When we were ten years old and boys were still icky, my best friend and I vowed that if we ever married we'd be bridesmaids at each others' wedding.* That was twenty years ago and today I'm off to London for a few days to make good on an old promise. I know so much long haul travel inside a week is going to be killer but I couldn't be more excited to get to share this moment with her and her fantastic husband-to-be.

*The pact was updated in the late 90s to include a stipulation about choosing our own dress... I'll be wearing black knee-length Acne.