We'll be hanging out in downtown Leesburg on Friday night. Feel free to meet up with us, grab a drink, and help us kick off the weekend!
"As my big sister, Taylor has always been someone who I have looked up to and admired. She is creative, driven, empathetic, and an incredible person inside and out. I always refer to her as the 'cool sister,' and to me she always will be exactly that – always forging her own path while showing immense love and care for the people around her. I'm amazed after how much I followed (and incessantly copied) her growing up that she would want to stand next to me on my wedding day, but I'm so happy she will be right there by my side!"
"Alicia and I met when she successfully ran for Freshman Class Secretary at JMU and I was a member of the Student Government Association. I was blown away by her strong sense of determination and self-assurance, but I was even more blown away with how she couples those characteristics with immense kindness and generosity. We have both experienced a lot together over the last eight years, and she is without a doubt one of my closest confidants!"
"There was never a doubt in my mind Mike's sister Kelly would be a bridesmaid. She is someone I continue to admire the more I get to know her – she is always there to help others and someone who I don't doubt would be an incredible friend to have on my wedding day. I feel so lucky to have a future sister-in-law who is so surefooted, selfless, and genuine."
"Liz and I met during the year we spent abroad in Florence, and WHAT a time that was. She has been there through thick and thin, and we have been right by each other's sides throughout our post-grad years. Through weekly get-togethers and adventures around DC, we've been able to navigate so much over the last several years. She is honest, open, and always there for her friends – someone every bride needs on her wedding day!"
"Sarah and I have known each other since high school. When we had sociology/psychology senior year (shout-out to Ms. Schettini), we instantly connected and became super close. Not only that, but we traveled to Australia together and were totally in sync – a two-week trip across the globe really is a true test of friendship! Sarah is someone I have always looked up to as incredibly fair, constantly well-intentioned, and a true friend through and through."
"Jess and I have known each other since our freshman year of college and is someone who I feel like I have an endless stream of memories and laughs with – from trips to San Francisco to 'Special McDonald's' in Harrisonburg. Everyone needs someone to be silly with, but also someone who is right there to help, and Jess is exactly that. She is also getting married in 2019, so we have so many more memories to come!"
"Liz and I became close friends junior year of high school and became even closer in college. Very few people can make me laugh like Liz does, and very few people will buy you Ben & Jerry's, flowers, and medicine when you're sick like Liz will. As roommates throughout most of college, I got to experience A LOT of both. She is always there for me and knows me inside and out. I am confident that anyone would want a friend just like Liz on their wedding day!"
"Kate and I became close our freshman year of college and grew even closer throughout sophomore year as roommates. Many friends know the name 'Kate Waters' because of how much I look up to her (and brag about her) and also because of how much I care about her. She is incredibly hardworking, passionate, and someone I feel so lucky to call one of my closest friends."
"My Big Bro is truly one of a kind. Never bashful with his opinions and always generous with his advice. His consistent and meaningful feedback is a big part of who I am today. I'm thankful to have him by my side."
"Someone who effortlessly understands how to provide the perfect blend of support and constructive criticism. The best friend anybody could ask for; within minutes of meeting him you will understand why."
"Happy-go-lucky, and always smiling. Just being around Val reminds you of all the things that are going great in your life. Also a trained killer."
"A ball of energy in a French Sommelier's body. Your #1 lifeline for local art, new technology, and jokes that are the perfect blend of intelligent and inappropriate."
"A natural leader who wants nothing more than to see his friends happy and content. Just having him around makes you feel at home."
"Strong silent type, and always thoughtful and considerate. The kind of person who is not afraid to speak up when he feels something is unfair, and someone whose opinion you can always trust."
"Becca and I were freshman roommates randomly assigned to one another at JMU, and it ended up being a match made in heaven. After being friends for seven years, Becca and I decided to introduce Mike and her now husband Corwyn to each other through a weekend in Raleigh. We all ended up having an incredibly seamless, amazing time. Through other trips together since, Mike has quickly developed the appreciation that I've had for Becca since our freshman year. As someone who is very perceptive, caring, and a steadfast, loyal friend, we are honored to have Becca officiating our big day."