One of the parts of our wedding that I looked forward to the most were the toasts. I always love listening to the toasts at other people’s weddings, and I was so excited to hear what our loved ones would say to us on one of the biggest days of our life so far.
Daddy Cardigan was up first…
He started with the most important thing—letting everyone know that the Aggies were up in the Cotton Bowl against LSU by a couple of points.
Unfortunately, that didn’t last for long. But let’s not get into that.
He talked about how he had been dreading this day for years—the day that both of his daughters were officially married. He talked about how he couldn’t imagine anyone ever loving either of his daughters more than he did.
But then he went on to say that after reflecting on his own wedding day and his marriage to my mom, he realized that he loves her more than anyone else possibly could—more so than even her parents. He said that he sees that same love in Mr. Cardigan and I and that he knows I’ll be well taken care of and very loved by my new husband.
It was a wonderful toast, and it was very touching to hear such sweet words from my usually not emotional father!
And then, it was Sister Cardy’s turn.
Now, I don’t know if you’ve gathered this through my many mentions of her throughout my time posting on Weddingbee, but my sister and I are very close. She’s my best friend in the whole world, and I can’t imagine having a better sister.
She started off her speech by telling the story of how a few weeks after I was born, she asked my parents if they could take me back and get a different baby that didn’t cry so much.
She wasn’t too keen on having a little sister at first.
But then, she went on to talk about how we’ve grown to be so close and how much she misses me now that I don’t live in the same city as her.
She admitted that she’s very glad my parents didn’t end up getting rid of me.
And, of course, the ugly cry face made an appearance.
Up next was Mr. Cardigan’s brother (and best man).
(All photos by She-N-He Photography)
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