Surprise wedding!


So you know how I mentioned here that my beloved brother Tim was visiting from the States with his fiance and we had an engagement party for them a fortnight ago? Did I mention they were planning to get married next July?

Well on December 23rd the fellas all got up very very early to go deep sea fishing, something my Dad organised ages ago. The girls were sitting around over breakfast when Betsy casually asks if we have plans for the afternoon because she and Tim are planning to get married.

Cue my Mum: totally speechless.

My sisters and I: perhaps a bit of excited shrieking.

They organised the whole thing from Virginia, US. The celebrant, the photographer, the fancy dinner reservation, the dress. 

Mum said something about it being a shame Betsy's folks weren't there, only to discover they actually were! In Kiama! The next town! Staying in a hotel!

We were expecting the fellas back at about 1pm until at about that time Adam texted me to say they may have lost an engine on the boat and were about three hours off shore and not to worry, Tim wasn't really very seasick at all.


They finally arrived back at 4pm; I think the celebrant and photographer were booked for 4.30pm. Tim held it together so well and turned up half an hour later from their room looking perfectly dapper.

Betsy meanwhile looked like a dream. Her Mum had brought the dress over with her, and it was utterly perfect.

They were married down on the headland at the back of Mum and Dad's farm, with a gorgeous, simple ceremony, there were a few very happy tears and lots of joy. 

Awesome, hey?



{That's my gorgeous and very earnest nephew Dougie (in green) being the ring bearer.} 






Please ting ting ting your glass for Tim and Betsy, a toast to the gorgeously happy newly-marrieds. Hooray for you two and to your happiness. Cheers.



10 Comments on “Surprise wedding!

December 30, 2009 at 12:02 am

ZOMG! That’s adorable! Congratulations!

December 30, 2009 at 12:04 am

That is so exciting and so romantic and the setting could not have been more perfect! What a beautiful wedding! Congratulations all around!

December 30, 2009 at 5:49 am

What a wonderful, gorgeous surprise!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Everyone looks so relaxed and happy, happy, happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Alex Nolan
December 30, 2009 at 9:31 am

Oh my God, how utterly delightful! And fantastic that with all that organising and planning nothing had slipped out!

Beautiful pictures of the wedding, the siblings and their families – and Betsy is quite the most beautiful girl in the world (in the words of Prince..) What a wonderful addition to the Weir family xxx

Congratulations Tim and Betsy


December 30, 2009 at 9:42 am

Wow wow! Congrats to the lovely couple!

December 30, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Oh, congratulations! How romantic and exciting, and beautiful it all looks and… ok I’m babbling! But that is brilliant!

green ink
December 30, 2009 at 9:58 pm

What a wonderful, romantic story. Everyone looks so relaxed and happy! And the bride looks stunning, what a beautiful dress. Can’t beat the backdrop of the south coast either, it’s my favourite part of NSW. Congratulations to the bride and groom!

December 31, 2009 at 3:07 pm

oh my god i have tears in my eyes and i don’t even know these people

what a gorgeous surprise for you all- and that is THE most beautiful wedding dress i have ever seen

makes me almost want to get married again – nahhhh not really..

December 31, 2009 at 4:25 pm

how very, very lovely.

Mel Linardon
January 2, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Well i did have to blink back a few tears for Tim. Mostly because my galant escort to the Deb ball in 1990 is now well and truly off the market. The day and the setting was absolutely perfect. Buena Vista all the way. Mel xx


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