New Farm Park, Brisbane

Monday, January 17, 2011

THE WEDDING

During the week between Christmas and New Year we went to Rye, a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, to attend our daughter's wedding. Sonya and Bernard chose to celebrate their marriage in the back yard of his parent's holiday house at Rye. They both work in the entertainment industry and were keen to have a very relaxed, casual wedding, where everyone could have lots of fun.
So in the evening of 28 December, 120 friends and family crowded into the back garden awaiting the bride.  ( I have acknowledged the photographer of those photos, which I didn't take...I was a bit excited at the time)
photo: Prudence Upton
At the bottom of the garden waited the two most important people. Bernie, the groom and Fox, the ring bearer.

photo: Prudence Upton
Instead of walking her down the aisle, Bill guided her through the crowd to the bottom of the garden. She didn't carry a bouquet but collected one on the way. Everyone had been given a sprig of lavender and gave it to Sonya or the two little flower girls (nieces) on their way .
They walked to the song called: "You're Just too Good to be True" and everyone was happy. One of Sonya's friends, Prue, was a guest but she is also a professional photographer and took the official wedding photos but I took this one of her taking the photos.
photo: Prudence Upton
Finally she reached her goal. Bernie said he got all choked up at this moment.


She has her bouquet now and her SIL, Margaret, ties a white sash around it. Fox was handed over to......

matron of honour, Carol-Ann, Sonya's sister. The best man, Marten, Puts a sash around Fox's neck with the wedding rings attached. He looked so cute dressed in his posh clothes and he was extremely well behaved throughout the whole ceremony.

photo: Prudence Upton
The celebrant (a friend of Bernie's) read the story of how they met. It was full of humour and had us all laughing.

Then it was time to be serious while they made their vows.

"Man and wife"
 Then it was photos on the beach followed by the party. Have you ever been to a party where most of the guests are entertainers?

Bill has put the magazine article about wedding on his blog.

23 comments:

  1. Such splendid pictures of a happy occasion and a visibly 'in love' couple, with their adorable baby boy sharing in their special moment!

    I absolutely love the originality of the bridal bouquet being gathered en route! Sonya and her Dad looked positively radiant together and all the guests looked so happy and very much 'in the moment' of it all. What a wonderful wedding!

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  2. So thrilled to see the photos ... it sounds like a unique and wonderful day.

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  3. How absolutely fantastic Diane. The photos are marvelous and really show such perfect happiness. Little Fox is adorable. Congratulations to all and thank you so much for sharing this very special day with us.

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  4. Oh this was beautiful, Diane. Thanks for sharing this special day. Fox was TOO adorable and Aunt Caroline also looked all choked up in the photo while holding him. Everyone looks so happy and with it! No, I don't think I've been to any gathering where most of the guests are entertainers. Greetings from Jo

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  5. A beautiful wedding with happy people. Very original wedding bouquet. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Fabulous wedding photos, Diane! Your daughter, sil and cute little Fox all look wonderful and happy. Congrats to the whole family. It looks like a very FUN wedding.

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  7. What an absolutely beautiful bunch you are - such happy smiling faces. It looks like a gorgeuos wedding - no wonder such a good time was had by all. xxxx

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  8. What a wonderful and unconventional wedding ! It must have been so much fun and emotional for you of course. The pictures are lovely !
    What a handsome couple !
    Now I jump over to Bill's blog !

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  9. Wow! I love it -- thanks for sharing. Beautiful people (esp. that ring-bearer) and a beautiful setting.

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  10. Ah. What a beautiful wedding! Your daughter looks radient and filled with joy. Her husband is handsome, almost as handsome as his son....I am happy that we got to share this event with you through your words and pictures.

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  11. Absolutely fabulous, Diane. I did look at the magazine article also... Saw you and Bill in that article...

    Thanks so much for sharing the wedding of your gorgeous daughter.. And that grandson is awesome.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. How fantastic - it looks like they thought so carefully about what they wanted and the ceremony really reflected the two of them. They make a beautiful couple and look so much in love - and Fox obviously shared it all very happily. I so enjoyed reading this - and what splendid photos! Well done to Prudence.

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  13. Wonderful shots and a beautiful day.

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  14. Wonderful way to have a wedding, so pleased for you.
    No we haven't been to a party with entertainers, sure it was all a memorable time for you.
    hugs,
    Jan

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  15. It looked like such a wonderful wedding fo a couple that is very much in love! Fox was the perfect ring bearer!

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  16. The wedding was absolutely beautiful -- especially the bride. Of course, the groom and Fox were very handsome. I read through the magazine article, but I think you did just as well with your write-up. I really liked the way the bride made her entrance through the guests.

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  17. This looks like it was a wedding filled with happiness and special moments. It must have been wonderful to share in their happiness.

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  18. Your daughter looks simply beautiful Diane...It looks like you all had an amazing time...Congratulations to you all

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  19. A lovely wedding and I enjoyed the wedding photos very much, the bride so stunning with her lavender bouquet.

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  20. Wuhoo - how romantic is all this!!

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  21. Congratulations to all. What a lovely couple. I love weddings that are unusual. Sonya's wedding dress is stunning.
    ☼ Sunny

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