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‘ PEOPLE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT TODAY .’

From Laura-Gene ’ s speech

CHARlES AND AlAN
I ’ ve known Charles my entire life . I think the main two reasons we get on so well is firstly , from the moment I was old enough to handle drinking we realised we both have a similar sense of humour . ( I say humour , I mean sarcasm .) And the second reason , with the obvious exception of today , is that we aren ’ t huge on sharing our emotions with the world . Public declarations of love , soppiness etc would often be met with a vomit ! Then he met Alan , and became the Posh boi from the Vale …
When I first met Alan , on a wet Friday night in Carmarthen – longest drive of my life – he did two things . The first was to pride himself on the amount of money he saved with his coupons , and the second was insist I call him Uncle Al .
Uncle Al , I can ’ t imagine you not being part of this family . Here ’ s to the many more parties and the many more occasions you ’ ll fall asleep in a ridiculous position !
To finish , I ’ ve borrowed a little something from my sister ’ s wedding :
For every kiss , find a reason for another ; For every smile , see the love in each other ’ s eyes ; For every moment , be thankful there is more to come ; and for every single day love each other more .
A cheer to Mr and Mr Bevan-Barratt !
‘ PEOPLE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT IT TODAY .’
Secret Song , Sparkling Diamonds , Truth – with Moulin Rouge as our top table .
We tried to think of every detail ; the guests ’ choices were even on the back of the menu for those who forget things ! Our favours contained personalised chocolates and an acrylic coin with the Welsh dragon and our details on .
Our guests came from far and wide including Epsom , Glasgow , Manchester , Gloucester , Bristol , Bath , Norfolk , Plymouth , Devon , Cornwall , Hampshire , Brighton , and of course good old South Wales . They were bowled over by the ‘ best wedding ever ’, and said ‘ we ’ re never going to a conventional wedding again ’, ‘ we knew it would be special but you ' re a true showman , wow !’ and ‘ we laughed about your spreadsheets and lists , but it paid off . We expected surprises but nothing like this !’
Seeing it all come together was truly special . Alan knew very little about what was planned for the day and just seeing his face and all of the guests ’ reactions made it all worth it – and the fact that people are still talking about it today !
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