Taralga News | Wedding bells for local lad

CARL AND MARA TIE THE KNOT

Carl, second child of Taralga’s Glenn and Louise Elliott, married his love of five years, Mara Bales, of Nanima Park, in a beautiful ceremony in Christ the King Church, Taralga, under the watchful eye of Father Mark Croker on Saturday, February 3.

HAPPY COUPLE: Carl and Mara Elliott enjoyed a beautiful wedding day in Taralga on February 3. Photo: Madi Fitzgerald.

HAPPY COUPLE: Carl and Mara Elliott enjoyed a beautiful wedding day in Taralga on February 3. Photo: Madi Fitzgerald.

Carl and Mara celebrated the day with 115 of their loved ones. Mara dressed in a white lace Wendy Makin gown with hair by Janelle from Cut and Curl and makeup done by Briana Lee.

ALL TOGETHER NOW: The guests and bridal party assembled on the steps of the church following the ceremony for this group shot.

ALL TOGETHER NOW: The guests and bridal party assembled on the steps of the church following the ceremony for this group shot.

The reception was held in the heart of Taralga, the Memorial Hall. Mara styled the hall, with Showpony Events travelling from Canberra to help with the finishing touches.

The day brought together some talented professionals, with photography by local artist, Madi Fitzgerald, who captured Carl and Mara’s special day in the most unique and touching way. Chad Croker had the guests dancing all night with his selection of songs while Hugh Wennerbom from the Argyle Inn and his team served mouth watering canapes followed by a feast.

Carl and Mara will reside in Canberra until beginning a family, when they plan to move to the home they have renovated in Bannaby Street, Taralga. Best wishes to both Carl and Mara.

AN ENGAGEMENT

Colin and Cheryl Chalker were thrilled to learn that Charlie, their elder son, has announced his engagement to Joey Gadd.

THE AUCTION

There was a large crowd and a number of bidders gathered to see the house and shops that were once the home of local tailor, Charlie Clifton, sold at auction last week to a couple who own a block of land in Yalbraith. 

THE PEDEN FAMILY

Records at the Historical Society’s archives show that a very early family in the Chatsbury area was that of Archibald and Barbara Peden. Their children were: Hugh (1840-1915) married Mary Ross; Charles (1842?); Flora (1843) married Frederick Cox; Archibald (?) married Jane McKeahnie; Mary (1859-1865); Charles married Mary McKeahnie.

Hugh was the eldest son of the couple and in 1870 married Mary Ross (1846-1923). Their home was at “Glenelg”. Their children were: Jane Stevenson (1871) married Jesse McDonald; Barbara Fletcher (1873) married Charles Keith; Donald Ross (1874) married Margaret McDonald; Catherine (1875 -1879); Archibald (1877-1879); Mary McCloud (1880) married Andrew Cady; John Alexander (1881) married Ada M. Bradbury; Lydia Ethel (1884); Walter (1888) married Christina McKenzie. John and Ada lived at “Heatherbrae”. Their children were; John Alexander (Jack), Jean Lorraine married Claude Keith, Mavis married Doug Brown.

BUSY TIME: Kay Baxter is the leader of the 'MeetUp' group, who got together recently to prepare the group's stall for the upcoming Taralga Show.

BUSY TIME: Kay Baxter is the leader of the 'MeetUp' group, who got together recently to prepare the group's stall for the upcoming Taralga Show.

Carol Alders and Kim Livingston at work preparing for the “Meet Up” display at the coming annual show.

Carol Alders and Kim Livingston at work preparing for the “Meet Up” display at the coming annual show.

Elaine Lang and Bernie Wright enjoyed a chat at “MeetUp” when they were thinking of a theme for the display at the Annual Show, the second weekend in March.

Elaine Lang and Bernie Wright enjoyed a chat at “MeetUp” when they were thinking of a theme for the display at the Annual Show, the second weekend in March.

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