Dominique Albergo | West Palm Beach
This story starts all the way back in high school. I was a shy Sophomore, not entirely sure what I was doing in TV Production and Dom was a Junior who looked like she had this whole life thing figured out. Somehow I was welcomed into her group and we became instantly inseparable. We called ourselves the quadpod because that's just how cool we were, and spent weekend nights eating too much Carrabba's takeout and weekdays looking forward to our lunch period. Our friendship has been full of laughs, two people dance parties to strange songs, real talks about boys and love, cooking, wine, pretzel pizza dough (its a long story), and High School Musical sing alongs in the pool. Most recently that friendship story included a wedding.
Designing and planning for a friend comes with a whole additional set of emotions. At first you're flattered and excited beyond all reason, and then it sinks in that if you somehow let this person down on their wedding day you could lose all of those years of friendship. Weddings are stressful, they conjure up a lot of emotion and things become a bit more heightened and sensitive. But if anything it made our friendship that much stronger and gave me an extra excuse to send texts and life updates to one of my closest friends. I'm forever grateful for my chosen career path and it is made even sweeter and more rewarding when it is all for a friend's big day.