This past weekend, Chris, Bean, and I drove up to our hometown for the wedding of one of my sister’s oldest, best friends. Even with everything that is going on, I wouldn’t have missed this wedding for the world. For as many friends as my sister has – and she has a boat load – no one comes close to the friendships that she has with Michelle and Evan. She’s known them since middle school and while the three of them have grown up and gone on to live very different lives, their friendship is never shaken. I’ve always loved that about them.
In fact, their friendships are so tight that somehow all three girls managed to convince three different boys to marry them within a few months of each other!
That’s Michelle (the bride) on the left, my sister in the middle, and Evan on the right.
Michelle’s wedding was beautiful. Both Ginny and Evan were bridesmaids (of course) and so they spent the day at the salon getting ready together.
This is Ginny’s hair. Isn’t that gorgeous?!?!
But as pretty as I always think my sister is, it was Michelle who really stopped the show. Which is exactly how it should be on your wedding day. Wasn’t she a beautiful bride?
What I loved most about Michelle on her wedding day was that she had two something’s borrowed. She wore the earrings that my sister wore on her wedding day…
…and she wore Evan’s veil from her wedding day.
I just thought that was the sweetest thing. And as they all came down the aisle, one right after the other, I smiled as I thought how wonderful it was that these women were still standing side by side after all these years.
Michelle lives in Australia now, where she met her husband, Max, while backpacking for a year just after college. I know my sister misses her more every day and being that far apart is really hard for them. But even that kind of distance hasn’t diminished their friendship. They Skype, they email, they send packages, and whenever there is the chance, they visit in person.
To me, that is true friendship. The kind that can withstand anything. I’m glad my sister has that in Michelle and Evan. And I’m so happy to have had a front row view of such a friendship. They are wonderful, strong women and I couldn’t be happier for them that they now get to experience their next big adventure as wives together.