Every little girl dreams of her wedding day…a day of love and magic that will leave its imprint in her heart forever. Today, I have my fairytale but its magnificence is beyond anything I could have imagined. I could live the rest of my life in this moment, surrounded by my friends and family and never want for anything more.
Who else could have created such perfection but my guardian angels? Mum and Dad, our culture says that a daughter does not belong to her parents but rather is only on loan to them until she gets married. Perhaps I do not belong, but I am. I am you. Your love flows through my veins, your spirit fills my heart and your knowledge guides me towards success. There are no words adequate enough to say Thank You, so instead I’ll say I love You, completely, unconditionally and forever. You are my blessing, my axis, my everything, my mum and dad.
To my Family…Who could have asked for better? You have been my foundation throughout my life. You celebrated my successes and quadrupled my happiness, but when life attacked me, you all closed ranks around me and took the brunt of the blows yourselves. We are bound together by ties of love and blood and every day that passes only makes those bonds stronger. My pillars of strength, thank you for loving me.
My Mother-in-law…Your warmth and kindness from the day I met you, has proven in so many ways that God has blessed me with a wonderful mother-in-law. Today, God has joined us as mother and daughter. I promise you a life of happiness and laughter and only ask of you, your love and blessings. Thank you for taking me into your heart.
Esteemed guests, you have travelled from far and wide, sacrificing your time to share this day with me. Thank you for honouring me with your presence. With your blessings and goodwill, I am sure the road ahead is paved with happiness. May God bless you and keep you safe on your journey back home.
S…my love. I so look forward to life with you. You have given me so much to be thankful for, I could not have asked for a better husband. You are the centre of my world and the light in my life. I will stand beside you and for you no matter what life sends our way. Today, before God, we unite our soul, two halves of a perfect whole.