Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Meet the Maids!

Today I want to introduce y'all to the lovely ladies who will be standing by my side come wedding day! All of these girls are extremely special to me & I am SO lucky to have all of them as my bridesmaids.

She is married to my brother, Brett, and is the mama of my beautiful niece, Carolyne-Grace! Even though she is my sister-in-law, she is more like a sister. She is one of my best friends and I am so lucky to have her as my MOH ((she has been hard at work since our engagement helping me with everything!!))

She is my cousin and the mama of two of my flower girls, Lila and Ava.We are a lot alike and very different at the same time! We love going to the lake together and just being with our family : )

She is also my cousin! She is one year older than me but has been done with college for two years. She is currently living in Spain and working as an English teacher. She was there on a student visa and that just ran out so we thought she would be coming home, but she ended up getting another job. She is coming home to visit in a few weeks and then going back!

She is one of my best friends! We met in our first college class ever and have been friends ever since. I will never forget meeting her because I thought she had the thickest Southern accent I had ever heard ; ) We are exactly alike and love being together. Seriously one of the best people I know. I have been blessed by our friendship and know that we will be friends forever!!

We met during our Senior year of highschool because the guy I was dating at the time was friends with McKinley's boyfriend, David (who is still her boyfriend!) We became friends but didn't really know each other well until we both moved to Athens. I hung out with McKinley's roommate a lot our first semester so McKinley and I started becoming better friends. We decided to live with each other the next year, and then the two years after that with Katie. McKinley is seriously the funniest person I know and also the most in shape person EVER (so jealous!)

We met during our Senior year of highschool the same way I met McKinley. We hit it of immediately and became the best of friends. We spent the summer before college hanging out all the time. Katie went to West Georgia for two years before transferring to UGA ((but we still were bff!!)). She moved in with McKinley and I and we all lived together for two years. Katie has been a great example in my life and I am so thankful for her loyal friendship!

I have been friends with Lindsey since 6th grade. We cheered together all through middle and high school. She is such a fun person to be around and would do anything for me. We have stayed close friends all through college. She also lived in Athens and we always lived super close to each other. Lindsey is one of those friends that I know I will be friends with for life. Fun fact: I think I've called Lindsey by her real name maybe 10 times in the 12 years we've been friends. As far as I'm conserned, her name is Elb : )

She is my longest friend! I have been friends with her since the summer before we went to 1st grade : ) We met at cheerleading camp : ) We cheered together every year from 1st-12th grade together. We lived together our freshman year of college, which was one of the best years of my life! We now spend every single day together in the education program. We always laugh because we have been friends forever and have literally been in ONE fight. We love to tell the story! In 9th grade our whole little group of friends were at Phoebe's house and we invited some boys over to hang out. Phoebe's boyfriend was there, as well as her ex-boyfriend, and some other guys. Well, I had a little crush on Phoebe's ex-boyfriend and I kissed him that night. ((I know, I'm ashamed of myself..BAD FRIEND!)) and Phoebe was NOT happy. As punishment she sprayed my toothbrush with vanilla body spray from Bath and Body Works!! Then that night when we went to sleep I was asleep on the floor ((I was the nice friend that always let everyone else have the beds! Haha)) Phoebe pushed our friend Kate off the bed so she would fall on me!! We still think this is the funniest story ever because we both hate confrontation!! ((& just for the record Phoebe is NOT a mean person ;) )) & another fun fact: I never call Phoebe by her real name either.. I call her Phob & I have a really bad habit of referring to her as Phob to other people and they never have a clue who I'm talking about (unless they are friends with both of us)

SO there they are..all 8 of 'em! 
I love them all so much and am soooo happy that they are my maids ;)

Stay tuned for how I asked them next week!



  1. this makes me really happy :)

  2. What a lovely group of ladies to have by your side on your big day!! :-)

  3. So much fun! I know you are so excited about planning. Your girls will be so much fun!

  4. What a great group of girls to have by your side!!! I am loving it all! :)

  5. So honored to be your bridesmaid, Jame :) !!!! It's going to be so much fun. I love you girl.

  6. So sweet! They all sound like amazing girls to have with you on your big day!