Yesterday we attended the wedding of my cousin. We had been worried because it was an outdoor wedding and Townsville has been having miserable weather. We have had the coldest and wettest June days in recorded history this month. I wouldn’t be surprised to learnt that it was our coldest June ever. Yesterday at 3pm the weather was magnificent.
The view behind this photo is across the ocean to Magnetic Island. The photo does not do justice to the colour of the sky, it was just spectacular.
The ceremony was beautiful. My cousin has a son from a previous relationship. so the vows were written to include him. It was made explicit through the ceremony that the bride was marrying to become a family, not a couple.
This theme continued into the reception. My aunt made a magnificent three tiered wedding cake for the bride and groom to cut.
She also made a chocolate family cake for the family to cut. (There are actually three little people on the cake.)
There were tears, laughter, drinking and dancing. What more could you want from a wedding celebration?
My Pete even took a photo of me. Generally I am the photographer, but I worry that one day when I go missing and they have to show a photo of me on the news…it will be a photo taken twelve years ago and no one will ever find me because they’ll be looking for someone much slimmer with fewer wrinkles!