Best Man Speech and Maid of Honor Speech
All photos thanks to our fantastic photographer, Amilia Photography.
After successfully cutting our cake, Mr. Blue Moon and I proceeded to the other side of the reception space to listen to our best man and maid of honor give their toasts. I think that Best Man L and MOH K were a little bit nervous about doing this, but they both did a wonderful job and we were so touched that they wanted to speak in front of so many people.
went to the chopping block first kicked things off with a heartfelt speech thanking all of the people who made the wedding possible, and our parents for raising us. He also described growing up with Mr. Blue Moon from the time they were four and a half years old until now.
We went from little kids who eat bugs on playgrounds and play with Legos all day, to the man he is today. I have seen Mr. Blue Moon become a very great person of character. And Mrs. Blue Moon is such a perfect bride for him. I can’t imagine anyone else for him. They’re just perfect for each other.
BM L continued on to roast Mr. Blue Moon a little bit with a story about a failed trust fall activity they once participated in at Boy Scout camp.
Seriously, I know Amilia got some hilarious reactions during the course of this speech. BM L wrapped things up by thanking Mr. Blue Moon for being like a brother to him, and by toasting our marriage.
MOH K was next, and talked about how long we had been waiting for this day to come.
Mrs. Blue Moon and I met in 1998, when we were five years old, in kindergarten…and boy, could I tell y’all some stories! But Mrs. Blue Moon has asked me not to embarrass her, so instead I want to talk about just how long we have been talking about this day. Mrs. Blue Moon is my only sister that I have. She’s my person. She has been my go-to for 18 years. I remember being little and playing Barbies, and talking about how one day we would get married and stand beside each other on our wedding days. It’s an absolute joy and honor to get to do that for Mrs. Blue Moon today.
MOH K definitely had me in tears by the end of her speech, because I know that even though we’ll always be best friends, things will never be like they were when we were having high school sleepovers or going on trips to the lake. The fact that marriage is really a brand new phase of life hit me in various ways over the six months leading up to our wedding day, and the wedding weekend itself, and this was another one of those moments.
So after the toasts, there were hugs all around…
…and then it was time to reopen the dance floor!
Need to catch up with the Blue Moon party?
- My girls and I indulge in some R&R.
- We have a fancy bridesmaids’ luncheon.
- We rehearse, eat, and forget to take pictures.
- I get ready with my girls.
- My dad and I pretend like we are not the most awkward people on the planet.
- We have the hottest first look of all time.
- Our wedding party takes a hike.
- We share all the little details.
- My inner diva comes out.
- We wait impatiently.
- The family and bridesmaids walk.
- I walk down the aisle without embarrassing myself (too much).
- We begin our ceremony with some laughs.
- Our best man saves the day.
- We seal it with a kiss.
- We take advantage of the Tennessee twilight.
- We take a turn about the dance floor.
- We honor our parents with a dance.
- We sign our marriage license.
- We cut the cake.