Kim brought family members to me, one by one, and made sure I knew everyone by the end of the night!
My Favorite Kim Memory: At a family graduation party, there was a moon bounce. Kim grabbed my hand and said, “The kids are distracted! We’re going in the moon bounce!” And I did lol!
Why She’s Awesome: Kim and I have a ridiculous amount in common, and I could tell that from minute one. I always have so much fun when I’m with her, and I can’t wait for her to be my cousin!
My Bridesmaid: Molly
How We Met: Molly is C’s niece, and we met at the first family Christmas Eve party (thanks to an intro by Kim lol). We eventually became great friends after spending Wednesday nights at Trivia together.
My Favorite Molly Memory: Our Philadelphia trip! We ate donuts at Federal Donuts and visited the Philadelphia Zoo! I feel like I learned so much about my future family that day, and I was sooooo hoping that C would propose soon (which he did!)
Why She’s Awesome: Molly and I bond over music, books and adorable animals! I have always wanted a niece, and I feel SO lucky that Molly will be my niece!
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