Holding glasses in their hands, Larry and Joan both toasted their parents. Finnick and Vivian, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Watts, clinked glasses with them while beaming from ear to ear.
Then, they all tossed back the champagne in their glasses, giving their blessings upon the marriage.
“And now, we shall invite the newlywed’s parents to say a few words!”
Finnick was the first to go on stage. He first congratulated Larry and Joan before promising to treat Joan well in the future.
Subsequently, it was Mr. Watts. His speech was more emotional since Joan was his only daughter, and she would no longer be a member of the Watts family after joining the Norton family. While he was happy, he was also a touch reluctant at the same time.
When he came to a poignant part, tears shimmered in his eyes.
Of course, they were tears of joy.
“Ladies and gentlemen, let’s put our hands together once more for the touching speech from both the newlyweds’ parents.” The wedding emcee then continued to declare in a voice filled with passion and delight, “May the newlyweds have an everlasting flow of love and joy in their abiding marriage! And with the blessings of us all, may they have a fruitful union!”
Subsequently, Larry and Joan gazed at each other lovingly as strains of music started playing in the background.
“Having received the blessings of both parents, let’s proceed to the first dance by the newlyweds.”
As Joan and Larry faced the person they loved, a feeling of bliss enveloped them at the thought that they would be the most intimate person to the other, never to be separated again henceforth.
With their gazes fixed on each other, they then started swaying slowly.
When the dance had finally ended, the emcee proclaimed, “With that, let’s all wish this newly wedded couple all the best in their married life!”
The biggest difference between a traditional wedding and a modern one was the elaborate conventions observed in the former.
A modern wedding merely required a recital of marriage vows before the priest and an exchange of rings, but a traditional-style wedding involved multiple segments.
Next, Larry and Joan did the garter belt toss and the bouquet toss as directed by the wedding emcee. With that, the wedding ceremony gradually drew to an end.
“Ladies and gentlemen, Larry Norton and Joan Watts are now married in binding matrimony. Let’s wish the newlyweds an eternal love until death do them part. With this, I hereby announce the closing of the curtain to the wedding ceremony of Larry Norton and Joan Watts! Again, thank you for taking the time to come and celebrate this joyful union with us! Thank you!”
Following the wedding emcee’s concluding remarks, Joan and Larry’s grand wedding ceremony came to an end.
The entire hall burst into overwhelming cheers and applause. As the guests gazed at Larry and Joan who made a perfect match on stage, they all wished them well.
At the same time, they all harbored a yearning within them—to have such a resplendent wedding and unwavering love. Even if the cost was death, it would be well worth the price.
Due to the astounding number of reporters who attended the wedding, it was tantamount to a live broadcast of the wedding.
As such, many people in Marsingfill witnessed the romantic wedding.
Of course, Gabriella was also one of them.
The Gabriella of the present had lost all her sharp edges. While she was dejected after being kicked out of the Ward family, Landon gave her a huge sum of money. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have rented a villa.
However, after her divorce from Carl, she couldn’t even afford to live in an ordinary house, much less a villa.
Having rented a basement for a few hundred, she lived a destitute life.
Most importantly, she was even pregnant with Carl’s child.
Although the child’s father was Carl, she was determined to have the child. No matter how much she hated him, the child was innocent. Furthermore, he or she was part of her.
Her only motivation in life then was the child in her stomach. The child had also given her warmth, chasing away her loneliness and despair while giving her a ray of hope.
As she looked at Larry and Joan who was all sweet and loving on the screen, tears of sorrow streamed down her cheeks.