Marina and Michelle met in junior high and have been friends ever since. They consider each other sisters. Michelle is one of the most fun-loving and sweetest people in Marina's life and when the two of them are together, the laughter is endless; they were actually nicknamed the 'giggle twins' by their high school english teacher. They are always there for each other, ready to listen and offer advice. Michelle is now a doctor and Marina is very proud of everything Michelle has accomplished. She couldn't be happier to have Michelle be her Maid of Honor.
Marina met Crissy in college, and they instantly formed a life-long bond. When on break from class, they could be found at Paolo's pizza gossiping about people in their class as well as their roommates, or watching the Simpsons. They both love to twirl and mmmm purple. I choo-choo-choose her to be my bridesmaid! Crissy is now a mother of the two cutest boys on the planet and works as a wedding photographer. Aside from being her bridesmaid, Marina is super excited to have Crissy do her engagement photos!
One of the earliest memories Marina has of her and Alla was when they went to a Halloween party at Penn State, visiting their friend Max. Alla was dressed as an army chick and Marina was Shirley Manson. That was the beginning of a beautiful friendhsip. Alla and Marina are both Geminis and definitely fit their astrological profiles. They've been through tons of adventures together and have shared many laughs. They love going camping, snowboarding and traveling.
Sasha is one of Marina's oldest friends since coming to America. They spent most of their time as kids playing outside and in their tree house. When Sasha was at her overnight camp, her and Marina would write to each other regularly and Marina has kept all those letters. To this day, they share a mutual love for sushi and trying out new restaurants. They never miss Restaurant Week or an opportunity to see a show or have a girl's night out. Marina and Sasha have been there for each other during the hard times, helped each other with boy problems and always found a way to cheer each other up.
Even though Marina and Jen went to high school together, they didn't become good friends until a few years ago. Their friendship originated during a weekly sushi night they attended with a few of their friends. Marina and Jen love going out in the city as well as staying in and playing board games and trivial pursuit. Jen is a huge fan of game shows and we might actualy see her on one of them in the near future! Jen is also currently planning her own wedding, and Marina loves sharing this experience together with her.
Lizz is Steve's sister and Marina couldn't be happier to get Lizz as her sister too (something she's always wanted)! Marina and Lizz instantly cliqued as soon as they met and always have a great time together. Marina loves Lizz's unique pesonality, her funny voices, her extreme love and kindness to animals, and how she always makes her laugh. She is excited to see what kind of shenanigans they'll get into in the future.