There are three women whom I would consider top choices for the bridesmaid role at this point in my life, but they happen to live in Chicago, Columbus, and New York City. All a bit far from Swiss land.
I see some logistics issues here.
Pragmatic me figured that since we are planning the wedding from the other side of the pond, I would save everyone the headache and just ask my BFF in NYC to be my maid of honour. One girl, one BM dress, decision done and dusted. Right?
Mr. Funnel Cake is only asking his brother to be his best man because, quite frankly, he doesn’t really have a lot of other friends he would even bother asking. He is a class-A loner, so much so that sometimes I’m surprised he can bear having me around ALL the time. (I am the chink in his frigid Swiss armour…?)
While I could easily think of 10 women I could ask to be bridesmaids, I was OK with our practical decision to only have one person each stand by us as we get married…until I started my search for a photographer in September 2010 and I saw pictures like this:
Photo by Tim Willoughby
Photo by Amanda Julca
Photo by Ed Pingol Photography
Photo by Jessica Claire
Photo by Flory Photo
With my brain awash in perfectly symmetrical, drool-worthy, picture-perfect bridesmaids, I slowly began to rethink my smart decision. Pretty pictures aside, I thought about who I really want surrounding me as I prepare on the big day, then I thought why not have these gals wear some awesome digs and be there as real bridesmaids, too? I mean, it’s my wedding—C’MON. It looks. so. fun.
So damned if Sister Funnel Cake is in Chicago, SIL Funnel Cake is in Columbus, and BFF MOH is in New York—they are going to be a trifecta of amazing hotness and I am excited about it!! Seriously, thinking about getting all dressed up with my girlies in America has me all bubbly!
Are you a sucker for bridesmaid photos, too?
**Pictures personal unless noted**