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Sophie and Rosabelle at Sophie's graduationSophie and Jenni at Sophie's graduationBack to Adelaide for a few days to attend wedding: I was asked to be best man for Sam Opperman, who was next to me at the altar in Fiji five years ago when Lisa and I were married.  We were lucky to have our visit coincide with my cousin Sophie’s ceremony for her graduation from the University of Adelaide.  Great to see Sophie and her boyfriend Richie again, we stayed with them when we visited Jakarta on our tour of Southeast Asia last year.  Also good to see my uncle Bob and auntie Cathy again, with whom we stayed in Darwin and Nora Creina.

Richie and Lisa at Sophie's graduationDavid and Cathy at Sophie's graduationSteve and Lisa at Sophie's graduation Sam and Lisa at Sophie's graduationLisa and Rosabelle at Sophie's graduationSam, Lisa and Rosabelle at Sophie's graduation 

Gina and LisaTodd and probably the worst pair of tracksuit pants on the planetLisa and ToddGina and Lisa playing table tennisWhile I took care of my best man duties with a no-photos-allowed bucks show on Thursday night, Lisa spent the evening in McLaren Vale with Todd and Gina.  They met Shaun and Katie for dinner at the famed Victory Hotel in Sellicks Beach before retiring to Todd and Gina’s house for one of Todd’s favourite fashion parades and what looked to be some intense table tennis matches.

Princess Grace and LisaThe wedding cake: caramel and Kaluha chocolate mud cakeSam and Priya were lucky with some beautiful weather for their wedding yesterday.  I met Sam and his other groomsman Mark early in the Here comes the bride...morning and after we readied the bridal car with its ribbon, all enjoyed a quiet lunch with a few Coopers at the Colonist on Norwood Parade.  The wedding was held at The Lane in the quaint Adelaide Hills town of Hahndorf, an absolutely spectacular setting on the winery’s grass overlooking the vineyards with rolling hills extending into the distance.  It was a fantastic event, the bride looked stunning and all the kids helping with the ceremony made it a very memorable occasion.  The reception went without a hiccup, brilliant food and so well organized.  Buses dropped us all back in the city at The Botanic on East Terrace, where we kicked on to the early hours of the morning before Mark and I decided it was time for a visit to an old faithful, the Falafel House on Rundle Street.  Both Lisa and I had such a fantastic time, very special for me to stand by Sam’s side on his big day!

   The bridal car ready to goSam readying the corsagesOne of the corsagesSam's wedding present from Priya Mel, Bevan and LisaSam with the kids before the weddingThe kids before the wedding Olly and JordanGrace and her cousinThe bride arrives Here comes the bride...The wedding party: Tess, Lali, Priya, Sam, Sam and MarkSam, Tess and Priya Lali and SamLisa and SamMel and Mark

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5 Responses to “Adelaide”

  1. Lali Parasuramar says:

    Hi Sam & Lisa
    Thanks for posting these great photos so quickly! They are gorgeous ;o)
    Was great to meet you both, hope to meet again somewhere in the world & have an amazing time in Byron.

    Love Lali

  2. Annie says:

    WOW, these are incredible. You all looked lovely!

  3. Harksy says:

    Ah good to see the Op all smiles and looking good…man he still looks tha same age as I remeber him.

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  5. Cathy says:

    Lovely family photos Sam. Rosabelle looks sparkling, in fact dont we all? For once I dont even mind the one of me! Sams wedding looks a very happy occasion too with all the children joining in the wedding party and the lovely setting. Glad it went well. L Cathy

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