Friday, June 25, 2010

Congratulations Mrs. White!!

(photo taken by Matt Clayton)
aren't they beautiful?!

Today my best friend is getting married. I could honestly not be more excited for her! She is going to be the most stunning bride and has found a dashing boy who absolutely adores her. They are so in love, completely perfect for each other, and so excited to start their lives together. There is only one thing wrong with this picture...... I am not there.
I know that may seem silly, but not being at my best friend's wedding feels so so wrong. The idea that I would miss her wedding actually almost kept me from coming to Jerusalem. I mean we have been talking about/planning our weddings since preschool. It breaks my heart not to be there to throw her a bachelorette party, cry when I see how gorgeous she looks in her dress, cry when I see her come out of the temple, cry at the wedding luncheon (haha basically the day would have involved a lot of tears, happy tears though), dance at her reception in my bridesmaid dress, and more than anything be there to support my best friend on the most important day of her life.

(I wish I had the pictures from our preschool days-they are classic!)

So even though I am not in person, I will definitely be there in spirit (and hopefully skype). I love you so much Claire and hope you have the most incredible day. Your friendship and example has meant more to me than you will ever know. You are one of the most amazing, kind, and beautiful people I have ever met. Your husband better know how lucky he is to have you as his wife and take good care of you-or he will have me to answer to!
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. White!


  1. lauren i found your blog through claires :) looks like you are having a fabo time out there! im so jealous! i would cry to if i wasnt at my best friends wedding.. i hope you get to skype! xoxo ash

  2. It was a beautiful day -- they are so happy! You were missed, but it was fun to see you on Skype! Can't believe how you girls are growing up, it was a little bittersweet for me:) Love you more!

  3. Sweet Lauren! You were certainly missed by bride and bride mama. It was as perfect a day as one could ever hope. Claire was stunning and glowing and Brandon was dashing and adoring. Thousands (really!) of pictures were taken, and I shall try to include an address where you may view just a few taken by Ann Lewis, the owner of the beautiful garden yard where the reception was held. Just a little overview, but it will give you a tiny glimpse into a day that was Claire, through and through. Can't wait to see you non-skyped!! I love you. Mama Thor

    That is just crazy long! hope it works! Let me know:

  4. Oh Lauren!
    This post brings tears to my eyes! Bah!! I love your blog! The pasta looks amazing, the bangles are darling, and your experiences look oh so special! I can't wait to see you! I miss you way tooooo much! COME HOME!!! Love you with all my heart!

    ~ Kait