I moved to New Zealand 7 years ago from the UK in search of a
new life and after a few years of travelling I headed to
Canada. Lyndon was born and raised in South Otago and after
Uni headed to the UK and then onto Canada. This is where we
met and fell in love, we find it amusing that we both had to
travel to the other side of the world to find each other, I
guess some things are just meant to be.
When and where did you meet? We met in Canada.
The proposal: On Christmas Day we opened all the
presents until only one was left. It had my name on it and
was from our son Archie. The card read (in pink ink)
Dear Mummy, I'm using this pen as I know you like pink/ and I
want you to know I really do think/ that you are amazing for
all that you do/ hold me when I cry and clean up my
poo!/ But I'm embarrassed to say this gift is a mask/
For inside this box I have another favour to ask . . .
I opened the box and in large writing it said MARRY MY DADDY
with a beautiful ring. I didn't say yes for a while as I was
too busy crying and laughing.
Where was the wedding? Green Park Scout Camp.
Why did you choose the venue? It is a place I drive past
every time I head into town and after a group barbecue there
a year ago we decided it would make a lovely spot to hold the
The dress: I bought my dress in the UK while
visiting family. It was lovely to have my grandmothers with
me as I went dress shopping as they wouldn't be able to make
such a long journey as to New Zealand.
The bridesmaids' dresses: I had two
''bridesmaids'', but one was a guy, my old friend Mark, so he
had a suit and Aimee wore a peacock blue silk dress.
The flowers: My original florist fell through,
but we were lucky to have a family friend and her sister
create a beautiful display of flowers. I wanted it to look as
though somebody had just popped out into the garden and
picked random flowers. What they did was stunning.
The caterers: We used Country Manor Catering from
Winton and they were amazing, a group of wonderful women and
delicious food. Our guests were left very satisfied.
Highlight of the day: So many great moments, but
the ceremony had to be my highlight: walking down the aisle
holding my Dad's hand and seeing Lyndon waiting for me,
grinning like an idiot, was totally overwhelming and
wonderful. I'm nearly crying again thinking about it!
Your photographer and favourite photo? The very
talented Shelley Povey. My fave photo is Lyndon kissing my
head in front of the yellow door to the woolshed.