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GOT

HITCHED

Groom

Andrew BRIEN

Born in Hornsby, Sydney he moved up to Brisbane and with his family made it his home until he was 20, when he spread his wings and moved back down to Newcastle. Andrew lived there and raised three children, Hayden (20), Metiesha (10), Tyren (9) and after his father passed away in 2014, moved back again to live close by his family here in Brisbane. Most noted for his hard work and love of family, a funny sense of humour (he actually wrote all this) and his dashing good looks (see previous context in brackets). Andrew is keen to take on the role as a Husband to Joanne, a Step-Father to her two daughters and thanks all his family and friends for the love and support they show.

Bride

Joanne JENSEN

Born in Auckland (NZ), Jo moved over to Australia at the tender age of 17. She had a love of photography and modelling, and also worked with a pyrotechnics company in Canberra doing large firework displays. Jo settled in Brisbane in 2000 and raised her two girls Tayla (16) and Shannon (12) whilst continuing with her modelling and fashion management career. Most noted for her work ethic and stringent saving regimen, Jo has done an amazing job as a single mum and kept a very good balance between raising her children and providing them with a home. Jo’s mum Lorraine came over from New Zealand two years ago and the four girls now live a happy and loving life together.

School holidays.  Jo and her girls were heading down for a vacation with Andrew to meet his kids for the first time. They stopped overnight half way, Coffs Harbour and went beach walking and had a late night swim, even though it was freezing. Next day was a quick visit to The Big Banana for a toboggan ride and The Clog Barn to see the miniature village then off down the highway to Newcastle. They all stayed in the caravan park in a cabin, went on the ferry and walked around town. Took in a tour of the big Fort Scratchley and as it was Metiesha’s birthday, went shopping all day and laughed all night. Andrew’s kids stayed overnight that night and again, night beach walks with torches. The trip home always seems longer as exhaustion kicks in. Plenty of funny moments, a few plants still growing well, and a lifetime memory of our first family union holiday.

WHERE:

Our celebration will take place at the beautiful CEDAR CREEK LODGES located at the corner of Cedar Creek Falls Rd, Thunderbird Park, Tamborine Mountain

WHEN:

Our celebration will take place on
25th February 2017 at 3.30pm
in the Rainforest Amphitheatre with the reception to follow from 5pm in the adjoining Island Glade venue.


RSVP: 4th February 2017
via txt message to
Andrew 0434 056 089
Jo 0405 442 638
or messenger.

WISHING WELL:

Jo and Andrew have requested that no gifts are given, but a "wish them well" is available for offers of gratitude.