View Full Version : 1 down 5 to go!!... a father of the bride yarn (pics)

Wild Dingo
12-03-2007, 10:37 AM
The STRESS!!! Was extreme and I dont think either Jo or I or Bens parents Lee or Greg will get over it for some time yet... seriously I didnt think it would be so much stress... but it went EXCEPTIONALLY brilliant... weather was blustery but the rain held back the beach was great and the people most wanted by the bride and groom made it in time from all points of the compass and many parts of Aussie and the globe.

And so the day came and has gone and with it our third daughter the fantastic sportnut hoonberry young Tiffany (ala flea ala tooooeee!) has become a wife to an amazing young man named Ben (ala boofhead ala buddha)

So please be upstanding and charge your glasses to the bride and groom

Mr & Mrs Ben & Tiffany Murray!!

Please be patient as I upload the photos so far to shutterfly and post a series of photos to tell the story... but it truely was a fanbloodytastic day! ABSOFRIGGINLUTELY!!!

Wild Dingo
12-03-2007, 10:49 AM
First... The Bride
Tiffany Eyre (prior to wedding!!!)


The Groom
Ben Murray


The Father of the Bride
ala me!!!


The Father of the Groom


The mothers
Jody and Lee


to be continued...

Russ Manheimer
12-03-2007, 10:51 AM
All our best Shane. We expect a full blow by blow report.

Russ and Julia

Wild Dingo
12-03-2007, 10:54 AM
The Best Man


The Bridesmaid and FlowerGirl
Nay and Bella



Tiffany and her and Bens son Lukas


The venue
The beach in Bunbury West Aussie with the Indian Ocean as the backdrop


to be continued...

12-03-2007, 10:56 AM
Jeez. Man. couldn't you try a tie!

Otherwise, congrats. Hang in there now.

Wild Dingo
12-03-2007, 11:01 AM
And so to begin...

The bride getting some last minute alterations by mum before the show...


In typical Tiffany fashion its hysterics for the day!


HOLD THE HORSES!!! Theres a loose whisp of hair... Dad and younger sis Bethy to the rescue


All done alright Im ready wheres that man of mine!


Meanwhile.... half a mile away Ben was sayin "I can do this... I know I can... maybe??"


to be continued...

Wild Dingo
12-03-2007, 11:05 AM
PATIENCE!!!... strewth I did ask for a tad of patience people ;)

As to the tie... I will have you know I did end up doing the tie... well okay Jo did but wait and all will be reveled :cool:

Wild Dingo
12-03-2007, 11:17 AM
And after much swearing cursing and stressing Ben did what all sons do in moments of crisis... called for...

"MUM!!"... "oh I love you mum"


And finally the boys were off to the beach


Meanwhile back at the Brides place Dad dressed like a wally had given up even bothering trying to tie the sodding tie and called in the cavalry

"JODY!!!" "damn! thank gawd yer here woman!"


And so FINALLY we were off!! In a 57 Caddie mind you!! oooooooooh yeah!


To be continued...

Wild Dingo
12-03-2007, 11:26 AM
And on the beach head we paused and tied the ribbon to each other and with a vice like grip my baby girl faced her new future with bub in arms


BUT!!... the bub in arms proved too much in all the excitement and the veil took flight and with a quick jog down the road by the caddie driver and a quick rescue by Nay was called for


And now there was no turning back!


And we started the haul down the VERY STEEP INCLINE to the beach venue!!!


With Bella running down the stairs and Lukas clinging like grim death on one arm and a daughter clawing the other I bravely took those stairs in leaps and bounds!!


And finally I was able to smile with Lukas (we were dressed the same you know... ooh twas indeed our finest hour!)


To be continued...

Wild Dingo
12-03-2007, 11:31 AM
Tomorrow... bit tired now tis after all 1.33am here and I must indeed sneak away to get some beauty sleep... I know I know I dont really need it bein such a fine figure of a bloke an all... but well the eyelids are droopin the head keeps banging on the keyboard and tomorrows a new day...

So stay tuned as we come toward the big event then the second part and finally the finale!!... the dreaded speeches!! :eek:

BUT!! you all woulda been right proud of yer ol mate cause I faultered by twice in all me words of love wisdom advice an wonderous hilarity :cool: sometimes tossin the written words over yer shoulder at the podium and goin blind just works yer know? ;)

Anyway till tomorrow!

12-03-2007, 11:32 AM
Congratulations to Bride and Groom.

Excellent. Looks like you also had a great time.

BTW Roughly how long before the next one??

Paul Pless
12-03-2007, 11:40 AM
... ooh twas indeed our finest hour!


You look it too!!!:)

and congrats to the bride and groom!!!

Memphis Mike
12-03-2007, 12:20 PM
Thanks for sharing, Dingo.

12-03-2007, 12:50 PM
Congrats to all!

12-03-2007, 12:52 PM
Congratulations and best wishes to Bride and Groom...:D

Dingo, What a beautiful wedding and a lovely setting. :) Oh, happy day...

Your Daughter is beautiful and she literally glowed. Really enjoyed seeing all the photos. Thank You.:D

12-03-2007, 01:35 PM
Good tie!

12-03-2007, 01:39 PM

Congratulations to all and very best wishes to the Bride and Groom.
Naveeda & Syed

12-03-2007, 01:41 PM
Dingo! Good Show, 'ol phart!! Give a kiss for me, mate! :)

John B
12-03-2007, 03:02 PM
Congratulations Shane.

12-03-2007, 03:50 PM
Congrats to all concerned Shane.
Great pix, and you've been missed mate.

12-03-2007, 04:32 PM
Congratulations and bless ALL of youse!

The Bigfella
12-03-2007, 04:41 PM
Well done mate. Great photos. Good to see you even got a haircut.

12-03-2007, 05:52 PM
Goodonya young Shane!
All the best to the whole flamin lottaya!!!

12-03-2007, 06:19 PM
Congrats to them, Shane.

12-03-2007, 06:45 PM
Just incredible!

The photographer caught some great moments!

Bob Adams
12-03-2007, 08:00 PM
Good deal Shane. BTW, that's a 57 Chevy....a better ride in my opinion.

12-03-2007, 09:57 PM
Congratulations to all!

This one's my favorite though:


And when Tiffany can laugh like this through all the stress, it is a sign of wonderful things to come :)


Glad to see you back and sharing your life and wonderful family with us.

- M

Robbie 2
12-03-2007, 10:41 PM
Best wishes to them both...Thanks for sharing with us all the good news in your family

Wild Dingo
12-03-2007, 10:56 PM
So where was I?

oooh thats right waiting for the professional photographer to get the "proppa" pics uploaded to his site so we can access them :rolleyes: But for now we will continue blithely along with what we have from all sorts of strange weird an wonnerful peoples

Soooo we almost RAN full pelt down the beach to where her man was standing


And finally I delivered her up to him and he undid the ribbon that attached my baby to me and I transfered the ribbon to him... very symbolic it were


But she like all blushing brides my young Tooeeeknickersknees didnt have eyes for her daddy any more... somewhere along the line Id become somewhat redundant... sniffle sniffle... which is precisely what Lee was doing behind me and Greg was tryin like billyoh to control... without ANY success mind you... later you will see how successful both he and I were at keepin the ol chins from wobbling out of control and the waterworks to stay behind the eyesockets... not.



And so I wandered over to me corner and stood beside me youngest son Joshy with Brie and Jac on each side to watch the rest of the unfolding of my bub to her man


And baring one more shot {which Im waiting on!} thats the end of part 1... stay tuned for part 2

Wild Dingo
12-03-2007, 11:05 PM
oooh and I didnt have a haircut heck I didnt even brush me locks!! wouldnt have made a stick of difference if I had cause bein so flamin curly they woulda just gone troppo at the smell of the wind and what you see is what you woulda got anyways so nope didnt cut or do me hair... but she wubs her dadda so it didnt matter to her one iota!... like she or anyone else would have noticed :rolleyes:


Proud in me redundancy ;)

Thank you all... as part of my and Tiffs extended family over the last 10 years I we felt we should share the day with you all... so I will update as the pics come available and I upload them to shutterfly :cool:

J. Dillon
12-03-2007, 11:18 PM
Nice set of pix.:D

All the best to the happy couple.:D

I never realized ya looked so good all dressed up.;)


Wild Dingo
12-03-2007, 11:30 PM
Yeah I do scrub up alright eh? ;) keep tellin the missus that but she gets the sighs for some reason when ever I do :D aaaah the loss of youthful vim an vigour eh? aah well as I keep tellin the missus an hoons I maybe gettin to be an ol phart an me ol bod might be showin the stresses Ive put it under but its made up by the wisdom an sageness of age... and the old ones always tell us that a bloke with a white beard is a wise man they were of course talkin about me... Pure "FIG JAM" I am :D :cool:

Ian Marchuk
12-03-2007, 11:57 PM
Congratulations Shane ...
All the very best to the lovely bride and groom...

Yup you do shine up amazingly well Shane.... good Detailing Shoppe you hired.....

Joe (SoCal)
12-04-2007, 12:45 AM
Ya done good shane, ya make me proud to call ya mate. ;)

12-04-2007, 02:46 AM
Congrats to all Dingo.
Bloody beaut photos too.
Thanks for sharing the occasion with us.

Duncan Gibbs
12-04-2007, 04:40 AM
Looked awful! ;) :D Onya maaaate!!! Cheers big ears!!

12-04-2007, 05:53 AM
Well Done!
Do give our best to the Bride and Groom.
Congratulations All!

Jim Ledger
12-04-2007, 07:11 AM
Congratulations, Shane on your sucessful launching. It must have been a difficult day for you. Never mind, Tiffany looked lovely and all's well.

Now, how about a picture of that present...

or a story instead.

S.V. Airlie
12-04-2007, 07:30 AM
Congrats to all hoons and hoonberries and hoonettes and to the fathers of the bride and groom etc.
ALL SMILES. Guess they didn't hear your speech or did they?...:eek: