Long have we waited for you to say, “I do”;
Happy we are to see your dreams come true;
At the altar a solemn vow you’ve made –
To have and to hold, to walk and to talk as soul mates.
The magic of love has bridged the racial gap;
The colour of skin or hair is no handicap.
Give to each other in the spirit of joy;
Your love will be ever fresh and never cloy.
If a boulder big stands in your way,
The strength of your love will help you shove it away.
Do not tarry and do not stop the conversation;
The storks will bring you wondrous bundles of jubilation.
Age you must but let not your love grow old;
True love is more precious than oodles of gold;
It’s in understanding and sacrificing, in giving and forgiving;
In your ears let “I love you” keep ringing.
Sing, dance and romp in the Eden of your making;
Tend the fruit of love by caring and sharing;
Let the music of love set your hearts a-quiver;
Let the melody of true love linger forever.
We wish you blessings from the Lord above;
We wish you never ending fabulous love;
We wish you romantic days, marvelous and glorious;
We wish you bliss as eternal as the stars.
We wish you zest and health to savor life;
We wish you peace of the Lord as you live and strive;
We wish you a smooth journey of untroubled life,
As you set out henceforth as husband and wife.
In any circumstance, in weal or in woe,
For richer, for poorer, let your love overflow;
In sunshine or in storm, keep the knot secure and tight;
Go on your way and on the wings of love take flight.
To my nephew Adrian and his newly wedded wife Susanne on their Wedding Day (29th November, 2003).