Sunday, October 4, 2009

She Do!

She did it!! She's married.
I could cry all over just reliving it and the after affect of coming down from it all.

First of all, can I say how honored I was to be asked to be a bridesmaid for my Emily?
I truly believe that the people you ask to stand beside you through your vows are people you are asking to be there when the road is golden and to lift you up when the road is bumpy.
I take it pretty seriously.

On Friday night we had the rehearsal that included a fun post practice dinner.
Emily & Meeko wanted the roasts & toasts done that night instead of at the reception.
Although I was tempted to say a few words,
I know my friend and she hates attention on her so, Em, when you're back from your honeymoon, this is what I would have said:

"Emily and I met ten years ago. My brother and her sister were friends before we were. I met her sister while I was washing my hair in the sink--yes, I'm was too lazy to take a full shower back then apparently. When she saw me doing this weird thing, she decided that Emily and I were soul mates and had to meet. They introduced us and it was like finding out other half ever since. We spent summers working together, we crafted together, we dated all the wrong boys together and now we've both found the right ones and support each other.
I love you, Em."

Well a few hours later, it was the morning of her wedding day and she called me asking me to get coffee with her.
It was really special for me. I got my Em time while the other 8 bridesmaids sat in their rooms.
Post caffeination, we headed to the reception site.
This photo IS Emily...and THIS is how a coordinated bride gets'r done!
I am jumping ahead here but it was a busy day!
I am getting choked up right now with all that I want to share with you but I have to tell you,
I will NEVER forget this day.
I had the honor of zipping Emily into her gown, tying her bow, putting on her jewels, and helping her with her shoes.
She is such a beautiful person every day, and her wedding day was no exception.
The only photo I got of us was at the reception:
Emily's wedding embodied vintage modern twists that were so her.
So methodical, specific, and perfectly stated.
I wish you could have been there....

Until the professional photos, all I can say is...
Emily + Meeko Forever


  1. It all sounds so wonderful! What a blessing best friends can be!

  2. Glad you had the opportunity to stand by a friend on such a momentous occasion! It is so rewarding seeing a friend on such a happy and special day of their life and sharing it with them. Hope you had a great time.

  3. she is gorgeous!!!
    how fun and it looks like a beautiful time.

  4. Looks like it was a beautiful day for a gorgous bride and a fabulous friend!

  5. Holy cow! She should be a model or something. Great pic of the two of you. So glad you had a great time:)

  6. Your toast is just precious! You girls are beautiful! But my favorite part is how you take the responsibility of being a bridesmaid! Awesome!

  7. So gorgeous! Love the colors! Friendships like that are such a blessing.

  8. Oh goodness, I am so excited to see! I bet it was FABULOUS!! you girls are so gorgeous!! happy day...

  9. can't wait to see more...i just love wedding photos!

  10. Wow -- what a wonderful story of friendship! You two are both just glowing! Sounds like a perfect day!


  11. I love that she had a mustard yellow sweater!! You look amazing! Miss you!

  12. I can't wait to see the photos. Looks absolutely devine!

  13. What a gorgeous bride, and I love the colors and items pictured! Very unique and lovely.

  14. How beautiful you both looked!!! and what a treasure...nothing like standing by your best friend! the photos are amazing! can't wait to see the rest!

  15. how sweet! you both looks so beautiful, so amazing to have a friend like that. thank you for stopping by my blog!

  16. You are both simply beautiful!!! What a sweet friendship you are both truly blessed!

    :) T

  17. what a beautiful testimony to your friendship...i love that!
    gorgeous picture of ya'll to
    gorgeous bouquets...promise we'll see more!

  18. what fun!! Oh - to get married again...what an amazing event - and such a sweet sentiment to your friend.