Dear Chris,

Okay. Breathe! This is it. Today is HUGE. It is epic. It is something you’ve been waiting for, ever since your first dance with a pretty little blonde 8 years ago. Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

You are the best around. You love people. You love helping people. You love making people laugh. You love making, building, fixing, remodelling anything you can get your hands on. You’re a farmer at heart and you’ve grown into such an amazing man. Your heart is so big, don’t ever change that!

Since you were 15 there has been only 1 girl for you, and today you get to [finally] make her your wife.

A lot of people say that marriage is the beginning of the end. [Some joking, some not.] But I think that marriage isn’t the beginning at all. Nor is it the end. It’s just a very big plot twist in your story where you, “the man of the hour”, gets to officially introduce a new, beautiful character. The character that takes every one’s breath away. The character that will change the entire feel of your story. Today she’ll make your story complete. But, the thing about your story is that she was always there. Behind the scenes, getting you ready. Teaching you, inspiring you, loving you, growing with you. She’s been here the whole time. Since you were 15 she has been the thing that drives you, your best friend and partner in crime.

Everyone knew it. Even you two. And for that reason, today is going to be the most magical – – a real life love story!

Two families, who are now “officially” joining as one, but have been blending together for the last 8 years – – Chris, I am so, so very proud of you! (I may even be crying as I write this ha ha I promise I’ll have it together today … no tears, just laughs!)

You’ve been by my side for all the major milestones in my life so far, and I am so unbelievably excited you have asked me to be a part of your most special day. Thank you for being the very best brother and for including me in you and Jen’s life. I can’t wait to watch you start the next chapter of your story with the luckiest girl in the world. I wish you both the absolute best! And I cannot wait for all the pictures from your amazing honeymoon and that call announcing I’m going to be an antie again – – SO many exciting things to come. SO happy that you’re so happy, no one deserves this more! Keep her laughing and you’ll get through anything!

Happy Wedding Day! This is truly the day when all our friends and families will be together to say, “It’s about damn time!!

Love you both always and forever – CONGRATULATIONS!

Xo S.