Mo and I met in July of 1999. Maybe it was our bad taste in fashion at that age, love of the outdoors or our bond over all things chocolate - we quickly became inseparable. From 5th grade through college and even now... I've always been able to count on Mo to have my back, threaten any guy in my life and to be there with a bowl of ice cream when anything went wrong. From "co-house protector" to oreo truffle co-chef to maid-of-honor... I'm so excited to have her by my side.
My sister, Lyss, has known me the longest of all my bridesmaids and has been through so much with me. We've gone from singing (read: arguing) over each other on a cassette recorder to growing up and making up our own harmonies over our favorite songs. If you know Alyssa, you know she's passionate - about her family & friends, fitness, singing and helping kids lead healthier lives.
I always say Kylie is my mini-me as she loved to copy me and follow me around when she was growing up. This was always a compliment & I'm so happy to have played even a small role in her journey to becoming an unbelievably awesome artist, lacrosse player and adult. While she's no longer my mini-me - she's stayed one of my best friends. This girl takes chill to a new level and if you're lucky enough to see her silly/wild side, she's a boatload of fun.
Aidan may be the youngest LeBlanc girl, but she's by far the loudest - which may drive me crazy sometimes - but, I can always count on her for an honest opinion, a good laugh and to reliably answer her phone! Life with Aidan is never dull... she is full of energy, lights up every room she walks in & brings the party wherever she goes.
My hair twin, soul sister and also the girl who thought I hated her when we first met (because I was shy) - there are so many life experiences that wouldn't have been the same without Steph in them and college stories that would have been much more boring. Whether its a 4 hour convo, game of "jumbling towers" or frozen drinks while floating in a small 2ft pool - she is one of my favorite people!
I really lucked out when my first college roommate got homesick after a week, and I got Rachel instead. Even though she scared the crap out of me coming home in full creepy cat facepaint one day - she quickly became one of my best friends over horse talk & more raw cookie dough than we probably should have eaten. Rach is one of those people who constantly radiates confidence & always makes those around her feel loved.
A free-spirit who is a blast to hang out with and a great friend who is always only a phone call away... Marj has been with me for so many college adventures, late night Gumby's runs, lemon pepper with a side of tilapia dinners, margarita & 99 bananas nights, shopping sprees and long heart to hearts. From doing zumba on a rooftop in the rain to singing together at one of her dad's shows - we have had so many great stories and laughs together :)
Do you know those friends you meet, and you just suddenly bond over EVERYTHING in life & just get each other? That's how it was with Shannon. From our love, scratch that, OBSESSION with animals, appreciation for cooking/baking and great food, desire to constantly explore Richmond and our similar life goals / experiences (just to name a few)... we quickly became really close friends. Can't wait for so many more adventures with our pups, trips to lunch and supper for their brussel sprouts and to EVENTUALLY learn how to make your homemade pasta :)
Lauren/La is probably the SASSIEST person I know, but also one of the most loyal and caring - someone who would drop everything to help you - and someone who has become like a sister to me. Whether we're crafting, playing bananagrams, at a brewery or giving the guys a hard time (most of the time) - I guess I have to thank Mitch for picking a good one :)