Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

HELLOI’ve got my man, and now I’ve got my girls too! The excitement is real, y’all! I just wanted to share how I asked 6 of my beautiful, incredible best friends to stand beside me while I marry the love of my life, and be my little wedding planning fairies for the next ten months! I could have just called them up and said “Hey, will you be my Bridesmaid?”  That would have been so simple, so easy. But if you know me at all, you’ll know that that just would not suffice.

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I’ve always imagined my girls and I in matching flannels doing wild bachelorette things, and sitting around a bonfire roasting marshmallows on the night before my wedding. So the flannels were a must-have. Plus they turned out even more amazing than I envisioned! And of course, writing sappy notes is kind of a specialty of mine. Writing these notes, and choosing the photos was so much fun… Getting to momentarily go back in time to all of these memories with such good friends, and reflect upon how wonderful they are and how significant their presence in my life is… Wow, I’m honestly just so blessed to have these friendships.

You guys! I am so happy with how the Bridesmaid boxes turned out, and thank GOODNESS because let me tell ya, it has been a trying experience from start to finish. First off, finding the flannel shirts turned out to be a lot more difficult than I had anticipated. But after searching at 4 different stores, I did find them! On the very top hook in the store, so I had to have an employee assist me in looking at every single shirt before I finally chose these ones. And then ordering the iron-on vinyls… It’s a very long story… Let’s just say it took over a month to get them, and when I did finally get them, one was missing. THEN I fought with my printer for a full day in attempt to get it to function properly, and once I gave up, it magically started working… Until it quit in the midst of preparing the last box. And then last but certainly not least, shipping them… Including shipping one to an incorrect address, so it is STILL currently stuck in transit back to me. Ah, the joys of dealing with Canada Post. But it’s all worth it in the end because my heart is so full of joy and love after all of these amazing ladies said “YES” to joining me on this voyage to “I Do!”

What a lucky bride I am to have these ‘maids!

XO

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