Usually I do not give away one particular wedding as example or reference – wedding speeches simply are too individual in style and content. However, I have to admit that sometimes my job is all emotional and couples and their stories touch me deeply and draw me in. Therefore, I am going to share a wedding and some impressions it made on me. I believe it to be an appropriate representation for what I think I am doing with my speeches. Verena and Henrik, an international couple, for me personally represent authentic joy, beauty, emotions and deep affection that on this day propelled us towards a positive outlook what tomorrow might bring and it was captured visually by Ashley Ludaescher.
I wondered what to say about them and their wedding. If I narrow it down to one word it is “joy”. Most couples have a history of deep and affectionate times together. I believe real love never is superficial or quickly to grasp. It is hidden under our masks and our culture’s conventions. We tend to hide it somehow because we avoid laying bare what we are afraid to loose. Verena and Henrik, however, were so up front, so inviting, so authentic in their being together that for me personally it was pure joy spending time with them.
If one finds such persons it always is interesting to get acquainted with those persons who – in a way – made them. When I met their families and friends on their wedding day, I was sad I had to leave soon. I had a several hour trip and wanted to be home for the night. Still, the impressions of their wedding lasted. And since they freely gave me some insights about what they felt during and after me holding their wedding speech, I will share it gladly.
You raised us up as couple during the ceremony and our guests were able to understand why we love each other and want to spend the rest of our lives together. We could not have asked for more… Therefore, we would like to say “Thank you”. You are incredible! 🙂 And we hope that many more couples will approach you for their own wedding.
So, what had happened?
Your speech really “hit the nail right on the head”. 🙂 It was quite incredible to hear you talk about us in such detail and with such passion, it is hard to believe that we had only met a couple of times before.
Your speech transformed the ceremony into a very intimate moment between our guests and us. We hadn’t seen many of our friends and family in years and a lot of them hadn’t even met us as a couple, so it was extra special that they received a sort of “intro” to us as individuals but also as a couple.
You even transformed our “negative” personality traits and habits into something positive. This really impressed us and we are thankful for that. You showed us that even the habits that we do not like about ourselves can be seen in a positive light when we are together as a couple. You emphasized that we can learn from each other in spite of being very different.
Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding day and making this experience truly unforgettable.
Thank you Verena & Henrik. You surely are representative for many other couples I had the honor to accompany with my speeches on their special day. Thank you Ashley, for the powerful pictures.
Well, the fact is that I love my job!
All the best to all of you!
pictures: Ashley Ludaescher, www.ashleyludaescher.com