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Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Other Jennifer Fabulous



My sister is getting married.

Well, not my REAL sister, but one of my oldest and dearest friends.

Her name is Jenn. She lives four hours away in another state. She's freaking AMAZING.

I still remember the first time we met. We were in middle school, sitting at the same table during lunch, and our first real conversation involved one of her school assignments. It was something to do with writing a letter to a fake family, I believe. I introduced myself by suggesting that she actually send the letter to the address written in the textbook. I told her with my naive 13-year-old confidence that if the family was actually real and she got a response back, her English teacher would give her extra credit and she would be a school legend. Well, we actually mailed the letter to the Smith family at their address (I think it was 123 Main Street, Greenwich, Connecticut). We never got a response, of course. But a sisterhood had blossomed.



We quickly became known as the Two Jennifers. We were the same height, had the same sense of humor, and the same personality. She was the blond version, I was the racially ambiguous one.



Junior year of high school, I was rudely transported by my family to Ohio (14 hours away). Jenn and I kept in touch through e-mail, phone calls, and the occasional snail mail.

When I moved closer to my old hometown, however, we started visiting each other more often and regained our closeness.

...and now she's getting married.

This isn't strange. I'm 26 and have loads of friends already hitched. But it still feels weird to me. It seems like yesterday when we were giggling at sleepovers about what our weddings would be like. When we fantasized about who those future husbands would be. When we promised each other that we would be bridesmaids in each other's weddings. When we promised our kids would grow up like cousins.

And now it's actually begun. Reality is sinking in.

I'm nervous for Jenn, but I'm also really excited. After all, I'm not LOSING her. I'm just going to be sharing her with the man of her dreams. That makes me happy. But I guess this action sort of symbolizes, or cements, our adulthood.

We're not kids anymore...



I'm actually going to be out of town for the wedding for the next few days, so I won't be posting anything new until Monday. It will probably be lots of photos of the wedding, plus any crazy stories about my bridesmaid adventures. (If I'm drunk enough at the reception, I'm sure there will be PLENTY of things to share).

Have a great weekend!

43 comments:

tanvii.com said...

Such amazing pictures of you two! Congrats on the wedding to your friend! Have loads of fun and see you back, soon!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

What a fond remembrance.

Great pics of you two. Wish her luck from me.

Kimia Kline said...

can't wait to see pics from her wedding :) you guys are so cute together.

btd. said...

I really love the last picture. Wow, I hope I can stay good friends with all my close friends I have now. Have fun at the wedding!

Christopher said...

those pictures are way too adorable

indianmakeupways said...

wow jennifer! u & ur friend looks lovely in all the pics. hey even I have a a best friend who is like a sis. she is rt now in brooklyn and we were room mates for 7 yrs! I miss her lots at times....but she is preparing for entrance examination for getting into further studies(specialisation in medicine)...so wont be able to meet her anytime soon....but u sure brought back some lovely memories with this post. have fun on her wedding!

Josie said...

You two are ADORABLE! Can't wait to hear all about the wedding!
xo Josie
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Barry said...

Wow look at you in these photos, all not-growed-up. :)

Have fun at the wedding!

xx

Vivek Nanda said...

Hey many congratulations to you and your friend. Have a wonderful time at the wedding and post pictures here. Take Care

mariahsmile said...

congrats to your sister :-) makes me think of when I met my bestest friends in middle school and how close we still are even though we are positioned so far away. have fun being a bridesmaid! i can't wait to hear about it!

Lucie said...

Congratulations to your sister. you two are adorable!

x

The Owl's Closet said...

LOL!! You are too funny! Loved that story about the fake family:D What an amazing friendship you guys have! I feel ya, it's definitely that season in our lives:) Congrats to your friend and have a great time!

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Vintage Vixen said...

What a lovely post, the pictures of the pair of you together are just so joyful and lovely.
Have a brilliant time at the wedding. I'm with you, I can't believe some of my friends are married, I still think I'm far too young for all that stuff (and I'm nearly 44) xxx

Vikki said...

Hi Jen!
Love this post, it's so cute and the pictures just add to the cuteness!!

We are the same age then!!! I take it you were born in 1984?

Thank you for the lovely comments you always write on my blog, you are the sweetest ever.

Much love,
Vikki

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Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

This is such a cute story and gorgeous photos together too! That last one is especially amazing. Congrats to her!


Rachel

Leia said...

How lovely that you two have ben friends for so long! Congratulations to her. Hope you enjoy yourself at the wedding! :)

Leia

daisychain said...

What a heartwarming post,
massive congratulations to her!

FashionJazz said...

Stunning picture hun! Looking forward to seeing the pics! xx

Sherin said...

Congrats to Jenn. Have fun at the weding and can't wait to see what you wear.

And those pictures of you 2 are so amazing.

TOPCOAT said...

You two are adorable, congrats to your sister ;) xxxx

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, the two of you are absolutely adorbs! I hope that you have a fabulous time at the wedding, Jennifer!! :)

Couture Carrie said...

So exciting!
Love these pics!

xoxox,
CC

Tights Lover said...

Great post. I loved the photos too, they went so well with the story! Congrats to Jenn, and I'm sure you'll have a great time at the wedding!

ps. I'm looking forward to seeing my post on Wednesday!

Venus In Virgo said...

Awww, that was so sweet. its nice you grew up together and still have maintained a friendship! Congrats on your wedding Jenn! I cant wait to hear all about it. Have fun! XOXO

A BRIT GREEK said...

Aww, such amazing piccies of the two of you!
Congrats to her and her big day! Have fun too! Wedding days seem to fly by so quickly!
x.o.x.o

SMASH said...

Ahhh congrats to blonde Jennifer! The photo of you two in middle school is PRICELESS, I think I have a very similar photo (I the racially ambigious friend)with some of my gal pals. Friends getting married is always the weirdest thing.

xx
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fhen said...

oh my it is so amaznig to see the real friendship of that long time
i wish you two all the best
and congratulations for her marriage!
xoxo

Natalie Suarez said...

such cute pics! i love it! :)

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LOOK OF STYLE said...

fabulous both!! :)

a lot of kisses,Elena
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Marella said...

Hi!You have such a lovely blog! New follower! I hope you'll follow me back? ;) Kiss

Becky Regina said...

Super cute photos of you two ! You look adorable ! Congrats for your friend , have a great bridesmaid moment ! :D

Dina's Days said...

ok first of all, that story is hilarious. Second of all, I used to stick those stickers on my pictures too. And third of all, congrats, congrats! Have a blast!

jamie-lee said...

OMG you are both gorgeous! I loved reading about how your friendship blossomed :) Have fun at her wedding! xx

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gleenn said...

These are very cute photos! Congratulations to your friends' wedding. I wish her the best. :)

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Audrey Allure said...

That's so sweet you both kept in touch - such wonderful photos! Congrats to her, and have fun at the wedding! :)

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i love the photo with the yellow dresses. congrats to Jenn!

this was a super fun post to read. too bad about not getting a response from that letter. :)

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taylor said...

cute post!! so fun!! ; )


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xx

taylor said...

cute post!! so fun!! ; )


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xx

Hope Adela said...

awesome! congratuations to your friend! i can't wait to see pictures! =)

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Hope you had a blast and that you;ll share pics! :)

Sydnie said...

These are the greatest pictures of you two! You're both gorgeous. Good luck at the wedding! You're such a great friend with amazing support!

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Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh how cute!! COngrats to her & Best wishes!! Look at you younger!! That's soo cool that you have all the memories! =)

Kellie W. said...

Congratulations to your friend! I hope you both have an amazing time at the wedding!! <3