beautiful bridesmaid alana and i met freshman year at mary washington. she sadly transferred away to north carolina after sophomore year but, fear not! our lovefest continued. she has been such a faithful friend fielding my late night panicky planning phone calls and even weathering bean’s wild and wonderful 21st with me last march. she’s the only veteran among my anthropologie-decked ranks and i was honored to serve as a bridesmaid in her 7-7-07 wedding to hubby jon. the happy couple live in raleigh very close to steve’s aunt, uncle and cousins so we are lucky enough to get to see them quite a bit. they are currently trying their darndest to suck us down to their ‘hood permanently after the wedding but only time will tell if we go from being college friends to bridesmaids to neighbors!