MOH takes my bouquet and dad lifts my veil. I turn to face H2B and nearly burst into tears. I see the ushers all smiling at me and mouthing that I look beautiful.
|The ushers sharing a joke|
|Phew! That's a bit better!|
We continue and the celebrant asks for the first reading but SIL2B doesn't have it (with everything I was sorting out, I forgot to confirm with her and she didn't mention it either!) we move on. MoH reads excerpts from I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg. The three of us well up every time she looks at us.
If I am a goofus on the roofus hollering my head off
You are one too
If I am getting ready to pop a paper bag,
then you are getting ready to jump
That's because you really like me
You really like me, don't you?
And I really like you back
And you like me back and I like you back
And that's the way we keep on going every day
If you go away or if I stay home, you send me a postcard
You don't just say "Well see you around sometime, bye"
I like you a lot because of that
And I like you because if we go away together
And if I get lost
Then you are the one that is yelling for me
And I like you because when I am feeling sad
You don't always cheer me up right away
Sometimes it is better to be sad
You want to think about things
It takes time
I like you because if I am mad at you
Then you are mad at me too
It's awful when the other person isn't
I like you because if I think I am going to throw up
then you are really sorry
You don't just pretend you are busy looking at the birdies and all that
You say, maybe it was something you ate
You say, the same thing happened to me one time
And the same thing did
If you find two four-leaf clovers, you give me one
If I find four, I give you two
If we only find three, we keep on looking
Sometimes we have good luck, and sometimes we don't
I like you because I don't know why but
Everything that happens is nicer with you
I can't remember when I didn't like you
It must have been lonesome then
I like you because because because
I forget why I like you but I do
So many reasons
On the 4th of July I like you because it's the 4th of July
On the fifth of July, I like you too
If we had some hats and some flags and some fire engines
We could be a
HOLIDAY, a CELEBRATION a WHOLE PARADE!
See what I mean?
Even if it was the 999th of July
Even if it was August
Even if it was way down at the bottom of November
Even if it was no place particular in January
I would go on choosing you
And you would go on choosing me
Over and over again
That's how it would happen every time
I don't know why
I guess I don't know why I really like you
Why do I like you
I guess I just like you
I guess I just like you because I like you
We exchange vows and my voice breaks. I didn't realise it at the time, but I did cry a bit too.
|Tears of joy|
I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle in your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
|You may kiss the bride|
|DH thinks it's all over ;)|
My husband (!) and I continue to the patio where we have our drinks reception.
Togs take our group shots and Jon (band leader) plays some acoustic guitar. It is unbelievably warm but all seem in good spirits, drinking Pimms and Bucks Fizz. Here are a few of our beautiful pics...
|All the guests|
|I'm forever blowing bubbles (DH is a WHFC fan)|