My girls and I laughed and danced up a storm. It was just deliriously, hilariously fun! Thankfully NO photos of this! We were totally bringin' sexy back.
Our speeches were the best part of the reception. My mum did a short speech and so did Mike's older sister. But the fun one's were Mike's best man who joked and was lovely and my MOH who's speech my whole family still all quotes "we love Michael because he loves our Rachel". My MOH cried in her speech when she said how much we mean to her and I was a mess of happy tears and sad tears.
Mike's speech was beautiful. It started with "You are beautiful, you are my everything, you are my life and now... you are my wife!" making us all giggle at his rhyme but me cry knowing how much he means it and what it means. He had me sobbing.
My speech was ridiculously all over the place and improvised but heartfelt because of that. It started with the words "Today is not only the day I marry the man of my life but our 5th year anniversary. We don't usually do anything for our anniversaries but I decided to do a little something this year!" making everyone laugh at my emphasis on the "little something". I sobbed through my thank-you's and broke down as I thanked my bridesmaids and could hardly say anything about Michael.
The night was magnificent. Here's the last photo... of Mike and I after the speeches. Featuring a snotty sobbing bride and her knight in shining armour.
QUOTE(Shellsibelle @ Nov 13 2008, 03:56 PM)
This is a part of your ceremony that I really noticed and felt, Rach. The conviction in your words, your voice, and your eyes was just so very strong.
Glad you like the pics - it was such a beautiful day, and a stunning wedding, I could have taken a million photos
Can't wait to read Part III of your story - the part I wasn't present for!
Also can't wait for piccies!!
*nods* It was a pretty deep moment.
I kind of wrote a bit of what happened within the photos so I won't write a full PART THREE as I've already made you read too much!
I sooooo can't wait for the professional photos!