To the chagrin of marshmallow lovers, this is not a post about these guys:
Oh hai! // Source: Pflow.com
Instead, I’d like to focus on three groups of people – the ‘maids, the ‘men and the munchkins.
Top Row: Maid of Honor Homegurl, Matron of Honor Sharpie, Bridesmaid DW, Bridesmaid Frack
Bottom Row: Bridesmaid Nachos, Bridesmaid Cupcake, Junior Bridesmaid Moo
MOH Homegurl and I have been friends for the past 18 years and I couldn’t imagine her not by my side on my wedding day. She has been there for just about every guy I’ve ever crushed on. Let me tell ya, some of them were doozies, yet she loves me just the same. She is great about giving me a perspective I didn’t think of and is always willing to lend a helping hand.
MOH Sharpie is my cousin and has been there since the beginning (makes sense since she’s older than me). Out of five cousins on my mom’s side, her and I were the only girls and we hung out a lot. She’s been a huge support system throughout life and I was fortunate to be by her side when she got married. Sharpie is a new mom yet she still is willing to tackle MOH duties – bless her soul!
BM DW and I go back to when I started seventh grade and we even went to the same college together (Go Bulls!). Fall is our favorite time of the year because it means sweats and football – two of the best things ever. DW and I also enjoy the OC, Dancing with the Stars and making yummy food. She is the giraffe to my zebra.
BM Frack was my friend before she was my boyfriend’s/fiance’s sister-in-law. Even if I wasn’t marrying Mr. PB, I would still want her to be a part of my wedding day. It’s fantastic to have a future sister-in-law that you’re friends with and get along great with. We also both have a love for crafts, Grey’s Anatomy and cheese.
BM Nachos and I worked at the college student newspaper together and have some amazeballs memories together. She also shares a love for the WeddingBee with me and we talk about it frequently, but totally not in a creepy way. She lives in DC right now and I keep waiting for a phone call that she found a job in NY.
BM Cupcake and I met while I was doing an internship in Ohio and share a love for spontaneity, randomness and, of course, cupcakes. We know how to celebrate like princesses and heckle like rabid sports fans, maybe even both at the same time. Cupcake is another out-of-town bridesmaid, currently living in Ohio. Maybe one day I can convince her to move to the Empire State…
JBM Moo is my younger sister and like all sisters do, we torture each other from time to time but in the end, her and I are quite alike. Organization is something that brings delight to both of our worlds and we both love pop music, even though she is crazy when she says Justin Bieber is better than Justin Timberlake. Kids these days…
Top Row: Best Man Gee, Groomsman Gold, Groomsman Honda, Groomsman Genny
Bottom Row: Groomsman Germany, Groomsman Tubesock
Mr. PB’s brother Gee will serve as his best man, just as Mr. PB was Gee’s best man in 2010 for his wedding. Also standing with BM Gee will be GM Gold, Mr. PB’s longtime friend by way of Gee; GM Honda, a friend and coworker of Mr. PB for the past six years; and GM Genny, a middle school friend of Mr. PB’s. My older brother Germany and younger brother Tubesock will also be groomsmen in Mr. PB’s crew.
Side note: I apologize for the brevity in the groomsmen synopsis. I somewhat awkward writing about Mr. PB’s friends and Mr. PB isn’t exactly the blogger type. (He’s currently in the other room, probably browsing Craigslist for things he doesn’t need.)
Flower Girl Princess, Flower Girl Diva, Ring Bearer Jersey // Flower Girls: Personal Photos, Ring Bearer: MitchStudio
These kiddos may be little in size but they bring lots in personality, as shown by their photos. The flower girls are my nieces and the ring bearer is the son of my cousin aka basically a nephew in our family. I can’t imagine them being any more adorable than they already are but I have a feeling they will steal the show at the wedding. FG Princess talks to me about the wedding every time I see her. She knows exactly what she wants to wear, how she wants to have her hair, where she will stand during the ceremony and what she will carry down the aisle. I love her enthusiasm. Future wedding blogger in the making
Tallying up the bridal party, that’s seven ladies, six guys and three little ones – 16 total. When I planned imaginary weddings growing up (you know, to people like Justin Timberlake, obv), I always pictured everything even and paired off. Back to reality, it didn’t work out that way and I am a-okay with it. I love our bridal party, even if it’s considered to be on the larger side of things. I actually probably could have added a few more people but I had to draw the line somewhere. Well, more like Mr. PB drew the line.
Did your bridal party count turn out differently than you imagined? Will you have more than 10 people in your wedding party?