This is not a blog about the movie just in case you were wondering… or mislead, in fact i’ve never seen the movie… maybe I should, it kinda feels like a classic… I’ll get on that.
This is in fact a blog true to its name, it’s about my best friend’s wedding, which incidentally was yesterday.
It feels a little unreal if I am honest, like I am not really sure it happened, the day was quite a blur, but the 669 photos I took suggest that it did in fact take place. There were a number of things that made the day extra special, the first was that it the wedding has been a long time coming, they had been together a long time (almost as long as Dave and I) and you kinda just knew it was just a matter of when, not if. But the other thing that made it extra special was the fact that I got to be there all day with her as one of her bridesmaids.
To date I had never been a bridesmaid, and this wasn’t something that had made me particularly sad, it was just the way it was. And if I am really honest, I had convinced myself that I probably never would be, and that was ok. So being asked to be there for Kirsten, as she said I do, is something that I still feel incredibly blessed by. Even as I am writing this I am finding myself a little emotional, because I feel so privileged and honoured to have been a part of the day, it is something that is so super special.
I had so much fun hanging out with Kirsten and my fellow bridesmaids. It could not have been better if we tried… everything about the day was wonderful…
Our early morning walk,
Our morning of hair, make up and quick bits to eat,
Their beautiful ceremony,
Photo fun with bridal party,
And the incredible celebration that was the reception.
Everything was just perfect. But the best bit of all is that because of yesterday, my best friend is married to her love and they are starting the next chapter of their lives together. He has certainly got himself a winner, Kirsten is one of the kindest, most generous, loving, loyal, wise and hilarious people I know. She is the best of the best, and while I am still not sure how I managed to score her has my person, my life is most certainly better because she has been a part of it. On the flip side though she is also pretty lucky, Ryan is not only an incredible guy in his own right… he is also my second cousin… which means Kirsten is now part of my larger extended family… which means we are stuck together! This wedding is win win win!
Kirsten’s wedding also means an end of an era for my little trio of besties. Kirsten, Pheebs and I have now all entered the realm of married life… we have come a long way from the girls that used to play love percentage games, outline our top 5 guys and dream about love. We could never have predicted that it would turn out like this… it’s even better then we could have imagined.