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.
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