To be truthful – it took me 2 months to get up the nerve to actually upload this video from my camera! Most of you know that I do wedding planning on the side, and that it takes two hands to count the number of times I have been a bridesmaid or maid of honor. I have done numerous toasts and speeches, but it wasn’t until Jessica’s wedding in September that I had the nerve to actually rap my toast!
Before I get into the details, let me tell you a bit about this girl… she is hilarious, bubbly, fun, beautiful (inside and out) and would probably do just about anything for me. Even though we have spent most of our friendship with half the country between us, it somehow pressed on and I think we both know that we will always have each other’s backs in a moment’s notice – even if we look like Dumb & Dumber fools, wearing flippers walking down the beach in the Bahamas together!
She has surprised me NUMEROUS times – like when she randomly showed up at my high school graduation, or when she popped out of the back of the best praline store in Charleston while my boyfriend and I were vacationing down there! So I felt like it was time for me to surprise her in return!
A couple days before I flew up to Minneapolis to help her prepare for her wedding I messaged the Best Man on facebook to see if he was on board with my plan. Luckily the best man was her brother, who feels like a brother to me as well. It made it so much easier to throw my crazy idea to rap at her wedding out there…
Jess and Alex are incredibly fun people. And the Kirk family doesn’t do anything the ordinary way. So when I asked Brian if he wanted to rap with me his response was “SUZ YOU’RE A GENIUS!!”
I watched a TON of youtube videos of other folks rapping wedding toasts. Most of them actually rapped to the Fresh Prince song. I probably should’ve done that, because now, every time I hear “Ice Ice Baby” I start singing “Jess and Alex.” I can’t take all the credit though for my rapping lyrics. I did snag a few lines from those who previously rapped toasts. So many thanks go out to those people! 🙂
Anyway – I am pretty sure Jess was surprised! I actually asked her the day before her wedding, in a joking manner, if it would be okay for me to wear rapper bling at her wedding. She probably thought I was kidding – and then – I did this… 🙂
Much love goes out to Jess and Alex! (And my partner in crime, Bri!) Ya’ll are great sports! Hope you enjoyed my awful, ahem, I mean AWESOME rap skillz! (Because it was the first and last time that will happen!) XOXO!