Friday, January 22, 2010

Blog Friends in Real Life

You may remember a certain adorable blogger bride who looked a little like this:

Or this?

That's right! I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Ali Joy and her fiance, Chris, last night! Unfortunately Ali isn't blogging anymore, so it was so nice to be able to catch up on everything!  We've been facebook friends for awhile, and I found out she was going to be in Kansas City with Chris, so we decided to meet up and chat about life and our weddings of course (more just Ali and I, but Chris was so nice!). It was great meeting her, and I'm soo hoping she and Chris decide to move to KC - She said they'd been thinking about it and that they love the area. How fun would that be?!

(Yep, she dyed her hair!)

I wish all of my other blog friends didn't live so far away - I didn't realize just how fun meeting 'in real life' is! I never would have guessed how extremely rewarding blogging would be. I've met some great people I never would have met otherwise and the support, encouragement, and inspiration from other women going through the same things has been both helpful and valuable. Blogging has become so much more than just getting my ideas out so I don't forget them - Now I feel like you're all friends who love hearing/thinking/talking about weddings as much as I do! So thank you all for making the experience so wonderful and worthwhile!

Why do you blog? Have you had the chance to meet another bride blog friend 'in real life'?


  1. So fun!! I haven't met anyone in real life, but I'd love to :) I've emailed and gchatted with a few girls before and it's so fun.

    I'm curious to know why Ali isn't blogging anymore (but I'm sure that's her business that she has every right to keep to herself.) Hope she's ok :)

  2. @ Em - We'll all get to meet when we go to VEGAS, remember?! :) I think all of us in the midwest should meet up somewhere, though!

    Yea, there was a personal issue, but she's doing well!!

  3. That's cool! When I first started blogging, I never thought that it could also be a way of gaining new friends, but later on I realized that it can be. Since my blog is still new, I don't expect gaining new blog-friends at once..yet. But hopefully, as I continue working on it, and follow other blogs, I'd be able to get to that level. Thanks for that inspiring story. :-D

  4. I have yet to meet any bloggers in person yet, but I wouldn't mind it at all...I love all the inspiration and support that the (wedding) blogger world brings for us. How fun to get to meet up with an old (blogging) friend.

  5. I just met Miss Gator (of as we have friends in common and live in the same town (and spend most of the day only a block or two away from eachother!). She was super sweet and it was so nice to get to meet her.

    If any of you ladies ever road trip to Florida please give me a call! I'd be glad to meet up and you can always crash in our spare room :)


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