Karl shows wed­ding eve emo­tion

The Sunday Times - - CONFIDENTIAL -

KARL Ste­fanovic was vis­i­bly emo­tional at the re­hearsal for his wed­ding, to be held this af­ter­noon at the ex­clu­sive One & Only Palmilla re­sort in Cabo, Mex­ico.

The in­ti­mate evening wed­ding run­through was at­tended by Ste­fanovic and bride Jas­mine Yar­brough’s fam­i­lies and the wed­ding party, in­clud­ing Pete and

Tom Ste­fanovic, mo­tor le­gend Mick

Doohan and Ben Til­ley.

While some of Yar­brough’s brides­maids dressed for the dry run, her surf life­saver dad, Bobby, lived up to his rep­u­ta­tion as a true Queenslander wear­ing thongs and a pair of Speedos that had a pic­ture of his fu­ture son-in-law’s face.

Ste­fanovic was vis­i­bly over­come with emo­tion as he shared the oc­ca­sion with his three chil­dren, River, 12, Ava, 13, and

Jack­son, 19.

“Hav­ing his three kids here with him means the ab­so­lute world to Karl,” a friend said.

The pair will marry this af­ter­noon with Ste­fanovic’s sis­ter Elisa Poin­ton the cel­e­brant at the prop­erty’s pic­turesque chapel, be­fore a re­cep­tion on site.

The guest list of about 200 in­cludes for­mer for­eign min­is­ter Julie Bishop, who hit the beach with long-time part­ner prop­erty de­vel­oper David Pan­ton two hours af­ter fly­ing in from Los An­ge­les.

Ste­fanovic and Yar­brough spent yes­ter­day out of sight but Ms Bishop and Mr Pan­ton frol­icked in the sand at the re­sort.

Mr Pan­ton, 57, also took a dip in the ocean while Ms Bishop, 62, watched on.

Ms Bishop be­came the wed­ding’s big­gest name af­ter Ste­fanovic’s close mate, bil­lion­aire James Packer, had to can­cel his trip to spend time with his mother on her birth­day.

For­mer ath­lete Grant Kenny, model Mon­tana Cox, Bri­tish fash­ion­ista Louise Roe, en­ter­tain­ment re­porter Richard

Wilkins and skate­boarder Corbin Har­ris have flown in for the wed­ding.

Alan Jones and Kyle Sandi­lands were not able to make it.

Mex­i­can wave: Julie Bishop watches David Pan­ton take to the wa­ter at the One & Only Palmilla re­sort in Mex­ico. In­set: Karl’s sis­ter Elisa Poin­ton, her daugh­ter Evee, Ste­fanovic, Pe­ter Ste­fanovic, Sylvia Jef­freys, Jenna Ste­fanovic and Tom Ste­fanovic. Right: the happy cou­ple.

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