Hi everybody! I want to start off by thanking everyone for being here to celebrate Lisa and Tyler’s very special day. Lisa, you look absolutely stunning tonight! And Ty you don’t look half bad yourself! I am very honoured to be here standing by your side on the best day of your life.
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Ashley and I am Lisa’s cousin and maid of honour.
Lisa has always been the little sister I’ve always wanted. Growing up together there were six of us cousins very close in age and Lisa and I were the only girls, so of course we had to stick together. Even if we did fight like sisters half the time over very important issues like who got the most Halloween candy and who got to be the pink power ranger. Not only did we fight like sisters, but we most importantly loved like them. We’ve laughed, cried, laughed until we cried and know more about each other than we probably care to. We’ve been through some of the hardest times of our lives together and have been grateful to have each other through some of the best. I’ve had the opportunity to watch Lisa mature, grow and evolve into the beautiful woman that sits before us today and I am honoured not only to call Lisa my cousin, but to call her my best friend. She is driven, intelligent, kind hearted and the most selfless woman you will ever meet. She puts forth thought, effort and dedication into everything she does, and I know Lisa will approach her new role as a wife the same exact way. You are one lucky man Ty. Thank you for making Lisa so incredibly happy. It is with great comfort knowing she has a man who’s caring, loving, spontaneous and supportive by her side. I’ll leave you two with a little advice. Love isn’t perfect. It isn’t a fairy-tale or a storybook and it doesn’t always come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go. I hope you can both look back on today as the moment you loved each other the least. I love you both so much. Welcome to the family Ty.
Let’s all raise our glasses for Mr and Mrs Turner. Cheers to new life, new love and everything in between.