What a great couple of weeks we have had!!
My brother and his partner Lee-Anne were married at Mindarie Keys on the 29th of September 2012 (Grand Final Day) so it was an eventful day, lucky for us we had booked an overnighter at the newly refurbished resort. Yes we watched the finals and had lunch in the hotel, thankfully the wedding wasn’t until 5pm, poolside, and the reception at 7pm; upstairs in the reception room. So there was still time to prepare or so I thought.
My other brother Vern and Dad arrived from New Zealand the Thursday before the wedding, (I have two other brothers here in Perth, one in England) Vern was with us for the weekend before flying back to his family on the Sunday, dad was here for the week. I took the week off work to spend some precious time with him; he is 80 next year. Vern & I call it granddad sitting. (which I consider to be a privelage)
|The view from our room at Mindarie Resort|
|Nice, great Weather to boot|
|Still wouldn’t want to live here in the windy conditions though|
Getting back to the preparation, the groom’s bridal party couldn’t figure out to how to get the buttonhole roses to sit right, in came big sister (me) to the rescue
|Derek, Brett (my brothers) Brenton, (who Derek has raised)|
|Little brother Brett|
|Master of all trades I fixed Brenton’s partners dress as well|
|The groom Derek, who has the bluest of bluest eyes|
|Beer in hand not unusual, after all it was 4.30ish, and yes he was nervous|
I am wondering where the photos of Vern are (that’s right he’s taking the photos).
|The beautiful girls on the left are Lee-Anne’s daughters, her best friend and Matron of Honour on the right|
|Vern on the left and Brett on the right, brothers in arms|
|Beautiful ceremony heart felt works were said|
|Exchanges were made|
|Signatures were written|
|Introduced as Mr & Mrs Bowler|
|I couldn’t have been happier or prouder of Derek|
|My sister Tainya, at the reception. Tainya and Keith looked fantastic|
In the morning we had breakfast at the Dome!!! Never again, overcooked eggs and a very cold cup of coffee was had!!!