Touching Wedding Speech from the Father of the Bride Essay

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Touching Wedding Speech from the Father of the Bride

Ladies and Gentlemen, all of my guests, I cannot tell you how pleased I am today to see my daughter Anna looking so radiantly happy, as she begins her life with Steven. My wife and I do feel that we are losing Anna, but entrusting her to Steven?s good care. During the past few months as we have got to know him better, he has shown himself to be exactly the sort of person we had hoped Anna would marry ? charming, sincere, and reliable ? with a clear idea of what he wants from life and how to achieve it.

At this time, I would like to take this opportunity to formally and wholeheartedly welcome Steven into our family. I am happy that you will be part of our family and I look
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Thank you for giving true meaning to the word daughter and for enriching your mother?s life, and my life, for the last 28 years. Your mother and I have loved you every day from the moment you were born. We?ve coddled you, enjoyed you, and laughed with you. I know how much joy you have brought into our lives, and I know that you?ll bring that joy into Steven?s life as well.

Of course, as a father, seeing my little girl get married today has filled me with conflicting emotions. On the one hand, I am bursting with pride; how beautiful you are, all grown up, mature, independent, exactly how we hoped you would turn out. But on the other hand, I feel a sense of loss, because I am saying farewell to that sweet little girl who would spend hours giggling in her playhouse in our back yard. And though I'm sure you would prefer I didn't dredge up any more of those childhood memories today, I just want you to know how much I love you. We are all overjoyed that you have found someone as terrific as Steven to share the rest of her life with.

In my lifetime, I have been blessed with a number of truly "landmark moments." Looking back some were quite small, like the day my training wheels come off my bicycle. Eventually they grew in magnitude and significance. I received my driver?s license, graduation, then?surprise, it?s a girl. They may not have occurred in that exact order; however, they were truly landmark moments. Today is another one of those truly
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