SIMCHAS   30/12/11

Love match on badminton court

Picture: Ian Robinson Photography

ROBERT SHADI made a racket when he met Lauren Messing through playing badminton in 2008. And three years later the match has been completed as the couple were wed at Sha'are Hayim Sephardi Congregation, Didsbury.

Lauren, a French interpreter and translator, is the daughter of Hilary and Rami Messing, of Allerton, Liverpool, while Robert, who works in property, is the son of Sara and Iraj Shadi, of Gatley, Cheshire.

Best man was Andrew Cohen. Bridesmaids were the bride's sister Nikki Messing, Hannah Schultz, Karen Drucker and Alexandra Philips. Pageboy was the groom's nephew James Hallale and flower girl was the groom's niece Natalia Wiseglass.

Joining in the celebrations were the bride's grandmother Iris Morris, the groom's grandmother Gilan Tishbi and guests from Israel, America, Holland and Italy.

The couple go on honeymoon to Antigua next week and have settled in south Manchester.

Oliver is in the driving seat

Picture: Robert Clayton

CAR enthusiast Oliver Ross was in the driving seat when he celebrated his barmitzvah at the Higher Prestwich Hebrew Congregation.

Oliver, the son of Arlene Ross, of Whitefield, loves cars and bikes and is also a big fan of the BBC television programme Top Gear.

Bury Grammar School for Boys' pupil Oliver was joined at his barmitzvah by grandfather Allan Ross, of Cheadle.

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