I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in my friend Sarah's wedding this summer. I've attended dozens of weddings, but this was my first time to stand up in one next to a dear friend, by her side as she made the most important commitment of her life.
Sarah and I met through our college music sorority, which brought countless fun memories. We also had an astronomy class together our freshman year, complete with many delirious late-night study sessions, including one where we gave her the nickname "Nair Lover" that I still call her today. No one seems to find it nearly as hilarious as we do when we explain the story, so I'll stop there!
We've only grown closer since college, thanks to our Bible study/women's group and being intentional about spending time together. I cherish this friendship!
The festivities leading up to the wedding were a total blast!
We THOUGHT we were going over to Sarah's house to put together wedding centerpieces, but really it was her excuse to give us these adorable bridesmaid gifts! I've been using mine on all of my overnight/weekend trips!
Who isn't excited to get a Crock Pot?!
Bachelorette Party Night #1-- painting!
I promise I have pants on...
Bachelorette Party Night #2-- Dinner and limo to Uptown Dallas!
Getting a limo was a genius idea-- full credit to maid of honor Hannah on that one! No one had to worry about driving or parking in crowded Uptown, and we could all ride together. Not to mention that we had Curtis, the best limo driver ever!
This would be at about 3:00 a.m. after our night out on the town when the smoke alarm kept beeping... trooper that she is, Sarah climbed up on that ladder and fixed it! James is sure lucky to have a wife that knows how to get things taken care of! : )
And, of course, the main event... the wedding! It was so special to be with Sarah the entire day-- getting ready with her, helping her put on her veil, jumping up and down with excitement and asking her things like, "you're getting married in an hour...how do you feel right now?!"
Hair and make-up done
I was obsessed with the back of her dress
Our pledge class doing our special sign...
The entire thing flew by... isn't it crazy how an event that requires months of preparations is over in just a few short hours? But it was beautiful and fun and perfect for this couple!
This needs to be framed and put in their home, immediately!
Congratulations, Sarah and James! May the Lord bless your marriage and bring you joy together.
Wedding photos by Keith Evans Photography-- check out the rest here.