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family celebrated the wedding of my nephew Ryan and his partner Farah in Melbourne's beautiful Fitzroy Gardens. A reception followed at an establishment in nearby Richmond.
Right: My parents Gordon and Margaret Bayly on the morning of the happy event.
Left: Standing at right with my brothers Chris and Tim. Chris is Ryan's dad.
Above: The happy couple with the groom's parents, my brother Chris and sister-in-law Cathie.
Above: Farah's beautiful bridesmaids.
Above: Ryan's maternal grandmother, Merle, and his paternal grandparents, my parents Gordon and Margaret Bayly.
Above: My brother Tim (center) with his youngest daughter Sami and Dad.
Above: A delightfully subversive shot of my groomsmen nephews and best man Tom (left).
Above and below: Photos from the reception.
Above: Best man Tom makes his speech.
Above: The night's entertainment.
Above: Sami, Charmaine and Kieran.
Above: A lovely shot of Mum and Dad.
Twenty-seven years ago, at Chris and Cathie's wedding in 1988 (below), I was the groomsman partnered with bridesmaid Sue, pictured with me at right at Ryan and Farah's wedding.
Above: Chris and Cathie's wedding in 1988. Sue and I are at right, while my younger brother Tim is at left.
Above: My brother Chris and his wife Cathie today.
Above: Chris and Ryan, father and son.
Above: Chris and Ryan in 1991.
Above: My nephew Mitchell and niece Sami.
Above: Sending off the happy couple!
NEXT: A Reunion in Goulburn
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
• Australian Sojourn, March 2015: Part 1 – Brooklyn and Morpeth
• Part 2 – Port Macquarie, Wingham, and Ellenborough Falls
• Part 3 – Roving Sydney's Eastern Beaches with Raph
• Part 4 – The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
• Part 5 – Watsons Bay, Camp Cove and the Sydney Heads
• Part 6 – Family Time in Melbourne
• Part 7 – The Great Ocean Road
• A Bushland Wedding (2011)