Brother of the Bride Wedding Speech Free Sample
Hi everyone. I am deeply honored to be giving this speech. I would like to begin by thanking you all for coming and giving your blessings to my little sister and her new groom.
I can’t believe my little sister is married. I still remember when she was born. I was in second grade. My dad took me out of school early and told me that I was about to become a big brother. We rushed to the hospital and into my mom’s room. After lots of screaming, Taylor was born.
After they cleaned her up, I held her in my arms for the first time. I help her tiny body in my arms and looked down at her. To this day, I still claim that Taylor looked into my eyes and, for a brief moment, a smile crossed her small face.
As she got older, we would play more. One of my favorite memories from our childhood is reading to her every night as she sat in my lap, intently and wonderfully listening to the story.
When she entered middle school, boys came into the picture. In our town, the middle school sat next to the high school. I felt it was my duty as the older brother to keep watch of the boys that she talked to before and after school, a habit that my sister was not pleased I had picked up.
One time, when Taylor was a freshman in high school, she was going on a date with one of the school’s star lacrosse players. He arrived as my sister was finishing her make up, or hair or whatever it is you girls do, so I answered the door. I sat her date down in the living room and interrogated him before I made him leave, flustered and red-faced. Taylor was livid, but I didn’t think he was good enough for my little sister. He wasn’t the best, and she deserves the best.
Finally, I met “the best.” I had been hearing about Peter for months before Taylor finally let me meet him. I guess she was worried that I would scare him away, too. We finally met at Thanksgiving dinner last year. He pulled up to the house in his motorcycle, and I immediately had an uneasy feeling. But throughout dinner, I saw a look in my sister’s eyes that I had never seen before. It was a loom of complete happiness. I saw that he looked at her the way had when I held her in my arms as a newborn. He looked at her with a love that could be unmatched by anything in the world.
It was at that moment that I realized that I no longer needed to protect Taylor, but that the job was passed on to someone else.
So congratulations to Taylor and Peter. I would not be standing here, giving them my blessing if I did not believe that Peter is the perfect husband for my little sister.
I love you, sis. I’ve never seen you look more beautiful and radiant than you do today.
Congratulations, to both of you.
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