A blog of the Freer Family's adventures and misadventures emigrating to Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia, and settling there.
Ah, congratulations to the happy couple, and to all who made it come true!
See, you can get a monkey into a nice suit!Very Lovely, there are very few who get such a wonderful backdrop for their wedding. I can think of a recent Royal Couple beggared by a Freer wedding on Flinders.
Congratulations Dave! Looks like it was a wonderful day!
One more thing for Paddy and Claire that I have been thinking on the past week and not been able to properly Verbalize (as in write). There is a deeper part of marriage that goes beyond the romance and the terror of just getting married.I don't have the words for it but I can tell you how it works. I still wake up in the middle of the night with a start...heat racing and breath fast. Then I look over at my sleeping wife, caress her a bit and give her a small kiss on the shoulder and then I'm off to Nod for the rest of the night.Obviously it won't be the same thing for the two of you...but there will be _something_ that happens between the two of you that says "home". Nourish it.
And I misspelled Clare's name...realized just after I hit the damn send button. :)
Beautiful. It's so nice that everyone (not just the bride and groom) looks so happy. May you have only the regret my father had after my mother passed--that they hadn't gotten married sooner.Lisa S. in Seattle
And the weather obliged...
That second picture, with them skipping off into the sunset... great advertisement for weddings in Flinders. Maybe you should set up shop? Weddings and catering arranged ... travel extra? Come to Flinders Island for the wedding of your life! Hey, if Los Vegas can be a target for a certain kind of wedding, why shouldn't Flinders take another slice of that cake? So to speak...
Magical day. Congratulations to everyone.
Those sunset photos are really great. Just the sort of unique photo that makes it a special wedding that no one else has had.
Vero is jealous. Apparently those cakes are too far away from her. ;)
Mike - the trouble with Flinders the wedding destination is that the weather is... changeable. And not every bride is keen on goose-bumps!
Martin... I'm sitting with a fridge full
Francis - we also had a 97 year old Scottish Dancing instructress overseeing the dances... that's not a trick anyone else can do :-)
Glenda, yes, a miracle. We'd had 110km/h winds not 2 days before, and that was the first sun for a week.
Quilly, thank you for that bit of wisdom and truth. Weddings are great but they're nothing compared to the treasure of a happy marriage. I said, repeatedly, to the kids: Your Wedding day is one of the two least important and easiest days of your marriage: every other day, except the day you die, will be shorter... and the rest of the days have 24 hours to love, cherish and work on that marriage.
Lisa, at least they did get there. I'm very proud of my two for that. These two climbed a lot metaphorical mountains to get to this point, including a 4 year long range courtship and romance.
And a general thanks for all the conga-rats :-)
Wonderful photos and a wonderful event. Looks like it went down a treat and will be remembered lovingly by all.