To my friend getting married this year,
Holy cow... can you believe it?! I still remember the nights where we stayed up way too late discussing what we were looking for in a guy and laughing over our poor choices in men thus far. (Thank goodness you're not marrying any of those, haha!) But you've finally got a guy that makes you smile, treats you right and completely changes the game. I know there were many times that you doubted love, fate and the future, but I am so glad that you were able to hold strong and say "yes!" to the right person.
As you embark on this new journey of wedding planning and tying the knot, I hope you reflect on how far you've come and how much more life has to offer you. Remember the tears you cried over that stupid boy that didn't appreciate what he had so you can smile walking down the aisle knowing you have a man that does. Remember how hard you worked in college so that you can now have a job doing something you love. Remember those long hours you worked to save up all your nickels and dimes so that you could say yes to more things in life. And while I hope that you are blessed with a great life partner, I hope you stay true to yourself as well. You've always been the spunky firecracker and I hope you never let that fade.
I can't wait to see you all dolled up on your big day and to be by your side for this leap into new beginnings. In the meantime, don't stress too much over wedding planning-- you know it'll be perfect.
So, friend, here’s to your wedding year! You’re going to be a beautiful bride.