Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Love Is In the Air

Recently, I have had the joy of seeing my closest friends get engaged and walk down the aisle.  In June, my friend Tippins married Wilson and I was fortunate enough to be a bridesmaid. It was one of the happiest weekends of my life and I could not have been more thrilled to see these two lovebirds exchange their "I Do's" in an exquisite, traditional New Orleans wedding.

Once I recovered from the initial shock of seeing one of my best friends become a M.R.S. (I still have not been able to change her last name in my address book, sorry Wilson), I was thrown back into pre-marital party mode. My best friend Jessica and our mothers planned a bridal shower for my childhood friend, Katharine, another bride-to-be.

Katharine and her long-time beau Kyle got engaged this past December and are to be married this weekend! The wedding is going to be on Harvard's Campus, the very site of Kyle and Kat's meeting 5 years ago.  The wedding is sure to be nothing short of spectacular. Oh, did I forget to mention Katharine is Managing Editor of Southern Weddings Magazine! You can follow all of Katharine's Big Day Decisions and Debates ranging from finding her dream gown at renowned NYC bridal boutique Kleinfeld to deciding whether she will don a french twist or chignon this Saturday.

Just when I thought I was going to have to retire my title as Bridesmaid Wilson, I received another ENGAGING phone call at work from Mary Loyal. I crouched beneath my desk and tried to hold back tears of joy as she relayed her fiance's romantic proposal to me. Lash and Mary Loyal have the wedding tentatively scheduled for May 28th in ML's hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina.

I will never understand why people complain about being a bridesmaid (I love it so much, I just might go professional)! I think it's an honor to take part in one of the greatest celebrations of a close friend's life and to join in their happiness. I am so thrilled for my friends and their respective husbands and wish them years and years of marital bliss. CONGRATS YALL!!!!! Let the wedding bells ring!!!!!