So, I did something a bit more differently than the typical bride. I decided to have a maid of honor (Ali) and a matron of honor (Kellie). Both of these ladies are extremely important to me, and I want you to know that too! Together they will be working together as a team to keep this functional bride sane through the wedding planning process. This blog is dedicated to their awesomeness! Thanks girls for being with me through all different walks of life. You both mean the world to me!
Maid of Honor
The two of us spent ALL of our childhood traveling back and forth across the country. For school, we spent most of our time in Kentucky with our mom; for holidays (most of the time) we would travel to California to spend those times with our dad and grandparents. Needless to say, Ali and I spent nearly every waking moment together. For over 10 years we shared a bedroom room together. I would keep my light on every night and read for hours while Ali complained until she fell asleep. Even at school, we would find our way together—especially, when we played soccer.
We’ve always watched each other’s backs, and we can depend on each other. Together we were always a team. Together we always managed to figure out those difficult moments growing up. And, for everything we’ve been through together, I will always be grateful.
Matron of Honor
Kellie Conway Edson has been a really good friend of mine since junior year of high school. If it weren’t for Kellie, adjusting to a new school would have been an absolute nightmare. After moving, I didn’t intend to join band class because I didn’t want to receive the “dork” label right off the bat. It was only a matter of time though... Kellie managed to find me within the first week of school. And, within that week, she somehow got me to join band as well as introduce me to Ryan. I was so lucky to have found Kellie at Truckee High School.
Kellie has always gotten me to stretch my wings and RELAX. I can be serious and enjoy myself simultaneously when I’m spending time with her and I LOVE IT. Thank you Kellie! Interestingly, Kellie and I both chose to be English majors in college (writing, reading and literary discussion has always been a common addiction).
You can also call Kellie the “match maker” and give her all the credit for getting Ryan and me together. So, make sure you give her a big hug and a kiss. Kellie is a rock star!
Interesting Facts about these lovely ladies:
1. Kellie’s given name is Joy. She gets her name by her middle name Kellien.
2. Ali shares the same birthday with Ryan and Toby—July 6th.
3. Ali hates soda.
4. Kellie played the saxophone in high school. She proceeded to teach music lessons for most of her college years.
5. Ali knows how to make you laugh. She has an awesome sense of humor.
6. Kellie is a Zumba instructor!
7. Ali and Kellie are both softball girls.
8. Kellie is a vegetarian. You go girl!
9. Ali is an animal lover! Boston the dog is always by her side.
10. Kellie is also an animal lover! She has two kitties at home—Bunny and Bert.