As the daughter of a primary school teacher, I know that teachers love to tell a good story. Whether it’s the latest funny thing a student said or staff room politics, I think I know all my mum’s students and colleagues over the past 30 years in intimate detail!
But I’ve never heard a story quite like Tracey and Graeme’s.
It all began many years ago at Parent-Teacher interviews as Tracey was Graeme’s son’s teacher, but both would readily admit it wasn’t love at first sight – Graeme’s strongest memory is that Tracey made him sit on a little student chair! Neither of them could possibly have imagined that many years later, they would hold hands and declare their love for each other in front of all their family and friends at one of their favourite restaurants – Doyles Bridge Hotel in Mordialloc.
After a string of fairly average weather, Graeme joked that he paid top dollar for some sunshine on their wedding day and I have to say, whatever he paid, it was worth it! It was a gorgeous day for a stroll around Mordialloc foreshore after the emotional ceremony – not too windy and not too hot – just how we like it. Thanks especially to bridesmaid Sue and groomsman Gary for keeping us laughing all day long – I think we need to hire you guys for all our weddings!
Best of luck to Tracey and Graeme for a long and happy life together; your story just shows that you never know where life is going to take you.