Short Bestman Speech
Firstly, on behalf of the bridesmaids I would like to thank Marty, for his kind words and I must say, to our lovely bride, Ruby, a more Luminescent Bride, I have not seen.
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Sean, one of Marty’s closest friends for over 15 years, sometime confidant, usually a partner in crime, and today (with pride), Marty’s Best Man.
My official duties I have covered, those including, making sure the groom arrived, On-Time (difficult), Sober (relatively), and Smart (well, two out of three ain’t bad).
And now, I have the opportunity (and audience) to speak just a bit, about our infamous groom…
Back in the year 1972, the VW Bug, became the most popular car in America… That same year, Martin Benjiman Reinhart was born, a coincidence? Hmmm…
15 years later, in a land far far away (Irvine), I met an intelligent, and very hyper young lad, named Marty, being similar myself, we hit off well together and (to our parents horror) rapidly became the best of friends forever more.
Now traditionally, I get to insert numerous very embarrassing stories about Marty here, unfortunately, my courier got tired trying to carry the two boxes of typed pages I had, and called it quits halfway here, so I will have to make do from my short notes.
Now I have had the dubious good fortune of being present for numerous firsts in young Martin’s life. From his first big make out session (who said being in the closet is bad?), to our infamous ear piercing adventure (I had no idea how much Marty could drink, or how tough an ear could be.) Some of the adventures we’ve had people don’t believe, a summer of flinging water balloons in Hollywood, getting into a little traffic incident, and ending up with a complete Chips lecture, from Eric Estrada himself… Some people just don’t buy the tale…
Adventure is the word I would choose to describe Marty’s life, a non-stop roller coaster ride of thrills, chills, and spills (and the judicious use of antilock brakes). Many is the night, we’ve been out to drinking and dancing, and there’s Marty, middle of the dance floor, living it up (and charming the ladies with his wicked dance moves).
Charm, charisma, personality, Marty pours these things out by the bucketful… And with a touch of good fortune (and a little luck) he managed to spill a little of that Ruby’s way. In a nightclub, not far from here, they met for the first time… (Fill-in)
Before I finish I’d like to ask Marty and Ruby to participate in this little speech now. Ruby if I can ask you to place your hand flat on the table, yes, palm down dear… Right, Marty, if you would please place your hand directly on top of Ruby’s, yes, just like that. There we go, now Marty, I want you to make the most of this moment, it’s the last time you’ll have the upper hand…
In seriousness though, Ruby and Marty have begun a truly wonderful life together, today’s ceremonies, sealing together two spirits that have already begun traveling the path of two becoming one. I offer my own blessings, two you both, my friends, for a continued happy journey down that path, in a long, prosperous, and happy life together.
Family and friends, I ask you now to raise your glasses in a toast, to Marty and Ruby Reinhart.