My brother and his new wife have had their ups and downs over the years (haven't we all), but they've stuck together through a lot and have both really grown since they first met. He was a bit of a tearaway in his younger years, and my sister-in-law has helped him to grow up and stay on the straight and narrow, so I'm so happy that they finally took this step.
Marriage is about giving and taking
And forging and forsaking
Kissing and loving and pushing and shoving
Caring and Sharing and screaming and swearing
About being together whatever the weather
About being driven to the end of your tether
About Sweetness and kindness
And wisdom and blindness
It's about being strong when you're feeling quite weak
It's about saying nothing when you're dying to speak
It's about being wrong when you know you are right
It's about giving in, before there's a fight
It's about you two living as cheaply as one
(you can give us a call if you know how that's done!)
Never heeding advice that was always well meant
Never counting the cost until it's all spent
And for you two today it's about to begin
And for all that the two of you had to put in
Some days filled with joy, and some days with sadness
Too late you'll discover that marriage is madness.
I only made it into the booth a few times, but thought it was a really lovely touch and it certainly kept all the children entertained! We also did a spot of karaoke, with the highlight being both my brother's and my dad rocking out while singing/screaming Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.
All-in-all, the day was brilliant and memorable. It was totally different to both mine and my big brother's weddings, but it was just right for my little brother and his wife. I'm so happy to have been a part of it and am always amazed when people take the plunge and get married as it is such a big commitment.
I'm looking forward to seeing what they achieve as a married couple.