Love Under the Moon: Movin’ Right Along

I spent way too much time worrying about Best Man M’s speech when I really should have been worrying about the ladies’ speech. When I asked MOH A and MOH D to be my maids of honor, I told them they were welcome to approach the speech in whatever way made them comfortable. If they each wanted to give a short speech, that was fine. If they wanted to give a speech together, that was also fine. If one wanted to give a speech and the other didn’t? A-Okay! I really just wanted them to be comfortable and not feel pressured.

Because MOH A, MOH D and I all grew up together, they decided to give a combined speech. MOH D even typed it all up and noted who would say what. When we were getting ready in the morning they commented multiple times on how great their speech was and how excited they were to read it to everyone.


(MOH D on the left and MOH A on the right.)

Of course, that was before MOH A had a few too many at the cocktail hour. Granted that’s what it’s there for, but when you know you’re giving a speech don’t ya think you would show a little restraint?! In MOH A’s defense it was an open bar. I’d have a hard time saying no, too. 😉 MOH D tried her best to save the speech, but it just wasn’t happening. MOH A had taken complete control. She was reading MOH D’s lines instead of her own, she was making things up as she went along…it was just a general disaster!


She came up with such gems like, “I’ve known Mrs. Coyote for”¦I dunno, a really long time” and, “Soooo yea, you guys had some rough times, but you got through them. Yea, just like you would as a married couple I guess.”


At the time I was completely mortified and kept whispering in my head, “Please shut up. Please shut up. Please, please, please shut up!” Eventually they did shut up and there were some really sweet portions, but overall it was just a complete bomb.

The video is cringeworthy, but thankfully the photos look pretty cute so we’re gonna stick with that. At first I thought I would never live down the fact we had such a horrible speech at our wedding, but now that it’s three months behind us, it’s just a really funny story. Oh, and not only do I constantly tease my girls about their disaster of a speech, but now I have plenty of ammo for when MOH A gets married. 😉


Thankfully, my uncle followed them with a beautiful blessing and we moved on to dinner!


“Would you all please stand and bow your heads?

For the sumptuous food and tender roast,

For the invitation from our gracious host,

For Mrs. Coyote whom Mr. Coyote loves the most,

Let us give grace to the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost.


*All photos are by the fabulous Upstate Photographers unless otherwise noted.*


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Mrs. Coyote

Westchester, NY
Wedding Date:
June 2012
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  1. Member
    This Time Round 10219 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 7:49 am

    First the important stuff…

    I LOVE the Blessing that your Uncle gave… so very sweet !!

    AND you were surrounded by Friends & Family who LOVE you… AND you got to marry Mr Coyote the man who LOVES YOU SOOO MUCH (as do you him)

    As for Wedding Speaches… ya sometimes they suck !! At my First Wedding (circa 1980) the Best Man said some VERY inappropriate things about our University Days when the 3 of us used to all hang out together… it was BEYOND embarrassing at my Wedding (everyone assumes that young people get up to antics when away from home… I just didn’t need them described in such detail !!)

    The good news, is life goes on. And pretty soon that part of your LOVE STORY (the Wedding) is over, and in the end everyone only remembers the good bits from that day, and how wonderful the life is that you are builiding now as Man & Wife.

    Lol, I get the “when it is YOUR turn” aspect though… My Ex was the Best Man for our buddy’s Wedding, and went overboard to give him the gears too… he focussed on what a mushy “YES DEAR” the Groom had become since meeting his Bride-2-B… most people thought it funny, entertaining and kind of sweet (but it really was a pay-back for the inappropriate things he said at ours… and he knew it)

  2. mstreasure Bee
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:00 am

    Yikes! At least your best man’s speech was cute!

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    Missido 813 posts, Busy bee @ 8:19 am

    Speeches are not an easy thing for some people. But I can understand your initial disappointment/cringeworthy video etc.

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    mzjynxie 786 posts, Busy bee @ 10:25 am

    Awwww, such a sweet blessing. I love it so much, I’ll post it again.

    “Would you all please stand and bow your heads?

    For the sumptuous food and tender roast,

    For the invitation from our gracious host,

    For Mrs. Coyote whom Mr. Coyote loves the most,

    Let us give grace to the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost.


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    Mrs.T-rex 46 posts, Newbee @ 10:46 am

    omg that is too funny! but i would be mortified 😡

    where did they get their dresses?? they’re gorgeous

  6. mstoadstool Bee
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:10 am

    I’m so nervious about my BMs speeches, and now I’m nervious about a speech after a few cocktails. We might have have them talk early, before they get tipsy.

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:25 am

    That is HILARIOUS but I would have killed someone. I’m actually going to send this post to my MOH right now.

  8. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:38 pm

    Aw, poor A! I’m sure at the time it was so hard to listen to, but I’m sure she had the best intentions 🙂

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 7:20 pm

    I would never guess the girls to. Have a “worse” speech, but you’re right, you’ve got plenty of ammo!

  10. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:44 pm

    Great blessing! Not sure what I would have thought if I were in your place during the MOH speech. My sister’s speech was very unrehearsed and short because she was nervous, so at least she didn’t ramble. And yes!!! you have plenty of teasing fodder!

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