Gra Nomad Wanderings

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Had to include this great shot taken by Mark Gunter of the happy couple. Peta went through school with Mark the photographer. Check out his beautiful galleries by clicking on his name above.

Peta said, "We're not having a wedding cake, Mum!" Fay had other ideas which turned out to be spot on. Ice cream cake complete with their 2 dogs, all their cars and the happy couple as well!!! All specially colour co-ordinated! The cake was a hit and didn't last long at all.

The event was a beauty!

It was a privilege to be able to witness the marriage of our daughter Peta to Jon Eke on Friday 22 February 2008. It took place quietly, solemnly but without incident in downtown Newcastle. Jon's parents - Chris and Rhonda - were also there to witness the happening.

Afterwards, Jon and Peta joined about 30 close relatives for a feed at The Brewery down by the water in Newcastle. What a beaut spot. All Jon's and Peta's siblings were there, with their families. I was pleased my sister and 2 brothers were present. They come from Sydney, Narrabri (NSW country) and Canada.

The next day, Peta and Jon had invited a bunch of their friends to celebrate the marriage in their backyard. A pool party! People came from Sydney, Cooma, Dubbo, Cairns and Canada. It was beaut to catch up with quite a few of their friends from different eras.

Do you like the shot of Peta with her cousins (minus Jemma) and of course her Canadian Uncle Bill! Think Alan took that one. From left: Deb, Nathan, Peta, Jeremy, Stuart. Other photos are by Alan and Bill. Thanks guys.

Sunday was relax, recover, tidy up and relax some more. Jon was thrown into the pool at one stage. Peta laughed and was then selected to join her husband in the pool.

Fay and I said farewell and headed to Taree to spend a few days with Bill and Alan (and Nathan briefly) at a resort Seashells at Hallidays Point. Very easy. It's 2 hours north of Newcastle. My Dad used to live in Hallidays Point till he died in 1992.

We expect to be back in Dubbo on Thursday 28 Feb to relax ourselves. Guess church camp is on this weekend! Hope you like the photos. Did you check out Gunter's photo site? Absolutely great. Thanks Mark.

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At 8:57 PM, Anonymous Graham Wood said...

A big congratulations from Graham, Julia, Philip and Lizzy all the way from Wagga Wagga.

All the best Pete & Jon

At 6:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What lovely candid shots, and they are both beaming. That first one is the one to go on your wall at home.
Congratulations to Peta and Jon on taking the step of a public commitment of their love, something becoming more rare these days.

Congratulations, to Grahame and Fay too, on the end result. hope the ice cream wedding cake turned out.
love Janice and Bernie

At 3:33 PM, Blogger coltinbeijing said...

Keasty and Bails, you are blest, and that is not a surprise. Soak up the blessings. Luv yas

At 4:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for including us tell her I (Bruce) thinks she is as georgeous as ever,

god bless Bruce and Heather

At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They’re very good photos. I also looked at Mark Gunter’s site – he has some excellent photos – does he come from around Cooma way? I notice he had a lot of photos from around there.

Jim Blaxland

At 7:04 PM, Blogger Keasty said...

Coult - yes, we're truly blessed mate.
Bruce - yes, you have my unbiased agreement. Quite gorgeous.
Jim - yes, he still lves in Cooma.

At 6:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrat's PJ & Jon. Well done. You both look gorgeous. All the best for the future.
Much love
Lou & John in Swan Hill.


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