Love is in the air: Cute celebrity weddings

Anna Murray,
Spy News,
Publish Date
Thursday, 9 February 2017, 2:34PM
Photos / Instagram
Photos / Instagram

As we near the middle of February, New Zealand is once again in the thick of wedding season.

And amongst those Kiwi couples saying 'I do' are Crowd Goes Wild star Makere Bradnam, who wed property developer Kurt Gibbons in Wanaka last weekend, and singer Anika Moa, who is due to marry journalist Natasha Utting in a matter of days.

So while we eagerly await photos from both of those ceremonies, we look back at some of the cutest celebrity weddings in recent memory.

Julian and Fatima Savea

All Black Julian Savea and his wife Fatima wed a little over a year ago in a beautiful celebration at Pencarrow Lodge.

The bride wore a strapless white gown and fresh flowers in her hair, while her groom opted for a light blue suit.

Fatima has since shared numerous details from her big day with her 19,000 Instagram followers, including rustic decorations, giant glowing initials behind the top table at the reception and a four-tier wedding cake that – in an absolute wedding travesty - the bride didn't get to sample herself.


J&F 19.12.15 💛 #officiallyofficial Thank you @sarahlikesphotos for the amazing photos.

A photo posted by Fatima Savea (@_timasavea) on Dec 19, 2015 at 6:14pm PST


Happy 1year anniversary Mr Savea ✨

A photo posted by Fatima Savea (@_timasavea) on Dec 18, 2016 at 9:34am PST


Victor and Amber Vito

The Vitos recently celebrated three years of marriage, with Amber's anniversary message for her rugby star husband highlighting the whirlwind they've encountered since exchanging vows.

"Three years married, two beautiful sons [Karlos and Cruz], one international move [to France] and a million wonderful memories made," she wrote on Instagram.

Neudorf Vineyard in Nelson was the scene of the wedding, with Amber a vision in a bespoke lace dress by Anna Schimmel. Her husband chose a blue suit from the Rembrandt label after seeing photos of Hollywood star Ryan Gosling in a similar look at a red carpet event.


A photo posted by Amber Rose Vito (@ambervito) on Jan 24, 2016 at 12:59pm PST


Mike Hosking and Kate Hawkesby

The Hosking-Hawkesby crew recently celebrated five years as an officially blended family, with Kate Hawkesby telling her social media followers it's a family dynamic that takes a lot of teamwork.

"Happy Anniversary to all of us," she wrote of her wedding anniversary. "You can't be a smug married in a blended family, you can only be grateful every single day that you're still making it."

While she and Mike Hosking may have opted for a small gathering of just family for their wedding, it wasn't without its luxurious touches.

The ceremony took place at the Alan Pye Cottage at the exclusive Huka Falls lodge near Taupo. Hosking wore a Versace suit, while his bride chose a short Trelise Cooper dress and shoes adorned with Swarovski crystals. Together with their sons in suits and their daughters in pretty dresses with matching floral details in their hair, they made for a good-looking bunch.

Hosking told Woman's Day magazine at the time: "I've never felt better about life and life's future. Katie makes our home a home, and home is the most important place in the world."



Siobhan Marshall and Millen Baird

It was a cute and quirky affair for actress Siobhan Marshall and her comedian/actor husband Millen Baird when they decided to marry in Fiji last year.

Amongst other things, the day included a game of Pass the Parcel (because why not?)

There was also a large wedding party on hand, with eight bridesmaids and five groomsmen.


A photo posted by Siobhan Marshall (@siobhangm) on Sep 18, 2016 at 7:39pm PDT


And later in the year, the duo got a little extra bang for the buck they spent on their wedding outfits by using them as zombie bride and groom costumes for Halloween.



Who said I wouldn't wear my wedding dress again? #lookmum #zombiebride #hesstillgotit #costume #easycostume #lalife

A photo posted by Siobhan Marshall (@siobhangm) on Nov 26, 2016 at 3:34pm PST


Harry McNaughton and Koz Dickinson

Former Shortland Street star Harry McNaughton and his husband Koz Dickinson also married last year, in what they nicknamed a "Koha wedding".

Even though the ceremony at Auckland's Hopetoun Alpha had a number of famous faces on the guest list, the couple chose not to sell their wedding story or pictures to a magazine – which is a shame for the rest of us, because it sounded like quite the shindig.

The grooms reportedly swapped their suits for matching muscle shirts after the formalities, and guests competed in dance-offs at what turned out to be one heck of a party.



Israel and Daisy Dagg

These high school sweethearts finally tied the knot in December 2014 in Hawke's Bay.

Like Julian Savea and Victor Vito, Israel Dagg wore dark blue (because there must be an edict somewhere about All Blacks getting married in blue), while his wife Daisy completed her bridal look with one of the biggest, most elaborate floral crowns we've seen.

Two years on, the Daggs are now expecting their first baby, a son.


Happy 2 year wedding anniversary to my best friend in the whole wide world @izzy_dagg 💗💗💗💗

A photo posted by Daisy Dagg (@daisydagg) on Dec 11, 2016 at 9:23pm PST


A photo posted by Daisy Dagg (@daisydagg) on Jun 5, 2016 at 1:59pm PDT


Richie and Gemma McCaw

But we can't forget the McCaw nuptials that took place in January this year, in what must be the closest thing this country will get to a royal wedding.

Unlike his former rugby colleagues, Richie chose a black suit rather than blue (gasp), while Gemma turned heads in her custom-made Anna Schimmel gown.

The sporting duo married at Lake Wanaka, where Richie had proposed a year earlier, in a ceremony that was described by Woman's Day as being "filled with laughter and joy".

Laughter, joy and some barely suppressed tears, by the sounds of things.

"When I saw [Gemma] for the first time, I choked up a wee bit. I was blown away. I knew I would be, but more so than I thought. She was beautiful," the former All Blacks captain told the magazine.