Anyone would think the number 12 was a lucky number for Finley couple Mary Haines and Richard Barry. The pair took advantage of last week’s unusual phenomenon, and were married on the 12th day of the 12th month of 2012.December 21, 2012 4:16am
Taking the special date one step further, the wedding ceremony was held at the Finley Courthouse at midday.
The intimate ceremony was officiated by Belinda Brady.
The bride wore a lovely satin dress, with a lace and sequin overlay.
The outfit was dusty pink in colour, knee length with cap sleeves and a satin waistband.
Instead of flowers, the bride carried a dusty pink clutch bag with a silver floral adornment.
She also wore a brooch of special significance, made from her mother’s engagement and wedding rings.
Witnessing the ceremony on behalf of the couple was Theresa Lee from Carrathool and Wayne Bennett from Newcastle.
The unusual date was already special for the couple, but also had family significance for both the bride and groom.
The bride’s mother Mary married George Tomlin on December 12 in 1949.
Last week’s wedding also fell the day after Richard’s mother’s birthday, who sadly died in June this year.
The pair held a reception at the Tuppal Hotel, where finger food and drinks were served.
About 100 guests attended, coming from Perth, Brisbane, Forster/Tuncurry, Melbourne, Shepparton, Cobram, Carrathool, Gerringong and Finley.
Among the special guests were Richard’s father, his brothers Steven and Martin, sister-in-law Marie, sister Julie-Anne and his nieces and nephews.
Mary is the daughter of Mary and Leo (dec) Edwards and George Tomlin (dec) of Finley.
Richard is the son of Barbara (dec) and Greg Barry of Forster/Tuncurry.
Rich River's Ben Docking capitalised on local knowledge to take out the Goulburn Valley District Golf champion of champions event at his home course.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Timbercutter Doug Rosenow is hoping people will listen before it is too late.
Goulburn-Murray Water has been filling in the decommissioned irrigation channel by the Northern Hwy, just out of Rochester.
Fraser sure has aces in spades
It was a triumphant homecoming for God's Own gelding.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
Fiona Bradshaw and the Planet X team have raised more than $5000.
2013/14 Annual Report received this week finds overall finances are ‘‘fair and improving’’ at Moira Shire Council.
Deniliquin McDonald's raised more than $1300 for McHappy Day on Saturday.
Up to14 new full-time jobs will be created at Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton, with the company set to embark on an $18million expansion at its factory.
Member for Benalla Bill Sykes delivers his valedictory speech to the State parliament: I love youse all.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.