We survived freshman year and learned a lot about each other. I borrowed her sweater one weekend and accidentally shrunk it to infant size in the wash. She got me hooked on General Hospital. I puked in her trashcan and she didn't get mad at me when I didn't clean it out very well. She even made me the best mac and cheese ever when my hangover slowly carried into day #2. We watched the Columbine shootings unfold on the news. We ate cookie dough in the 6th floor lounge almost every Sunday morning. We helped wax each others eyebrows and curl each others hair along with our corner neighbor. We got to know each others friends, boyfriends, and siblings when they visited. We loved to people watch in the dining hall and never ran out of things to talk about. And then we started apartment hunting for the following year. That random roommate assignment turned into a sweet friendship and we lived together majority of our college years.
Fast forward to 2006 and Molly was a bridesmaid in my wedding. She provided comic relief, quick thinking, and a calm head as my mom and I ran around like crazy ladies.
I'm a sucker for weddings and it's quite appropriate that Molly and I used to regularly watch A Wedding Story on TLC in college. But when it's a dear friend that's the bride, the wedding is even more special, more fun. Her family is huge and they throw a great party. Her dad's side is Afghan, so the menu followed suit and was delicious delicious delicious. Her best friend, mom, and aunt made and decorated the wedding cake and her mother in law and sister in law grew the wild flowers that topped it. They also created all of the centerpieces and bridal party bouquets. Cousins gathered to do the girls' hair and makeup and Molly's brother officiated the ceremony. It was a true family affair and a few cultural traditions made it quite personal. The weather was sunny and breezy, so the outdoor ceremony was a smooth success. Molly's mom admitted that quite a few things didn't get done in the week leading up to the big day, but none of us noticed and I think everyone breathed easy when all was said and done.
The bride was beautiful, the groom handsome, the atmosphere sweet. Congratulations to the Mr. and Mrs!!!