Very refreshing on such a hot day.
The forecast was for gale force winds to the west of Motueka.
We never experienced any wind at all.
It was breathtakingly beautiful there.
Calm, hot, clear blue skies.
We were planning to have all the family photos taken at the beach but the heat got the better of us all.
So it was decided that we would regroup later in the day and have them done in the cool of Melrose House grounds.
I borrowed these two photos from Shanni.
She beat me up the hill and actually witnessed the wedding party leaving.
Seb had very definite ideas as to what he wanted for the bridal car.
It looked like he wasn’t going to find anything suitable.
Then just 5 days before the wedding we located a man who was very happy to make a young man’s dreams come true.
For those of you out there who have to know more than just that the car was red…..
It was a Ford XW GTHO 1969,
8 cylinder, 351cc, 4 door, Sedan Ford 351 Cleveland, F238 Crane cam, electronic ignition, forged pistons, solid lifters, cast roller rockers, hardened push rods, all balanced, Cleveland flex plate, fuel pressure valve and gauge, electric fuel pump, exhaust “Genie” headers, custom exhaust quality mufflers, C 4 FMX 3 stage auto with 3.5 torque converter, Ford 9 inch diff with 3.1 ratio, disc front, drums rear,