Hi everybody! First off, I want to say Brittany, you look absolutely stunning tonight! And Michael you don’t look half bad yourself! Thank you so much for letting me share this special day with you, I am so honored to be here standing by your side.
For those of you who don’t know me, or can’t tell, I am Brittany’s sister Allie. Having a sister is one of the greatest things I’ve gotten to experience in life. Having a little sister is even better because it meant I was the boss. Brittany and I have always been very close. I can remember as kids we shared everything, a room, toys, clothes, and even friends. We were always dressed exactly same just different colors, not by choice either, thanks mom! During a thunderstorm at night, I would feel a little tap on my head and wake up to my scared little sister who would come snuggle in bed with me and I would protect her. But when the thunder got really loud, then we both ran into mom and dad’s bed! We always seemed to do everything the same, whether it be playing a new sport or testing out a new hair due. So not only is Brittany my sister, but she is my rock, my shoulder to cry on, my biggest fan, my biggest pain in the ass, my second closet and my best friend. As a big sister, I always tried to set a good example for Brittany, but the truth is, there is so much that I admire about her. She is such a beautiful person inside and out. Brittany is the most caring and loving person I know, and is a wonderful of a mother to my nephew Mason. She is feisty and has an amazing ability to speak her mind, and if you know Brittany, she will speak her mind. She has such a kind and welcoming heart. We have always been there for each other through thick and thin, and I couldn’t ask for a better sister to have in my life.
I remember the first time I met Michael was in Milwaukee. Brittany invited him and his friends to a party at my house. I saw the two of them talking and laughing and didn’t think anything of it until the next day when I asked her about him. She had a huge grin on her face and her eyes lit up. That’s when I knew he was different. Through the years I watched their relationship grow and saw the love that they shared for each other. Most of you already know Michael has a heart of gold. From day one he has made Brittany the happiest I have ever seen her. Growing up I have wanted nothing but the best for her, and when Michael came around, he gave her that and so much more!
I have a little advice for the beautiful couple. First off, the wife is always right. Secondly, in the event the wife is, dare I say, wrong, please see number 1. But in all seriousness, as the years unfold, continue to look back on today and remember what brought you to this moment. No matter what life throws your way, let the love that has bound you together make you strong and there will be no obstacle you cannot overcome.
Michael I would like to officially welcome you into our crazy family. I am beyond lucky to be gaining another wonderful brother. If everyone could please join me in raising a glass, to Michael and Brittany, here’s to love, laughter and happily ever after. Cheers, I love you guys!