It was on June 29th that Jennifer Gabrielli’s older sister would wed her long time love, and it was also the day that she would give one of the most iconic bridesmaid’s toasts of all time. She announced it to the guests that her speech included a “musical snack,” which immediately had her older sister, the bride, curious to see what she whipped up. As the beat kicks in, one of the groomsmen pulls out a black, Victoria’s Secret “Love Pink,” hooded zip up to help put on Gabrielli. Low and behold… she had successfully taken Eminem’s hit single, Without Me, and created a personal wedding toast for her big sis. The video went viral within days.
Gabrielli told ABC News that she “didn’t want to get up there and get nervous, and forget everything, and start to cry.” However, when she stood in front of the 200 guests, she had no reservations, and just went for it. The 24 year old bridesmaid was given credit where credit was due with her mock chorus “Now this looks like it’s meant to be, so everybody just toast with me. Raise your glasses if you’re thirsty, ’cause tonight we’re here to P-PAR-TEE.” While the crowd seemed shocked at first, it did not take long before everyone was clapping with the beat and laughing along with the bridal party.
While her mother helped her practice on their way down to the La Costa Resort in California, Gabrielli wanted to still make the light hearted speech more personal. At the end of her viral rap video, she says “I love you bigger than the sky,” and she explained to ABC that was something her family had always said to each other. When her moment was over, her mother rushed to the stage to give her a kiss, and the 200 wedding guests gave her a standing ovation.
She also did not stray away from giving her new brother-in-law a few digs, “Through thin and thick they ain’t gonna quit, everybody’s talking about this great fit. Blake, he don’t wanna get his butt kicked, toilet seats down and he does the dish-es.”
Gabrielli has been writing songs since she was a little girl, but it always proved to be more of a hobby for the administrative assistant at California University.