I hope you love the dress I chose for you. It is elegant, classy and has a Jackie O look, which I think would look amazing on you. Your bouquet at the wedding The bridesmaids dresses they also are classy and elegant. Your friends loved the dress, hope you do too. I will wear a tie but I thought wearing gray was a good choice. The ushers are wearing the same suits. My Niece Taylor as our flower girl she is so excited. My Nephew Jesse as the ring bearer. You will love him he is quite the charmer. The limousine that picks you up at your house to come to the church. Your bridesmaids and your parents are with you too. The church where the ceremony takes place. Our Wedding Vows "I Brad , take you Emelee, for my lawful wife , to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part." "I Emelee, take you Brad , to be my husband . I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love and honor you all the days of my life." My wedding vow to you. Today, I promise you this: I will laugh with you in times of joy, and comfort you in times of sorrow. I will share in your dreams and support you as you strive to achieve your goals. I will listen to you with compassion and understanding, and speak to you with encouragement. Together, let us build a home filled with learning, laughter and light, shared freely with all who may live there. Let us be partners, friends and lovers, today and all of the days that follow. You will follow with your vows to me.❤️ We will put our rings on as the ceremony comes to a end after the service, and the Priest asked us to kiss. Antique rose gold wedding ring , and band. For you Emelee❤️ For me my wedding band also rose gold Both bands are engraved Always, and forever with our names engraved too. We sign the marriage licence, than we leave the Church by limousine to have you photos taken before we arrive at the reception. Photos taken at a State park Our reception hall We arrive at the reception, and enter as our family, and friends stand up, and welcome us as husband and Wife Choices the guests had a choice to choose from for dinner. We also have salad, buns, red and white wine. Beef Roast Prime Rib au Jus Roast New York Strip Loin (with Madeira Sauce) Tender Roast Beef (with Red Wine Sauce & Horseradish) Chicken and rice with vegetables on white plate with champagne Or Vegetarian meal Dessert After dinner some the speeches start. Father of the Bride Good Afternoon everyone. For those of you that don’t know me, I am the very proud father of this beautiful bride. Ladies and gentlemen I should probably make you aware from the very start that I lack any real practical experience as a speaker. I hope you will forgive me therefore if this speech is not as professional as the ones that are to follow as clearly this is a new experience for me. I would like to begin by welcoming you all today and saying a big thank you from all of us on this table for taking the time and effort to join with us to celebrate Emelee and Brad’s wedding. We know that many of you have made long journeys to be here today and we hope you have a great time in these wonderful surroundings. Emelee...... there have been only three times in my life when I have been absolutely speechless. One was the moment I first laid eyes on your Mum all those years ago, the second was when I saw you today looking absolutely stunning in your wedding dress and the third was the day you were born. Now I believe that tradition dictates that a dad should share a few anecdotes about his daughter. I know that Emelee is particularly nervous about what I may say in this next part of my speech. After all it is part of a father’s job description to embarrass his children and I am particularly talented at it. But you can relax Emelee I’ll wait until we are on the dance floor before I start today. It’s is hard though on a day like today not think back to the day she was born. I can still picture it now ladies and gentlemen as if it were yesterday. My beautiful wife in the delivery room absolutely exhausted after many hours of labour, two midwives encouraging and cajoling her to give one last push and I sat trying to help but Emelee arrived, and it was the most amazing moment of our lives. When preparing for this speech I looked through some old photographs of the kids for inspiration. One in particular stood out from the others. It was a picture of our little girl lying on a rug, in front of the fire, dribbling, gurgling and trying to take a few wobbly steps. She was such a precious child. Speaking of special Emelee. Your Mum and I are acutely aware of just how blessed we have been to have you in our lives and we hope you are aware just exactly how much we love you and how very proud we are of the lovely young lady you have become. It has been an absolute joy for both your mum and me to watch a very talkative, extremely inquisitive and often clumsy little girl develop into the very beautiful, clever, compassionate and extremely loving young lady that it was my absolute honour and privilege to escort down the aisle today. Thankfully she does seem to have inherited most of her better traits from her mum and I am told only a few bad habits from her dad. You seemed to have got your mums kind nature and good looks and from me....well.......my stubbornness. Now like most fathers I was extremely protective of my girls and prepared to fend off any potential suitors. I took the view that no man was good enough for my girl and was in favour of capital punishment for anyone who tried to take them away from me. And so it was in this welcoming atmosphere of open mindedness that we were first introduced to Brad. He was polite, very well mannered and, damn it, an extremely likeable young man. You often wonder as a parent just how well your children will turn out. You wonder what sort of life decisions they will make especially those that you have no control over. What friends will they choose? Who will they pick as a partner to share their life with? Will that person love and care for them as well as you would? Will you approve? Well for what it’s worth Emelee your Mum and I think you have made a cracking choice. Sticking with tradition I think at this point that I am also supposed to pass on some worldly advice to my new son in law to help him survive.... sorry enjoy......... his new marital status. Well Brad I have two bits of advice that I hope you will find of use. The first is really to enjoy your honeymoon period and if you’re not sure what this is let me explain. This is the time in your marriage between “I do” and “you’d better” The second is specifically based upon knowing my women as I do. I believe the words “Yes love of course you can buy it” may prove beneficial in the years to come in keeping her happy. Ladies and Gentlemen I think I’m getting close to outstaying my welcome and I can see both the groom and best man eager to get on with their speeches. I do however have one final very pleasurable responsibility to fulfil. Emelee and Brad, May your marriage be a truly happy one, may you begin with an unforgettable honeymoon in Hawaii and may you have a long and wonderful life together. It is my very great pleasure to propose the first toast to the happy couple. So could I ask you please be upstanding and raise your glasses to the Bride and Groom. Everyone raises their glass of champagne to them Groom’s speech Welcome everyone to our wedding, it really does mean a great deal to both me and Emelee for you all to be here. We know a lot of you have travelled a long way to be here today, so we hope you today is enjoyable for you as it is special to us. We would like to thank our parents for their support for this wedding - it means a great deal to us and we really couldn’t have done it without you. I would like to thank the bridesmaids for all of their help towards today. They look stunning today as well as I'm sure you'll all agree . So now I'd like to say a few words about the star of the show, and my wife, Emelee. Doesn’t she look incredible today? You look absolutely gorgeous, and I feel so lucky to be married to you. You're my soul mate and my best friend. Loving you has taught me about being positive, cheerful and caring, like you are. Everyone raises their glasses for a toast. Their are more speeches than the dancing begins. Emelee and Brad’s first dance The song “Savage Garden “ I Knew I loved You❤️ After Emelee dances with her Father Song “Daddy’s Angel” Than the Bride and Groom, Bridemaids and Ushers all dance to. Stevie Wonder-Signed sealed delivered, I’m yours Everyone danced the evening away. So many amazing songs were played by some of Emelee and Brad’s favourite singers. The night was coming to a end the Bride and Groom cut the beautiful cake. They walk around talking to the guests, handing out cake taking photos . It is now the time for the last dance. They dance to Etta James “At last” https://youtu.be/nqS2zYoDb34 The song ends they get ready to leave as the guest follow them outside throwing rice, and giving them a hug as they get into the limousine to spend a night at a hotel, because in the morning they are going on their honeymoon to Hawaii.