The ceremony was short and sweet. I think they chose me as they knew that I wouldn't speak too long. They even wrote the ceremony for me trying to ensure that it stayed short. It was a standing ceremony after all. I did take the liberty to expand it to nearly twice the length (still only a few minutes long).
Doug's daughter commented that she was glad that I chose to wear an outrageous outfit. It might not have looked quite so outrageous had the robe actually covered my bare legs and sandals! It did look as if I was graduating. I must have done all right with the ceremony as I received a number of invitations to officiate other weddings should those individuals have a need (most were already married).
I was very honored that Doug and Lanette asked me and trusted me to do this. I was more than happy to contribute.