I am ____ and today, on this auspicious occasion; I want to start my speech by congratulating my dearest friend and his perfect better half on completing a decade of togetherness. This is a day which changes all the coming days of your life forever only to never let them be the same again (of course, for the better!). Weddings certainly happen only once in a lifetime, but we celebrate and cherish this day every year when the date reminds us of the bond growing a year older. So my dear friend, today we all have gathered here to be a part of this special day of your life and go down the memory lane to get them refreshed.
It is a pleasure to be around such an amazing couple who have not just been together but have complemented each other in every sense. Today, when relationships have become so fragile and weak, yours is an example for not just your peers but for the people who will be entering this phase and going to be married soon. Both of you have stood by each other and for each other through all the thick and thin life has shown you till now and have only come out stronger out of every ordeal. I, being someone who has been so closely associated to you, have seen your evolution from that newlywed, young cohabitants to the duo, who is an incredible combination of maturity and youthful liveliness.
I have seen you taking care of every small detail about each other, from cooking to making sure that the other person eats, from adopting each other’s food habits to hobbies and from the efforts of making one big family out of two different ones to respecting each other’s parents and ending up making them yours.
Going back to the time, I see two young people, struggling to cope with the differences they have, trying to understand each other’s likes and dislikes, making their home and raising their beautiful kids together by sharing equal responsibilities and appreciating each other’s contribution. You two have redefined the term companionship in your own way and have set an example for the generations to come. Having said all of what I have, I would also like to add that this is just a phase which you have lived till now. There are many more to come in the future and I wish you all the best for all of them. But at the same time, I want you to save this beautiful relationship from even a bit of negativity as we don’t get to see something as pure as this, every day.
It is a day to enjoy, a day to celebrate and a day to raise a toast to the most compatible and the most adorable couple. You have the entire life of togetherness in front of you and we all present here, wish that you make the most out of every single moment. May you keep standing by each other in every hour of need, may your journey get more exciting, more beautiful and more fulfilling as you proceed together on the path of life in order to unwrap the surprises it has for you.
To be honest, I am waiting for your kids to grow up, not because I was an uncle cannot wait to be their partner in crime, but so that they get to listen to the adventurous and inspiring love stories of their parents and can be as proud of them as we all are today.
Now, I would like to bring my speech to an end with cheers to the couple and their everlasting love and congratulating them once again on this happy occasion. May you stay together till eternity with the same passion and respect for each other!
Wishing you both many many happy returns of the day!