Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone’s weekend passed by super quickly! Ryan and I enjoyed our first date of our “Year of Dates” Christmas present we got eachother…more on that to come!
Last weekend, Ryan and I had the honor of spending the weekend across the river celebrating the marriage of amazing friends Josh and Rebekka.
Let me give you a little background information. You can also read more about Bekk here.
You see, Rebekka and I met the summer before we started University at the local watering hole in my small down. First impression wasn’t so good but somehow we exchanged numbers and our first week of University we met up for a meal! The rest was history! We spent countless hours in eachothers rooms venting, crying, laughing and sipping on Strawberry wine! I came home that Christmas from school telling my Mom all about my new friend. I even told her, “Mom, she is so going to be in my wedding one day. I can just tell. She is a forever friend”.
We clung to each other second year and this amazing girl took care of me one horrible time that I got super sick! She stayed with me all night in the emergency room! We confided in everything together. She was the sister I never had. We’d get ready to go out partying together, talking about boys, sharing clothes and having all night talk sessions!
I graduated before her but we still kept in contact and I made sure to go to our old University town to visit her as much as possible!
Fast forward to a couple of years ago. I was engaged and Bekk had been dating a wonderful guy for a long time. One day he approached me for my number. He was ready to pick out her engagement ring and he wanted my help to point him in the right direction of the perfect one.
Behind Bekks back we went shopping for her ring and I had to keep this secret from her for almost 2 months! It was soo hard! But Josh finally got down on one knee and she said yes!
This past summer, Bekk honored me by standing up at my wedding as one of my bridesmaids! She was there every step of the planning process way and our wedding wouldn’t have been the same without her there!
Last weekend, it was finally their turn to tie the knot! It was finally their big day and Ryan and I were over the moon excited for them!
The wedding was in a beautiful small church in her hometown just down the road from where her parents live!
Adorable flower girls.
Maid of Honor and sister of the bride.
I got goosebumps when I finally got to see the bride and her dad walk down the aisle! She made the most beautiful bride! With her dad tearing up and Bekks smile ear to ear, the groom looked at his future wife in awe as she came towards him.
Bekk had asked me to read at their wedding and I was so honored to do so! I was a little worried as I had to miss the rehearsal with the flu but it went well. Bekk and Josh signed the registry, kissed and they were finally husband and wife!
Outside the church, we waited for another glimpse of the wedding party before they headed off to take pictures! It was the most perfect (and surprisingly warm) winter day!
Ryan and I loaded up a bus with some of Rebekka’s relatives and headed to the reception hall! We had a blast on the way over with them! They are all so friendly and welcoming! Not that we were surprised. Both Rebekka and Joshs parents have always made us feel so at home and loved!
At a cozy and beautiful sugar bush we ate an amazing meal and toasted the bride and groom! The band was rocking and I eventually was dancing barefoot! The party was awesome!
What was the best part of their wedding? Seeing the happiness on my best friends face. Knowing that her dreams were coming true. Not only did Rebekka make a stunning bride but she is also one of the most beautiful people on the inside. She deserves all the happiness in the world, and more!
Congrats Rebekka and Josh! Wishing you both lots of love and laughter on this wonderful next step in your lives as husband and wife!