David Bain and fiancee Liz Davies relax in the garden of
their Christchurch home. Photo by Herald on Sunday.
David Bain has married Liz Davies at a ceremony outside
Ms Davies, a primary school teacher, arrived at the 2pm
reception in a white stretched limousine with tinted windows.
Mr Bain drove himself to the venue in his own 4WD. He was
dressed in a white shirt, cream coloured tie and waistcoat
with a white rose.
He threw his hands up in horror when he saw media at the
venue's entrance. Security was tight with a checkpoint set up
at the front gates.
The ceremony is now over and the estimated 50 to 100 guests
are understood to be at the reception.
The new Mrs Bain, a primary teacher at Cotswold School in
Christchurch, and Mr Bain have not spoken publicly about
Nor have they revealed where or when their wedding was held
in a desperate attempt to keep it private.
Christchurch has been abuzz with rumour and speculation over
when the 40-year-old would marry.
The small number of guests, including Mr Bain's closest ally
and long-time friend Joe Karam, had all been sworn to
Mr Karam, a former All Black, has given little away about the
He said he was "looking forward to the wedding'' and was not
the best man, but wouldn't provide any other details.
"I'm very supportive, but I've been asked by the family not
to give anything away,'' Mr Karam said.
"They've decided to keep it private, so it's up to them.''
Mr Bain and Miss Davies had turned down some lucrative,
"quite significant'' offers from women's magazines in favour
of a private wedding, Mr Karam said.
"All the magazines were chasing David, through me, to sign
him up for a story.
"David and Liz were offered big money by all the women's
magazines but they turned it down because they wanted a
private wedding,'' he said.
An Auckland source with knowledge of the industry said a
women's magazine cover with photos and stories inside could
attract $30,000-$50,000 for a high profile subject, such as
Mr Bain was convicted in 1995 of murdering his parents and
three siblings and spent 13 years in jail before he was
acquitted in a 2009 retrial.
He is currently waiting to hear if he will be awarded
compensation from the Government over his false imprisonment.
When the couple got engaged in September 2012, Mr Bain's then
future mother-in-law Carolyn Davies said she was
``delighted'' to welcome him to the family.
Mrs Davies visited him in prison and billeted him during his
second trial in the High Court in Christchurch, even making
his lunch every day.