Thursday, September 18, 2008

Always the bridesmaid - never the bride!

My blog friend Megan over at The Life and Times of Megan recently got married, and she is hosting a "post your wedding pictures" party. We all know that I've never been married, but she said all the single gals could post pictures of them as a bridesmaid! And goodness knows I've been one of those enough times (7).

I only have pictures on my computer from 3 of the weddings.... not sure why, but that's how it goes.

These three weddings are from 3 of my best girlfriends in the world... take a trip with me down memory lane.

Wedding #1: A-Train and DeWayne.

A-Train and I grew up in the same small town. Her grandmother lived right down the street from me and I would see her and her cousins out playing all the time. But our paths never really crossed until I went back to school. We met in the same Advanced Biology class that I met Mr. Right and DY in. Once we both got into college, we kind of lost touch. I'd run into her at wal-mart or around town during holiday breaks, but that was really about it. Until one day A-train called me out of the blue and said "Hey, I've got a job interview in Memphis next week. Do you mind if I come stay with you?" To make a long story short, she got the job, moved to Memphis and we moved in together. DeWayne, her boyfriend at the time also moved up here. After living with her for two years, they became two of my best friends. They tied the knot in our home town in June of 2006. Here a few pictures from their big day.

A-Train and her bridesmaids waiting for the wedding to start

Here we are again!

Mr & Mrs DeWayne

Wedding # 2: LiLi and Coach

LiLi and I met my freshman year of college. Our dorm rooms were right next door to each other. In a world of not knowing a single soul LiLi and I started a friendship that I know will last a lifetime. We've been through some very good times together, but also some very hard times. We live 3 hours apart from each other now, but I will always and forever call her my best friend. After college, LiLi was set up with Coach by her grandmother! They knew right away they were meant to be together and they said "I Do" in March of 2007 at her parent's house in Louisiana.

Me and Lili

All the girls in the tub!
(sorry it's a little dark)

her dad giving her away....

Wedding # 3: Schneeder & Doc

Schneeder and I met in 2000 on a mission trip to Costa Rica. She was from Ohio, I was from Alabama so when we got back home from our trip we didn't see much of each other. We both finished high school, then went off to college. An occasional card or Instant Message kept us in touch. But in the spring of 2005 I got a familiar phone call "hey! I have a job interview in Memphis! Can I come stay with you?" You know how this story goes - she got the job, and moved in with A-train and me. After A-train got hitched, Schneeder and I moved into a house by ourselves. (Sometimes I think God put me in Memphis because he know i'd be a gateway and a friend to many of my friends who would end up here.... these aren't the only two friends of mine that have come here since I've been here). Schneeder and Doc met in August of 2007, were engaged in November/December (can't remember) of 2007 and got married this past August. "Love at first sight" we beyond true for these two.

me with a few of the other bridesmaids

Cutest flower girl in the world!

saying "I do"

The whole wedding party

Being apart of such a special day of my dear sweet friends was and is always so much fun! And I can't wait until they stand by my side when my day arrives! I know it is coming eventually, and I will patiently wait until the time is right. Until then I will enjoy this time w/ my boy that the Lord has given me.


Sarah Amelia said...

Aw I loooove you! I would never have survived Memphis without you. Your white dress day will be here soon... miss you!

Faith said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments!

You look so pretty in every single one of those dresses! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures with us. I'll be praying that you'll be the one in white soon =)

The Pink Potpourri said...

i LOVE weddings. i would love to get married all over again.i think it should be a yearly anniversary ritual :)

great pics! you look beautiful! did you keep all those dresses?

Jenna said...

Loved seeing all the pics! You look gorgeous in all of them!Weddings are just so fun, I tell ya. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Ok girl, I've never really seen you up close - so first of all, you are GORGEOUS!! You are going to be a beautiful bride when it's your turn to wear the white gown!

YOu have been in some beautiful weddings - you have lucked out with getting to wear some awesome bridesmaid dresses - I love that green one!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Wow, beautiful pics, and a beautiful bridesmaid! :) It'll be exciting to see who God has for you! Prayer said! :)

Rebecca Jo said...

You make such a beautiful bridesmaid that I'm sure when you're wedding day comes around, you'll just be a stunning bride! This just goes to show you must be an awesome friend for so many to want to include you in their days! That says alot about a person!

Megan said...

Yay! Thanks for participating! You have had some BEAUTIFUL brides maid dresses! I love all of the pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love all of the colors your friends chose for their weddings~ so bright and alive! :) The right one WILL come along, and then it will be your turn to choose the colors! :)

I love the name of your blog! I just found your blog, and it is so sweet! I am definitely coming back! :)

Have a beautiful weekend! :)

Whitney said...

Girl, I have been a bridesmaid 7 times, too!! Hilarious! I think we should meet and be BFF's! ;)

Shell in your Pocket said...

You are beautiful! Enjoy the weddings b/c in your late thirties...everyone is married and when you would love to go to a wedding...there is no one getting married!

Thanks for sharing the great pictures!
-Sandy Toes

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