Newport Nuptials: Toasts

The wedding toasts were the more sentimental part of the evening. My father kicked it off with a welcome to our guests and he thanked everyone for coming. He also went on to talk about the story of when Mr. Starfish and I began dating. My family often shares the story that I was ready to leave the school I now rave about, one month into my freshman year. I had transfer papers in and I was ready to leave. Then a few weeks after I gave them the first call, I called back to let them know I changed my mind.

They later had a sneaky suspicion Mr. Starfish had something to do with it, seeing as I changed my mind the month we met. My father’s speech became more sentimental and personal, and to my surprise he even got a bit flustered and lost his page. This was pretty surprising as he is a great speaker; I think the emotions got to him, so I helped him find it.

It was a speech filled with love and laughs.

After Starfish Dad’s moving speech, it was on to Sister Starfish. She actually repeated a story from my speech at her wedding just the year before. I spoke of how much I looked up to her and how she protected me. She shared that over the past year I had been the one supporting her. She shared many beautiful thoughts about our relationship.

It was extremely heartfelt and sweet.

I think she also recalled the phone call back in the day that I was magically in love with Salve out of nowhere and was no longer transferring (in other words, I was in love with Mr. Starfish and no longer transferring).

Lastly came BIL Starfish’s speech.

He shared what it was like to be a guy coming into the Starfish family. Many people forget that Mr. Starfish came along first, so he reminded the crowd of this. He said he would welcome Mr. S into the fam, but he had been here long before.

He also shared some memorable Mr. Starfish moments, which were hilarious.

It was everything a speech should be. It was filled with love and humor and sentiment. He and Mr. Starfish have become like brothers and his speech definitely shared that.

The speeches are pretty cool to hear at your wedding. It’s not often people get up to toast you, so it’s definitely something to remember. If you don’t have a videographer, ask your friends for a copy of their speech.

Sister Starfish’s videographer never showed, so I’m creating a scrapbook and asked all the people who spoke for copies to include. These are definitely moments you don’t want to forget.

all photos by David Bibeault


Mrs. Starfish

Wedding Date:
October 2010
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  1. candy apple Bee
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:02 am

    Aww, I love the toasts part of recaps 🙂 So so sweet. Thanks for sharing!

  2. mszebra Bee
    mszebra 365 posts, Helper bee @ 11:04 am

    Awww you and Sissy Starfish make me jealous that I never had a sister. I asked Santa for one! He never delivered…

  3. seashell Bee
    seashell 1689 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:44 am

    The toasts were a really special part of our day too. So sweet!

  4. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:38 pm

    Your toasts look so heartfelt and sweet! They are always one of my favorite parts of a wedding!

  5. elephant Bee
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:57 pm

    I am so eager to see our video so I can hear the toasts!

  6. cardigan Bee
    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 4:38 pm

    The toasts were one of my favorite parts of the entire day! Love that your dad gave such a sweet and emotional toast!

  7. earrings Bee
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:23 pm

    The toasts were one of my favourite parts of our wedding day too 🙂 Everyone looks so full of love in these pictures!

  8. ostrich Bee
    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:05 pm

    Your toasts looked so special, S. 🙂 like you, we loooved our toasts, and cannot wait to watch our video and see/hear them again. mostly hilarious and always heartfelt, it filled the air with even more love that evening. 🙂

  9. tartlet Bee
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:07 am

    Your toasts sound so sweet! I can barely recall the ones at ours, so I’m also looking forward to seeing them on the video!

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