Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Peeps

One of my favorite things about our wedding: our attendants. When we got engaged, Matt and I instantly picked 4 people each who we wanted to stand up with us when we got married. And in all honesty, there was no one else I could've chosen if I wanted to. My bridesmaids were my only close girl friends at the time and the only people I wanted to be there with me on that day.

My sister was my maid of honor.

Next came my best friend in the whole world, Jill. I have known her since kindergarten although our friendship did not blossom until high school. Have you ever had a friend where you fit in just perfectly with their family like you were a missing piece? It's like that for me with her. I spent more time in high school at her house than my own. Her parents and brother are like family to me...and were all involved in my wedding in some part. She's my person.

Jill was in charge of my something old and you know what she did? She got me a 'J' charm (for both of our names), we attached it to my bouquet, and my something old was our friendship! How stinking cute is that?? Love it!

Is it sad that this is my favorite wedding picture ever and it doesn't even involve my husband??

Ah, Erin! I met Erin freshman year at Purdue, first day of school, English 101. She tells me I walked into class like I was so much better than everyone else and that I knew it all. Well, you know what? I did know it all! It was English 101 people! I hated that they didn't let me test out of that class! But, I ended up meeting one of my very favorite people in the world. We started working together junior year and then finally were able to live together senior year. It was literally the best year of my whole life. I could not have asked for a more supportive and fun roomate. She is simply the best.

So you want to know the most hilarious story about Erin? Well, some of us stayed over at Jill's the night before my wedding and we woke up to Erin coming over at 8 her dress!?! We were like, "Um, you know the wedding's at 6:00 p.m. right? What are you doing already dressed??"

Apparently Erin had tried on the dress the night before and the zipper had gotten stuck and she couldn't get it off! She had to sleep in the dress! Ha! It was the funniest thing! She had on sweat pants underneath and a zip up hoodie over the girls at the salon thought she was just dressed in some weird Bohemian outfit until we told them the story. Jill had to steam Erin's dress with her in it at the laundry mat. Priceless!

CJ was my final bridesmaid. Unfortunately we have grown apart and haven't really spoken since this day. CJ introduced me to Matt, as her brother Robert is Matt's best friend. We also met at Purdue and lived on the same floor. Although we don't talk now, I will forever be grateful to her for giving me the love of my life.

Onto the boys! My brother, Matt's BFF Robert, Matt, Will, and Todd (famous husband of Blue Eyed Bride and papa to baby Hudson!) are pictured here. Aren't they the cutest bunch? It was so special to Matt to have his best friends with him on this day.

This is also one of my favorite pictures. Matt and I got married the same day South Carolina played LSU...I know! Unthinkable, right? Well it gets worse! Will is a die hard LSU fan...and Todd is the same for South Carolina! The fact that we were able to tear these boys away from this game to start the ceremony is beyond me. Matt and I were just so thankful that they even agreed to come to Indianapolis!

Ah, the junior bridesmaids. These are two of Matt's brother's kids. It was my attempt at bonding and utter failure by the look of this picture. I wanted pink dresses with black sashes so they would be opposite my girls...but I had some resistance. I hate, hate, hate that they look the same as my bridesmaids...but whatever. Over and done with I guess.

My little cousins were our ring bearer and flower girl. They are simply the cutest things on the planet! Cassie's dress was almost the exact replica of mine. It was perfect!

My sister's husband Dave and my cousin Josh were our ushers.

Next up...ceremony!


Adorably Distracted... said...

awww everything and everyone looks gorgeous!!

Annie said...

i'm totally enjoying reading all about your wedding!
great pictures! the one that is your favorite is adorable!!

Abbie said...

I love the picture where your friend is kissing your cheek! It's absolutely adorable! I wish I had some like that with my girlfriends from my wedding.

Lucy Marie said...

1. I love that you said she is your person. I totally get it. My BFF and I say that to each other all the time. I love the charm she gave you, so special.

2. Love that she got stuck in her dress. Amazing.

3. Don't worry - I know I would have been your 5th bridesmaid if you knew me then! ha ha ha!

pocket full of pink said...

Ahhh your flowers are GORGEOUS!! I just love these wedding posts! I'm so excited to start mine next week, our 2 yr anny is two weeks from yesterday!


Dollface said...

I love the tribute to the girlies and bridesmaids... i love how your fav pic isnt of hubby... hahah... youre too cute, xxxooo

Cherry said...

YES! That is the same exact country club that my friend Zoie got married at last year! How funny!! Gorgeous place!

Shaina said...

Fantastic photos!!! I love the friend ones. How does Matt know BEB's husband?

I also love how THRILLED your junior bridesmaids look. Classic!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I love all these pics!! and reading about everything! You look beautiful and love your flowers too=) So much fun!

a H.I.T. said...

What beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing all these people with us :)

I'm with you - the pink dresses would have looked much better on the junior bridesmaids...

The Shabby Princess said...

My favorite wedding picture isn't of me and my husband either! It's of me and my cousins laughing on the dancefloor! Ahh the ever dreaded bridesmaid choices--good Lord that was stressful. The whole maid of honor thing was super dicey! I have/had two really close girlfriends who I knew would 'want' the part--my easy solution? Pick neither of them and go with my my other friend--who truly is my soul sister. Well, wouldn't ya know it, first thing out of one of their mouths was 'so, what am I going to be?'. So, I had a matron of honor (soul sister) and maid of honor (then BFF)--along with my other BFF, a sorority sister and my (future) sister in law. 4.5 years later, I still talk to my matron of honor, and my sister in law. The maid of honor and I really haven't spoken in ages! I was a bridesmaid in my other BFFs wedding 2 years ago, and we still chat, but, we aren't close. So sad how things change!

And, I know you didn't ask for a gigantic story about MY issues, but, you know me, I have a big mouth, I can't shut up.

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Love the black and white of the groomsmen... :)

Tasha said...

Love it all! Your hairstyle was gorgeous! And the flowers are perfect! I'm loving these wedding posts! It's been a while since I caught up on your blog.