My family moved from California to Utah when I was 6, and a few years after that, Bri and I started writing letters to each other, which is the Pen Pall stage of our friendship. The letters weren't anything groundbreaking, and we didn't really entirely know each other all that well, but the letters continued.
Then Bri's family moved to Springville, Utah, about 1.5 hours drive from my house. We didn't write nearly as much, and started instant messaging and emailing each other. We occasionally hung out, and it was nice and fun.
Fast forward to college. Neither of us told each other what university we would be going to, so imagine our surprise when my apartment in Valley View Tower at Utah State University was 3 doors down from hers. Yup. It was pretty serendipitous. After some personal roommate struggles Bri switched places with my roommate, and the roommie phase of our friendship started.
This is where the friendship strengthened and bonded like Krazy Glue.
Of course life takes different paths. Mine took me to Florida and then to nursing school, while hers took her to Southern Utah University and Nathan St. Andre.
I tell you, there exists no cuter couple than Brianna and Nathan St. Andre. (Until I get married, of course)
I was honored, flattered, pleased as punch to be her Maid of Honor, and had a blast spending time with her during her wedding week. I think I'll stick with her wedding day, because if not I'd be chatting all night long.
The day started out with her hair appointment at 9, where her mom's friend transformed Shirley Temple curls into an elegant bun.
Then she and her parents headed off to the Mount Timpanogos Temple to be married for time and all eternity, and I wrangled together her 4 siblings to head there for pictures after the ceremony.
Bri's sisters, Julie and Heather were the bridesmaids, and successfully made me feel like a little person. We took some fun shots before Bri and Nathan came out of the temple.
Nathan served his LDS mission in the San Diego area where Bri grew up, so they went with a fun ocean theme for their reception, and it looked so pretty!
Love you, roomie!