Sep 10, 2011

DH and I have been together 10 years now...holy crap! Married for nearly two and loving every second of time I spend with this wonderful man. PW was a lifesaver for my wedding and I just can't bring myself to leave! I just adore all the amazing women I meet and the opportunity to see so many creative, beautiful weddings is just awesome!

The Wedding Party!!

Jake and I have been so lucky to be surrounded by great family and friends for this adventure that is our wedding. My four best friends in the world are my BMs, and his 2 best friends, and our brothers are his GMs.

Here's a quick look at the special people who will be sharing our day and are helping to keep us sane until then!

Maid of Honor

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Cousin in name, Sister by heart.

Megan and I go waaay back! From the days of camping with our grandparents, hikes in the woods (that were always cut short) and locking each other in closets, to the wedding-planning whirlwind today. Much like sisters, we used to drive each other crazy, but she has become one of my best friends and my go-to girl!

I certainly couldn't have gotten this wedding planned (and stayed sane!) without her humor, great ideas and level-headedness.


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My oldest friend!

Sara and I go all the way back to the locker room at the YMCA! We struck up a conversation there in 2nd grade and have been friends ever since. No matter how far apart we get, we can jump right in where we left off. Which is usually in the middle of a discussion on politics, rock n' roll or shopping. She shares my passion for all three, but I'll never hold a candle to her Bath and Bodyworks affinity!

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Abbie and I met when I started working at Hallmark my first year of college. It was my first job and I was a little overwhelmed the first night they had me work it without a manager around. It was just Abbie and I, and she had me laughing the whole night, we've been friends ever since! We still laugh together all the time, including many late nights playing Mario Party and yelling at the bastard plumber on the screen!


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I've known Whitney since I let her use the Hallmark bathroom years ago. She worked down the way at the Pretzelmaker, and they didn't have a bathroom! So she had to completely close the store when she was working alone and needed to go...I took pity on her and rescued her from the evil mall bathrooms! We've been friends ever since! I swear she and I share a brain! At least when it comes to humor :p  I tend to think the most random, off the wall things are funny, and she's right there with me! We are always calling each other going "I know you will find this amusing!" And we both have a tendency to trip over things, a fact that made our nights together at Hallmark very interesting.

Abbie and Whitney are sisters, so it makes the friendship between the 3 of us pretty easy!

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Other people I'm very happy to have around me - Heather and Melissa. Heather is FI's brother's FI...keep up with that? She's going to be my personal attendant, and I'm so happy she is! She was a HUGE help at the shower and bach party, and I've never had a sister before!

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Melissa is a co-worker. I've known her the shortest amount of time but she's quickly become a great friend. She would have been a personal attendant, but her FI's sister is getting married the same day as me!! So I guess she has a good excuse...! I will be a personal attendant in her 2012 wedding, and nonetheless she has been a great help in all the planning! AND a great pole-dancing partner :p

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I can't tell you as much about Jake's guys...but I know he's excited to have them around. Maybe I'll even get him on here to write a quick note about them....HA! His brother Jeremy will be his Best Man, two of his closest friends, JT and Ron will be GMs, and my younger brother Giovanni as well. I'm really touched that Jake asked my brother, it means a lot to me that those two get on so well!

The Wedding Party photo 8  Heather is Jeremy's FI...proof they already look good all dressed up!

Ron and JT reenact as well!

The Wedding Party photo 9 No good pictures of them yet, they are next to the tent with Jake. Proof they are used to our eccentricities and will be ready for anything on the big day!

And finally, my bro! I don't get to see him nearly as much I would like, so I'm very grateful that he'll be such a large part of our wedding. He's one of my best friends!

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(1) Comment

Looks like a great group of friends!!! :)