Our Speech

Our speech for the wedding dinner – that never got delivered – our guests were so busy mingling with each other that we’ve decided to cancel our speech and proceed to the children’s performance. Since we’ve prepared the speech, we might as well say it to the cyber-world.

My speech:
Today would not have gone nearly so well without the generous help of so many people – and whilst my husband has already taken care of the ‘thank yous’, I would like to single out a few of you for my own praise.

Thank you to both my parents for all their love, support and guidance throughout my life. Given their spirit, generosity and kind-heartedness, I’ve always looked up to them. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for your encouragement. You have shown me the love and commitment involved in a marriage. I didn’t settle for anything less than true love because of your example. I knew what to look for and I waited for it … and waited, and waited and found the right person.

I would like to thank my husband’s parents, for their continuous support in the lead up to the wedding. My sincere wish is that together Alfred and I can build a home that is as welcoming and as full of love and happiness as theirs is. Their care and guidance over the years has had a very positive influence over Alfred and their very best qualities have rubbed off on him. They raised him so he’d grow up to be a perfect husband. As long as he keeps saying ‘Yes dear’ we’ll have a wonderful marriage.

I’d like to make a special mention of Sharon, my friend who introduced us to each other. And to Chin Lay, my childhood friend whose friendship has been a source of strength to me throughout the years. I would like to thank Devan for the wonderful song he sang for us – which happens to be our favorite song. And special thanks to all my siblings, aunties, uncles, relatives, and friends for spicing up our lives.

After five years together it means a lot to be standing here as Alfred’s wife. I’m so glad to be married to Alfred; caring, talented, modest, charming – I can see why he picked me. When we first started going out together I was attracted by his ambition, drive and determination. He is understanding and kind, forgiving and patient, humorous and most of all he is a good listener. Alfred brings out the good in me, he makes me laugh and he makes me enjoy each and every moment of life just by being a part of mine. They say that you don’t marry someone you can live with – you marry the person who you cannot live without. This is certainly true with Alfred, I look forward to our amazing journey together and growing old and grey with him at my side. This might sound like a cliché, but you truly did make me the happiest girl in the world when you asked me to marry you, and I can honestly say that I’m proud to be standing here now as Mrs Alfred. I know that life won’t always be a bed of roses, but I can promise you now that, whatever it tries to throw at us, I’ll always be there by your side, as your wife and your best friend.

Finally, let me end as I began, by thanking you all once again for coming tonight and for sharing this magical day with us. I can honestly say that today would not have been the same if we had not been in the company of our dear friends and family. Thank you.

Alfred’s speech:
I’d like to sincerely thank everyone present here. Your presence is so important to both of us. Without your best wishes and blessings our marriage wouldn’t be complete. Thanks again.

I would like to thank my parents. I want you to know how much I love you and how much I really appreciate not only the sacrifices you made but all the times you supported me in what were sometimes not the smartest decisions I made(laugh) but gave me the opportunity to grow. I can’t begin to tell you what you both mean to me, and how glad I am you are here to share this wonderful day with me.

I would like to thank Geeta’s parents. Thank you most of all for the wonderful, and beautiful daughter that you raised, she is truly a gift. I also want to thank you for your kind words, and for allowing me to become a part of your family.

I’d like to say thanks to Geeta, my lovely wife, from the bottom of my heart. She is the most wonderful girl I have ever met. In fact, she, as a woman, is as amazing as you could ever think of. I’m not saying it as she is my bride today but anybody who knows her would agree. I heard someone saying that marriage is like a gamble, you never know what’s in store for you. But all I can say is, if marriage is a lottery, I have hit the jackpot. Can’t describe it better. Thank you sayang for saying “Yes”. You have made me so special. You made me feel like a winner. This is the happiest day of my life . . . no wait . . . this isn’t, because tomorrow will be happier and day after tomorrow even happier than that. This is just the beginning of a happy journey where every passing day is happier than the preceding day. To my wife, ‘Grow old along with me, The best is yet to be.’

Thank you again for being here this weekend to share in our wedding with us. We appreciate all of the love and support we’ve received from you. It means the world to us and will never be forgotten. We hope everyone has a wonderful time this weekend.

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5 Responses to Our Speech

  1. komz says:

    Hi geets…..Very very sorry i could not make it for the dinner. After reading the posts I really regret not being there. But had no choice gal, family commitment. will talk to you later, but geets I am very Happy for you and Congratulations again!You are indeed a very nice person and you deserve the best! Take care geeta. We love you!!Hugz!!!

  2. stschin says:

    Hi Geeta, congrats on your big day, I really like your wedding photo using the traditional costume. Very nice indeed. I would like to add that both of you are a match for each other. Both complementing in its own special ways. My apologise for not being able to make it, my in laws were coming….

  3. Mel & Sham says:

    Both speeches are great! Short but yet so meaningful! Such a pity you couldn't deliver them!

  4. Grace Tan says:

    Wow that is such a lovely speech. I wish I could have heard it in person that night. But to see it written here is really lovely. Congrats to the both of you! Really glad you like the photos!

  5. AGAPE says:

    Thank you for the wishes, my dearest friends!

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