Monday, July 8, 2013
This weekend marked a pretty momentous occasion for me.
I am officially retiring...
As a bridesmaid.
In December 2010 I was a bridesmaid for one of my best friends from high school. It was a Christmas-time wedding at a gorgeous golf course in our home town. She and her husband are now parents to an adorable son and even though they've been living out of the country almost since their wedding day... I get to see them in a few weeks!!
In June 2011 I got to be my sister's Maid of Honor. It was a small church wedding and very no-fuss. So simple, beautiful, and very them. I don't think she's ever looked happier. She and my brother-in-law are now fantastic parents to my adorable niece. I love them all to pieces.
In September 2012 I got to be a co-MOH for one of my best friends (and college roomie!!) when she married her high school sweetheart at a storybook perfect venue in the North Bay. The wedding was probably the most joyful I've ever attended. Everyone was just so happy to be there celebrating the perfect couple. They are honing their parenting skills with the cutest little puppy I've ever seen.
In May 2013 I got to be the Maid of Honor for another best friend (and college roomie) at an indescribably perfect Maui wedding. She and her husband have the most flawless looking wedding album I've ever seen. They are both radiating with love and happiness in every.single.picture. Even the candid ones. I need to work on that skill.
And on Saturday I got to be a bridesmaid for another high school best friend (and college roomie) at an elegant, gorgeous church wedding in San Jose. They are such a joy to be around and the girl has to be one of the most beautiful brides to ever walk the earth. It was so sweet to watch the two families officially become one (her best friend from kindergarten is the groom's cousin - small world). They are in Aruba on their honeymoon and get to come back to their first new home. Congratulations are definitely in order.
And, with that, I think I'm done. I definitely have more weddings to attend in my future (ahem, August and February), but I actually have to figure out what I'm going to wear to those and, aside from the honor of being asked to sing at both... I'm just a guest!!
If I had a dollar for every comment I've received about 27 Dresses or "always a bridesmaid..." (seriously, people? that's rude), I would have a solid start to my own someday wedding fund.
So, to all who asked me to be a part of the biggest day of your life (so far)... thank you. From the bottom of my heart it means more than you could know. The pros far outweigh any "cons" you felt guilty about. I love you all so much and am so flattered you wanted me there by your side.
The absolute best part about being a 'maid (or MOH)? Looking your best friend in the eye as she glows with bridal joy and love and saying goodbye and good luck as you head down the aisle to watch her get married.
And now I'm crying (again).
Congratulations to everyone and happy wedding season!!
P.S. I do, eventually, plan on doing a bridesmaid series here... it's just that I'm a little worn out. I promise it's coming, though!!