Just when I thought I couldn’t have had more fun at my own wedding there was a CHEER! A CHEER I TELL YOU! It made me feel like I was in my own booty-shake Dr. Seuss world!*
They’ve made a home together
Turtle, dog and cat
We’re here to say this special day
Hooray for Jim and Pat!
We followed the cheer the only way we knew how, by welcoming our guests to our wedding with a bit of Polari*, a form of slang used in gay subculture at a time when it was illegal in the UK. It wasn’t that long ago, gay marriage is very new and queer people are still persecuted. We have a long way to go, this is only the beginning, you can make the difference.
* Band uniforms are tough to shake your booty in, they’re kind of confining.
* A bit of a Polari dictionary to translate what Pat said.