Sunday, 14 June 2015

My Mother of the Bride Speech

Yesterday I had an amazing day at Louise and Gary's wedding. I was honoured to be asked to do a Mother of the Bride speech and promised I would share it once it had been read out.

So here is my speech, straight from the heart, with only one paragraph that I amended after I originally wrote it as it did not really say what I had intended it too. English was never my forte, but Louise knew she would not get perfection from that point of view.

p.s she was on time.

My husband and I, or should that be my ex husband and I since Louise has had the pleasure of two dads to twist round her little finger? OK the three of us would like to thank you all for joining us to celebrate this happy day and I know how much your presence means to Louise and Gary.
It is nice to see so many people turning up and I think the fact that so many of you have turned up from far flung corners of the country is testament to just what an incredible lady Louise has turned out to be. I have been proud to watch her blossom from a reserved child, into an awkward teen who would not go to Glasgow by herself at 16, to suddenly shooting off down the country to University in Exeter.  I am very proud of my daughter and I think you will all agree she is looking exceptionally beautiful today. I admire the way Louise makes lifelong friends, so thank you all for travelling long distances to share in this big day.  Gary is looking amazing in his kilt as well.
Thanks to all the bridesmaid, Laura, Olivia, Rhianna, Claudia, And Zinnia, for playing their parts amazingly as well as the mini Ushers Ross and Connor who did themselves proud. and for helping to make to Louise and Gary’s big day.  Much bigger than I think Gary was originally anticipating when he jokingly asked Heather and I last year why he had the sister with expensive tastes!!
I am truly amazed Louise turned up on time ( I am not really surprised Louise was late)  for her big day, as apart from being born nearly 4 weeks early and arriving a mere 13 minutes after we got to the hospital, she has never been on time for anything in her life.
I would like to wish Louise and Gary a long, happy and healthy life together, whatever road that takes them down. I am sure Gary’s parents Ian and Mary will join us in supporting the happy couple as they start down the road of married life and the five of us would like to take this opportunity on this, your special day, to say congratulations and offer our good wishes for your future happiness.  
I will keep this speech short as they are other speeches for you to enjoy. I Hope you have all enjoyed the wedding so far and will enjoy the rest of the celebrations with us. Ladies and gentleman please join me in saying a toast to the bride and groom…….the bride and groom.

the happy couple and I


  1. Aww! Congratulations to the happy couple!
    Your speech was just lovely! I hope you all had a wonderful day x

    1. thank you, and yes it was a truly magical day

  2. Aww that's a lovely speech - and a lovely photo too. I love your outfit :)

    1. The speech was written from the heart, and yes I loved the dress and felt very comfortable in it.


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