Got word yesterday that everything is going to be covered for step-father's medical expenses while in hospital. So a big worry lifted off of our shoulders.
I thought you may be interested in seeing my speech from the wedding. People at the wedding said it was okay:
Hello and welcome everyone. I hope you are enjoying your meal so far?
A couple of months ago we were having dinner here with B parents, C and L; along with C and B. The subject of giving speeches came up and I said I was giving the speech from our side of the family, but wasn’t sure what to say. C (B dad) said the speech was to welcome B into our family.
As I pointed out B has been around for the past 11 years now, so if he doesn’t feel like part of the family by now he never will do? However, in keeping with tradition, B, I officially welcome you into the T side of the family.
R my husband is a man of few words, but he always stressed to B that if he were to marry C he had to ask his permission. So imagine our surprise when we got a telephone call a week before Christmas telling us he was popping over and NOT to tell C. When you came over and asked our permission to ask C to marry you, we were thrilled. Though the look on R face hid that fact well.
I can’t remember what R said, but it must have been yes, but my answer was, “Well it’s about flipping time.” I will add that was also the longest week of my life, as I couldn’t tell anyone what was going to happen on Christmas morning. R being the man of few words didn’t have a problem!!!!
I know many of you are parents here and a lot of you have children who are married. So you will be able to relate to what I am going to say next. C, it doesn’t seem like five minutes since we brought you home from the hospital and now here you are all grown up and married. Where did all the time go in between hands? You’ll always be our little girl, but we are handing over some of the responsibilities of looking after you to B now, as we know he loves and he cares for you as much as we do.
B, look after C she is very precious to us, but you already know how special she is?
Okay, before it all gets too soppy and I run past my allocated two minutes. Would you all raise your glasses and wish C and B all the best of luck and love in the world.
I took out people's full names just to protect their privacy.
Our menu for the wedding was as follows:
Country Bread Basket with Creamry Butter
Four Cheese Cauliflower Soup
Organic Greens topped with Crumbled Goat Cheese, Toasted Pine Nuts and Cherry Tomatoes with Maple Dressing.
Grilled Chicken Supreme, with Crispy Honey Mustard Crust, Mashed Potatoes and a selection of Vegetables or Baked Globe Artichoke in a Crispy Pastry Lattice, filled with Woodland Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and Baby Spinach.
Warm Tarte Tartin, with French Vanilla Ice cream
Tea and Coffee
There were appetizers before the meal during the cocktail hour.
At night there were the wedding cakes, an assortment of french pastries and a Homemade Slider Station; which was Angus Beef Sliders (mini burgers) on buns with an assortment of toppings. Along with tea and coffee. Also there was a bowl of mini Cadbury chocolate bars, which my mam had brought over with her.
The bar was open for an hour before the reception and for four hours after the reception. It was a free bar which my brother thought was great!!!! As did many of the guests!!!! With dinner there was a choice of red or white wine, and a glass of champagne with the toast.