{Volpes Tie The Knot} The Speeches & Lovely Blogger Spotlight

Wedding Wednesday


I can’t believe it’s already Wedding Wednesday again, but even moreso than that, I can’t believe I am already at the speeches from our own wedding! We have been married for almost 8 months, these 8 months have flown by and have been some of the best of my life. Everyday I am learning more about loving Dave, how to be a wife, and how to go through this season together.

There are moments in life when you realize how much you truly love the person you are with, and listening to the Best Man and Maid-of-honor speeches at our wedding was one of those moments. It was nerve-wracking knowing that my sister had her speech planned for months before our wedding and then seeing how nervous she was about it. I wanted to tell her just to read it to me after she finished it because I thought it might ease her nerves, but she wanted it to be a surprise.

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She blew everyone away with her sweet words, and her stories about our childhood and growing into the role of best friends. The thing that got me the most was her absolute love for Dave, her pure excitement could be heard through her words of love and joy as he became her big brother, and also encouragement to deal with me. It meant so much to hear her amazing speech.

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Once she finished, she grabbed my champagne glass to toast with instead of hers, which was on another table, so I didn’t even have a toast afterwards haha.

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The best man speech by Dave’s brother was sentimental and hilarious, which was a perfect compliment to my sisters. He mentioned how Dave told his family that he met someone at work, and everyone said not to take it any further, but thankfully he did! It’s so sweet to hear how much he looked up to Dave throughout their lives, and how he continues to set a great example. At one point, he said “it brings a smile to my eye” and we will never let him live down that mistake πŸ˜‰ He also was using a detective pad to read his speech and it was hilarious.

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I am so happy with who we chose as our honor attendants, they will forever mean so much to us, and did an amazing job.Β Also- you can see in the photos just how windy it was getting during the speeches, thankfully we added those sides last minute because the storm kicked up an hour later.

Did you have formal speeches at your wedding?


I also have one of my favorite bloggers here today, and I’m so excited to introduce you to her! I am sure you will love her monthly Dreamy Instagram Inspiration, DIYs, and posts about her gorgeous wedding, just as much as I do! I’ll let her tell you more though πŸ˜‰

I’m Emelia from Dream Big & Buy the Shoes which is my happy place of the Internet. I live in Erie, Pa with my husband and stepson. I manage a salon and spa by day and when I’m not at work you can find me chasing the sky to catch a beautiful view, obsessing over cupcakes and Britney Spears and drinking really big cups of coffee while creating new things.Β  I’m all about making your day more fun and showing you that everyone can dream big. I write about everything from DIY projects, my recent wedding, adventures in the kitchen and life in between it all. Life doesn’t wait for any of us…dream big every single day & always buy the shoes!



images by Bow Tie Photo

Now it’s your turn to link-up and share your wedding tales. Nikki and I love reading all about your big day, someone else’s wedding adventures, or anything else wedding related. We just can’t wait to read all about it!
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30 Thoughts on “{Volpes Tie The Knot} The Speeches & Lovely Blogger Spotlight

  1. OMG the sides of the tent! We had a race in Toronto once and the wind was whipping thru as well. We had to get racers help us hold down the tents at one point because the stakes were coming up. I can’t imagine that during a wedding! Your sister is so adorable!

  2. I love that he said “it brings a smile to my eye!” That is just too precious.
    And I love that everyone wore Vans – too cool!

  3. Brings a smile to my eye still cracks me up! I said it for DAYS after your wedding! I’m bringing it back now that you’ve reminded me πŸ˜‰

  4. How fun- I’m glad you shared about your speeches because it’s on my idea list also. I am bummed I missed Wedding Wednesday this week but I had some deadlines to meet and had to put up a different post. Your pictures are always too cute and thank you for featuring me today!

  5. The toasts at our reception were one of my absolute favorite parts! Funny and heartwarming. “Bring a smile to my eye” cracked me up! I wouldn’t let him live that down either. πŸ˜‰

  6. I love your table! Those flowers are amazing! And Emelia is pretty great, too. πŸ˜‰

  7. I love this story of the speeches at your wedding! Also, that first picture is beyond adorable.

  8. It’s too funny that your sister stole your champagne! Such a sweet story πŸ™‚

  9. How funny that she took your champagne glass haha!!! My sister wasn’t going to do a speech because she was too nervous but then she had some drinks and peer pressure from cousins and friends, and she stood up to my surprise and did one on the spot!! It was super special.

  10. Oh my goodness- the inside of that tent is gorgeous. And your sister is PRESHHH

  11. Aw how lovely! Thank you for sharing these special wedding moments with your followers– I know I totally eat it up πŸ™‚

  12. It sounds like both the best man and maid of honor had amazing speeches! I’m glad that your I sister didn’t read you her speech beforehand because I think the surprise is one of the best parts about the toasts!

    • I’m so proud of both of them! Even though they were both so nervous, the speeches were amazing! I’m really glad I didn’t either, I loved hearing her words for the first time.

  13. Speeches are my favorite part!! My sister’s toast was one of my favorites. There is just something about a childhood bond, isn’t there? πŸ™‚ Congrats on your wedding, btw! I’m a newlywed too. So glad to have found your blog!

  14. I love all of the flowers on your sweetheart table, so beautiful! I recently gave a Maid of Honor speech at my friend’s wedding. Even though I don’t love public speaking, I wanted her to know how meaningful our friendship is and to lead the toast to best wishes for her marriage.

    • Thank you!! The florist did such an amazing job. I’m sure your speech was amazing! I haven’t had to do one yet, but I know I would be so nervous- even though I don’t mind public speaking. It’s such an emotional time.

  15. That first picture is fantastic. We planned on doing something similar and totally forgot…oh well. We had speeches from our best man and MOH also and I LOVED them. I had my MOH send me the speech and its saved on my computer I love it so much, haha.

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