Summer in Malta sees a great deal of weddings happening on a nearly weekly basis, so it quickly becomes quite tough to stand out. Against all those odds, however, this maid of honour definitely managed.
Last Sunday, during the wedding of her best friend Loredana Zammit, Odelsie Camilleri’s speech as maid of honour took an unexpected (and adorable) turn when she took out an acoustic guitar and performed a song she wrote for the special occasion.
Odelsie has known Loredana for six years, and they met at Saint Aloysius’ Sixth Form College, where they participated in the Soiree and other musical projects. Incidentally, it’s also where Loredana met her husband, Stephan. “What I love the most about them is that they always look like they’re in their first two weeks of dating,” Odelsie said of the newlyweds.
“I was honoured to witness their genuine love throughout the years, and on the most important day of their lives, even if it sounded cheesy, I wanted to surprise them with this song, as a tribute to their love and our friendship!”
The song tries to tell the six-year-long story in just three minutes, and it really sounds like Odelsie managed. Starting off with, “Kienet is-sena elfejn u tnax, kellhom biss madwar dawk is-sbatax”, it goes on to retell the couple’s evolution throughout the years.
At one point, Odelsie hilariously sings, “Filli taqsmu l-McFlurry, u f’daqqa waħda ħa taqsmu d-dar”. Oh, and let’s not forget the subtle hint, “Issa rajnikom fuq l-altar, u ‘l quddiem, b’xi tilja tfal”.
Here are the song’s full lyrics:
“Kienet is-sena 2012
Kellhom biss madwar dawk is-sbatax
Minn San Alwiġi għall-Belt is-Siekta
U mill-Luna Park għall-ewwel bewsa
Fuq dak ix-xatt
Issa rajnikom fuq dak l-artal
U ‘l quddiem b’xi tilja tfal
Aħfrulna moħħna gera bina
Imma l-paċenzja mhix ittina
Tgħid hemm xi post għalina?
Ftakru li aħna żgur dejjem hawn
Kemm fis-sabiħ u anke fl-għawġ
Hekk kif timirħu f’din il-ħajja
B’xi memorja ta’ dil-ġrajja
Ħarsu ‘l fuq
U Glorja lilu tuħ
Imxejtu passi kbar
Filli taqsmu l-McFlurry
U f’daqqa wahda ħa taqsmu d-dar
Kulħadd jammira l-ħarsa tagħkom
Ghax imħabba ġenwina
U paċi hemm madwarkom
Ftakru f’dak illi wegħdtu lil xulxin
Il-ħin jgħaddi u ż-żmien itir
Imma l-imħabba hemm tibqa’
Dik dejjem tispikka
U f’qalb idejkom”