The ceremony took place in the elegant first floor front gallery of the AGB. It was presided over by the glamorous Renee, a Dolly Parton lookalike - and uncannily soundalike - celebrant. This was entirely in keeping with the alter egos of the talented bride and groom. The astonishingly versatile Louise and Jeff are country music aficionados, who on occasion don their other (Stetson) hats to perform live as Patsy DeCline and Crank Williams.
On the following day, Louise and Jeff generously hosted a brunch at their beautiful Ballarat house, which we also attended. It provided a wonderful opportunity to meet some lovely people and in some cases follow up on conversations begun the night before.
Shane and I had a marvellous time. We thank Louise and Jeff for their hospitality and wish them every happiness.