Friday, March 9, 2012

Meet My 'Maids {Bridesmaids}

I'm dedicating this blog to some of the greatest girls around, my bridesmaids!

Our wedding party is a fabulous one. John's groomsmen are all SO awesome... I may even dedicate a blog to them also! 

In addition, the house party is made up of my life-long best friend and my sweet cousin. I wish it were okay to have 12 bridesmaids... {Etiquette does state that you should only have 1 bridesmaid per 50 guests! Oops...} Anyway, I shall blog on these two individuals very soon. They deserve a special blog because my relationships with these two are so special!

So, the bridesmaids. They are very important people, also.

So important that when it came down to me actually asking them to be a part of the wedding I decided I would create a formal invitation in order to ask them...

... & sealed with a reminder!

Here are a couple of the responses I received from these invitations:

How clever is that poem? My dear friend Paige played a huge part in getting John & me together - I have a special place in my heart for her!

So anyway, I will introduce them!

1. Elizabeth: Elle is my 18 year old "little sister" who keeps me in style! She is a freshman in college & is so sweet that it hurts! She knows how lonely I get here in Virginia so she calls me or texts me daily. I'm pretty sure the Lord knew what he was doing when he sent me to be a counselor at Green Valley... If there were a "which of these things does not belong" that would have been Elle & me. Applying make up & straightening our hair even though it would sweat off & frizz up in only a matter of minutes!

2. Kelly: This is John's little sister & we can see eye-to-eye on plenty because we are both the youngest of 3 and we both swerved from our families occupations to get some sort of business degree. Kelly is graduating in May and is moving to California! {& I really wish she would start blogging... I know she wants to!}

3. Christina: This is John's older sister. She is a pediatric physicians assistant and lives in Florida. She is the typical older sibling, very responsible & smart... also super thoughtful & kind. I am fortunate that John has such wonderful sisters!

4. Logan: A former roommate {the best... you should see her closet!}. She is getting married in about 2 short months. I am so honored to be a part of her wedding - I know it will be a very creative & beautiful event.

5. Amanda: My Matron of Honor, Soul Sister! She's always been my role model. Seriously, ask anyone... what Amanda says goes! Without her wisdom I wouldn't have met John! I hope when I {grow up} I can be wife & cool mom like her... 

6. Regan: My suitemate from sophomore year of college. I was a part of her gorgeous wedding that took place November 2010. She's the one you've read about.. she positively influences my shopping habits. Together we have worked hard to stimulate the economy, thank us later!

7. Paige: Friend from college, however, we did not become close until her senior year. We had a random, spontaneous trip to Destin on Spring Break exactly 3 years ago. Right now she is in law school at Alabama. She's a jewel. I'd like to think of her as a wise advisor. 

8. Maggie: {MOH} Friend from high school! I call her my "baby genius" but I won't tell you why because it embarrasses her! Oh wait, what's that? You still want to know? Okay okay, well she went to college for only 2 years and then started pharmacy school. I'm pretty sure they begged her to go even though she was only a 20 year old.  Maggie, like Elizabeth, calls me on the regggg in order to A. keep me from going insane from lack of social interaction B. allow me to proactively talk her ear off... {she's a listener}

Alright, well those are the Great Eight.

Just for kicks, I will share a special photo. 
I took this photo in January of 2010 when I was only stalking getting to know John. 

Funny how things work out, huh?

Wedding planning is going well... I am soliciting any advice however. Really, though... ANYTHING you think I should know PLEASE share! (cute ideas, reminders, etc.)

I've gotten all of the big things done {I think} i.e. Venue, caterer, photographer, bridesmaids dresses, flowers picked out,  invitations, my dress, etc. 

However, planning weddings isn't exactly my forte. & it doesn't help that I live 15 hours from the event! :/ I know there are plenty of small things that I could forget and I know most of you sweet followers have already gone through this!

I leave you with my thoughts on wedding planning:


Soliciting advice... GO!



  1. Aww I love that quote at the end! Definitely a very important thing to keep in mind. Love how you introduced the bridesmaids. I had a big wedding party too....I love the way you asked them!

    1. ^That was a lot of 'love' haha!

    2. You are always so sweet! I love hearing your feedback!

  2. So, I definitely LOVE reading your blog. Not gonna lie :) It's adorable, and it makes me wish I had known you at HU!

  3. just found your blog! thought i'd stop by & say hello & sign up! its so adorable!!! i love this post! all your bridesmaids are beautiful!! can't wait to see the rest of your wedding plans! Check out my blog if you get the chance!

    1. LOVE YOUR BLOG! Glad we can be friends! I can't wait to follow you!

  4. Just discovered your blog! Your title is about the cutest thing ever! I love it! I'm now following! I just started my own blog and would love for you to follow back if you like it!


  5. Aww yay on the wedding plans! Everything looks so cute.

    Also I saw your comment on Two Smuppies blog about Pinterest and totally agreed with what you said. =]


    1. Oh GIRL! Yes!! Pinterest almost gets on my nerves!!!!! I'm so glad you agree!

  6. I love the way you asked your bridesmaids--too cute! I love the poem your bridesmaid wrote back, too! Hope you had a great weekend!

    1. Thank you! I had to do some research before I asked them - I just combined random ideas! Have a fabulous weekend!

  7. LOVE this post! How gorgeous is your bridal party!? Loved reading about your best girlfriends
    and YES! Get your hind ends to Kentucky and come to Keeneland with me!!!

  8. Umm first of all, I LOVE your new header. SO cute!

    This post was so's always fun reading about more personal things like family and friends. You have a gorgeous wedding party!!

    And that quote at the end...I have to think about that daily to relieve all the stress of wedding planning. It's 110% long as we're marrying our men at the end of the day, that's all that matters!

    1. Thanks girlie! The header was REALLY hard for me to do - I am not good with the whole blog thing so I am really working on it! I'm glad I didn't bore you with random information about my wedding party!

      AND YES! That quote gives me SO much peace. I may end up taping that quote to my forehead when it gets closer to time!

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    1. Thanks - I've got some really sweet friends!


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