On their wedding day, or so they say, the World watched in awe and with at least one or two tears as the marriage of the century, the great romance was solemnised in the great London cathedral of St Paul’s. Charles and Diana, were the very symbol for Valentine’s Day and the answer to the prayers of that international league of marketing guys, florists, card manufacturers, chocolatiers, restauranteurs and their like. For every romantic couple though, there were a few lonely hearts wishing that they too could have their true valentine.
Decades earlier there was yet another royal wedding and, wow, that was the envy of the World too….the Queen’s beautiful little sister Margaret, happily in love at last, to her Antony – the man she made a count.
Pop royalty too could thrill our hearts – Whitney and Bobby, were the perfect couple before the rot set in.
The impossibly beautiful Brad and Jennifer showed us that even perfect people could find happiness…..
…Madonna, who could have had anyone, fell for her ordinary Guy….
..and old romantic Paul McCartney popped the question to Heather and fulfilled all her dreams and fantasies.
Marilyn found happiness at last with her clever but hardly handsome Arthur and hope was given not just to Marilyn but to every average guy who ever dreamed of getting a beautiful bride.
Another royal wedding, centuries ago, gave King Henry VIII not just a beautiful new wife but, slightly less romantically, gave his nation the Church of England. For a brief moment in time, Anne had everything a girl needed.
It was to be the immortal singing couple Sonny and Cher who would perform the song that sums up for each generation, the spirit of St Valentine. Their’s too was the perfect romance or so it seemed when they sang together.
I’m trying to cheer you up honestly, all you people out there feeling that this year’s Valentine’s Day might not have the promise of some of those famous romances, be warned and be careful for what you dream or you too might end up with a nasty big divorce.
Oh yes, and all the couples out there having a wonderful time today, congratulations.
This song is for everyone because it is what everyone wants whether they know it or not.