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Mission MOH speech: Complete!

8 Sep

On Saturday I finally gave my maid of honor speech at the A’s wedding! I was very nervous about the speech leading up to my moment. I went through several drafts and couldn’t have done it without the proof-reading help of my mom and brother (thank you!).

(that’s me!)

I started out with a story of how the bride and I met, continued on into how friendship has grown, then included thoughts about her now husband. I ended using the first few lines from the poem I Carry Your Heart by e.e. Cummings .

I had a bit of trouble with the microphone, but overall was very happy with how the speech turned out- I got lots of compliments after too!  I didn’t cry but was shaking some- as I predicted. These toast giving tips (here and here) really helped, and the only thing I would say is practice, practice, practice! I only did a few times and once in front of the mirror. If I do it again, practicing will be my mantra. Also- have fun! I had to remind myself why I was giving this speech and it helped me not to be so scared.

PS: It’s been a while(!) and now that the craziness of my summer weddings is nearly over- just one more to go on September 24th- I will be posting more regularly. I have lots to share with you!

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Real Wedding: Mr. & Mrs. R

20 Jul
After a year of planning, a bridal shower, and a bachelorette, the wedding of my friends the Rs!
The entire day went off without a hitch….beautiful weather, beautiful venue, beautiful flowers, beyond beautiful bride, and beautiful couple!
I was so happy to share the entire day with them and all of these pics remind me of what a special day 7.9.11 was, indeed!
Friday pre-wedding mani/pedis
 wedding day champagne
my hair and smokey eye (Laura Mercier Deep Night shadow)
the bride getting pretty!
how fitting!
 beautiful dress
limo cheers
in the bridal suite
aisle & flowers– beautiful hydrangeas!
some maids’ bouquets
walking down
waiting for the bride…
reading by the bride’s nana
just wed!
some of my lovely friends 🙂
getting introduced at the reception
at the head table
after party with the new Mrs. R