- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Bride and I are college friends from Alma Mater. We’ve been friends for nine years now, and in that time we’ve developed a friendship that I treasure deeply.
Now, I’d like to tell you a little story about nachos.
Bride and I met during our first semester of college. I knew she would make a great friend because she radiated kindness, sincerity and happiness, but the moment I knew we were on the road to truly wonderful friendship was when we discovered our shared love of Mexican food. Bride and I we were hanging out in her dorm room one afternoon and she introduced me to her signature study break snack: nachos made with tortilla chips and cheese in the dorm’s mini microwave! Looking back on it now, I realize that we had a lot to learn in the way of culinary skills, but I admired her ingenuity and in the months that followed, we shared many laughs and great conversations over those plates of nachos.
Coincidently, ours wasn’t the only relationship that began over a plate of shared nachos. Bride and Groom met in Boston on Marathon Monday of 2007. Bride and I, along with some of our other girlfriends, had gone to our favorite Mexican restaurant have dinner after watching the Boston Marathon. While there, Bride was introduced to Groom by a mutual friend, and before long they were sitting side by side, chatting away and sharing a plate of nachos. Groom, you couldn’t have known it then, but I think that was the moment that you began to win Bride’s heart.
Bride and I lived together for the remainder of our college years, and it was during that time that Bride came to be my closest friend, my confidant, and my chosen sister. Bride was always a thoughtful, generous, and fun-loving friend – she brought me soup when I had the flu, threw me a surprise 21st birthday party, allowed me to fill our apartment with an endless rotation of elementary school craft projects during my semester student teaching, and even took the time to meticulously foldand organize my mountain of clothes so they’d fit into my tiny dresser.
Gone now are the college days of dancing to “Call on Me” with 80’s inspired side ponytails and encouraging each other through late night study sessions, but what remains is my most treasured friendship. Even though we no longer share an apartment and are now separated by many miles across several states, our friendship remains as strong and steadfast as ever.
Together we’ve celebrated many extraordinary moments – birthdays, holidays, engagements, graduations, job offers and first homes. And now, we are here today to celebrate one of the happiest days of your life – the day you marry the love of your life and move from being a miss to a misses.
Bride, it has been an honor and a privilege to call you my friend. As you embark on this new chapter of your life together, know that I will always be here for you , and that I wish you and Groom all the best.
So, with that, I would like to propose a toast. Everyone, please raise your glasses…here’s to our bride and groom, to love, and to friendship. Cheers!