Lovely Tonight: Raise Your Glass

After the dances, our guests took a seat and it was time for the toasts!


MOH L was up first. Back story: Facebook came out during our sophomore year of college. Shortly after the relationship feature was added, everyone was quick to link up with their boyfriend/girlfriend. L and I were both boyfriend-less, and BM K had recently announced her relationship with her new beau. Not to be outdone, L and I decided that we would announce: our marriage! Our “married” relationship status remained throughout college, and a few years afterward. She began dating her now-husband”¦I began dating Mr. Buttons”¦but we remained married on Facebook”¦until Mr. Buttons proposed.


“I knew something big had happened when she called and told me she needed to change her Facebook status”¦”




Love you L!


Next up was the Best Man: Mr. Buttons’ identical twin J. He let everyone know that he was to thank for Mr. Buttons and me being together in the first place. Do you remember how we met? Our fateful beach encounter was thanks to our furbabies Theo and Lucia. And how did Mr. Buttons acquire Lucia, you ask? She happens to be one of the puppies from the litter J and his wife E’s Australian Shepherds gave birth to! No puppies—no meeting!


Thanks J!


Finally, it was Daddy Buttons’ turn to take the mic.


He explained to our guests how it was clear that his daughter had inherited some of his traits”¦like his attention to detail and perfectionism”¦and for that, he apologized to Mr. Buttons! I guess I can’t blame him; sometimes I wonder how Mr. Buttons manages to put up with me!



He welcomed Mr. Buttons to the family, and everyone raised up their glass!


In the end, I liked that everyone kept it simple with the toasts; they were all lovely! And, I was glad that we decided not to go with a champagne toast for our reception. Our guests raised whatever their drink of choice was, and I don’t think that anyone was upset that champagne wasn’t involved! It saved money on our bar bill for the evening, and there weren’t half-full glasses of champagne laying around. Win-win!

After the toasts were complete, our officiant gave a blessing, and our guests were released to our tasting stations for dinner!

*All photos courtesy of Pilster Photography*



Mrs. Buttons

Clearwater, FL
Wedding Date:
May 2010
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  1. lox Member
    lox 1465 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:13 am

    Love the Facebook status story! :)

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    PitBulLover 8411 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 9:25 am

    I think toast pictures are always my favorite because they show so much emotion! I love the story of how you guys met – it really was fate!

  3. hermitcrab Member
    Mrs. Hermit Crab 3901 posts, Honey bee @ 10:00 am

    OMG me too with the FB wife – and we changed when I got engaged too!! Your toasts sound so lovely!!

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    toshella 730 posts, Busy bee @ 10:15 am

    Yep, we are totally skipping the champagne for the toast. FI and I don’t like it that much anyway (we ordered a glass when we got engaged, and both ended up making faces at each other and gulping it down!). Cutting costs for the win!
    Lovely toasts – your family and friends are sweet!

  5. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:15 am

    Really beautiful photos, everything is so light-filled, dreamy and joyful!

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    FeatherB, Guest @ 10:24 am

    I have to ask… where did you find all of those beautiful vases? The pictures are beautiful!

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    ktisthatbees 1686 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:38 am

    I love this post! Haha i remember when you and L had the married status on FB, that always cracked me up!

    One of my favorite pictures you have posted so far is in this post, the one of you and Mr. B with your glasses raised. It shows a great shot of the table decor!

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    Gerber 89 posts, Worker bee @ 10:41 am

    I am thinking about doing food stations. Can you send me some information about how you did yours and what was offered?


  9. meerkat Member
    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:43 am

    Love how she mentioned the facebook status change!

  10. panther Member
    panther 1112 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:51 am

    Hey, there’s my favorite mercury glass vase! :)
    Your toasts sound like they were perfect. I love your recaps!

  11. msbuttons Member
    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:07 am

    @PitBulLover: I definitely agree! I sometimes wonder what would have happened with my life if it had been raining or something that day!!!

    @Mrs. Hermit Crab: Thank goodness I wasn’t the only one out there with a FB wife! We actually were together on FB longer than Mr. B and I have been together so far!

    @FeatherB: We collected the vases from Home Goods/TJ Maxx/Marshalls – I cleaned out pretty much their entire stock in the Tampa Bay area! 😉

    @Gerber: feel free to send me a DM with specific questions and I’ll do my best to answer them! :)

    @Miss Panther: Yay! I hope I get to see them in action in your wedding recaps! 😉

  12. rainbow Member
    rainbow 1525 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:37 pm

    Aww! The facebook status comment is hilarious! The flowers are so fluffy and gorgeous! Love them!

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    FeatherB, Guest @ 12:40 pm

    Thanks!! I will start searching the Chicagoland area!! :)

  14. taco Member
    taco 946 posts, Busy bee @ 12:45 pm

    Awww. That’s all :)

    On this: “And, I was glad that we decided not to go with a champagne toast for our reception. Our guests raised whatever their drink of choice was, and I don’t think that anyone was upset that champagne wasn’t involved!”

    Word. We had *some* champagne, but we didn’t pass it around for toasting and encouraged people to toast with water, if they wanted, too, shoot. Def a money-saver, since passing it around would have been an extra step for catering, too!

  15. cardigan Member
    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 12:52 pm

    LOVE how she talked about the facebook status! So cute! :)

  16. tartlet Member
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:58 pm

    Love the toasts you shared. :) The Facebook status change is hilarious!

  17. earrings Member
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:43 pm

    That facebook status story is priceless!

  18. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:05 pm

    Love the Facebook toast! And really like your hair flower! (Paying attention to these things as I’m ready to find them.)

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    polkadot2527 41 posts, Newbee @ 12:01 am

    Your toasts were adorable. I think upbeat toasts like the fb toast are the way to go. your entire setup looks amazing!!!!!

  20. starfish Member
    starfish 1902 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:24 pm

    The Facebook toast is awesome.

  21. husky Member
    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:29 pm

    So touching – I love the facebook story!

  22. taffy Member
    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:36 am

    I just have to say- your bouquet is incredible!!!!!

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