COUNTRY ENGAGEMENT, NEWTON NJ: JOE + BRIANNE

We've known each other since the 4th grade...

In 4th grade, we teamed up on every class assignment. In 5th grade, we dressed up as Romans to present our sun dials at the science fair - togas and baby powder in our hair (that surely didn't help our popularity!). In 6th grade, we swam at her grandma's/aunt's pools almost every day while day dreaming about Leonardo DiCaprio and Devon Sawa. In 7th grade, we spent hours dreaming about what it will be like to be 8th graders. In 8th grade, we spent hours drawing our perfect wedding gowns, our perfect grooms, and our perfect future homes.

All through high school we gushed over who we thought was the "hottest" - and I'm pretty sure we have our top 10 list lying around somewhere! We got giddy when we liked someone new, and we got sad when we realized how awful they really were.

We wondered if we would ever find "our guys."

We knew our chances with Leo and Devon were pretty slim. But this year...this wonderful year...is the year my best friend has found her Mister.  Brianne (Bree, Bee, BZ, Breezy, Biffle, Beans, Ber-ner-ner-ner), you have been there for all of my moments. You liked me even when I still had a horrible afro and all my "baby fat." You let me play the Sims on your computer when no one else would. We invented a whole new way to play UNO (just split the deck and leave one card in the discard pile duh!).  We passed notes between almost every class in high school (I still have a whole box full in my closet somewhere). We wasted who-knows-how-much gas money driving around, windows down, music blaring...inventing dances for every song that played!

You cried with me when I tried on my wedding dress, and came with me to every fitting. You listened to all of the ways I fell in love with him. You came with me to every silly bridal expo, and signed my name up for all the prizes. You helped me put on my dress, told me how proud you were and that I was the most beautiful bride you ever saw. You stood next to me every step of the way, and you will always be my BFF4EAEAEAE.

And now, I get my chance to be there for you.

You are the most adorable, fun, loving, kind and sweet person I know. Joey, you are the luckiest man alive to have my BreeBee.  And she is luckiest girl to have you. Especially since your last name starts with 'Z' - she will legally be "BZ" now!! Thank  you for that!  So, my first duty as your Maid of Honor was to document your love with some gorgeous engagement photos. I am so so unbelievably happy that you have found "your guy!" I love you!