What better place to get married than right here, we thought!

Having been married before, we both decided we wanted to have a tiny wedding, so tiny that we only needed a couple of friends as witnesses.  Between us we had ten children, and with seven of them being girls, we thought it would be easier for everyone if we just ‘quietly’ tied the knot.

We had considered going to an Island Paradise, but very quickly decided, it was so beautiful here in our New Zealand native bush, that we would get married at Warblers Retreat by the waterfall.

A local friend who was a Marriage Celebrant, a couple of witnesses and it was very simple and easy.  Our friends were told they were coming to a blessing of the creek, which was in fact true; it’s just that we tagged the wedding along at the end of the blessing.  It was fantastic!  It was just one of those moments of absolute excitement, and plenty of anticipation for us!

After the wedding, we went back to the Cottage for a few celebratory drinks, then we went five minutes down the road to our local restaurant, Avenue 28 where we wined and dined.

Six months later, we did have a summer gathering where we invited our family along.  It was a very relaxed event with no pomp and ceremony.  A very enjoyable time for us all.


Dave and Barb

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