Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I'm only just really starting to feel like I have a little bit of energy again - and on Friday I'm off to Womad! The wedding of my second son, and the lead up to it was tiring. So much emotional energy involved in a wedding, but even more so when #3 son left at 6am the morning after the wedding to go and live in Wellington. Both of them were already living away from home, but somehow the fact that Steve is now married, and Simon 8 hours drive away instead of just 35 minutes, (as well as the fact that my 'baby' (17) is working full time at the moment) has somehow left me feeling slightly bereft.

But the wedding went well. The ceremony that Steve and Heidi put together was beautiful. They were married in the Taitua Arboretum, exactly three years since their first date - a walk in the arboretum. But I won't write lots about it - I'll just show some of pictures instead.

the groom's men: Ring Boy, brother Simon, friends Jarrath and James

wedding music was played by members of Steve's old recorder ensemble, including brother Jeff

Steve's older niece, my granddaughter, was the littlest bridesmaid
(his baby niece was a bit young for the job at just 9 days old!)
(thanks to the wonderful Jen for this photo)

nephew / grandson taking time out from just watching

Mac's and my family, those who were there
(thanks to the wonderful Jen for this photo too)


kate5kiwis said...

love the photos cally.
i never wanted to grow up.
i feel myself fighting each change of season, tooth and nail.
yet there is a wonderful sweetness with each season, as i reflect now.

totally didn't think so at the time, but it has been so great for our journey to move away from our parents to The Sunny Bay.
i'm trying to think of that whenever i miss D18.
he's having a blast, and still so connected, yet separating in a very healthy way.

blah blah.
but i'm not surprised you're feeling a little unearthed with changes of season for all three of your babies.
love and peace X

Shell (in NZ) said...

Hi Cally...I love the wedding photos...and the significance of the wedding venue :0) I love the bridesmaid's dresses too- loads of colour, excellent...and not ghastly things designed (or so it seem) to really make the bride look good, lol.