My Best Friend’s Wedding

This past weekend was spent in a small Texas town called Dripping Springs. There, a beautiful young bride named Paula (also known as BCB, P-Dids, PAM of TAM KAM & PAM, etc..) wed a sweethearted groom from Chicago who captured her heart. The bride is one of my very best friends, and I had the privilege and honor of being one of her bridesmaids on her special day.

Paula and I have been fast friends ever since our middle school days, bonding over our mutual adoration of the boy band HANSON, pouring over the pages of Teen Beat and YM. Many a slumber party were spent in her house’s guest bedroom, aka the-comfiest-bed-ever, where try as we may, we could never make it through The Shining from start to finish. (One day, Paula!! One day!)

The bride got ready at the venue’s bridal suite, where we primped and fluffed and oohed and aahed like all good girlfriends do when placed in one room together.

Tracy had her hair done first – so pretty!

I went for one of Carrie Underwood’s red carpet looks. So Carrie, isn’t it?!

Ahh, I loved it. It was such an elegant updo. I felt like a beauty queen and country star all rolled into one.

Well, maybe only for a second. Then it was quickly back to my plain-jane goofy old self. Tracy too.

Tracy and the bride’s cousin Deborah brushed their teeth squeaky clean and got ready for makeup – whether it was professional or self-applied, every girl ended up looking naturally gorgeous.

Case in point: the bride’s big sis (and matron of honor!) Erica.

Could this gown BE any prettier?

Time for Bride’s makeup!

Ever on a budget, even though I splurged last-minute with professional updo, I opted to do my own makeup. I always like how I do it better than anyone else does on me. You know what they say about wanting something done right?! Yeah, I’m the spokeswoman for the Type A club.

Finally – the one you’ve been waiting for – the bridesmaid dress unveiled (no pun intended)! The dress is Alfred Angelo. Isn’t it so purdy?

BCBs 4 EVA!!!!!!

What a glowing bride. It’s like trying to stand next to the sun.

See what I mean?

Congratulations, Paula & Michael. Thank you for letting me take pictures here and there during your special day, and thank you for letting me be a part of it. Consider this my wedding toast to you, the beautiful couple; this way, you can look back on it whenever you like! I know you are having a blast in Costa Rica right now – get a tan for me! Love you both!

Paula & Michael Kingsley
November 6, 2010

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  1. 11.09.2010 / 8:36 am

    Congrats to you friend. She is indeed glowing and you are looking lovely too! 🙂

  2. 11.09.2010 / 9:36 am

    Oh my gosh, Kristina – you look stunning!!! You did your own make-up??? Will you come do mine??? WOW. Gorgeous color dress on you, too. So pretty.Have you seen my new blogging adventure? What do you think?

  3. 11.09.2010 / 9:59 am

    Beautiful photos, everyones hair looks amazing and of course the dresses are incredible.
    But what I really love is your pink plaid shirt! I think I need one just like it.

    • 11.09.2010 / 5:20 pm

      Christy – you can totally snag one at Target, they might still have some, mine can't be more than a month old!

  4. 11.09.2010 / 11:01 am

    What a lovely post! Beautiful bride, great pictures! ~

  5. 11.09.2010 / 3:15 pm

    Everyone looks beautiful!
    I especially love the ruching on the bridesmaid dress and the brides dress is so pretty!

    (Love that plaid shirt – where did you get it??)

    • 11.09.2010 / 5:19 pm

      Hey Julie! It's from Target!!

  6. 11.09.2010 / 4:27 pm

    You look so pretty in these photos! Love the new header and buttons at the top also! So cute!

  7. 11.09.2010 / 4:37 pm

    So pretty!!! I love your hair-do! And omg I was bug Hanson fan too haha! Undercover though, so don't tell anyone 😉

  8. 11.09.2010 / 6:08 pm

    love your hair! and the color of your dress is beautiful!

  9. 11.10.2010 / 1:37 am

    o wow what a beautiful bride … and love the bridesmaid dress too!! blue always looked so lovely on you~~ glad you had such a great time!!now … when are we getting together girl~~~ i have yet to c you!!!

    • 11.10.2010 / 1:38 am

      How about Thursday or Friday?? 🙂

      • 11.10.2010 / 3:49 am

        let me which day!! i am free on either one =)

  10. Natalie
    11.10.2010 / 6:02 am

    You all look stunning! That sweetheart neckline is so flattering.
    (Big up tops for the Hanson love. My girlfriends and I see them EVERY time they come through Chicago.)

  11. 11.10.2010 / 6:03 pm

    Her dress is beautiful! … and I agree with you on doing your own makeup! 🙂

  12. 11.11.2010 / 1:02 pm

    you look absolutely incredible in this blueish-purple dress … like WOW …. for real 🙂
    but the shirt is too cute as well 🙂

    nice 🙂

  13. 11.15.2010 / 10:01 am

    This is the great blog, I'm reading them for a while, thanks for the new posts!

  14. 12.05.2010 / 4:38 pm

    Yes I must say the blue dress is ridiculous beautiful also, and I agree with the top that its always best to do your own makeup if you can.

  15. […] one! One from me, and one from my uber-stylish, Burberry-loving best friend, Tracy (seen here & here), whom I've known since the first day of 3rd grade (we met in homeroom). Thank you to Paul for […]

  16. 03.05.2011 / 9:13 am

    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Lauren
    08.26.2011 / 11:59 pm


    What colour is ur alfred angelo bridesmaid dress?

    Regards, Lauren

  18. 09.15.2011 / 4:06 am

    @Lauren, you said “What colour is ur alfred angelo bridesmaid dress?”

    It looks like sort of a Sapphire or Persian blue. Looks so satiny. Those dresses in the pics are absolutely gorgeous. Congrats to the best friend.

    Kristina, I’d love to know what color blue the dresses were myself now just to see if I was close :o)


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