I went to a wedding yesterday

I went to a wedding yesterday

And as the guests clapped and whistled

with glee,

watching the happy couple let off white doves into the sky

whilst they kissed passionately,

I noticed the grandmother of the bride

was not there-

she was sick in hospital and could not attend.


As the guests enjoyed their canapes and champagne

whilst discussing how beautiful the bride looks,

why they had it at this venue,

that the bridesmaid’s dresses would have been better if they were blue

and how hard it was to find parking-

I noticed the female guest sitting on her own in the corner. She came alone.


Laughter filled the air as

the live band played “endless love” and the first dance began.

The couple sitting next to me looked at each other and commented

“wish we chose this song for our dance”;

and as the mother of the bride teared up.

I began to tear up. Knowing my mother would have probably done the same.


As the parents of the bride smiled at how beautiful their daughter looked,

I noticed the couple who had lost their daughter to cancer.

They sat, arms around one another,



at the bridal table, with

painted smiles.


The guests began tearing up as the father of the bride said his speech,

and asked his only daughter,

for a dance.

They chose “Isn’t She Lovely?” by Stevie Wonder.

I left the room-

I would have chosen “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle.


I went to a wedding yesterday

but I did not attend the wedding-

and neither will my parents.

pintrest sad bride

Source: Pintrest


6 thoughts on “I went to a wedding yesterday

    • thank you! love that my writing made you uncomfortable- my writing asks the hard questions and expresses deep emotions, so often it will make you uncomfortable. I guess writing is supposed to stir emotions, whichever they may be. Thank you for the comment and for visiting, glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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    • Thank you for your kind words Nancy. it is particularly difficult on anniversaries or special occasions like weddings, but it helps knowing others have experienced similar circumstances. You are an inspiration 🙂


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