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Same Sex Weddings



It was a momentous achievement for same sex couples to finally have their relationships acknowledge by New Zealand when the Gay Marriage bill was passed.   WHITE was there to capture the celebration the first Same Sex marriages on 19th August 2013.

The Edge radio station hosted one of their infamous wedding competitions, this time inviting one male couple and one female couple to be in the race to become the first legally married sex same couple.   After a nationwide search Jess Ivess and Rachel Briscoe from the Bay of Islands and Richard Rawstorn and Richard Andrew from Christchurch were chosen by The Edge listeners for an all-expenses paid wedding.  The day was covered by a frenzy of national and international media, featuring live broadcasts on radio and TV.  In true Edge fashion, it was an exciting, chaotic, fun and frivolous affair situated in the beautiful Rotorua Museum and surrounding gardens.

It was a privilege to be a part of this significant day in New Zealand history.   


Check out the official wedding photos by Dillon Photography


Wedding Day Sponsors

Promoter/Wedding planner: The Edge   Wedding Cake: Sweet Bites Cake
Photographer: Dillon Photography   Photobooth: Snap Daddy Photobooths
Venue: Rotorua Museum   Official Magazine: New Idea
Celebrant:Sarah Bloxham   Media Coverage: 20/20
Caterer: The Blue Baths   Stationery: Alyssandra Striking Stationery
Brides dressed by: Miss 2 Mrs   Craft Beer: Croucher Brewing Co
Grooms dressed by: Hallenstein Brothers   Wine: Mills Reef Winery
Hairstylist: Vivo Hair & Beauty   Event hire:
Florist: Daisy Chain Florist   Confetti: Church Confetti
Jeweller: Glen James Jewellers   Limousines: Xquizit
Commercial Fashion Shoot: Brain Foose