July 12, 2010

My Toast

Below is the toast I gave at my sister's wedding....including referenced movies for those who may be wondering.

(My sister) is my sister, my partner in crime, my confidant, and my fellow movie fiend.  When I say that (my sister) and I are movie buffs, I don't mean the intellectual "I have an intelligent opinion about the Oscars"kind, or even the "I've seen every movie ever made" kind.  What I mean are the "We can mute our favorites and fill in the voices" kind.  Over the years we've watched a lot of movies and a few have become like old friends.  Some of those favorites have transcended their role as entertainment and have actually helped shape our romantic ideals. To pay homage to this legacy of cinema, I would like to toast the happy couple with nuggets of wisdom from some of our favorites.
"Ladies and Gentlecars!" -Cars
"Love is like the measles.  You only get it once and the older you are the harder you take it."-Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
"Why do men chase women? Well there's a bible story...God...God took a rib from Adam and made Eve.  Now maybe men chase women to get the rib back.  When God took the rib, He left a big hole there, where there used to be something.  And the women have that.  Now maybe, just maybe a man isn't complete without a woman."- Moonstruck
"When you see a guy reach for stars in the sky, you can bet that he's doin' it for some doll." -Guys and Dolls
"Because its the greatest reward that woman or man can receive on this earth.  To love and be loved." -Guys and Dolls
"Mawage, Marriage is what brings us together today.  Marriage, that blessed arrangement, that dream within a dream." - The Princess Bride
"It's that thing where you hang together a lot and button each other's hard to reach buttons" - Sabrina (the 1995 one)
"I know I chatter on far too much...but if you only knew how many things I want to say and don't you'd give me some credit" - Anne of Green Gables
"'I'm afraid for her....she'll be gone so long, she'll get terrible lonesome.''You mean we'll get terrible lonesome.'" - Anne of Green Gables
"I could not have parted with you to anyone less worthy." -Pride and Prejudice
In closing.....
"Kissing would be nice, yes?" - The Princess and the Frog

1 comment:

  1. It was fun getting to hear this again--thanks for posting it!