August 13, 2013
August’s Moment of the Month was a no-brainer. It was literally the BEST Maid of Honor Speech I have ever seen. And that comes from a girl that goes to a lot of weddings, hears a lot of fantastic speeches, even cries during the majority of them – but this one? It takes the cake. And eats it, too. It’s that good.
It started off as your standard, tear-jerking MOH speech… “I’ve known the bride since… when we were little we used to… I remember this one time…” Then all of a sudden, as I captured the bride and groom reactions and subtle smiles the MOH shot over to them as she read from her notecard – I noticed music started playing in the background. My initial thought was that the band was trying to rush the MOH off the stage and was signaling her to bring her speech to an end. But then, she started singing…
“Aren’t you somethin’ to admire? ‘Cause your shine is somethin’ like a mirror. And I can’t help but notice you reflect in this heart of mine. If you ever feel alone and the glare makes me hard to find, just know that I’m always parallel on the other side.”
For those of you non-JT fans (not me JT, the other one – Justin Timberlake) the song that was playing was JT’s new single, Mirrors. At this point, I thought, “Oh that’s nice – she’s going to sing a little part of the song to the bride/groom.” But oh how small minded I am. After a few moments of the MOH singing solo, background singers joined in with the harmonies. Synchronized dancers came up on stage. Bubbles were being blown throughout the room. Then to top it all off – a member of the band started playing the saxophone. It was one of those moments that you will never forget. And the smiles on the bride and groom’s faces were stretched from ear to ear as they danced and sang along with the whole room.
It was something straight out of a romantic comedy, and I smile every time I think about it. THAT was a great moment, and I am so happy I was there to capture it all 🙂
Check back soon for the rest of Karen + Garth’s beautiful Chicago wedding!