Sunday, September 14, 2008

Another Sister Wed

My sisters, my friends...
My beautiful sister has found her Prince for her Happily-Ever-After.
Here is the toast I was honored to give:
Stephanie and I dreamed about our weddings from the time we were little girls. We poured over the big J.C. Penney catalogs taking turns picking out our favorites on each page. I wanted a different pastel color for each bridesmaid and she was much more sensible – limiting her choice to just one or two colors. I think we can all be happy that weddings are not planned at the ripe old ages of 8 and 10. But we truly couldn’t wait for it to be our turn and I am so honored to stand here with her today – she has met her Prince Charming.

Stephanie is not only my sister but one of my very best friends. We’ve enjoyed playing piano duets, acting in plays, sharing Chinese food, watching Friends, staying up half the night talking or scrapbooking, road-tripping, and countless other memories. We’ve seen each other at our best and at our worst and I count myself blessed to be her sister.

I’ll never forget her casual, “I’ve been out with this guy a couple of times…” The girl who swore she wouldn’t meet anyone at work was being wooed by none other than a co-worker. I couldn’t wait to meet Jeremy! In the months that followed, it became clear that these two brought out the best in each other. They had many similar interests like books but also introduced each other to new things. When Jeremy proposed via comic book – it couldn’t have been more perfect. And like a good man, he told Stephanie that she better call me first!
My only complaint, Jeremy, is that you are taking her away! But really, I wish you both much joy and happiness. May your love grow deeper as you serve the Lord better together than you ever could have apart. I love you both and I couldn’t be happier for two such wonderful people – welcome to the family, Jeremy! So, please raise your glasses to Mr. & Mrs. E.
Look for more pictures and account to follow tomorrow or the next day... :)


Barbie said...

What beautiful sisters you all are!! Isn't it wonderful to be able to call your sisters friends! Love the toast you wrote. Perfect!

My World (. . . as it happens) said...

You all look absolutely stunning!

Jodee Leader said...

Great picture and toast!

Anonymous said...

You girls are so caring and so beautiful. I am so pleased to be your Grandma Judd. The wedding ceremony was so impressive. God blessed Stephanie and Jeremy on their "special day." Alaina you did such a sincere and beautiful presentation for the toast. Thank you for the great picture and the copy of your Toast. I love each of you so much. God bless you.
Love you always,
Grandma Judd

Mama10EE said...

What a heartfelt toast. It is clear why your sister chose you for the toast. You all looked so great!