One of my dear college friends got married yesterday. She is one of my fellow interior designer friends. Most people don’t realize how that type of major completely takes over your life but also creates very strong bonds with your classmates. It is not a major for the timid. Our class size dropped 50% from freshman year to our senior year. Only the strong survive. We spent countless hours in the architecture building (aka THE STUDIO) developing concepts, building models, drawing plans, elevations, axons, and perspectives. It was a building that we spent so much time in that we brought in beds, radios, tvs, mini fridges to help sustain our contained world. It was a place where your parents would call the building pay phone in order to reach you. (This was the mid to late nineties so cell phones were only used in a case of emergency.) I love my design friends dearly. We managed through the demanding work loads by talking, dancing, singing, etc while we worked and had some fantastic memories. There aren’t too many majors where you work through the night together and make food runs to Wawa at 3 am. Where you see people in the same outfit for days because they working so hard that they haven’t gone back to their room in lord knows how long. Where you have to go to the drugstore at 4 am for nail polish remover because one of the architects glues their hand to their roof. (Ryan, I am talking to you.) Where they come to wake you in your townhouse because they know you probably fell asleep while taking a shower and don’t want you to drown. We did not have the typical college experience that my husband experienced while at Penn State or the kind you see in the movies but I loved it just the same. When she first introduced me to her now husband, I knew she met THE ONE…you learn to read these things after years of “surviving the trenches together”. I am so happy that we have sustained our friendship over the years and to have been a part of her very special day.
I was not the hired photographer but offered to do some videotaping. However, I could not help but snap a few shots…it’s a sickness I tell you. The couple was beaming from ear to ear so it was very hard to resist capturing such joy. Plus when you bring together a bunch of college friends that don’t get to see each other as often as they would like and their kids are home with babysitters, it is a good time.
God Bless you both. We wish you a lifetime of happiness together.