My best friend is MARRIED!
I really can't think of any sentence that can capture how absolutely crazy and amazing this statement is. Or how insane it is that my best friend's name is now Alysha LANHAM!
I had the privilege to be a bridesmaid for this beautiful event, so my weekend was full of running around doing all sorts of marriage things, and trying to keep my friends who came down from Logan to go to the reception happy and busy. And although I felt like I never had a second to fully relax, it was a very fun weekend.
We kicked off the wedding celebrations with a wedding dinner Friday night.
It was held in the sky room for the family, and most importantly of course, the best friends.
Don't be fooled by the fact that we had to sit on the table furthest from the bride and her groom, or that we were served our food very last. We are the most important! (or at least that's what we joked about all weekend)
The food was delicious, and the people were great.
I love the Parsons and the Lanhams way too much for my own good.
Unfortunately this would be the place where the tears began to flow. Everyone was giving little speeches for Lysha and Jesse, and when my turn came along, I was practically sobbing in the first second that I looked at my best friends face.
Fortunately, CC, Alysha and I have this emotional connection so they cried just as hard as me, and I felt a little less ridiculous.
I think I may have managed to choke out a pretty good little speech too.
Best Friends at the Dinner.
Tears and hugs over with, next was the wedding Saturday morning.
CC and I drove to the Salt Lake temple around 12, and waited in the waiting room with other friends and family. 2 hours, and 2 very sore feet from standing in heels later, the HUSBAND and WIFE came out to greet their cold guests!
We took some cold pictures, and then hurried home.
I had enough time to get into my bridesmaids dress and try and fix the mess I call my hair, and I was off to the wedding reception.
The wedding reception was BEAUTIFUL! I helped my Bestie get into her wedding dress again, we took some cold pictures, visited with family and friends, I caught the wedding bouquet (lysha basically threw it in my face haha) and we watched the Bride and Groom have their first dance.
I honestly have never seen two happier people in my whole life. They were glowing, and grinning from ear to ear. It was so incredibly beautiful.
Some of Alysha's Bridesmaids
My GORGEOUS, MARRIED bestie!
The best friends, minus Starlee who couldn't make it.
The first best friend to get married, 6 more to go.
I can't wait for the opportunity to see all the people I love as happy as Alysha was that night.
Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Lanham!