The Maid of Honour’s speech (in which she explains we demonstrate our love for each other through actions, and definitely not with the words we use)
Note: there’s a mention of Maggie losing her Iron Ring, so you might want to read up on its meaning.
“Hi! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Megan, I am the maid of honour, and I want to speak briefly about the Maggie and Jeremy that I know. I met Maggie at the beginning of university, a little over 7 years ago now. We had every class together for 2 years, built our robot together in 2nd year, and in 4th year took our elective together. Still, as close as we are, neither of us are the type to talk much about our personal relationships, especially when they are going well.
So I first met Jeremy when Maggie started bringing him to hang out with us in Suds (the engineering bar), in Jan or Feb of 3rd year, just about 5 years ago. She never told us they were dating or even introduced him as her boyfriend, so we just kind of figured it out. From the very beginning they seemed to click, and complement each other very well. I remember thinking that Maggie seemed very happy, happier than I had seen her in a long time, maybe ever.
After our final exams of university 2 years later we took a graduation trip to Cuba. On a day trip to Havana, aboard a bus, Maggie dropped her iron ring, which at that point we had only had for 2 or 3 months. Jeremy started basically crawling around trying to find the ring, which on a moving bus could have rolled pretty much anywhere. I remember thinking that there was no way he was going to be able to find it, but a few minutes later he did.
Both Maggie and Jeremy tend to show how they feel about each other through actions rather than words. As some may know, the words they use often don’t make it sound like they love each other. Yet they always act like they do. To me, even though crawling around for the ring was a little thing, I thought that action showed a lot.
In many ways they are already an old married couple, and I mean that in the best possible way. They got married in China 4 months ago almost to the day, (you realize now you have to remember 2 anniversaries right?) and got first one, and then two pets together, their bunnies, about two years ago. But now, Maggie, it really is too late to back out. Though, even with all your joking around, everyone knew you wouldn’t. You both fully committed to making this relationship work years ago, and I am so happy and honoured to be here today with both of you.
If everyone will please raise a glass with me - to the happy couple! May you have many happy years in front of you.”