IF YOU NEED SOME INSPIRATION HERE IS MY HUMBLE SAMPLE:
For those who don't know me I'm Richard aka the lost Toebe brother but more importantly, I have been Marty and Stephanie's third wheel for the last half a decade.
First off I want to thank Stephanie's for saying yes because Rich and Gail were running out of ideas to get Marty to move out of the house...he is pushing 30 Y'all.
Speaking of I want to acknowledge Gail and Rich and of course the parents of the bride Susan and Roger without them this beautiful day would not be possible.
Marty, we have been friends a long time, but this isn’t about you and me it’s about you and Stephanie. I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge how beautiful Stephanie looks. Now, Stephanie, could you take your hand and put it on the table. Now Marty put your hand on top of hers. I want you to remember this moment because this will be the last time you ever have the upper hand in this relationship.
Stephanie, I want you to take a deep breath and remember this moment... One day you're going to be tired from a long day at work and you're going to have to do laundry and your going to find one of Marty's draws and they are going to look like they were wiped on a coal minors brow... Remember this moment...Because love endures.
Now, Marty, I want you to take a deep breath, look at Stephanie and tell her "I love you." Remember she will never tire hearing these words from you. As a married man there will come a point in time where you think "well I married you isn't that good enough" and when that happens remember this moment!
As a married man of 0 years, I want to give you some advice since I’m so qualified.
As you embark on this new journey, keep in mind to practice forgiveness. Even though dating is over love can still be a battlefield.
I challenge you to love deeper.
And lastly live with purpose individually and as a couple.
As I raise my glass I just want to end my toast by saying
In your new life:
May your neighbors respect you.
Trouble neglect you.
Angels protect you.
And heaven accept you.
To Marty and steph!