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WEDDING SPEECH from the Writing Collection of Lee Emmett, Australia

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Lee Emmett, Australia



(Modified version of speech for daughter's wedding.)

Firstly I’d like to thank everyone for coming to celebrate this special day of Ellen’s and Rick’s wedding, and the joining of the our clan with Rick's.

We are very proud of Ellen and love her so much. She is beautiful, dynamic, funny, compassionate and clever, and has an open heart and loving spirit. As parents, we were delighted when she and Rick found each other. We observed the respect, love and support Rick showed Ellen right from the beginning. Joy is infectious, and their love brightened our life as we saw them cuddling and joking around at Belgrave, singing ‘Fly me to the Moon’.

When Rick told me he wanted to marry Ellen, I was overjoyed. Ellen and Rick are great friends and very compatible. They are energetic, fit and enthusiastic, and know how to enjoy life, whether it is cooking gourmet dinners, going out with friends, dagging around at home, tinkering with bikes, talking about their work, or 450 feet up in a tree-house listening to gibbons. They are strong individuals whose generosity of spirit is evident in all their relationships.

Ellen and Rick are from joyous, loving, hospitable families. I’ve visited and seen photos of Rick everywhere. There’s no end to the great stories they tell of happy family occasions. I really appreciate Rick’s folk inviting Michael and me to their family gatherings. We’ve already enjoyed many opportunities to get to know them as lovely people. Rick is a beautiful, intelligent, humorous, gentle and caring person. He has so many wonderful qualities, and is everything a parent could hope for in a son-law.

Bern, Michael and I adore Ellen, and she’s greatly loved by all her relatives. Most of her aunts, uncles and cousins are here to share this wonderful occasion. She also has fantastic mates who have given lots of love and support over many years. I’d particularly like to thank her bridesmaids who have hearts of gold.

I’ve asked Bern’s brother to say a few more words in a moment, but on behalf of everyone I welcome Rick into our family. I know how much Ellen and Rick love each other. I thank them for organising this wonderful day, and wish them every blessing. And I trust their love and joy will continue to grow in their married life together. Thank you.

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Lee Emmettthanks Charusmita, it was a very special day and evening ...Australia12/3/2009 7:01:39 PM
charusmitaits beautiful... :)india12/1/2009 7:49:40 AM
Lee Emmettthanks Nancy, it was overwhleming to see and feel the joy of the occasion ...Australia11/26/2009 6:59:52 PM
Nancy CrosslandLee Congratulations on your winning the monthly writing contest!! You are so well deserving of this heartfelt speech. Bless you, Lee.USA11/26/2009 1:45:16 PM
Lee Emmettthanks Thelma and Hema, when love manifests, words come easily ... the wedding was full of joy ...Australia11/26/2009 7:23:11 AM
Hema RaviCongrats, Lee on your win.India11/25/2009 10:22:54 AM
Lee Emmettthanks Khadera, Koyel, Marcia and Rajaram, it was a lovely day, and we are very happy to welcome Rick into the family 'fold' ...Australia11/25/2009 6:10:19 AM
thelmaGreat speech Lee Congratulations on winning first place in the competition! 11/25/2009 4:52:18 AM
Rajaram RamachandranCongratulation Lee for having won the first place in the writers contest of June'09. India11/25/2009 12:47:44 AM
Marcia SchechingerCongratulations Lee, I love this reality document, and as always taking us into your home. 1st place - well done!! :)USA11/24/2009 9:28:07 AM
Koyel MitraCongratulations Lee on winning the contest and best wishes to the couple.India11/24/2009 2:49:47 AM
khadera nargis Congratulations repetitive on this grand ceremony you people enjoyed .May you all have such lasting happiness forever and always . Wishing all the good for the newly married couple.India11/24/2009 1:49:00 AM
JJYou are the winner - although it took a while to get caught up you are just as deserved - congratulations!USA11/23/2009 11:57:26 PM
Lee Emmettthanks Marcia, naughty mother-in-law has been ringing them up on the Gold Coast ... apparently having surfing lessons tomorrow, and temperatures mild!Australia6/25/2009 4:15:41 AM
Marcia SchechingerLee beautiful speech - in reading this you share with us a wonderful moment of what appears to be a marvelous match. Thank you for letting us participate. :)USA6/24/2009 10:56:15 PM
Lee Emmettthanks Ros, Thelma and Nancy, sometimes think the only necessary ingredient for successful relationship is love ...Australia6/23/2009 11:51:28 AM
Nancy CrosslandWonderful words supporting the happy couple who seem perfect for each other. Much happiness to them, Lee!USA6/23/2009 1:35:04 AM
thelmaSuch a lovely speech Lee, love happiness always to the newly weds as they begin their life together as husband and wife!australia6/22/2009 9:11:37 PM
ROS SHRAPNELThree cheers to the newly wed couple. Here's to their united love and a prosperous future. My each of their families enjoy peaceful and warm gatherings. Cheers Lee.AUSTRALIA6/22/2009 10:56:13 AM

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