As most of you know, I usually post to my blog every Wednesday. You may have noticed that I didn’t blog last Wednesday. There was a few reasons for that…
First, I was holding off writing a post because I was waiting for some great career news. Unfortunately, great career news never came, so I had nothing to write about on that front. Second, it was my Wedding anniversary and I was too busy being taken out for a lovely dinner to write.
I did, however, find something that I could post this week to celebrate two years of marriage to my lovely husband…I found my wedding speech. I have pasted it below exactly how I read it, so I hope you enjoy it. It certainly made me teary eyed once again!
Thank you all so much for coming and sharing in this wonderful night with us! As you know we choose to have a small wedding and we love that we are able to share this day with the people that truly mean so much to the both of us. We are both extremely happy to be taking the next step in our lives and touched by all of your warm wishes for us.
Also a big thank you to all those that made this night possible. Thank you to the best men who look so very snazzy tonight, and my lovely maid’s of honor who are just stunning and have helped me sooo much throughout my journey – from meetings with vendors, to shopping for dresses, to parties and celebrations – you two have been absolutely fantastic! I couldn’t have asked for more and I’m truly blessed to have you two as friends!
And of course – to our lovely parents – Dan’s entire family has always been so welcoming and loving to me that I already feel as though they are my family too. Dan’s Mom is so kind and thoughtful that I couldn’t be a luckier Daughter-in-law! Thank you for creating such a wonderful son! To my parents – thank you – thank you – thank you! I don’t have enough time or words express everything you have done and mean to me – You have always stood by me and pointed me in the right direction. I am who I am today because of you and couldn’t be happier! Thank you!
Now to my handsome groom, who looks so very smashing in his tux. I’m told that its absolutely necessary to tell the story of how we first met – sooo I have to take you back 15 years. Yes – for those that didn’t know – Dan and I first met at a small little coffee shop on the corner of Wellington and Southdale – and for you Londoners trying to figure out which one that is – I’ll save you some time – it was Country Style and it’s not there anymore – so just like the coffee shop – Our first meeting didn’t result to much.
Our next memorable meeting took place at a New Years party for the new millennium – I was happily dancing around taking pictures with my 2000 glasses on as Dan came in the door with his friends – I took a picture of them and then I’m pretty sure I didn’t see him for the rest of the night – I still have the picture today – but again – similar to the doomsday predictions and all the fear of Y2K – Our second meeting didn’t result to much either.
Finally in 2004, I was working out on the elliptical machine at the local gym when Dan hopped on the one next to me. It had been so long that I wasn’t sure if I should say hi – but Dan did and we briefly chatted then, and every time we saw each other at the gym after. Finally, after a couple of months of that – Dan called and asked me out on date…and as they say – the rest is history – so it’s no surprise – that after meeting at a doomed coffee shop and overhyped new years – we would finally find our happy ending at a gym called “Good Life”.
So, let’s toast to the groom. I’m so happy to be spending the rest of my life with you – you are all I ever wanted. Cheers to a wonderfully happy life together.