Monday, February 25, 2008

Wedding Speech For A Friend

Was invited to a wedding and was asked to speak. I didn't make it up the stage, cos the wedding singer (not me this time) hogged the limelight.

I thought it summarizes a lot of things I learnt about love, and so I asked for her permission to put it here.

So here goes. And here it goes out to everyone whose wedding I have attended, and will attend. I applaud you and respect you for this amazing commitment that you have taken on yourselves. It'll be a LONG time before I join your ranks.

But in the mean time, well done you, all of you.

"A friend told me that 'the beginning of love is the end of logic.'

Logically, of course. I can understand why it is that these 2 lovely people have gotten together.

The groom's quite a man. Quite a LOT of man. Exactly how much, I think the bride knows better than any of us.

The bride, complements him, but loses none of her own individuality. Like the chilli padi she loves so much. She is a person in her own right, and brings forth the best in the man that she's with.

But we are not here to celebrate logic. We are here to celebrate love. There's no reason in the world, at the end of the day, for them to choose each other.

Among all the chilli padi, and among all the dishes in the world, they have chosen to commit to each other for the rest. of. their. lives.

So we celebrate this magical, crazy, illogical, senseless, wonderful thing, that has brought the 2 of them together.

We celebrate their love.

Now a word of advice, dear hearts. There will be no happily ever after. You will quarrel, irritate each other, and get pissed off in return. You will fight, and you will jump on one another. But through it all, you will still love each other, so remember to show it.

So to your new life together. May it not be perfect. But May you find beauty in that imperfection, and in the wonderful wonderful love, that you have together.

Cheers."

See dude, I actually HAVE a heart, dammit.

10 comments:

precious said...

Clap! Clap! Clap! Beautiful speech, bro. You must have spent a lot of time pondering about this.

tianhong said...

I second that. Clap clap

Anonymous said...

Clap, clap, that why I'm 40 and still single.lol

SG Fairy said...

Yes... amazing... you really DO have the flair for romance... Can start penning corny lines for Anniversary cards, sell your words to HallMark

Vandalin said...

precious - yeah.. a whole frigging hour.

tianhong - thanks dude

anon - i'm getting there... getting there...

fairy - getting there... getting there...

Anonymous said...

wish i could mary too..hopeful..

Groom Wedding Speech said...

This is amazing....

Lachance Steven said...

If someone close to you is getting married, you're probably going to want to make a toast at their wedding and show the couple how happy you are for them. But if you've never made a toast before, and your tongue gets tied and palms get sweaty just thinking about it, you might be looking for some guidance.I found a very good weeding speech guide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W61IMj3Brbw hope this will help you to prepare a good weeding speech..

clovergirl said...

hihi i chanced upon your blog because i was looking for inspiration on giving a wedding speech at a dear friend's wedding. your entry is really beautiful :) thanks for writing such a great piece :)

Vandalin said...

clovergirl, you're most welcome!