Photo by Barbara Newton.
Country practicality took over during Saturday's wedding
of retired All Black hooker Andrew Hore and Francine Lister at
their Patearoa farm.
While making their way to one of the sites for the wedding
photographs, through high tussocks and speargrass, the
bride's high-heeled shoes made walking difficult, so the
groom picked her up and carried her.
Photographer Barbara Newton, of Dunedin, said the couple
''just took off'' and she had to run to keep up before
snapping the photograph of the newlyweds.
The afternoon ceremony, held on the front lawn of Hore's
''Hot Friday'' property, was followed by a woolshed party
with about 100 guests.
Several All Blacks attended, including Richie McCaw, who flew
the bride in a helicopter from Wedderburn to the ceremony,
Tony Woodcock, who was a member of the wedding party, and
coach Steve Hansen.
The newlyweds have a son together, Tyrell James Hore, who is
almost a year old.
Hore (35), who played 83 matches for the All BLacks, retired