Uploaded 11 July 2010, United Kingdom
Give me a P-I-R Arrrrrrh
Distinguished guests, family friends and JT.
Rachael and I would like to thank you for joining us to celebrate our special day with us. I can honestly say it wouldn’t have been the same without you. It would have been considerably cheaper ...
Firstly I’d like to say a big thank you to John and pat for producing such a beautiful, strong, intelligent, and independent daughter.
John, thanks for the warning about the extreme physical violence I would receive should I not treat Rachael in the manner she deserves.
But you can trust me when I say that I will always love her, and protect her.
I’d like to thank John and Pat for welcoming me into their family. I feel totally at home with them. Although Pat, I don’t think it’s necessary for you to do those naked bombs on me at the villa.
Talking of Pat, would you mind standing up please, do a twirl so everyone can see you, okay that’s enough of that, you give her a little bit of limelight...
I’m sure you’ll all agree that Pat looks absolutely stunning today.
Now they say, that if you want to know what you’re wife’s going to look like when she’s older, just look to the mother. Well Pat, I’m looking -- and I’m liking.
Mum and Dad -- I’d like to thank you for producing such an incredible son. I know, I know, you can’t believe how fortunate you are to have me, but as everybody here today knows, this isn’t about me, it’s about Rachael.
Seriously though, you’ve always been there when I needed you, and supported me through everything I’ve done and thank you for that.
I’m sure you’ll all agree that Rachael looks absolutely incredible, amazing today. Seeing you walk down the aisle made me think that maybe I’m the one whose got the best out of this deal.
Believe it or not ... did I say it the wrong way round?
Knew I should have read the card.
Now believe it or not, one of us in this relationship can be quite arrogant.
They can also be pig headed, stubborn -- they think they know it all from how to cut grass, to how things should operate in the bedroom. But luckily for me, Rachael has been patient, open and willing to learn.
On a serious note, though, I’d like everyone to know how lucky I feel to have Rachael as my partner in life.
We met 13 years ago, and quickly grew to be very close.
Little did I know that five years later, I’d be falling in love with my best friend.
I remember our first night spent together at Vicki’s house. Which at the time had no doors on the bedrooms, I’m really sorry Vicki. [Inaudible]
And thinking Rach might take me too seriously, I uttered those immortal words, ‘Rach, I just want you to know, this is just for fun.’ Can you say, fucking hell?
Unfortunately for me, Vicki was listening in the next room, and I was subjected to a huge amount of abuse for the next six months. Or was it four years? However it wasn’t really just for fun because within two weeks I’d fallen head over heels, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Rachael is caring funny intelligent and beautiful, I’m so lucky that you lowered yourself, to me.
I’ve had the best eight years of my life with you, and I’m looking forward to spending the rest of my days by your side.
I must say it’s not always easy being Rachael partner. I try to keep myself in shape for her over the years. Is she dissatisfied with my body? A tiny part of me says yes.
Rachael, thank you for marrying me and loving me so much.
Ladies and gentleman, please be upstanding for probably the most important toast I’ll ever make.
To my life and my absolute world -- to Rachael.
And there’s more. Finish on a peak they say.
Leah, thank you for being the best bridesmaid we could have ever hoped for. You look absolutely stunning today, which I’m sure everyone has said.
And we’d like to give you a gift, but not just for being a great bridesmaid, but for being a wonderful daughter as well. It’s a load of Tesco’s shopping bags.
I’d also like to thank Helen, Vicki, Jo and Lucy, for all the help organising Rachael ahead of today. Although she can be quite well organised, when it came to this wedding, she genuinely didn’t know that we were supposed to have a guest book, or even a wedding cake.
Thanks to Pearce, Ali and Andrew for being my ushers today. There wasn’t much for you to do but look good, and although you might have let me down somewhat on that front. I understand that you tried your best.
Kim, some more tears might be coming here. I want to thank Kim for agreeing to be my best man. We’ve shared some of the best times together over the last eighteen years, [video runs out]