Sun rises on Ed­wina and her new hus­band

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - JONATHON MO­RAN

WEAR­ING her grand­mother’s dress and sur­rounded by her clos­est friends and fam­ily, Sun­rise pre­sen­ter Ed­wina Bartholomew has tied the knot in a coun­try wed­ding.

The TV star wed part­ner of seven years, Neil Var­coe, on the cou­ple’s farm at Glen Alice, west of the Blue Moun­tains. “It’s so won­der­ful to be able to share our wed­ding pho­tos,” Bartholomew said. “Ev­ery­one has been so kind since we an­nounced our en­gage­ment last April. We have felt very loved.”

Bartholomew’s wed­ding dress has been worn by three gen­er­a­tions of her fam­ily, in­clud­ing her grand­mother in 1944, with the veil given to her great-grand­mother by her sis­ter for her wed­ding in 1915 and the dress re­stored by Mel­bourne de­signer So­nia Cap­pel­lazzo.

The cou­ple, who met when they worked for 2GB ra­dio, opted for a lunchtime wed­ding on their 1890s farm­house, War­ramba, yes­ter­day.

Sixty of the 160 guests camped on the prop­erty with Bartholo- mew’s Sun­rise col­leagues Sam Army­tage, Natalie Barr and Mark Beretta in attendance.

The cou­ple planned the wed­ding them­selves, even down to dry­ing the flo­ral ar­range­ments and pick­ing up can­dles from Ikea.

They sourced food and wine from Mudgee with guests tak­ing home a gift of honey from the cou­ple’s farm. Her sis­ter Mar­garet was maid of hon­our while friends and uni friends were part of the bridal party.

Hav­ing pre­vi­ously hosted Danc­ing With The Stars, Bartholomew en­listed the help of one of the show’s pro­fes­sional dancers Aric Yegud­kin to help the cou­ple pre­pare for the wed­ding dance.

Pic­ture: Ed­wina Robert­son

Neil Var­coe with Ed­wina Bartholomew,who is wear­ing her grand­mother’s wed­ding dress.

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