Capturing perfect moment
By HELEN JACK
A LIGHT shower of rain didn't even look like dampening the joy of Tracie-Lee Morris as she stepped from the vintage 1930s Dodge sedan.
Dressed in an ivory, strapless wedding gown scattered with diamantes, Ms Morris arrived at St Mark's Anglican Church in Casino on Saturday to marry Richmond Local Area Command Police Inspector Bruce Lyons amidst a glistening sun shower.
Her dress featured a drop waist with a one-metre train that gathered onto the drop waistline.
Ms Morris' ivory waist length tulle veil was edged with satin.
She was attended by three bridesmaids who wore pink chiffon over satin strapless dresses with silver stiletto sandals.
The bridal party carried bouquets of cream and pink roses, with the groom and groomsmen wearing navy blue suits, white shirts and pink satin ties.
A small congregation of almost 80 watched the couple exchange their vows under the guidance and blessings of Reverend Father Geoffrey Bradford and police chaplain Reverend Father Jim Griffin.
Guests included NSW MPs Thomas George (Member for Lismore) and Richard Torbay (Member for Northern Tablelands).
The wedding party was to travel to-and-from the church in a horse-drawn sulky, but the recent equine flu epidemic made that dream impossible.
So after a few inquiries, a vintage blue and cream coloured 1930s Dodge sedan owned by Matthew Rixon was found.
Mr Rixon said he had the car restored and enjoyed taking it to various rallies, but rarely used it for weddings.
Mr and Mrs Bruce Lyons' reception was held at the Clydesdale Motel in Casino.