Taylor Swift's Maid Of Honor Speech Is A Sweet Tribute To A Beloved Friendship — VIDEO
For most Taylor Swift fans, the news that she would be maid of honor at her best friend's wedding didn't come as much of a surprise. The singer values friendship, gorgeous dresses, and heartfelt speeches more than anyone — the only real shock was that she hadn't been maid of honor a dozen times before. And when the first photos of Swift at Britany Maack and Ben LaManna's wedding came out a few weeks back, there was no question in anyone's minds that the star wasn't a perfect choice for the occasion. But it's Swift's maid of honor speech for Maack, which you can hear in a new video, that makes it 100 percent clear — the singer was pretty much born to play this role.
Posted by Maack on Sunday, the video showcases every aspect of the recent wedding, from the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony to the music-filled reception. Swift is far from its star — most of the attention is paid to bride Maack and groom LaManna, as it should be — but she's featured throughout. There's footage of her arriving at the rehearsal dinner, dancing with kids, and helping get Maack ready in her dress, but the main event is, of course, her maid of honor speech.
Although the entire speech isn't shown, the clips that are are moving and sweet. Speaking about LaManna, whom both Swift and Maack met as children, Swift can be heard saying, "He would chase her and pursue her through middle school and junior high and high school, and their paths would diverge, and then come back together, and it would be so magically unpredictable but at the same time, so incredibly fated, just like the best love stories are."
T.Swift talking about love stories? No surprise there. Yet the sweetest part of the speech comes when she speaks about about her friendship with Maack. "My favorite accomplishment of my entire life is that everything in my life has changed except for me and Britany," Swift says in the video. "She was my partner in crime at Brownies sleep-away camp, and she was my date to the Grammys."
Awww. It really is nice to see that Swift and her childhood BFF have stayed close through the years, and that they were able to come together for such a special occasion. Swift herself says in the clip that she's "overjoyed" for Maack, because she and the rest of the bride's friends "know that the best parts of your love story are yet to come."
Leave it to Swift to knock the maid of honor speech out of the part. But apparently, that's not the only arena in which she killed during the wedding; the video shows a brief snippet of her taking the stage and singing a song, although, sadly, viewers can't hear what it is. Perhaps it was a personalized version of "Shake It Off"? Or "You Are In Love," her song for Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff? Or maybe (and probably most likely), it was something new and original, and fans will just have to wait and see if it ever gets released to the public? Fingers crossed.
Check out the adorable video below to see Swift and her friends celebrating what clearly was an absolutely beautiful night for all.