- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
I’m in quite the pickle as my friend has asked me to do a speech at her wedding since her Maid/Matron of Honor sister (only 15) doesn’t feel comfortable doing it. The only thing is, it is this Saturday! I haven’t every witnessed any toasts at a wedding and I’m a little nervous to say the least. After looking through all the posts (thanks, bees, for the inspiration!), this is what I’ve come up with. Please let me know what you think so I can tweak it before Saturday! Thanks!
I would also like to say a few words. Let me start by saying, Bride, you look absolutely gorgeous tonight and I am honored that I was able to stand by your side to witness such an important day.
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is _____ ______ and I have known Bride for as long as I can remember. I believe 9/10 of my childhood was spent in her presence and the 1/10 that wasn’t was only because our moms had gotten so fed up with our orneriness and decided to seperate us for a few days.
I have shared many life experiences with this awesome girl. She has served many roles including my partner in the three-legged race, my fellow beanie baby obsessor, my dance partner when N*Sync, the Backstreet Boys and the Spice Girls were blaring in the background, a hand to squeeze the day we both got our braces on, and a shoulder to cry on more than once. I guess you could say we’ve been through it all…the good, the bad, and a pair of matching poodle-like perms in the 6th grade that I think can definitely count as the ugly. 🙂 And now, here we are, getting married a few months apart, both to our high school sweethearts, and I cannot think of a better person to share these happy times with.
With all this time spent together, I can honestly say that Bride and Groom are made for each other. I have had the privilege to watch their relationship grow from a couple of giggling teenagers on a first date to what they have become today which is not only husband and wife but mommy and daddy to a beautiful little boy, best friends and soul mates.
So, if everyone would please raise your glasses, I would like to make a toast to a love so radiant that it has rippled through the room, making those who are married think back fondly to their wedding day, giving those who are not married something to look forward to and providing the fairytale for all the children in the room to dream of. To the future!