“Dad, now that I have married your daughter not once, but twice … do you think the dowry will be here soon? I already have a paddock organised for the heards of cows and goats.”
Rod and Moira have already been married 5 years. This isn’t so much of a renewal as it is having the wedding that is deserved. They did a beautiful thing 5 years ago. Rod’s mother was very ill and wanted to see them marry. So Moira bought a dress. They flew up to Tauranga and on a beach in front of 4 people including Rod’s Mother, they officially became man and wife. Sadly not long after, Rod’s Mother passed away.
5 years on to the day of her passing, Rod’s mother strongly remains in their hearts and they say their I Do’s with the proper dress, the proper shoes, the proper suit and the same improved love, with their boys, their family and their friends.
This is Sunny. I’m pretty sure it’s Sunny. Diesel and Sonny look exactly the same. Like twins. But they’re not! I tried colour coding them by collar colour… (Sunny has a green one) but then a big red bow went on top and I was back to figuring out which dog was which. I can’t see the collar.. but the eyes tell me it’s Sunny. (Diesel is the frisky one!)
‘The boys’ (Rod & Moira’s dogs) are a big part of their lives. Rod goes over his speech and Sunny, Diesel… Sunny? gives his feedback.
Now meet Moira. I wish you could meet her in real life. She is a ball of energy, the spark of life. She’s not just a dusting of sugar on the cake, she has the sweetness baked right to the core.
Mmmmmmm pretty red shoessss.
It’s great to have best friends and Moira has two of the greatest.
Rod and Moira wanted a first look. So over to Stuart Manor Rod goes… …. But WAIT! … Wrong door! Wrong Door! Wrong Door!
It’s alright, he only see’s the back of his bride and then closed his eyes immediately! This is what I was seeing from the front. She is ready to Wow!
I think it’s safe to say he reckons he’s the luckiest chap in the world!
A few photos at Stuart Manor before heading onto Langsdale’s Vineyard.
See those shoes? Those are some party shoes… so as you can guess… it doesn’t end here, let’s go onto PART 2…