It's been a week of celebrity weddings! Congratulations from Spy to three newly hitched couples.
On New Year's Eve, One News sports reporter and presenter Abby Scott and Institute of Golf director and professional coach, Guy Wilson, (former coach of Lydia Ko), were married in Havelock North, officiated by fellow One News reporter and marriage celebrant, Matt McLean.
After their nuptials, the pair flew to Central Otago for the wedding of fellow TVNZ colleague and <i>Seven Sharp</i> journalist, Matt Chisholm, 38, and gorgeous fellow journalist Elle Cairns, 30, who now works as GM for Antipodeans Abroad. Monday's wedding was at The Homestead in Omakau, a place the pair said was special to them.
Before the big day they enjoyed plenty of outdoor fun with friends and family. Other past and present TVNZ alumnae also made the trip to the beautiful region, including former Close Up and Seven Sharp producer Mike Valintine, reporter Gill Higgins and former reporter Hannah Ockelford. Spy hears some of the team nearly didn't make it as their plane was diverted to Christchurch due to a medical emergency and they had to drive the rest of the way.
The day after the wedding, Ockelford posted a picture from the Otago valleys of Chisholm, Higgins and Valintine. The picture was captioned "the old Close Up crew".
The wedding was pure rural charm for Mr and Mrs Chisholm. The Homestead boasted rustic features of hay bales on the tables and a large bar on barrels.
The wedding organiser, proud as punch, posted to Facebook: "Wow wow and wow, what a wedding we have just had. Matt waiting in the garden for his beautiful bride to walk towards him wearing her mother's wedding dress which she wore on the exact same date some 42 years ago. Totally moving and beautiful. Wonderful family and friends all celebrating Matt and Elle's wedding today on the most stunning Central Otago day."
The newlyweds responded to their wedding planner:
"Best venue ever! Judy you're a star!!!!!!! Best day of our lives. Thank you. Matt and Elle xx"
Yesterday, four months after telling Spy about their Never Never Land engagement in Los Angeles, former Shortland Street star and LA-based actor Harry McNaughton married boyfriend Koz Dickinson in Auckland, in what they nicknamed a Koha wedding. McNaughton was excited about his vows and admitted big names would be in attendance, but said he had not sold out to a magazine and would prefer not to commercialise his big day and didn't want to embarrass any of his guests by naming them.
Actresses Fleur Saville and Keisha Castle-Hughes attended the couple's engagement party. McNaughton did tell Spy it would be a very large, fun party. Dickinson is an international relations specialist and former diplomat.
To round off the happy news, Breakers star Tom Abercrombie announced Thursday night on Twitter that he and his wife Monique-Raquel, were new parents. "Happy to announce the safe arrival of the littlest Abercrombie to start the new year. Our life is complete!"
The Abercrombies married in a romantic and intimate ceremony in Fiji in March last year.