Opal Hollie weds

Opal Hollie weds

2006/07 defencejobs WNBL Most Valuable Player Hollie Grima married her partner David Florence in Northcote, Victoria last week. The Bulleen Melbourne Boomers star met Florence while both were on basketball scholarships at the AIS. 120 guests, family and friends attended

2006/07 defencejobs WNBL Most Valuable Player Hollie Grima married her partner David Florence in Northcote, Victoria last week.

The Bulleen Melbourne Boomers star met Florence while both were on basketball scholarships at the AIS.

120 guests, family and friends attended the ceremony and reception, which was held at the picturesque Mandalay Reception Centre.

Grima wore a stunning floor length pure white gown, while Florence wore a black suit with a white shirt and tie.

Hollie’s cousin Tenille and David’s sister Jess were the bridesmaids while David’s brother Michael and best friend Steve were the groomsmen.

A number of Opals players, including Carly Wilson, and Bulleen Boomers players attended the wedding, however some were unable to attend due to overseas playing commitments.

For their honeymoon, the couple spent five nights in Bali before heading to Lombok Island for another five nights.

“It was such a great day,” she said. “Leading up to the wedding the weather was low 20’s and windy but on the wedding day it was about 33 degrees with not a breath of wind so we were lucky.”

“There are so many memories from the day, but it all goes so quickly. 

“A couple of things stick in my head about the day, the first would be walking with my Dad down the stairs towards the gazebo in the garden. I had forgotten to mention to him how we were supposed to walk down.

“We were meant to wait at the top of the stairs for 10 seconds and then step down each step but a miss communication meant that dad thought I meant 10 seconds on each step so I would step down and he would be on the step behind me counting to ten so I would have to yank him down - everyone was laughing so it helped with the nerves.

“Another one would have to be when toward the end of the night I threw the bouquet and it landed in a chandelier, so we had women jumping up and down yanking on the chandelier to get it.

“Everyone was envisioning it getting pulled from the roof, but eventually Carly Wilson stepped in with her long arms and grabbed the bouquet. Thanks Carly!”

Congratulations Hollie and David!