Yesterday I drove off to Bramble Grove out at Kaiapoi.
The roads were pretty quiet as I found a tree to park under and thought things were different today at Bramble Grove.
They were indeed different. Andy was in charge as Jim and Marion were having a well earned break away. Andy said he had a long list to get through that Marion had left for him. Marion should know she can relax when Andy is in charge as everything seemed to be going well with the help of his family.
I spoke with Glenn the Groom and he was telling me that he had taken the male members of the wedding party and gone away on a boat charter fishing and had a great time. Thought he said they also had golf not sure how you can play golf when you are out on a boat!
A small gathering of guests and Minnie the Photographer was a friend of the family and had kindly agreed to do the wedding photos.
Lovely stretch limo arrived with Chrissy the beautiful bride – I am not good at describing the dress – but it was so beautiful and the flower girl (a grand-daughter – one of many) had a little version of the same dress – such a beautiful colour.
So just after 3.00pm we commenced the ceremony and I was able to pronounce Glenn and Chrissy, Husband and Wife. The first couple I have married in 2013.
Incidentally, the second wedding for the 2013 season will also be at Bramble Grove this Saturday.