Sunday, July 31, 2011


OK, so I wanted to talk about the most amazing friends I have every had. They also happen to be my bridesmaids. I have 8 bridesmaids and all of them are important to me and are my very best friends. I am going to tell you about each one of them in alphabetical order.

(Taken by Beth? Chris? Some random stranger? STOLEN from Facebook)

Aimee is probably one of the sweetest (and funniest) people I know. She seriously cracks me up. I remember the first time I met Aimee. It was when I first moved to Florida at age 13 and I met her at a ward pool party. I was so excited because I had made a friend and then I found out she was eleven and my heart broke. I told my dad we couldn't be friends because she was so much younger than me. Little did I know that she would be one of my very best friends all through high school and in my adult life. She married her high school sweetheart (my good friend Chris) and has two beautiful children, Kyler and Kerrigan (Kyler is in the picture, it's an old one). I love her so much and don't know what my life would be like without her.

(No idea who took this, but isn't it super cute? STOLEN from Facebook)

Aliah and I met when we started working for DCFS in 2004. I just remember thinking how beautiful she was and how I loved her style and wanted to be her friend. We ended up having offices that shared a wall and we would chat online during work and I could hear her laughing through the wall. We then lived in the same apartment building and then the same house for 4 years. We have the best luck with going to see movies together (see Into the Mix, it's fantastic) and have had many a laugh or a cry cuddling in one of our beds. She's amazing. I am so honored to call her my friend and my bridesmaid!


(Self Portrait of Alissa, modeling a necklace that I purchased for her, STOLEN from Facebook)

Where do I even start with Alissa? We met in 8th grade. She let me sit at her lunch table when I was new and lonely and we have been inseparable ever since! I love this girl. She just gets me and loves me in spite of that. I love that we get to see each other often even though we live across the country from one another. We make the best songs up and have the most hilarious jokes (at least we think so anyway). She has been there through it all. She's my BFFSSANWIAABAILH.


(Self Portrait of Alyssa and STOLEN from Facebook)

I met Alyssa at Ricks College. She was my roommate and we clicked right away. She was funny and fun and our time at Ricks was such a blast. Of course it didn't stop there. Every time I am with her, it's like no time has passed at all. If I could model my upcoming marriage after any other marriage I know, it would be hers. They are loving and kind to each other and they are best friends! I love it! And she has four adorable little rug rats (I can't wait to see Joshua). She is no longer pregnant but I we seem to have a visit every time she has been pregnant, so I thought it was an appropriate picture. Besides, isn't she the cutest pregnant person you have every seen? I think so.

(No idea who took this STOLEN from Facebook)

I also met Amy at Ricks. She had long corn rows and a hippie style that was amazing. She was such a free spirit. So free in fact, clothing was often optional, but that is another story for another time. I didn't NEED Amy when I was 18. Don't get me wrong, I loved knowing her and having her as a friend and roommate at that time, but I didn't need her. We lost touch for a few years and met up again in salt lake about 8 years ago. In these last 8 years, I have needed her in my life and she was there. She is always there. This girl can organize the heck out of anything. She's smart and capable and really good at many things (especially helping to plan weddings!). I'm glad I need her, but more importantly glad I have her in my life.

Erin Marie-

(Picture taken by Sara Boulter)

I used to say, if I could just marry a guy that is like Erin, I would be set. I can tell her ANYTHING and totally be myself around her. We've had the best of times and the worst of times and through it all our friendship just keeps getting better and better. She is an amazing musician. I could listen to her play the guitar and sing all day long. Some of my favorite songs in the world have been thought up in her complex brain (even surgery couldn't break it). She's such a talent and I love her so much.


(Picture taken by Jesse Draper)

We often joke that I forced her to be my friend. Funny thing is, it's not a joke. I totally did. But she totally let me. This girl is the best. I can't get enough of her. I just love being around her, it makes my life better. I'm sad she doesn't live close by, but I see her so often it feels like she does. She is definitely one of my favorites and anyone that knows her knows you can't help but love her! Thank goodness I made her be MY friend, but I'll share her if you'd like. Also we found out we will totally be related by marriage- great right?


(picture taken by Sarah Mellor)

It's always just been my brother and me. I love my big brother, but I think a girl always dreams about having a sister. Well, I got one 7 years ago. Her love of horror scared me at first, but who knew someone who loved Freddy Kruger as much as Stacey could also be so sweet? She has the prettiest smile of anyone I know and when she laughs, her smile lights up a room. Stacey and Tom just fit. I am so glad to finally have a sister. A friend for life, really a friend forever and ever.

And an honorable mention to my little flower girl who I just adore (don't those blue eyes KILL you?) Quinn-

(Picture by Sara Boulter)

This sweet girl is going to be the best flower girl every. How could she not be? Especially with her mom Erin playing beautiful music as she throws petals on the ground.

I know what you are thinking. THERE ARE SO MANY!!!! But throughout my life I have chosen to be surrounded by so many lovely and amazing women, that there couldn't possibly be any less!

34 days to go!!


sarah said...

Love you. And I am honored to be your bridesmaid. And am so so grateful that you forced me to be your friend.

Ms. White said...

this makes me super excited for you Angie!!! Love you!

Anonymous said...

Eh can i be your best man?