One predictably warm August afternoon I was headed to my cousin Doug's house to help celebrate his birthday. Little did I know I would soon meet the man I am about to marry.
I was headed that way with my parents and assumed it would be a low-key grill out, much like the ones we enjoyed growing up. Doug said he was inviting some of his friends over, but I wasn't expecting to know very many people. Honestly, I figured I'd be spending my evening with the nerd herd. My cousin Doug is pretty well known for his love of all things weird (only teasing). So I expected his friends to have very similar taste. I wasn't wrong... for the most part.
About a month later I was going to Oktoberfest with a few friends and figured I would send a flirty message to this guy I had met at Doug's party. What would it hurt?
Several awkward encounters later, and I'm about to be his bride!
So there was this girl. She was cute. I was into her. But I had to play it cool. Fortunately for me, she decided to make the first move. And boy, am I glad she did. Ironically enough, my friends and I were actually talking about her when she sent me that flirty message. So of course, I thought one of them put her up to it.
Parking for ceremony available at the Masonic Lodge to the East (523 Park Avenue) and the Tower Square lot to the West (by Pompilios)
Complimentary valet parking will be provided
Please RSVP by September 1, 2019
If not, please bring a sandwich and a chair
My wombmate! My best friend. My day one. My twin sister.
One of my dearest and oldest friends. From middle school to graduate school, she has always been by my side.
One of my best friends! We made it through some of the toughest years (pharmacy school) of our lives together.
One of my best friends. She would be the reason I got through my residency.
Soon to be sister-in-law. Andrew's younger sister. She's sweet, kind, and always down for a good time.
Soon to be sister-in-law. Andrew's younger sister. Marshmallow! She's spunky and I love her spirit!
My precious little cousin.
My cousin and the sweetest little kitten lover around.
The go-to guy.
The pot stirrer.
The reliable one.
Andrews childhood friend and my cousin. He's the reason this whole party is happening.