Monday, November 10, 2008

Tying the Knot: The Bridesmaids

College was the best experience of my life. It's where I spread my wings, it's where I had the time of my life, it's where I met my bridesmaids. These are the girls that mean everything to me. One I met the first day of college. One I became close with when we decided to skip a summer micro econ night class and have a few delicious cocktails instead. And the rest of my bridesmaids are my sorority sisters that mean more to me than they know. I saw a picture a long time ago with a group of friends with their arms around eachother, just like this one. For some reason it stuck with me. For some reason it seemed to portray the bonds of friendship. And thus, I had to have it. And it is one of my favorite pictures from our wedding day.
My Delta Gamma sisters. These are the girls (along with Smitty and JGavs) that have shown me what true friendship is all about. To them, I am forever grateful. They have embodied everything about this quote, which we first learned of on a cold January night in 2003 (or 2004), "They are the family we choose to surround us, the sisters bound by love instead of blood. they know when we are lonely and appear without being called. when we are lost they provide a living map to what comes next; when we doubt everything about ourselves they remind us who we are." This picture was taken in homage to the sorority that has bound us together, forever.

previously in the series "tying the knot": we did it, a preview, our honeymoon, our candy bar, lifesaver, getting ready, our first look, the bride and groom, bouquets and boutonnieres, the shoes
all pictures by: nicole green. please link back to tying the knot when posting any of these pictures.

13 comments:

Adrienne said...

These are adorable! I LOVE the shot with your arms around each other!!!

Jessica @ budgetsavvybride said...

that's so sweet! I was in a sorority in college but had a completely different experience... it makes me sad sometimes! LOL. I'm envious that you were able to create such strong friendships- your bond shows in the photos!

Candice said...

You could make me cry all over again! Stop it, but I do love this post!

LyndsAU said...

Cute pictures! Love it!

Amy@Fiancé Meeting You Here said...

Beautiful. So wonderful to have such a strong group of girls. I love your flowers. They all look amazing in these shots. You have gorgeous friends!

Melissa said...

These are such cute photographs!

L J said...

The hotest girls I have ever met...of course I am a little bias.

Nicole said...

so cute! i love the dresses! I left you an award on my blog!

Amanda B. Young said...

Stunning! I loooove the black and burgundy combination!

Nicole said...

im going with black bm dresses too! your pics turned out so good!! I like the with your backs to the camera the best!

Lauren said...

Girl, thanks for name-checkin' me in your blog:) I seriously love love love your pics, and STILL read your blog daily. And I think, thanks to you and Siobhan, I have my entire wedding all planned out. Just need to find the guy...ANYWAY, I love you dearly and miss you almost as much!

<3 ItB,
Smitty

ami @ elizabeth anne designs said...

awww! the bridesmaid picture really is absolutely gorgeous. it's one for the frames!

Leeann said...

Hi Jessica! I just found your blog and absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing all your wedding moments. I'm currently planning mine and it's so nice to see the final result (esp when it turns out fab like yours!). I'm a fellow DG too (Bowling Green State Univ) and this post touched my heart. I am having a few of my sorority sisters as bmaids and I'm so blessed to have had that wonderful experience. I'm going to continue to read all of your posts!