Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Auckland, part 1

 As you know, the main reason we visited Auckland, was to attend the wedding of Tonys friend David. Tony was best man for him.
It was the first time they had seen each other in 17 years.
David and Nikki made me very welcome and it was nice to finally meet them. Though we had spoken many times on the phone and via skype.
We spent quite a lot of time with them over the weekend.
 The venue for the wedding was at the Navy base where Tony did his training when he first joined the navy many years ago. There are some amazing views over Auckland harbour, the city and it's surroundings.

The day before the wedding we all met at the venue, for a last minute practice, the bride and her maid of honour wanted to time their approach. For me it was a good opportunity to get some relaxed photos.

Weather permitting, the ceremony was to take place out on the deck.
As you can see, the day before it was bright but somewhat overcast.
The big day!
Tony and Dave helped each other to tweak ties etc.
 A quick photo at home, before we climbed into the limousine.
Dave and his Dad.
Tony and I sat at the other end, it felt like we were sat miles away from them.
The venue, all prepared and ready for the guests.
I brought some of those blue organza strips home with me.
Now I need inspiration, to make them a special memento of the day.
 Nervously waiting with the celebrant.
Here comes the bride, with her very proud father.
 The best mans speech!
That's it, I won't bore you with more pictures of people you don't know.
I think it's fair to say, the sun shone on their big day.
Everyone enjoyed themselves.
The groom tells me I'm now one of the family.
Right, I'm off to do some secret sewing, after I do the ironing!
Then I get to spend the afternoon cross stitching with Sleepy.
I'll have more pictures from Auckland next time..


Sinta Renee said...

Looks like it was a perfect day! What a wonderful spot to get married at!

Diane-crewe said...

isn't it great to be able to meet "in the flesh" xx AND the sun shone .. phew xx looks like it was a wonderful time x