Saturday, December 29, 2007

May your marriage and your life together...

be as beautiful as the love that brought you to this day.

Hobby: Wedding Speeches!

13. I’ve spoken at 13 weddings.

It’s great when someone asks you to speak at their wedding. It’s something which I love doing. And my friends and family have given me the honour to do it that many times.

The preparation is exciting. I get to speak to the bride and the groom, sometimes together, sometimes separately. I get to ask all sorts of questions: how they met, what attracted them to each other, how they knew the other was the ‘one’…

“I really don’t know what attracted me to him… I just knew he was the one.”

“She doesn’t know this, but that one time, when she…”

“We’ve known each other for many years, but when he appeared on my doorstep that day, I knew this was the man I wanted to marry.”

And one couple, when I separately asked them to describe the other, they both used the exact description! :-)

Sometimes, I get to chat with the parents too! Their take on their children is amusing as well. A friend said that a parent’s greatest happiness is when they see their children happy. And at every wedding I attended, the parents were happy.

It’s amazing some of the things these people did, the time they were willing to wait, the ups and downs they experienced… but I guess certain things are that worth it.

Some of the stories are normal, some of the stories are amazing, and some of the stories can be made into movies…

All are wonderful though – coz it has led to a marriage.

Weddings itself are fun, although it can be stressful, what with wanting it to be perfect, and having so many people involved. But we gotta remember that behind every wedding, there’s some sort of magic that has brought two people and two families together…

As much as it’s for the guests to get to know the couple, when I speak at a wedding, I try to make it something special for the couple. A gentle recollection of how they came together and a sharing of their family and friends’ joy with their decision to take, god willing, the eternal promise. Something the couple can cherish… (hopefully!). And it’s usually easy to do when you’re talking about people who are close and important to you too.

I’ve got some good friends who are getting married in 2008, and it looks like I’m going to be missing most of their weddings.

It’s ok :-)

My wish, as always, is that their marriage and their life together will be as beautiful as the love that brought them to their wedding day.

To those who are creating their stories now, you may not know how it’s going to turn out, but one day, you too may get to share your stories with some of us, happy ending and all...

Happy 2008!


Anonymous said...

Wahlawei.... walaupun i tak rasa entry nih you buat bersempena dengan ke-excited-an I nak kawin... Adalah amat unreasonable you kasi alasan tak dapat datang awal2 lagik yakni tahun nih untuk majlis i tahun depan. I tak peduli nih ayaz.... hukum dia wajib nih you attend wedding i. I tell you... wedding theme i yang merah menyala tuh menunggu2 kehadiran you *tongue out!*

Saya Yang Ayu said...

Great entry. I have had the pleasure to speak at my brother's wedding. It was my first and last time. If given the chance I would do it again.

To those yang nak kawin, Good Luck.

Anonymous said...

have a magical 2008! = )

syuhadaa said...

Youve always been a great speaker ayaz..can I book you awal2 to speak at my wedding, amacam?

Idaman said...

Hehe... when's your wedding sweety? You still haven't told me yet.

And when's your wedding syu??

mrika said...

aaawww ... this is too sweet an entry. in a good sort of way. :-)

you write well, speak equally well, it's no surprise you've given all those many wedding speeches to date. i spoke at Hafiz's reception - and i think that was one too many dah for me. haha.

nway ... how you been? hope all's well there in Notts (and the rest of UK ... for times when you venture out of Nottingham).

your 'god-daughter' should be arriving in the next month or so by the way. ;-)

till you hear from us next (when she arrives), take care you.

Idaman said...

Hey Mrika!

I'm doing good.

It's a girl yea? Wonderful... now you have a good pair :-) I think there'll be a few more additions to the extended family kan... baby boom time...

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