For Becky and Chris
It’s got to be one about a wedding today
One for the bride and groom
But it’s almost impossible to capture
Exactly what went on in that room.
I tried to notice everything
‘Cause it’s what writers do –
Capture all the details
Right down to the pageboy’s shoes.
I made notes in the getting-ready room
Tried to remember that song they were singing
And how the bride said they all looked gorgeous:
‘I’d be well gutted if you looked minging!’
I can tell you how they laughed at the altar
When they both tripped over their names
I can tell you of how when she walked down the aisle
Me and mum were thinking the same.
(Remember the day she was born?)
I can tell you about the beautiful dress, how the sun shone on the snow
I can tell you about the candy cart
But I really don’t think I can capture
All the things that went on in our hearts.
And all the words that were spoken
Were beautiful, heartfelt and true
But I cannot tell you the way we all felt when the groom
Said, ‘I’m just happy to be marrying you.’
At the end of the day, when it was done
And the mother of the bride had taken off her hat
(And the father of the bride was asleep)
The photographers had an idea.
We wrote the word ‘LOVE’ across the sky in sparkler script
And we made sure we captured that.