“Evening everyone. Vic and I both are so glad you all could make it this weekend, and we want to thank everyone for travelling out for this, especially the cousins from France, who apparently can’t take a hint. I first met Victoire at the Burrow when I was seven years old. She was two years younger than me, but already my height, and was probably the most intimidating five year old I’ve ever met. By the end of the day I couldn’t tell if she hated me or wanted to be my friend. By the time we started school, she was my best friend.
“I remember in my fourth year when Caleb Jordan and I turned the great hall into a swamp. Vic happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and got put in detention with the rest of us. I knew she was something special when she spent the entire night laughing about it. For a lot of the time I knew her, I was in love with her, even if I didn’t know it yet, and most of the time, she had a boyfriend. But I knew early on I would wait as long as I had to for a chance with the most brilliant person to ever come into my life, who makes me happy in a way nobody else can. To find someone who loves you despite your many flaws and weaknesses is one of life’s greatest treasures. So to my beautiful bride. From the first moment I saw you, I was yours.”
Teddy’s speech at his rehearsal dinner at everyone in tears, first from laughing, then from really crying. His birth parents might not have been there, but everyone else he loved was, and that was truly special.
Victoire, who was glowing even more than usual, the night before she married the love of her life.