Saturday, November 29, 2008

Bridesmaid Jill :)

Jill & I have been friends ever since I can recall having close friends!! We were pretty much inseparable from 6th grade on. There were even times when people confused Jill and I for twins and repeatedly we would be called each others names!! Jill has always been by side, well unless it was her causing trouble and then running in a different direction!!! She is one crazy girl and we always have an awesome time when we hang out! Jill married her high school sweetheart Sean back in August of 2005.. Sean and Jill have a beautiful little girl Claire (abella!! haha) and she definitely is going to give them a run for their money... especially if she is anything like her mother!!... Love you Jill and thank you for everything!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Bridesmaid Shawna Mae:)

For about the past 8 years Shawna and I have been pretty indestructible! Our friendship has gone through many different hard and good times and I am proud to say that she is one of the closest friends I have had. Shawna has been there throughout Shawn & mine's relationship from day one. Shawna has a son Keighan who is five years old and I am proud to call him my godson! He is the cutest guy ever!! Our friendship has never faded over the years and although we may not see each other all the time, our bond remains constant and I am very thankful for that... I love you Shawna Mae and thank you for being apart of this process in my life!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Bridesmaid Jenn :)

Jennifer Anne Manke Shaver... Also known now as Jenn Shaver!!.. Jenn and I go wayyyy back and is one of my very best friends... She has really always been there for me, even though we have gone through our times of not being the perfect angels that we are!! There haven't been too many memories made in the past six years that she has not been apart of!! She got married in July 2007 to Jonathan Shaver, and I was apart of their wedding... WHICH was one of the best weddings I have ever been to!! Jon & her are perfect for each other and they also have a beautiful little boy Brady, who cracks me up and has THE CUTEST voice EVER!! I can't wait to go home at Christmas to spend time with Jenn's little family!!... ILU and thank you so much for being a part of our special day!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Amie Smaciak is Shawn's brother Richard's wife. Over the past seven years Amie and I have grown close. She is the mother of shawn's beautiful niece and nephew Kayleigh and Tyler, also one of our flowergirls and one of our ringbearers. Being a northern native herself, she has helped me get used to this craziness they call the south!! We thank her for being a part of our day!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Bridesmaid Katrina :)

Katrina Smaciak is Shawn's sister and my soon to be sister in law! She has definitely been the welcome wagon into the family. Shawn & I are extremely close to her and value her relationship. Trina has always been there for both of us when we have needed her and vice versa! The three of us like to partake in some crazy activities... ie Concerts, fairs, tailgating and just about anything else. Trina and I are alot alike in the fact that we have had to "suffer" being the only girl in a family of all boys!! We can't wait to start having kids just to bug Aunt T T!! THANKS KATRINA, We love you!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bridesmaid Tara :)

Tara Conner is one of my dearest friends from my college years. We met six years ago as Freshman in College. Ever since then she has been the person that I tell everything to and count on her day/night and any other time!! She is always there for me, a little out of control at times BUT that is what makes her my Tara J!! Recently she has moved down to Columbia and it is really exciting to have her here. I have too many memories of our friendship to EVER begin recounting them... One that I think I may mention is Quad Party *06... And leave it at that!!! Thanks Tara for accepting to be apart of our day and for standing by my side at all points in my adulthood!! ilu!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bridesmaid Emily:)

This is my brother Nicholas's wife Emily!! I have known Emily for about eight years now. Over the years we have become extremely close and she is definitely one of my best friends. She has given me the three most beautiful nieces in the world!! (See below, the first three girls!!) Not only has she helped me with planning the wedding, she has helped me get to this point in my relationship with Shawn... She listened to many frustrations over the years and helped me through some tough times and I could never thank her enough for that. I have had some pretty crazy times with her and believe I haven't seen the last of those times!! She also needs to get some praise for being our graphic designer and being in charge of Save The Date cards, Invitations AND programs!! I love you em...

Monday, November 10, 2008

My Matron:)

I figured that I may as well stay on this path and introduce my wedding party!! In no particular order BUT I will only post one person at a time... Starting off with my sister in law Amy Wright. She is married to my oldest brother Scott. They started dating on and off when I was in FIFTH grade!! There are not too many memories I have without her included. She is definitely one of my best friends and can turn to her for anything at all. I could not have even began to chose a better person to be my sister!! Now that I am older we have some pretty wild and memorable times together but even when I was younger I remember the times when I was in pageants and she was the reigning Dairy Princess!! We were a couple of hotties back then!! So thank you so much to my sister and best friend for accepting the title of holy Matron!!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Dedication to My Flowergirls!!

Well like the rest of our wedding... our flowergirls are definitely in abundance!! My three beautiful nieces Makayla, Lily, and Jenna.. Then we have Shawn's gorgeous niece Kayleigh... AND we have Shawn's other niece Mackenzie as a junior bridesmaid!! But anywho.. Not only are these girls going to be the cutest ones walking down the aisle they mean so much to Shawn and I. The only thing that we wish is that we could spend more time with each of these girls!! We know that they are going to be successful in their lives and we will be there for them every step of the way!! They are definitely our favorite girls in the world and love them with all of our hearts!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

**Crazy Weekend**

So I have kind of been in a rut because I can never think of topics to write about... I also am still trying to figure out how everyone has amazing, really cool pages and I can NOT figure out how to!! So I guess I will fill everyone in on our awesome weekend! We were invited to a friends Halloween party and I witnessed for the first time EVER, Shawn dressing up!! Let's just say he certainly got into character outfit and attitude of RICHARD SIMMONS!!! I was not so original and went as a referee!!

We had a great time with friends including one of our groomsmen RJ who came down from Charlotte!!

On Saturday we tailgated and went in to the University of South Carolina vs. Tennessee game. We had amazing food and an even better time enjoying the game ten rows up from the goalpost!! Not to mention it was 65* all day and into the night!! That was our weekend!!