On the wedding morning, the bridesmaids all hung out at the hotel getting make-up and hair done while talking and eating a bunch too. I was in awe of Annie who just looked especially beautiful and happy that day. It's the craziest (and most wonderful) thing to see your friend grow up from a cute little 2nd grader to an awkward middle schooler to a totally awesome soccer player/swimmer/clarinetist/be-there-for-you-whenever-you-need-her high schooler to a confident, hardworking college student and to then come out of it all as the most radiant, happy bride. I was so touched to get to be a part of it all and to see the smile on her face.
^^The awesome bus van that we all piled into to get from the hotel to the park
^^Love these girls. And I loved the combination of the baby's breath with our long, flowy, tulle dresses. Such a classy, beautiful day.
^^Me at 20 weeks pregnant. My bouquet and forgiving dress are hiding my bump but it was there. Thanks to two of the bridesmaids, I was able to get into the dress and zip it up. Not an easy task. But once the dress was on, I was feeling oh so pretty, which can be a difficult feeling to achieve when you're pregnant and starting to feel big. Thanks Annie for making me feel like a princess for a night :)
^^Seriously, her dress was amazing.
The night followed with really excellent food, catching up with family and friends and some fun dancing. My 20 week pregnant body was pretty tired by the end of it all but I was just really happy.
I love you Annie dear and I am so grateful I was able to be a part of your special day.
Annie and Jared are no doubt going to take on the world together and make it a better place. So glad they found each other and I can't wait to see all that the future has in store for them.