We met in September 0f 1998, when we went to a dance together, Andrew was my partner, I needed someone to to help get me there. Our second date was at a New Year’s Eve party.
We started courting and the courtship was very shaky at first, as time went on things improved.
We became engaged on July 15 1999. This was the day that Andrew got his divorce to celebrate our engagement we began wearing identical Elephant rings on our ring fingers – elephants never forget!
Commitment Ceremony 21/08/1999
We had a commitment ceremony at the Wayside chapel, in Potts Point, on the 21st of August and celebrated afterwards at St. Canice’s Kitchen.
Our first honeymoon – well we did have two!
Our honeymoon was at Lawson with the Good Samaritan nuns where we had a very peaceful time visiting the surrounding country and towns
OUR WEDDING DAY
We invited our friends to share in the joy as we took our marriage vows and about 50 of 60 of our friends attended the service and most attended the reception afterwards.
Nearly everyone who joined us for our celebration brought a plate (of food) for the reception so we had a very well catered and enjoyable reception afterwards.
The Celebrant: was The RT Rev Ronald Langham Bishop Primus, of the Ecumenical Catholic Church of Australia.
The Celebration was at 4pm on Saturday, the 31/05/ 2003.
At the Pro-cathedral of St John the Beloved.
(In the Unitarian church building).
15 Francis Street Sydney.
On Saturday 31 May 2003, our hopes become reality, when The Rt Rev Ronald Langham Bishop Primus, of the Ecumenical Catholic Church of Australia, in the Pro-cathedral of St John the Beloved, married us in the eyes of God and our government.
Updated on 22/01/2014
On Sunday 31/05/2003, we went by XPT to Dubbo and Coach up to Lightning Ridge13 hours.
The entire trip was an all expenses payed wedding gift for our honeymoon and we stayed at the Lightning Ridge Hotel/Motel.
On Monday, we went on the Black Opal Tour all around and also under Lightning Ridge donned a hard hat and went down the Walk in Mine.
On Tuesday, we went down the Big Opal mine 113 steps down a spiral stair case for a guided walk around the workings then yes, 113 steps back up puff! puff!
In the afternoon, we just walked around Lightning Ridge looking in shops and talking to people.
Coming home we caught a Coach from Lightning Ridge down to Dubbo and then the XPT back to Sydney the trip only taking 13 ½ hours.
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