OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO MATT AND VANESSA THOMAS
Above: Moonee Valley cricketers past and present celebrating the wedding of Matt Thomas and Vanessa Riggio. L-R Sean O'Kane, Alan Thomas, Channa DeSilva, Joshua Maginness, Ben Thomas, Dean Jukic, Murray Walker, Anthony Riggio, Adele Walker, Jim Polonidis, Matt Thomas, Tien Polonidis, Brendan McKeegan, Mark Gauci, Charlie Walker, David Leece, Geoff McKeown, Jim McKenzie and Bede Gannon.
The Moonee Valley cricket family was out in full force for the wedding of Life Member Matt Thomas to his long-time sweetheart Vanessa Riggio on May 7.
No fewer than 18 current and former Valley cricketers joined in the nuptials with Matt and Vanessa at Mickleham - including eight fellow Life Members.
At right: Vanessa and Matt exchange vows with the preacher.
The gathering also represented 22 Valley premierships, 33 centuries and eight Lindsay Jones Best Clubman awards.
Matt and Vanessa had a couple of false starts to their married life together over the past year, thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions on gatherings.
But it was all worthwhile in the end - and a wonderful ceremony and reception provided everyone the opportunity to celebrate with the couple.
Matt's a past First Eleven captain and former committee member - having been at Moonee Valley since the Under 12s.
***For more pictures from the wedding, click HERE