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For those of you that don’t know me I’m Mike and I am Nora’s dad and as the father of the bride I have the dubious pleasure of making the first speech
I want to welcome Mike’s parents, Pauline and Alan, and all the relatives and friends of both families, and to thank you all for coming, especially those of you who have traveled great distances to be here today. It’s really great to see you all.
Today, we on the top table are surrounded by most of the friends and family who have been important to us during our lives. And by your presence today, you show your friendship and love, and bring even greater joy to this wonderful day.
Unfortunately, we are missing two very important people however
Seriously though, I know that Nora and Mike will be as happy as Susan and I are, and can look forward to many happy years together.
Nora is a very caring and loving person. She’s my only daughter, and I love her and I’m very proud to have her as my daughter.
Please join me in raising your glasses in a toast to the happy couple – Nora & Mike.
I’d now like to hand over to my son-in-law, Mike.
Wow, this is definitely an emotional wedding, even the wedding cake’s in tiers!