Over Thanksgiving weekend, my best friend and MOH threw me the most beautiful shower. It was an amazing afternoon full of brunch, laughter, and just a few too many mimosas. Here are a few snapshots of some of the wonderful people who made me feel so loved!
My wonderful mama and I.The best maid of honors a girl could ask for!
The type of friends that last long after high school and college.
My flower girls, who I’ve known since they were born!
And the smile I couldn’t take off my face that entire day.
“Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.”
― Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City
No matter what age you are, no friendship can ever replace the relationship you have with your childhood best friend.And when you make this realization, the sad reality of adulthood fully settles in.
My “soulmate” Allie and I entered this state of friendship earlier than expected when we both moved to opposite coasts of the country. It was not boyfriends that came between us but time zones and 9 to 5 jobs.
Thankfully, it can be a day or a year between the last time we have seen or spoken to each other and, like most best friends, we can pick up right were we left off like no time has passed at all.
For us, our reunion in Allie’s new hometown of L.A. this past weekend was less about celebrating America’s independence, and more about celebrating the confident, independent young women we have become.
Because let’s be real, there is no way I would have turned into the person I am today without a lot of help from my friends.
(Photos c/o Allie’s iPhone)