Tuesday 1 May 2012

Here comes the (radiant) bride...

Pictures speak 1000 words, so here are some of my favourite memories from my niece Nikki's wedding day...the day she married her best friend and soul mate Gareth Deiner:

The happiest bride I've ever seen...
after the marriage ceremony at St David's Marist Brothers Chapel

The beautiful bride

On her bouquet Nikki had attached a charm photo of her beloved Da,
so he made her wedding after all

The bridal party

The bride's family
From L to R: Sister Bailey, Dad Ian, Bride Nikki, Groom Gareth,
Mom Iona, Brother Michael (Iona is my big sister)

My niece Bailey, my husband Beric, Me, nephew Michael, niece Nikki,
my new nephew Gareth, my Mom/Nana of bride, my sister Iona, her husband Ian

My big sister (Mom of bride) and I

Me, Iona, Mom seated

Mr & Mrs Deiner

Having fun dancing to the swing band (the drummer was 85 years old!)

A tender moment between the bride and her Nana
If you love happy weddings, you can see all the photos by 
Please join me in wishing Nikki and Gareth a blessed and happy marriage, one in which life's inevitable challenges are conquered by an eternal love that holds them steady and true.
All our love and blessing to you both!


Lisa said...

Oh what a blissful day. The bride is beautiful, you are beautiful, everyone is beautiful, happiness shines through.

Congratulations Nikki and Gareth.

Damaria Senne said...

Conhratulations. The bride was beautiful and you all looked so happy. I wish the bride and groom a lifetime of happiness. Damaria

Yvonne Osborne said...

Very happy for all of you.

Ann Summerville said...

I'm glad your family finally had a happy event and get together. I love the charm pictures what a lovely idea. Good to see you smiling.

Jemi Fraser said...

Beautiful bride - and family. What lovely photos! Looks like you had a fabulous day filled with love and memories. Love the addition to the bouquet!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Judy .. it looks like a very special wedding - your photos or selection thereof are just great - I loved seeing them .. the bridal ones especially good.

While it's great seeing your families ...

Looks like such a happy time with lots of happy memories ... congratulations to Mr and Mrs Deiner ... cheers Hilary

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

Dear Blog Friends, my sincere apologies for taking so long to reply to all your good wishes! Between two funerals, one wedding, internet difficulties (an annoying & intermittent saga that's been going on for nearly a year!), an author interview for LitNet South Africa, and a writing deadline (made it!), I’ve not known whether I’m on my head or my heels! Hopefully, all the sad, happy, frustrating or exhausting life events will settle down now and I’ll be a more regular visitor to blog land! :) But, even though you haven’t heard from me, I’ve read and appreciated all your blog comments (and shared them with the bridal couple!)

Now, onto your comments:

OCEANGIRL: The bride was certainly beautiful and, thankfully, I didn’t scrub up too badly. I toff up so rarely I’m always worried I’ll forget how to do it! :) It was such a happy day – mainly because Nikki & Gareth have such a soul connection everything is covered with their glow!

DAMARIA: I’ll take your lovely wish a little further…I wish them lifetimeS of happiness; theirs is truly an eternal love.

YVONNE: After all the recent sadness, it was such a joy to feel happy again, and such a special day to be happy about! :)

ANN: The bouquet charms were a great idea – our Nikki is not only beautiful inside and out, she’s a bright cookie filled with good ideas! :) (But she’s promised not to make me a great aunt too soon. Shudder. Granma has such a cozy feel to it, while great-aunt just sounds…eccentric!)

JEMI: Oh, it *was* a special memory making day! Took so many photos that the professional photographer could hardly snap his camera! :)

HILARY: You can imagine just how difficult it was to choose our favourite photos! There were just so many of them!! We had a great two weeks, especially as the bride’s UK family was out here (almost in full force!), so we all had a grand time catching up with news and spending time together. Will pass your congratulations on to N & G!