Posted in Lifestyle
on October 10, 2013

258410_1803460444307_2877798_oWell we are now just two days away from my older sister’s BIG DAY. Life has been so busy lately, I’ve barely had a moment to process what is actually happening. Yesterday it finally hit me that this is HAPPENING not in a year, or even a few months, but in a couple days! I’m feeling rather emotional and reminiscent.

My sister has and always will be a role model to me. Whether it was following her lead to get in trouble when we were little, begging our dad to let us get a cat (and then a few years later a dog) or figuring out what life was all about after high school, I could always count on her for advice.

Last night before bed, I grabbed a blank sheet of paper to start writing my maid of honor speech. It has been one of those little stresses on my mind lately, like hey maybe I should figure out what I’m going to say because I don’t want to be blabbing and boring her and her fiance’s friends and family to death. I think staring at that blank page of paper made this huge life event seem very real to me. I am so excited for her, so glad she’s found someone to spend the rest of her life with, and with that memories of when we were younger started flowing through my mind because I realized after this weekend, our family will be different.

On Saturday, she becomes a wife. On Saturday, our family grows by one. On Saturday, I gain a brother. All of this has made me very emotional and I don’t know why. Why do people cry at weddings?! They are a celebration after all, but I already know I am going to be a mess at her ceremony and when I give the speech. I love her to pieces and even though we have had our share of fights and disagreements, my heart is so happy for her. She deserves the best and I know that’s what my soon to be brother-in-law will give her, and we are all happy to welcome him into our family.

Sister, I am so overly emotional and thrilled for you! Thank you for being such a huge influence and supportive person in my life. I am happy to be your maid of honor and support you not only through your big life celebration, but continued on in your future. I love you!


  • Reply Always Maylee

    Yay it’s finally here. Congrats to your sister. It’s going to be an amazing weekend! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    October 10, 2013 at 11:06 AM
  • Reply Ginny

    Such exciting time! I’m sure Saturday will be perfect for all of you :)

    October 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM
  • Reply ash

    You are so sweet! congrats to your sister! Have fun on the big day!

    October 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM
  • Reply two birds

    so sweet! congrats to her!!! have fun this weekend!

    October 10, 2013 at 11:36 AM
  • Reply Lindsey PS

    Awww…. gotta love sisters. I’m so glad I have 2 in my life.

    October 10, 2013 at 12:21 PM
  • Reply Meredith

    This is so sweet Rachel…I have two sisters, and I understand the emotion. Seems like you guys have a great relationship…I’m sure this weekend is going to be fabulous for your family.

    October 10, 2013 at 1:03 PM
  • Reply Bethie the Boo

    Weddings are SO emotional – both in a happy sense but in a melancholy sense too – perfectly normal! Especially for as close as it sounds like the two of you are! I hope it all goes well – I look forward to seeing pictures!

    October 10, 2013 at 1:08 PM
  • Reply Kaitlyn Trampel

    CRYING. LOVE YOU! Can't believe the big day is here so soon. CAN'T WAIT TO CELEBRATE!

    October 10, 2013 at 6:33 PM
  • Reply Alyssa

    So sweet–have such a blast celebrating this weekend!

    October 10, 2013 at 2:17 PM
  • Reply Ashley

    Aww, this is so sweet, Rachel! Have a lovely time at the wedding- and KILL IT during the MOH speech! I’m sure you’ll knock it out of the park. :)


    October 10, 2013 at 2:32 PM
  • Reply Deanne Castro

    Congrats to your sister!


    Deanne Castro

    October 10, 2013 at 3:11 PM
  • Reply Rachel

    Can’t wait to see photos and hear all about it!

    October 10, 2013 at 7:16 PM
  • Reply Diana Marks

    your are very sweet! congrats to your sister!
    LA By Diana

    October 10, 2013 at 9:56 PM
  • Reply Jen

    Oh my gosh, that’s so exciting! Cherish every moment of the big day as it will pass crazy fast for both you and your sister! Make sure you have a few moments alone with her before the ceremony, it’s such a special time and a memory that you will look back on forever! Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo jen
    Pearls & Lace

    October 11, 2013 at 1:00 AM
  • Reply Nnenna

    Awww, how exciting! I hope your sister has the loveliest wedding and I can’t wait to see pics.

    October 11, 2013 at 10:08 AM
  • Reply Lauren

    This was so sweet. Hope you have an amazing time celebrating your sister!

    October 11, 2013 at 11:03 AM
  • Reply Brynn

    Congratulations to your sister! Weddings are so fun :)

    October 11, 2013 at 11:42 AM
  • Reply Leigh

    So sweet! Congrats to your sister!

    October 11, 2013 at 12:53 PM
  • Reply Rachel Trampel

    Love you babes :)

    October 14, 2013 at 1:45 PM
  • Reply maya

    YAY! I can’t wait to see the photos! Hope you had fun :)

    October 14, 2013 at 8:55 PM
  • Reply Jacy

    This was so sweet!! My best friend got married weekend before last and it was extremely emotional. I hope the wedding weekend went well – and I know you looked gorgeous too!

    October 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM
  • Reply Sharon

    What a sweet post! Have a wonderful time at the wedding…I can’t wait to see photos!

    The Tiny Heart

    October 16, 2013 at 8:42 AM
  • Reply Red Tag Chic Los Angeles

    Awwwww what a sweet post…..I’m with you on being so emotional on your sister’s big day. It’s not easy to let go of a sister!


    October 16, 2013 at 11:18 PM
  • Reply Cassandra Too

    I love the relationship you have with your sister. Congratulations to your sister and your family. 😀

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    October 17, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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