The rain persisted and it bought along some strong winds to party with, which ruined the planned peninsula cliff-top ceremony. Plan B was enacted. Kate was staying at the Hotel Bondi and the new plan was to have the ceremony on a balcony overlooking the beach, so at least there would be a feel of the outdoors and a view of the ocean. It was only close friends and family at the ceremony, we got in because I was asked to take some photos. Everyone pitched in as plans fell into place over the morning. Chairs were found and arranged, and then re-arranged as the wind and rain conspired to soak the outer areas of the large balcony. Flowers were arranged in vases on a table and then artfully draped across another table when the wind blew the vases to the concrete with a crash of breaking glass. People huddled as much out of the wind as could manage, beautiful dresses clasped between legs to prevent impromptu Marilyn Monroe moments. It sounds chaotic but there was no panic and everyone was in a good mood, all the more so with the arrival of the bride when all the background details around weather faded away and we watched the couple say their vows in a beautiful ceremony.

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Mr and Mrs Kate and Roger.

We had some time taking photos in the hotel while the wedding party had a few drinks at the bar. Then we were around the corner to Roys Tapas for the reception.

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Happy.

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Very Happy.

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Hotel art.

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Fun in the elevator.

The reception was a good time for all, whether inside drinking and eating incredibly tasty food, talking with others or exploring the strange little back yard that was home to beanbags, some tables and a large tepee. The cake was a lovely collection of cupcakes and the cutting ceremony involved the couple feeding each other after having lit sparklers. Before this we had good, heart felt speeches involving much laughter and tears. All in all it was a great day and evening and it was a pleasure to attend.

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Cake and makers, Rochane & Georgie.

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Celebrating the couple.

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