It was the wedding of the year, the union of Nine Network golden couple Today Show host Sylvia Jeffreys and reporter Peter Stefanovic on Saturday at the gorgeous Kangaroo Valley in NSW.
Such a high-profile event was always going to be a paparazzi target and while they did their best to get a “scoop” on the big day, it was the newly married couple and their wedding guests who managed to one-up them by posting several photos from the day.
They let the paparazzi with their blurry drone pics and distant footage shot from a helicopter.
Guest and fellow Nine reporter Richard Wilkins was at the event and he talked about the buzzing of the paparazzi drone and helicopter during the outdoor ceremony as Jeffreys and Stefanovic exchanged vows.
MMOL talk about weddings from the most expensive to the cheapest so far this year. Post continues…
“We were all standing around there at this sort of lake and the boys were there, all the Stefanovics and all their handsomeness was standing there,” Today Show Entertainment Reporter Richard Wilkins, 62, told Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa this morning.
“And then the bridesmaids came by one by one and then Sylvia walked out with her dad and there were rose petals flying around…the only pain was the drone and the helicopter.”
Wilkins said the wedding was beautiful but the papparazzi got a few things wrong. Firstly, big brother Karl wasn’t the best man as has been widely reported, but Pete’s best mate Michael “Monty” Tramonte from Aussie band The Delta Riggs doing the honours and delivering the speech.
He did confirm that it was Pete's brothers, Today Show host Karl Stefanovic and brother Tom, who delivered that hilarious rendition of Oasis' song "Wonderwall", the audio of which has been leaked.
Wilkins said Oasis music featured throughout the ceremony and reception.
"Everyone sung them during the service which was so cool, I can't begin to tell you. I wish I'd thought of that a couple of weddings ago cause it's a great idea."