Saturday, 5 December 2009

Wedding day for Ben and Ju


Today began with a trip to the airport to collect my mother from an Adelaide flight.  The logistics were fairly complicated, as Alex and Ben (and there was some talk of Chris too,  going to "set up" things at the park where the wedding was to be held... Newfarm Park, by the river...
In fact, in the end,  Alex and Ben went with their father to do the organising of the site,  and my mother and I waited until later,  to drive out there with Chris and join the crowd...
... the wedding party are here listending to the music...

... Alex, Oliver, Ben. the celebrant, Julie-Anne,  Chris R, and Annie and Charlotte with their baskets of rose petals...

... listening to Jodie and Marie (they were wonderful!)

Then came the vowing part, while people continued to walk or bicycle along the path by the water.... I just couldn't resist taking this picture with the bicycle passing by...


Some stopped to watch,  some clapped and there was plenty of interest.

As they hugged, there was clapping and merriment from the other picnickers... it was a very happy time.

Once married,  the family joined the rest of the party, eventually moving over to the nearby restaurant where we ate and drank the afternoon away....

... and as the afternoon went on,  there were plenty of "family and friend" photographs... (camera all over the place!)
Here is Nanna Beryl with three of her great grandchildren...

.. and here are the "three nannas"...


Nanna Jane,  Nanna Beryl and Nanna Loretta!

From the wedding, I drove Alex, Chris and my mother to the airport and as I add this post to the blog,  she is on her way to Adelaide and the rest of us (Alex, Chris and I) returned home,  tired but happy.

2 comments:

Fiona (posts by her mum and dad) said...

Thanks for the pics, looks like a lovely day was had by all, thanks for having your phone turned on.
Love
Louise

Jane said...

It was a lovely day, and thanks so much for ringing. Sorry I dodn't get to talk much, but Ben and Ju were very happy to hear from you.
There may well be better pictures eventually too. Lots of cameras and plenty of more skilled photographers than I.