Philippa & James' Wedding

Friday 8th June 2012

What a lovely day it was! Well, we all congregated on the island of Gozo, some of us because we live there but many others from Malta, the UK and even further afield. For most of us it was also a great opportunity to holiday for a week and with clear blue skies and temperatures around 28 it really couldn't be better! In fact we later heard that the UK were experiencing gale force winds, rain and flooding and cold - we all chose the right week to be away. During the week we met up in various bars and restaurants and visited the wonderful bays and villages and by the wedding day pretty much everyone knew everyone else. So to the big day. We all congregated on the town of Sannat where Charlotte and David reside for much of the year and made our way to the Church of St Margaret, in our case thanks to Mario's taxis. We took our places and waited... and pretty much on time Philippa arrived - looking stunning - on the arm of David. The Service went without a hitch, nobody objected and Fr Camilleri pronounced them Man & Wife, to applause from the congregation. After the service the 'happy couple' posed for photos outside the Church and then at a 'secret rendezvous', whilst we all travelled to Ta Frenc Country Restaurant by 'antique' buses. We were greeted by Champagne and Pimms and before long we were all seated in the courtyard for a great meal - reminiscent of Mama Mia! The speeches preceded the meal and were accompanied by much Champagne. After the meal the cake was cut and the bouquet was thrown - and with a throw like that Philippa should be selected for the England Cricket Team. The festivities continued until the early hours....

I have put my photos on my 'cloud' so that they are freely available for download. Please read the following before you rush to the photos - it will make life easier for you! All the photos are stored on my Cloud Drive, which is available 24/7 without any need to email or make any contact. Although it is possible to access my Cloud Drive using a smartphone or an ipad, these will probably be relatively slow - a 'fast' computer with a bright display is best. When you click the link below you will be taken to a folder called Philippa & James' Wedding and within this are around 120 photos. You will see two ways of viewing the photos, list and icon, icon is probably the best. Depending on your computer, it may be a few moments before the thumbnails appear and if you are impatient you could click on The Slideshow where you will see a band of photos plus a larger selected image (low resolution). You can make a note of the images you wish to download. Then go to the thumbnail of an image you would like and then right-click it. You can then click on 'Download'. Depending on your computer, you will then get an option to open or save the high-resolution image. Your computer's default may be a folder called, suprisingly, 'Downloads'. You would be better to use 'Save As' and put the image(s) into a named folder - Philippa & James' Wedding perhaps? There may be several photos that you would like to download. If you try to download many at one go it may slow things down as the images are large, typcially 5 to 10 MB. Allow plenty of time and don't rush. The photos will be available for some time. If you have a problem then contact me on photo@donsomner.com

And finally... click this link... Philippa & James' Wedding