For those of you who know me a little, probably aren’t surprised that I wanted to say a few words today. For those of you who know me really well, will be surprised if it is only a few words!!
Every one of you in the room today are very special to Bob and myself. Some of you have travelled overseas and I know many of you have had to take time off work to be here. We really to appreciate the sacrifices you have made for us. Apologies for not be able to book a Saturday wedding, but we probably would have had to wait until next year to get a good date. I just couldn’t wait that long to get that ring on my finger!!
There are a few people I would like to thank and I’ll make it short. So I don’t embarrass them too much!!
TONY – Thank you for being Bobs best man today and thank you to you and Tracey for being such great friends to him over the years. And while I’m thanking you Tony, I’d also like to extend the thanks to looking after him so loyally and regularly on each and every Friday night of his life! It won’t be necessary from now on thanks!!! I’ll move on the Golf holidays in a minute!!!
TONY BRUNT – The hastle I gave you to bring the Belgium chocolates for the ladies favours all the way from Belgium, thanks alot
TERESA Well what can I say?? You have been brilliant in the run up to the wedding. Your guidance, practicle help and support have helped enourmously. I really couldn’t of done it without you. Thank you so much for all your help. What a brilliant friend you are.
My long time friends Debbie and Maria, and Tina, who I have been friends with since I was 4!!! You know all there is to know about me, good and Bad. I bet you’re all relieved someone had the guts to take me on and make an honest woman of me. I’m so pleased you are here today.
HOLA!The girls from Barcelona, DIDN’T WE HAVE THE BEST TIME EVER!!!!
Now just before I move on to Bob, when I arranged the flowers, I wanted to be able to give them away. I have asked Carol to put a gold star randomly under a chair on each table. If you have one, please feel free to take these beautiful flowers home with you, alternatively, feel free also to give them to another person on your table if you would rather not
Moving on to Bob. I’m sure you will all agree Bob has many talents, charm, wit and personality are sadly the only ones missing!!! When I first met Bob I was totally shocked at the number of friends he had, not that he looked like Billy no mates, but I had never met anyone who had such a wide circle of friends. It became clear to me very soon that this was that was. Isn’t he just the BEST friend anyone could have? Bob will go out of his way for anyone, the compassion and kindness he shows for all around him is something trulely rare. He is a brilliant son to his mum, he is the best partner I could ever of dreamed of and well, you’ve all seen him with our beautiful daughter Jessica, what a dad!
NOW, I wouldn’t want to take anything away from the men in this room, because there are some fine figures of manhood here today, some, not many!!! BUT THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO ONE IN THE WORLD LIKE BOB.
Now, I will give my own toast to Bob later on, but I would now like to propose a toast to: LOVE :LAUGHTER AND HAPPILY EVER AFTER
And just to finish, Bob, if we ever row, remember, a husband's last words should always be 'OK dear buy it'.