'Heard it through the Grapevine'

WEDDING BELLS: Paige Wood daughter of Linda and Trevor and Lachlan Martens son of Michael and Lyn were married on October 6 on the hill with a mountain backdrop on Sally and Michael Mitton’s farm.

Paige’s Pop used to own this farm and it was always her wish to be married there.

Ant Myers was the celebrant for their special day.

Paige and Lachlan Martens with their attendants. (Cont)

Paige and Lachlan Martens with their attendants. (Cont)

Paige arrived for the ceremony in her father’s new truck.

This was quite an achievement considering how full her beautiful bridal gown was.

The Bride and Groom,  Paige and Lachlan Martens (Cont)

The Bride and Groom, Paige and Lachlan Martens (Cont)

The bridal party consisted of six pageboys, four flower girls (aged from fifteen down to one) who were all nieces and nephews of the happy couple.

The bride and groom both had five attendants.

Paige’s Maid of Honour was Ellie Parker who flew in from London, Sammie Wood and Cindy James, (her sisters) and friends Rachael Troy and Rachael Murray.

Noelene and John Brandt entertaining their relations from the Central Coast and Queensland.

Noelene and John Brandt entertaining their relations from the Central Coast and Queensland.

Lachlan’s attendants were his brother Jared and groomsmen Sam Myers, Carl Peterson who flew in from London for five days, Wez Makin who flew in from Dubai and Tom Lynch.

Paige  who was and EF  Exchange Student, was thrilled to have her host parents Pat and Val from Richmond, Quebec which is two hours from Montreal, Canada attend the wedding. 

Lachlan had never met them and it had been six years since she had seen them. They stayed in Australia for two weeks.

Following the ceremony guest returned to the showground and enjoyed tasty waffles from the van and outdoor games to keep everyone entertained whilst they had their photos taken.

The reception was held in the main pavilion with catering by Tanya Mooney.

The nieces and nephews spoke during the ceremony and the bride and groom asked them to tell them what love was to them.

 A honeymoon organised and paid for as wedding gift by their friends from University who came to the wedding was spent at Ettalong Beach.

Paige and Lachlan have now settled in Grenfell and are back into work – Lachlan at the Grenfell Primary School and Paige in her business in the Main Street, The Tin Cupboard.

VISITORS: John and Noelene Brandt enjoyed a visit from John’s cousins Ron Anderson and his sister Maureen Stiff from East Gosford and her daughters Sue Rowles from Empire Bay and Debbie Smedley and her partner Kevin Smith from Cooroy, North Qld.

The group enjoyed an evening out to dinner at the Railway Hotel

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Lain and Dave Thiel celebrated their 48th anniversary on November 28.

They were treated to a special dinner with good friends and neighbours Terry and Deidre Carroll at the Railway Hotel.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Clive Johnson was afforded a special dinner with family at the Railway Hotel on November 28 to celebrate his 86th birthday.

Clive’s wife Enid and their children John, Robert and his wife Margie, Di and her husband David and their daughter Sophie McKillop were there for the happy occasion.

YEAR 10 FORMAL:  Jade Hooper a student at Winmalee High School and formerly of THLHS Grenfell, attended her Year 10 Formal on Thursday November 29.

Jade and her year 10 class of approximately 120 students had photos taken at the Three Sisters Lookout in Katoomba before attending their Formal at the Carrington Hotel.

Jade is the daughter of former GPS Principal, Andrew Hooper and now Principal of Emu Heights Public School and Kate Johnson Principal at Quandialla Public School.

DINING OUT: Michele Morley, Principal of the Grenfell Public School and her husband Ashley took the opportunity to enjoy an evening out to dinner at the Railway Hotel whilst Ashley was working in the area.

Hence the photographer also took the opportunity to capture a happy snap. 

WEDDIN WHISPERS:  If you have any social news you wish to have published in the column please contact Deidre Carroll on 6343 1574, Mobile 0403 480 729 or by email at carrollt@tpg.com.au.

News of special occasions (weddings, anniversaries and birthdays), holidays, visitors, new babies and achievements of family and friends would be greatly appreciated.

Information should be brief and concise and good quality photos (with names) of any social occasions will also be accepted.

Copy photos to be published Friday must be received by Tuesday mornings prior.

Information may also be left at the Grenfell Record Drop Box at the Grenfell Newsagency.

Photos published in Weddin Whispers (not copyright or contributed) may be ordered with Ngaire Soley by email: ngaire.soley@fairfaxmedia.com.au or mobile 0448 277 050 at the Grenfell Record.

Jade Hooper photographed at the Three Sisters prior to her Year 10 Formal in Katoomba (Cont)

Jade Hooper photographed at the Three Sisters prior to her Year 10 Formal in Katoomba (Cont)

Michele and Ashley Morley enjoying a quiet night out.

Michele and Ashley Morley enjoying a quiet night out.

(L-R) Sophie & Di McKillop, Robert, Enid, Clive and John Johnson at Clive's birthday celebrations.

(L-R) Sophie & Di McKillop, Robert, Enid, Clive and John Johnson at Clive's birthday celebrations.

Lain and Dave Thiel celebrating their anniversary.

Lain and Dave Thiel celebrating their anniversary.