Wednesday, August 02, 2006


What follows are some selected highpoints from the four weddings of this summer:

Best reception location: JULIE Held at the high rocks hotel, just round the corner from home as we both live in the same town. Wonderful sunny day in a country inn in the garden of England (Kent)

Best looking bride: RYOKO: Seriously amazing gown with veil and gloves. There are correct terms to describe it all in colour and size and shape but her dress was spectacular.

Best reception entertainment: DAVE&JEN: Barn dance, sooo much fun, they showed you the steps and everyone can join in its all swapping partners and dancing. Very social.

Best food: ALEX&RYOKO: Homemade food from their local church. HOWEVER their local church is full of internationals that live in reading. We had Cypriot, polish, Russian and of course Japanese traditional food. Homemade sushi tops evrytime

Most Hats in the Church: HAYLEY. Not a requirement but one of the families had all the female relatives all turn out in hats.

Most compliments on how good I looked in a suit: HAYLEY: again many many people seem surprised when I dress up and there were many compliments on my sharp dressing

Most random/original idea for the reception: JULIE: They hired the local steam train to take them to the reception, and we all got a ride.

Funniest best man speech: ALEX&RYOKO: very good included getting Alex to tap dance for everyone. However when they had the childhood stories about Alex getting into trouble…. Well it seems I was involved as well so double embarrassment.

Best Church Music: DAVE&JEN: Chichester has some great music talent in the church, and the creams that were all my friends were taken to make the band. Also the Grooms father sang a solo of ‘blessed be your name’ to the acompiant of Irish drum and whistle.

Best Sermon: DAVE&JEN: One of the church leaders from Chi did this, very personal, funny, Godly and relevant to today. Admittedly one of his illustrations was stretching it but was really good to hear Ian speak on marriage, communication and Love is nailing the others faults to the cross.

Most touching moment: HAYLEY: Running late into the chapel to see her waiting to go in having a brief moment of anxiety as she always does.

Felt the most Old: JULIE, my word she is a year younger than me she hadn’t graduated yet!

Best Stag Do: well there was only one, Alex’s involving paintball, bbq, world cup, throwing Alex into the Thames and jumping in for a swim as well.

Just like to wish all four couples God’s blessings on their marriages.

To end it has to be in the words of Hugh Grant: “a weekend without a wedding… what an unheard of thing!”


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home