Romantic couple recreates wedding photos at Merewether 30 years later True Love: John and Elizabeth Ure recreated their wedding photos at Merewether.
John and Elizabeth Ure.
John and Elizabeth Ure.
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facebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappWhen John and Elizabeth Ure married 30 years ago, they had wedding photos taken at one of Merewether’s most iconic houses.
Herald reporter Renee Valentine reported last Saturday that this house –at81Patrick Street – was on the market for the first time in its 130-year existence.
The memories came flooding back for John and Elizabeth.
They returned to the house and recreated their wedding shots.
“Looking at the photographs, some keen-eyed observers might detect that our appearances have changed in the intervening 30 years,” John, of Mount Hutton, said.
“However we choose to believe that we have not changed one iota, at least in each other’s eyes.”
The couple were married at Scots Kirk, a church at Hamilton, on November 21, 1987.
“Elizabeth was brought up in Merewether and I’m an Adamstown boy, however we were both living in Sydney when we started courting,” John said.
Topics loves that John said courting.
Austen-maniaSpeaking of romance, an event will be held in Newcastle on Saturdayabout Jane Austen.
Austenis the Queen of epic romance novels.
Pride and Prejudice has long been considered the bestselling novel of all time. It’s neverbeen out of print.
Austen-mania has been growing in recent years, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the author’s death in July.
That’ll continue at Harbourview Function Centre inNewcastle, with a conference titled “Jane Austen on Stage and Screen”.
We asked the Jane AustenSociety’sHunter Chapter to explain what all the fuss was about.
Keira Knightley in the film Pride and Prejudice.
Leanne Garvey: “Jane Austen novels are about the indoor life of women. Everyone can relate to annoying younger sisters, hysterical mothers and vain relatives. Throw in a bit of romance, what more could you want?”
Cerilea Baker: “Austen-mania has grown from a reaction against the coarseness and vulgarity of modern romantic dramas and the frequent dramatisations. Jane Austen presents us with a formal social code, heroines who are engagingly unconventional and who, with spirit and humour, triumph over disadvantage and deceit and find their hero”.
Kerrie Lamrock: “In this day and age, people are still reading books and there is a timeless charm about Jane Austen’s writing.It takes us away from our age of rushed text messages and back to a time when language was elegant and crafted.Her books are a joy to read over and over”.
Leanne Garvey:“Her novels capture what was happening in society during her lifetime and endure because they are so well written”.
Cerilea Baker: “Jane Austen is loved for the humour, irony, the entrancing bad-boy villains, the sparkling strong-minded womenand the plots. In addition you can read the books, hear the CDs, go to the plays and watch the films. There are universal themes of love, the power of money and influence, with insight and drama thrown in”.
Leanne Garvey:“Jane Austen sells. You can walk into a newsagency, a bookstore and even a post office and you will find merchandise that claims some relationship to Jane – socks, stationary, cups with quotes and even Jane Austen toothpaste”.
Austen FashionLeanne is right. Jane Austen is everywhere. Fashion brand Laura Ashley just launched its new spring collection, which was inspired by –you guessed it –Jane Austen.
Laura Ashley clothing inspired by Jane Austen.