Fionna's wedding day

Impressively, Fionna managed to organize her wedding from the other side of the world, while postdoc-ing at the ETH in Zurich! Rob and her made what turned out to be an absolutely inspired choice of location - Rodd Island. Don't be put off by the fact that it used to be a quarantine station! It is a pocket-sized National Park in the middle of Iron Cove bay - only about 100 m by 100 m - with a single building on it (insurance in case it rains!) and great grassy grounds with plenty of trees and 360-degree water views.

We arrived by water taxi and shared a great afternoon with Rob, Fionna and their families and other friends. The ceremony was very nicely done indeed, and - best of all - the food was yum-cha! What more could you want?! Needless to say, Fionna was gorgeous in a classic strapless number that had come from Switzerland with her (when you *really* don't want the airline to mislay your baggage) and Rob was very smart in a suit and white tie. Ann was again to be spotted in her cheongsam - donned especially for Fionna - and we were treated to the sight of Amy (a lab member from way back) having chopped of her half-a-kilo of dreadlocks for a very sophisticated looking short cut. Chu Wai decided she couldn't miss the day, so popped over from her new home in Dunedin for a quick 24-h visit...

A great day was had by all - especially Fionna and Rob!!

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Wedding transport. (30kb) Our destination. (22kb) Jacqu and Amy make their way up to the main area. (66kb)
No option but to stay now! (35kb) Pre-ceremony chatting. (52kb) The new dreadlockless Amy - and Chu Wai back for the day from NZ. (49kb)
The lovely couple. (57kb) Listening to make sure they don' t miss anything. (64kb) The vows. (54kb)
More vows. (40kb) Rings. (80kb) Jacqui and Amy in the sun. (57kb)
Flyp and Chris strike a pose. (47kb) Relaxed now! (46kb) The famous Fionna smile... (52kb)
Jacqui and Ann with the bride. (72kb) The cake! (32kb) Now that must have been a lot of work to make! (44kb)
Views from the window. (24kb) Lab members and the happy couple. (63kb)