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My Best Friends’ Weddings

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When I asked my boss a few weeks ago if I could leave early on a Friday to attend the wedding rehearsal of a friend in Little Rock (three hours away), she jokingly said, “Aren’t all of your friends married yet? You guys go to a wedding every other month.”

It’s a strange thing to grow up with a group of friends and stay close to them into adulthood. One day you’re sneaking out of class to go to the Pizza Hut Lunch Buffet together and the next day you’re planning a baby shower for them. It’s wonderful and it’s weird. These people have seen me at my most awkward. Even if months pass without seeing one another, we can pick up right where we left off. I can burst into tears over the silliest things and they don’t bat an eye. We can make each other laugh until we cry. It’s an understatement to say that we have been through a lot together.

Jacob and I are at the time in our lives when so many of our friends are married or are getting married or have children or are, you know, trying for children. We are lucky enough to have really close groups of friends from both high school and college that we still keep in touch with. I cherish these showers and weddings because often that is the only time we are all together. Plus, there’s generally booze involved.

Judging by my last few posts about my friend Michelle’s bridal shower and bachelorette party, you might have guessed that hers was the wedding we attended. It was beautiful wedding and Michelle looked gorgeous. We had a blast.

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Congrats Meesh and Benson!  Ricky and Haley, you guys are next!

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Michelle’s Getting Married

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Next month, one of my oldest and dearest friends Michelle is getting married. Her bridal shower was this past weekend and I helped with decorations.

Her wedding colors are plum, peach and cream so we used the same theme for the shower. I made another tissue garland like the one from my sister’s shower in May and a wreath from the same shades of purple for the front door.

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It’s apparently impossible to find peach colored tissue paper, so I made another banner by dyeing coffee filters in shades of peach and cream. I’d never done a garland from coffee filters before, and I was pretty impressed with how it turned out.

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The banner was made out of scrapbook paper and ribbon and the letters came from Hobby Lobby.

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We had a mimosa bar and Michelle’s future sister-in-law made lots of yummy food (isn’t that the best part about showers anyway?).

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She also ordered a cupcake cake in the shape of a wedding dress.

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Cheers to the bride!

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We played several shower games and I won for having the most random items in my purse. Shocker.

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The original crew. Best friends since junior high.

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The shower was really fun (that could have had something to do with the six bottles of champagne we downed) and I loved getting to spend so much time with my best girlfriends. We don’t get to see each other as often as we’d like, so I was thrilled to be able to make the trip to Little Rock to celebrate with Michelle.

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Congrats Meesh! I’m so happy for you and Benson and can’t wait to be a part of your special day.

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