Tristan da Cunha Marriages and Anniversaries
Tristan da Cunha celebrates recent marriages and wedding anniversaries.

Wedding of Philip Rogers and Glenda Swain

Report and photos from Janine Lavarello

Philip Rogers and Glenda Swain were married on 27th September 2018 at St Joseph's Catholic Church. It was a beautiful sunny day, and after the Church service was over the wedding party gathered at the Administrator's house for champagne and photographs. After a visit to all the pensioners that were housebound, a reception was held at the Prince Philip Hall followed by a dance in the evening.

 Philip Rogers and Glenda Swain with their children.

Philip Rogers and Glenda Swain with their children Holly Rogers and Lucas Swain.

Glenda & Philip Rogers leaving St Joseph's Catholic Church. Philip & Glenda with Glenda's parents and brother.
Glenda & Philip Rogers leaving St Joseph's Catholic Church. Glenda & Philip with (L-R): Glenda's parents
Neil & Noelene Swain, and brother Wayne Swain.

Philip and Glenda Rogers with Philip's family

Philip & Glenda with (L-R): Desmond & Donna Green - Philip's sister & husband - and his parents Patrick & Denise Rogers.

Philip & Glenda with Philip's grandparents. Philip & Glenda with Glenda's grandparents.
With Philip's grandparents: Anthony and Caroline Rogers. With Glenda's grandparents: Peter and Patricia Repetto.
Philip & Glenda with the Maid of Honour and Best Man. Philip & Glenda Rogers cutting their wedding cake.
With Maid of Honour Kelly Green, & Best Man Jason Green. Philip & Glenda Rogers cutting their wedding cake.

Philip & Glenda with the bridesmaids and best man.

Philip & Glenda with the bridesmaids and best man. (L-R): Back: Kelly Green, Hannah Green, Best Man Jason Green,
Glenda & Philip, Linda Green, Julie Green, Chantelle Repetto; Middle: Lucas Swain, Katie Repetto, Amber Repetto;
Front: Savanna Green, and Holly Rogers.

Wedding of Steve Swain and Sasha Green

Sasha Green and Steve Swain were married on 2nd March 2018 at St Josephs Catholic Church. It was a beautiful sunny day, and after the Church service was over the bridal party gathered at the Administrator's house for Champagne and photographs. After a visit to all the pensioners that were housebound, a reception was held at the Prince Philip Hall followed by a dance in the evening.

Steve and Sasha Swain with their parents.

Steve and Sasha Swain with their parents (L-R): Iris and Martin Green, Sasha and Steve Swain, Lillie and Cliff Swain.

Steve, Sophie and Sasha Green. Sasha and Steve Swain cutting the cake.
Steve, Sophie and Sasha Green. Sasha and Steve cutting the cake.

Sasha and Steve with the bridesmaids.

The bridesmaids (L-R): Rachel Green, Kelly Green, Kirsty Repetto, Shane Green (Best Man), Natalie Swain, Steve & Sasha, Caryn Green, Emma Swain, Leanne Swain and Kelly Swain.

Sasha and Steve with the Best Man and Chief Bridesmaid.

Sophie, Steve and Sasha Swain, with Best Man and Chief Bridesmaid Kelly, Savanna and Shane Green

Grandparents of the bride.

Grandparents (L-R): Judy and Ken Green, Sasha and Steve Swain, Nora Swain, Joseph and Anne Green.

Steve and Sasha Swain with their godparents.

Godparents (L-R): Duncan Lavarello, Christopher Swain, John Lavarello, Steve & Sasha, Vanessa Lavarello,
Jackie Lavarello, Carlene Glass Green, Amanda Swain, Tracy Swain.

Wedding of Shane Green and Kelly Burns

Islander Shane Green and the Administrator's daughter Kelly Burns were married
in a ceremony at St Mary's Church on the 29th September 2017.

Kelly writes: "We had a lovely wedding day on Friday 29th September 2017, with the church service starting at 2.30pm and from 5.00pm reception and a dance at the prince Philip Hall. It was a wonderfully fun day with lots of people joining in the celebrations. The whole island was invited and all the SA Agulhas visitors. The MV Edinburgh arrived that evening and the passengers came off after 8.00pm, but never the less they all joined in the celebrations! We would like to say a big thank you to everyone that came, gave gifts or sent us best wishes. This is the very first time an Administrator's child has married a islander. And now I can finally be on the family tree!"

Kelly and Shane Green leave St Mary's Church after their marriage. Shane and Kelly Green with the bridal party

Above left: Kelly and Shane Green leave St Mary's Church after their marriage.    Above right: With the bridesmaids

(L to R) Back: Natalie Swain, Sasha Green (Maid of Honour), Emma Swain, Janine Lavarello and Kirsty Repetto
Front: Savanna Green, Alessia Lavarello-Schreier and Chiara Lavarello-Schreier

Kelly and Shane Green with Kelly's parents and brother

Above: Kelly and Shane Green with daughter Savanna and Kelly's family
(L to R): Sean Burns (father), Marina (mother) & Damian (brother).

Below: Kelly, Shane and Savanna with Shane's parents Jack and Cynthia Green

Kelly and Shane Green with Shane's parents

Below: Pictures from Shane and Kelly's wedding party

Shane and Kelly Green's wedding party Shane and Kelly Green's wedding party
Shane and Kelly Green's wedding party Shane and Kelly Green's wedding party
Shane and Kelly Green's wedding party Shane and Kelly Green's wedding party
Shane and Kelly Green's wedding party Shane and Kelly Green's wedding party
A ring of roses on the dancefloor The trainee party animals need to work on their stamina

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