Our Wedding


Our Wedding

The church was full of flowers
Soft music filled the air 
The families were assembled 
and all our friends were there. 
You stood waiting handsomely 
at the end of a long red aisle 
Even from that distance
I could see your nervous smile

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Daddy held me by my arm
My knees they trembled so.
The organ began to play the march
Daddy whispered "Its time to go"
All eyes were upon me
as I inched my way to you
The Padre placed my hand in yours
It was time to say "I do"

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The preacher asked who gives this bride
Daddy replied "her Mother and I"
I stole a glance at Momma
And she began to cry.
The flowers trembled in my hand
As I pledged my troth to you.
Soon, you were slipping on the ring
and saying a solemn "I do"

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The bells began to peal out loud
as he pronounced us man and wife.
You pulled me close and kissed me
Now I belong with you for life
The sun shone brightly as we left the church,
confetti rained like snow
Your Mother kissed me on the cheek
Mine hugged and would not let go

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My Father brushed back a hasty tear
So I wouldn't see him cry.
Our friends gathered round to wish us well
Said you were a lucky guy
They held a party in our honor
with pink champagne and cake
The girls all scramble to catch the bouquet
The guys for the garter you take.

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Now the evening grows late, its been a long day
So we say our final goodbye.
I kiss my parents and hug your Mom
and try very hard not to cry.
At last all alone in an old country inn
I shower you with my kisses
And as you gently lower me to the bed
I'm so happy that I am your Mrs.


ęD.W.Rickard 2006