Anyone who knows me well enough will know that it is hard to keep me quiet and today is no exception - I thought it only appropriate that the bride speaks (although I promise to keep it short)!
The main reason I wanted to speak today was to personally say thank you to some very special people who have contributed to today.
Firstly and most importantly Mark - you’ve made me so happy since we met 2½ years ago and today is the happiest day of my life “thank you for making my life complete”. Knowing your track record at either missing weddings or forgetting (or losing) your suit, I should also thank you for turning up at Fee & Jon’s wedding (eventually!) where we met and more importantly, thank you for getting to the church on time today and in your suit.
I would also like to say a big thank you to my bridesmaids. Firstly, my sister Sally, for looking after me today and also on my Hen Weekend! Thanks very much for arranging our weekend in London, I’m sure everyone will agree we had an excellent time and I have a little something for you as a small token of my appreciation.
And of course Jenna and Elana my other gorgeous bridesmaids who’ve been little angels today - I have a little something here for you both too. Thank you very much.
I would like to thank my Mum for all her help and support not just today but over the years and for giving me my “something old” which I’m wearing for luck today. I have a small gift from Mark and I for you.
Maureen and Norman - I couldn’t have been luckier to have such wonderful “in-laws”, thank you for making me feel so welcome in the Dunn family and for all your support with the wedding arrangements. A special thank you to Maureen for sorting out Jenna and Elana’s bridesmaids outfits and for making all of the Invitations and Order of Service cards which were beautiful. And Norman, thank you for your lovely reading in church today. Mark and I also have a small gift for you both.
I would also like to thank all my friends who have who have contributed to today and helped with the arrangements;
Jane “my new sister-in-law” who has slaved away all morning doing everyone’s hair and done a fantastic job.
Lorna for coming on endless wedding dress shopping sprees with me and for my something borrowed which I’m wearing today.
Kirst who also came wedding dress shopping and went into labour in the bridal shop - thank you for waiting until you got to hospital to have Maddie!
Fee for my something blue which I have on today
Michelle & Julian for the printing of the inserts for the Invitations and Order of Service leaflets
Julie “my other sister-in-law” for videoing us today.
All the girls who came to my Hen Do
Thank you so much to all my wonderful friends for their friendship over the years and who have always been there for me when I really need them.
Lastly, thank you to everyone for coming today to celebrate with us, I hope you all enjoy yourself.