Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Girls

I'd like to take a moment and talk about my bridesmaids!
Loved that movie

My girls are awesome, I can't say enough good things about them. They are all smart, beautiful, talented, funny, amazing women. Another thing they all have in common is that none of them are here... meaning at this moment in time none of them are in the same state as me. In fact right now three out of the five are in a different country!

Four of my bridesmaids and I went to college together. My Matron of Honor and I go all the way back to elementary school. My college girls and I met studying theater, so naturally three of them are off performing around the globe. My other college bridesmaid is actually in California for a month finishing up her degree. And my Matron of Honor lives in California with her husband and three sons.

So it's a bummer that none of them are around right now. It's like the final countdown, with the wedding just around the corner. But these ladies do all they can to help me from afar. I am so proud of all of them. These girls have such exciting things going on in their lives! Let me introduce them.

First up we have Bridesmaid L. She and her man (who happens to be one of Mr. Castles groomsmen) got engaged on Christmas day! I was seriously dying because I had known for so long before the actually proposal. She is such a fun girl and I know she will help get the dance party started at the wedding! She is currently performing on a cruise ship and I miss her so much. They are actually letting her take time off to come to the wedding! I was so happy when she told me. I couldn't have imagined the day without her. She was the first person I looked at wedding stuff with... Before we were both engaged...
I think we were doing our top model faces or something in this photo

Then we have bridesmaid J. I moved to NY with miss J. If it wasn't for her I don't know how I ever would have made it out here. She was a great roommate. She introduced me to reality TV and shared my great love of ice cream. We used to order in ice cream sundaes. True story. We lived together up until I moved in with Mr. Castle. I was lucky enough to have her in town visiting when I found my wedding dress. She is currently performing on a cruise ship as well. I miss her so much!
Celebrating having just bought my wedding dress!

Bridesmaid C is my own little mini Martha Stewart. We actually became close after college when she moved to NYC about a year after I did. I always joke that we missed out on so much friendship time in college! I am so happy that we have become so close and I am so thankful for all her help. She is my only NYC bridesmaid, at least she will be when she completes her degree and returns in a couple weeks. :)
Tanning in central park. I am wearing a bathing suit... I know it looks like I'm naked.

Bridesmaid S and I were college roommates. I could not have had a better college roommate. Some of my favorite college memories include watching "Friends" on our couch together and eating Wendy's. We once watched a whole season of "24" straight through. We had sun poisoning from a trip to the beach so we vegged out and watched "24." She has such a wonderful spirit, is amazingly talented, and I miss seeing her bright sunny face! She is currently in Canada with a touring show. Her tour ends like a week before the wedding!
My favorite picture of us from College.

And finally Matron of Honor N. I met this girl in 4th grade. Then in 6th grade we were both short and stood next to each other in the front row in choir, and the rest as they say is history. She is my rock, my sister and my best friend. I could go on and on but you get the idea, we're close. I am so thankful that we were both the same height in 6th grade. I've since passed her up! Even though she lives in California AND she has 3 little boys, she has provided me with so much support and help through out this planning process.
I was maid of honor at her wedding in 2004
Celebrating our 24th birthdays together. We are two days apart! I'm older....

Those are my girls. I'll admit, sometimes I get sad and wish they were sitting next to me. I miss them all SOOO much. But I am thankful for their love and support from afar. The most important thing to me is that they are there with me on our big day. Which they all will be, looking fabulous!

Does anyone else have long distance bridesmaids?

All Photos personal unless otherwise stated


  1. Looks like a great, supportive group of gals you have! I'm sure it's hard not having them in town. I have 2 of my 6 bridesmaids out of state.


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