Considering I have a sister who dreams of eloping in Vegas, I have a feeling I won't get the opportunity to give a speech or toast at a wedding. So here's my chance, via my blog:
This past weekend, my best friend got married. So let's raise our (imaginary) glasses and honor Amanda & Charlie!
Amanda and I have known each other pretty much our entire lives; Our mothers played softball together and our dads worked together. Then we continued our friendship into high school where we became nearly inseparable. (Some even accusing us of being attached at the hip) Amanda has always been my strength and my backbone when I wasn't able to speak up for myself. I am not sure where I'd be today without her.
I knew Charlie was the "one" for Amanda when he told me he would travel all across the country with her as long as she was happy and they could be together. I also knew it was meant to be when Amanda called to tell me about the new guy she met and that he was named Charlie. You see, Amanda had a tendency to refer to people as "Charlie" regardless of what their name really was. For example: Amanda: "Oh you know, that guy...I think his name is Charlie." Mindy: "No, Amanda, his name is Mike." Amanda: "Oh, well, whatever, you know what I mean." So now that Amanda has found her REAL Charlie, I know it's meant to be.
I have no doubt that Amanda and Charlie are going to have a life full of many fond and loving moments as they truly complete and compliment each other perfectly. I love you both will all of my heart and wish you all the happiness in the world. Congratulations to two of the best friends a girl could ask for!