Flying into the sunset
Ever wanted to tie the knot aboard a flight? Just to be different? Air New Zealand made this possible today. Celebrating the first day that same sex marriages are legal in New Zealand on August 19, 2013, the national airline ran a competition for two lucky people to get married during a flight.
Lynley Bendali and Ally Wanikau were the lucky winning couple. Together for 13 years already, they took the opportunity of getting married on the very first day they were allowed to. And they did it mile high! Of another type of course. An Air New Zealand flight between Queenstown and Auckland became the wedding venue for their special occasion.
As an additional treat for them on their special day they had some surprise celebrity guests to add to the mix. Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family fame attended the celebration with his husband of but a few months. As with New Zealand the USA has only just relented in recent months on the law of same sex marriages and only in some of the States.
It certainly made for a wedding venue with a difference.
And to remember the rather hilarious speech by an MP of New Zealand addressing the assembly on the fears expressed by some of the citizens on the new law, watch the short video of Maurice Williamson.