On Saturday, May 15, 50 years ago, Garry and Diane Burr were married at St Cyprian’s Church, Narrabri.
And this year, 60 family members and friends joined Garry and Diane on the very same date to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at the Narrabri Bowling Club.
Garry and Dianne’s three children attended the celebrations, Cindy and husband Ian Orman, Tracey McInnes and Rodney Burr, with four of their five grandchildren, Hayley and Kira Orman, and Nathan and Justin McInnes.
Unfortunately, son-in-law Jason McInnes and grandson Dylan McInnes were unable to attend.
A beautiful dinner was served to guests followed by a lovely wedding anniversary cake made by Watson’s Kitchen.
The couple’s original wedding cake was made by the late Eva Kneller and decorated by Eva’s daughter Dawn Armstrong.
Dawn created a plaque made with royal fondant icing especially for the 50th celebrations.
A moving touch to the evening was a surprise appearance on stage by Sally McFarland who played the bagpipes for delighted guests.
Rodney Burr officiated as MC with members of the original wedding party Dell Tink, Kevin Ford and Carolyn Slattery taking turns to reminisce with anecdotes of old times.
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Garry and Diane Burr with their original wedding outfits.
Colin and Dell Tink (Dianne’s maid of honour), June and Gary Wilson and Diane and Garry Burr.
Keith Ford, Billy and Patty Wheeler, Robin and Barry Ford and Pam Turner.
Don Madden, Gordon Cain, Robert and Margaret Stoltenberg and Helen Cain.
Lesley Anderson, Barb McNamara, Janet Baylis, Nola McNamara and Betty Large.
Phillip Melbourne, Robyn and Allen Barnes, Beryl and Rob McKenzie.
IMMEDIATE FAMILY: Back, Gena Pattison, Nathan McInnes, Rodney Burr, Ian Orman, Hayley Orman, front, Justin McInnes, Tracey McInnes, Garry and Diane Burr, Cindy Orman and Kira Orman.
Mr and Mrs Burr.
Mr and Mrs Burr with the wedding cake made by Eva Kneller and decorated by Eva’s daughter Dawn Armstrong.
Cheryl Richardson, Debbie Burr, Garry and Diane Burr, Dell Tink, Kevin Ford and flower girl Carolyn Slattery.
A plaque made with royal fondant icing especially for the 50th celebrations by Dawn Armstrong, who was the original decorator of the couple’s wedding cake 50 years ago.
Garry and Diane Burr cutting their 50th wedding anniversary cake.