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there's nothing like a good wedding, especially a best friend's wedding. my lovely miss lisa will become a mrs this friday, and to say i am excited is an understatement.

lisa and i go way back.  

back when lisa didn't own a brush (no joke)
                               
                               or wear blusher.

back when i cut all my hair off after a bad dye job

                               and wore orange blusher
                               (yes orange! it said coral but who was i kidding, it was orange).

back when we would drink anything with wine on the label and take vodka shots from an egg cup not too dissimilar to this one...


i know, i know, the word you are looking for is classy.

god have we laughed over the years, and still do.

i could write all day sharing funny stories.

but i ain't got all day. this bridesmaid has gotta get her pamper on.

what i will share with you though is back in those days, lisa made edinburgh home for me. not claire the girlfriend to michael home, but claire the girl with a life outside her boyfriend home. does that make sense? probably only to me ;) i can't thank her enough for that.

the few friends i had in edinburgh at the time were actors and often our schedules meant we didn't see each other very much. i loved being with michael but in truth i was lonely. i wasn't used to having to rely on my boyfriend's social life in order for me to have one. i 'm a big believer that a good relationship is one where you build a life together but don't always have to live in each others pockets. 

and living in michael's pocket i was.

until one day i got a phone call. it was lisa saying she was back from travelling and looking to move back up to edinburgh, and did i know of anyone who was looking for a flatmate. hell yes i did.

the rest as they say is history.

five years ago (feels like five minutes ago) lisa broke the news to me that she would be moving to leeds for a new job. i acted as any good friend would which was congratulate her and support her decision (okay so i maybe cried and asked her more than once was she absolutely sure ;).

that decision led her to meet her future husband. 

i am so, so proud of you, lisa.

for taking that chance and moving somewhere new, i know how scary it must have been. seeing you happy with your little family now makes missing you a lot easier.

so let the celebrating begin.

lisa loved the hangers i did for my friend so asked me to make one for her wedding dress (total honour) and for the bridesmaids. for lisa's hanger i went for the to have and to hold quote, and for each of the bridesmaids i went with lyrics from bob dylan's 'make you feel my love', which i will be singing on the wedding day (eek!!). wish me luck, it's been a while since i've sang in front of an audience and i'm well aware that caleb doesn't count.


love you lisa!! xxx
like i said...classy :)


*purple puffin is were i got the image of that handsome sheep.

8 comments

  1. Oh, this is an exciting time for you indeed! You're in for a fun weekend. Your friend sounds like a wonderful person to have in your life.

    And the hangars you made are so nice,

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    1. thanks loulou!
      she really is, it was an incredible weekend. i want to do it all over again!!

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  2. Eeeeek I hope you had a wonderful day! This post melted my heart, what would we do without solid girlfriends?! I hope your friend had the most amazing day- hopefully there will be pictures?? ;)

    Your hangers are literally awesome as well.

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    1. thanks jess!
      it was the best weekend ever. i'd be totally lost without my good friends.
      i didn't take many pics on the day, didn't want to miss it hiding behind a camera. hopefully get my hands on some though :)

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  3. taking shots out of that sheep thing is hilarious haha
    and those hangers are awesome!!!

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    1. thanks katie!
      classy huh! ah those where the days ha ha :)

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  4. That is such a lovely post. Those friends who know everything about us are the best. hope you had fantastic time at the wedding!!

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    1. we did! nothing quite like watching good friends get married. such good times!

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