June 15th 5.52pm
Finally everyone was seated at the reception for their evening meal which was scheduled for 6.00pm. They had spent about an hour after the ceremony posing for photos that were being taken by one of Adam's friends and making small talk with some of their guests. While Danny and Lindsay rode in the limo that had bought Lindsay to the church earlier, the other members of the wedding party followed in the other one. Unfortunately they had got stuck in a massive traffic jam on the way to the Waldorf where, thanks to Mac's connections, they were holding their reception in one of the ballrooms and where the most of the wedding party and their guests coming from outside of New York were staying. They had decided to have the speeches after the meal so that people wouldn't get too annoyed if they went on a bit longer than planned.
Danny, Lindsay, their parents and the wedding party were all seated at the top table opposite the dance floor. After several conversations with old aunts and uncles from everything about future grandchildren to where Lindsay had got her dress from. They had yet to tell their families about Lindsay's pregnancy, no one knew about it except their extended lab family.
Once dinner was over, it was time for the speeches. First up was Flack.
"Everyone can I have your attention please? Thank you. Now, I met Danny several years ago, when we were in the Police Academy together. Back then we were both very immature and stupid. Up until a few years ago none of us thought we'd be here on his wedding day. That was until a certain country girl from Montana walked into our lives one day in a tiger enclosure.
"As I recall, Danny decided to play a trick on her that day by telling her to call Mac sir even though we all know how much he hates it." At this most of the lab members laughed, as they knew how much Mac despised that title. "Over time though we all noticed a massive change in Danny's attitude towards other people and the only explanation any of us could come up with was Lindsay. It was actually really fun to watch them dance around each other; we even had an office pool going on how long it would take for them to get together. So I'd like you all to raise your glasses to Danny and Lindsay!"
"To Danny and Lindsay!" Rang through the ballroom.
Now Stella got up to give her maid of honour speech. "I'm going to agree with Don in that a couple of years ago we never thought we'd see Danny Messer getting married but here we are. The first time I met Lindsay was on her first day working with us at the lab. We were all running about trying to close various cases when I walked into the break room to get a cup of coffee when I saw her rummaging through all the cupboards looking for some sugar. It wasn't until after our shift ended that I had a proper chance to speak to her. I've got to say that we became close friends quickly. She is like the sister I never had. I know that Danny and Lindsay are perfect for each other; I've never seen either of them as happy as they have been since they got together. I wish you guys a lifetime of happiness. Now I'd like to propose a toast to the happy couple."
"To the happy couple."
Shortly after this, Danny and Lindsay got up for their first dance as a married couple. Danny held Lindsay's right hand in his left and wrapped his other arm around her waist. Lindsay wrapped her left arm round his neck and played with the hair at the nape of his neck and rested her head on his shoulder.
"So, was today perfect for you too?" Danny asked his wife.
Lindsay sighed contentedly and looked up at him. "It's been the best day of my life. I love you so much Danny."
"I love you too, Montana."