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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Now Introducing... The Breedens

CSAA Family

Roshaunda and her sweet love, Melvin, said "I Do" a few weeks ago in Raleigh-Durham, NC. Ro and I met at UGA while we were in grad school together. We initially bonded over our southern lady qualities but I grew to love and respect her for way more than her fabulous outfits. I have the deepest respect for her and value our friendship a great deal. Ro sees through the smoke and takes people for who they are - I am pretty fond of this!

The Breedens

In grad school, she reconnected with a college friend and they quickly became a family. I could not be happier for them and felt honored to be able to be a part of their day. I was so touched by their vows, even had the tears to prove it. Ro's vows especially resonated with me because what she said was so simple, honest and incredibly powerful. She said some like... I love you and know that you will always love me and take care of me, thank you for always being in my corner. Isn't that what it is really about?

Waiting on the beautiful bride!

As a bonus, we were able to have a mini grad school reunion. I could never express how much my cohort impacted my life. I cherish these people in such a deep way and love any time that I am able to spend with them. Joan and I got to spend a little extra time together with a trip to Waffle House and a sleepover which was definitely a special treat.

Me & Joansie

We also got to meet E's fiance. Leave it to Joan to bring it to reality. I am pretty sure Matt's introduction to the group went something like, "You better take care of our girl or we will roll up on you. You know we used to go to the shooting range after class." Classic. Welcome to the Family, Matt!

Matt & E

Best wedding food.. Ever!

Great, great weekend filled with lots of love and laughter. I'm excited for the next time CSAA is together!

1 comment:

JNC said...

*tears* Jessica, this was awesome. Thank you for writing it! I love you too and was so happy to be in it and with my friends. I'm touched...