The MVP's (Most Valuable Partiers)
TARYN'S BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS
Erika and Taryn met at UC Santa Cruz in a molecular biology class. They soon discovered that they had both applied for the same college internship and out of 500 people were 2 of the 5 people to be accepted. They quickly grew closer together as they realized they had similar passions in cheesy romance movies, shopping, tequila, long nights of dancing and, of course, science. Erika and Taryn have seen one another through once in a lifetime moments and there is no way Taryn could possibly NOT have her by her side for her big day.
Roe and Taryn were paired together as coworkers at Taryn's first real job out of college. Roe's work experience and "mother hen" approach helped guide Taryn through her job experience, but it was clear that from the beginning, Roe was unlike other girls. Along with Jennie Tung, a Trifecta of Bitchachos was formed. The Dream Team, You Can't Sit With Us, No Pants Crew. Many Lechons later, Roe is one of Taryn's most trusted confidants and she wouldn't have her big day without Roe by her side.
Jennie actually interviewed Taryn at her first real job out of college. Jennie recalls wondering, "What the heck is this girl's ethnicity? Her last name looks Spanish, but she's got freckles?!" After Taryn was given the job, the racial confusions continued as Taryn accidentally ran a cart into a door frame and jokingly said to Jennie, "Sorry- asian driver". Of course Taryn cursed herself under her breath as she realized she just insulted her newly formed coworker, whilst Jennie realized that Taryn was going to be a keeper. Our off-beat sense of humor and blossoming garden of "no-fucks" have helped us form a unique and trusting friendship. Jennie's fighter antics and bouts of rage quite nicely compliment Taryn's timebombly-ness. Taryn wouldn't have her big event without her Taiwanese firecracker.
Jess Michie landed on Taryn's lap as an eager intern. Jess was only a third year in "Uni", traveling abroad from the UK to the United States for an entire year to tackle the sciences in industry. Taryn was to be her mentor. The science came easy for Jess, as she proved to be an amazing scientist and is now going on the get her Ph.D. in Australia! However, in one year's time, while Taryn showed Jess the Californian-American ways of delicious Mexican food, baseball games and beer, Jess actually taught Taryn important lessons about life, love and friendship! Though miles apart, there isn't a day Taryn doesn't think about her BBG and how her big day wouldn't be "proper" without Jess by her side.
THE GENTLEMANLY GROOMSMEN