Like everyone I was delighted for the happy young couple but found myself more of an observer of events than ever before. There is, especially amongst regualr church goers, an expectancy that the "format" of the ceromany should be followed to the letter. Part tradition and part a religeus ceremony, she is walked down and passed the gathered family & friends by her father if he is able and present, who "gives" her away. The conregation is asked if they might know of any reason etc.., the vows are spoken and they are pronounced man and wife.
The words "family" and "values" and of course love