Sunday, 27 March 2011
I went to a wedding this weekend...
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Not actually my dad and his wife by the way, just a lovely pic.
So some of you might know, especially if you follow me on Twitter that my dad got married this weekend. It was a simple small wedding with just 12 of us. We went to the local registry office and then to a hotel in the country where they'd booked a private room for lunch.
There were some funny moments: when the bride's father (who spoke only Danish) got confused which ring to give when and almost placed the ring on my dad's finger (hilarious all round); and when the registrar mispronounced the bride's name so many times even my dad started saying it wrong by the end just so as not to embarrass her.
And there were some touching moments, such as when my dad's new wife hugged my mum and said they were like sisters now.
It was just like any other wedding really, full of interesting family dynamics and consumption of far too much food and wine.
And at the end of the day it was two people standing up in front of those they care about declaring their love for one another.
So the point of this post I suppose is to say that whilst the details that make a wedding unique are of course essential, the main reason a couple get married is because they're in love. And in the end that's the only detail that really matters.