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Our Wedding Day

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S: Our Wedding Day

FC: Brenton & Jolene McDonald | Our Wedding Day

2: "Believe in happily ever after, and it will come true"

3: 09.01.2010

6: J & B

8: I'm so happy I can finally call this man my husband. It's really a dream come true

9: The happiest day of my life... | 09.01.2010

11: F O R E V E R

13: Blake William Hill - Page Boy (16 months)

16: Ceremony Shoalwater Beach

17: Time: 3.30pm

18: Arrival at ceremony. Location: The Beach at Shoalwater Lion's Park Time: 3.30pm Music: Colbie Caillat 'Bubbly'


22: Love is... Being happy for the other person when they are happy; Being sad for the person when they are sad; Being together in good times, and being together in bad times. Love is the source of strength. Love is... Being honest with yourself at all times; Being honest with the other person at all times; Telling, listening, respecting the truth and never pretending. Love is the source of reality.

23: Love is... An understanding so complete that you feel as if you are a part of the other person; Accepting the other person just the way they are and not trying to change them to be something else. Love is the source of unity. Love is... The freedom to pursue your own desires while sharing your experiences with the other person; The growth of one individual alongside of, and together with, the growth of another individual. Love is the source of success. Love is... The excitement of planning things together; The excitement of doing things together. Love is the source of the future.

24: Love is... Giving and taking in a daily situation; Being patient with each others needs and desires. Love is the source of sharing. Love is... Knowing that the other person will always be with you - regardless of what happens; Missing the other person when they are away - but remaining near in heart at all times. Love is the source of security. Love is the source of Life. Read by Sarah McCormick

25: Vowels... I Do...

26: I call on the persons here present, to witness that I, Brenton Luke McDonald, take you, Jolene Emma Hill, to be my lawful wedded wife. Jolene, you complete my life. We have begun a journey together and I am honoured that you have agreed to travel this path with me. From you I have learned about patience and kindness. You inspire with the confidence to know that we will always love each other. I promise to be loyal to you, care for you and I look forward with joy to being your loving husband.

27: I call on the persons here present to witness that I, Jolene Emma Hill, take you, Brenton Luke McDonald, to be my lawful wedded husband. Brenton, you are my best friend and my one true love. Brenton, when I’m with you, I feel I can be the person I want to be, and I cannot imagine my life without you. You make me smile, you stick up for me, you take care of me and you are always interested in what I have to say and do. Today, I want to make a promise to you and to myself, in front of our friends and family, to love and honour, protect and respect you for the rest of my life.

28: J | & | B | I love you not only for what you are, but for who I am when I am with you.

29: Through this marriage ceremony, Brenton and Jolene are choosing to make a life together and share in all its joys and responsibilities. They want to make a lasting commitment based on respect, trust and tenderness that will enable them to grow and find fulfillment within their marriage which would be impossible outside it. May their friendship and the love between them be a solid base on which their marriage will grow strong.

30: According to an American Indian LegendIf anyone desires a wish to come true, they must first capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it. Since a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly cannot reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit, who hears and sees all. In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit always grants the wish. So, according to the legend, by making a wish and giving the butterfly its freedom, the wish will be taken to the heavens and be granted.

32: Family, Friends and children from school...

34: 09.01.2010 | Photo locations: Mangles Bay - Rockingham Point Peron Rocks - Rockingham

35: Our wedding day has finally come... | "There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved."


38: My bridesmaids Monica Hunter & Jo Flood

41: Best Man: Jake McDonald Grooms Man: Phillip Kirk

44: RECEPTION 6.00pm Rockingham Cruising Yacht Club

47: Speeches

48: Dad's Speech Jolene Our gift, Our blessing Born a wonderful bundle of joy To us Jole is Heaven on a Stick The little girl who played princesses out the back yard twirling her frocks around and saying "Look at me! I am a princess". I am sure you all agree and today is a princess!!! When Jole was little she loved picking flowers everywhere she went and loved the birds, the animals and now her three chooks!! She's developing a farm out the back, hey Mrs McDonald!! Then as she grew Grandpa use to take the kids to the races and how Jole learnt how to complete a TAB ticket - even before her dad!! Sweet sixteen she received a car for her birthday and her brothers laughed when Jole didn't even know where to put the key to start it! Then the fun really began! Round the corners we went and a few kangaroo hops here and there. And after many hours of practise she got her drivers licence and there was no stopping Jole then! Jole had a great journey through primary school especially with her mum teaching her in year seven. In fact mum reckons she taught her everything she knows ha! Jole then went to Kolbe and had a great time there, where she met some wonderful friends who some of them are sitting beside her tonight, thanks girls. Then Jole was off to Uni at Notre Dame in Freo. We thought Jole would live, study and do casual work in Freo, maybe share a flat ha! No! Not Jole, she drove back and forth every uni day and stayed at home! Jo use to say she was the most expensive house cleaner in the world! She finally graduated from Notre Dame in Freo and we are very proud of Jole for completing her Uni degree and becoming a teacher just like her mum, aunt's, uncle's and cousins!!

49: Then the real journey began - the princess set out to find her shining knight in armour and yep, you guessed it, Brenton!! I remember when Jole brought this tall handsome young man home to us, she was just beaming from ear to ear! We got to know Brenton over a few beers & BBQ's. Brenton still can't get over how Jo spends most of her time outside under the patio! Rain, hail or shine she's there and he is often heard to comment about how freezing or Hot it is and how he's going inside! Jole & Brenton dated over the years spending time together going to the movies, out to dinners (especially Joe's Fish Shack) and camping down south. I remember Brenton's first time over seas, Jole planned a trip to Bali and they loved it! Brenton loves going on holidays where ever Jole would like to go, but as usual Jole always plans to see animals, zoo's and safari parks - poor Brenton, but it's the things we do to please our lady I remind him! Jole started teaching in Baldivis and because Jole and Brenton wanted to be together they rented a house close to her school, Jole hated the renting thing, not being able to do what she wanted and having her birds, cat, dog and Brenton's fish tanks! We went through lots of talks as they tried to work out how to have their own place to have all their animals and just to be able to paint a wall or hang up a picture if they wanted to. After about a year they finally bought a house in Rockingham and could do exactly what they wanted. Paint a wall, hang up pictures, have her birds, cat, dog, fish tanks and her three special "girls" her chooks. Not far from home, Jo reckons its 620 steps and a can of bourbon (poor Brenton) - you can imagine lots of walks back and forth! Well Jole and Brenton have waited for this special day for so long. Infact I remember the day Brenton sat in the lounge chair at our place and, yes the two girls, Jo and Jole, were outside talking! Brenton sat down as I was watching the footy on the screen. He satin the chair ummming and aaaahing rubbing the chair arms looking so intense! Then he said, "Bill I would like Jolene to be my bride, can I have your blessing?" I paused, waited, looked at him, "You know what she expects in life, and as long as you take good care of her and look after her you have our blessing." And then I heard the big sigh of relief from

50: his corner!! Enjoy each other and have fun, enjoy life. Then the wedding planning!! Jole says Dad I want to get married on the Beach, oh fine I replied that sounds great! Where can we have a sausage sizzle and a few beers, on the beach? Of course her reply was, "Ha! You're not funny dad!" Well, I don't have to say too much about that hey?? Here we are! Jo, Jole and I would often walk along the beach at night chatting away about how Jole would like this day to be special for both of them, about planning the ceremony and reception. We would always invite Brenton to come along for a walk but he was happy to stay home on his computer after a hard days work! His "time out" After all our walks and talks, their big day has finally come! Brenton has many talents and skills, but when anything goes wrong with the TV/DVD or computer we all call Brenton, He's our IT man!! Welcome to the family Brenton and Jole enjoy your next journey together!! I would like every one to top up their glasses and be up standing to make a toast to the Bride and Groom. Cheers.

51: Brenton's Speech Thank you Bill for your lovely speech Hello everyone. Hows it going? As you may already know I’m not overly fond of public specking but ill give it my best so here we go. On behalf of my wife and I, I would like to start by welcoming and thanking everyone gathered here for sharing our wedding day. As all special occasions are better served with family and friends. It means a great deal to both of us that you are sharing our day with us and I hope that you are all enjoying the occasion, the booze and the food with us. Thank you. Marriage to me is, a continuation and confirmation of Jolene's and my bond that we both strongly share, it has been a happy day and I surmise that many many more blissful days will follow. But no doubt we will both share in some not so delightful days in our life time to come. But you take the good with the bad. As I must follow proper protocol in fear of retribution, I would like to send out my biggest thanks to Jolene's Mum and dad. Jo and Bill. You guys have opened your life your family, your hearts and your wallets to welcome me into your family, supporting your daughter and helping us out in so many ways. But the most important way was your blessing to marry your beautiful daughter. I’m very happy to say that you're stuck with me and you will always have another mouth to feed at family dinners. Thank you very much. My dearest Wife, Jolene You're truly an amazing person, who has so much to give, day in day out. I sometimes take you for granted, teasing you and annoying you to my fullest extent. But know this we have shared a great many things in our past 5 or so years.

52: Holidays oversee, terrible jobs, university drop outs, thousands of animals and of course the love we both share. At times you can be a bit bossy and demanding, like getting me to make you a chicken coop, but you always make me happy seeing you and sharing our life together. You look amazing today sweetie like a real princess. Beautiful dress and all. What completes the picture is your handsome prince. I can truly say I love you and thank you sweet heart. You make me very happy. Could everyone charge their classes and a toast to my beautiful wife -Jolene. Love you honey. Jo and Monica You guys sorry girls are great, you have saved me from many an hour of ear bashing and provide Jolene and I with support and love. I would like to thank you for your many hours of help in preparation for the wedding and settling Jolene's nerves you are true friends I just hope we can be there when you need help and support to. Sorry Jo but after all you have done for us, we reward you with house keeping, farming and zoo keeping. All of which the instruction cover 5 or so pages. Sorry Thanks Girls. Can everyone follow me in a toast to the beautiful brides maids. Jake and Phill You guys are awesome. Jake we lived together fought together laughed together drove mum around the bend together, drunk together and seek and destroyed together. You have been such an important part of my life and have influenced and shaped me into the person I am today. You may be my brother, but you're also a best friend I love you man and thank you for everything. Phill thats Phill with two lls mate you have been there for me always from air cadets to now,

53: champion of champions cheers mate, see you at the pub when we get back. Thanks man.We have had so many family members and friends that helped us out leading up to this date and without naming and missing people out we would like to thank everyone who helped with their preparation and organisation. Especial Mum whom made the cake happen, oops named someone well thank you everyone from the warm areas of the heart, with out your hard work this day would not possible. And to everyone Here Cheers guys and girls thank you for everything, and enjoy the rest of the night. ~ On the wedding night, Brenton was so nervous that he scrunched up his speech and just thanked everybody the best he could! Was a very funny moment!! ~ I'm glad I kept the real speech!!

55: Music: Rod Stewart - 'Have I told you Lately'

56: First dance as Husband & Wife Music - Joshua Radin 'I'd Rather Be With You'

57: Father & Daughter dance Music - Paul Simon 'Father & Daughter

58: Family & Close Friends

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