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 Wedding Belles: Final preening
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  18th January 2013
You’re in a nail salon and they ask ‘What do you want done?’ You can’t say ‘something that I can actually manoeuvre on the wedding night’. Especially when your mother-in-law's with you.


 Wedding Belles: 1,2,3 … 1,2,3 …
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  6th January 2013
On our scarily lengthy to do list for the wedding my fiancée has written ‘choose first dance song,’ closely followed by ‘learn to dance’.


 Wedding Belles: Nothing sacred here
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  21st December 2012
You have to laugh at claims we gays will ruin the “sanctity” of marriage when you see some of the shocking themes, dresses and cakes that have been used in weddings around the world.


 Etienne and Geoffrey's civil union
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  9th September 2012
“My beautiful man” is how Etienne describes his partner Geoffrey, who he joined with in an equally beautiful hospital-bedside civil union.


 Wedding Belles: Straight and narrow (minded)
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  18th April 2012
It’s been a long time since I have felt like a real outsider. But searching for civil union materials that don’t scream ‘man and wife’ ... has left me feeling like a stranger in a strange land.


 Wedding Belles: Who, what, where, when & why?
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  8th April 2012
GayNZ.com writer Jacqui Stanford is planning her civil union and is taking readers along for the ride. In the first edition, she answers the crunch questions.


 Shar and Tee's Civil Union
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  4th December 2011
Theresa Cole (24) and Sharleen Swami (23), who prefer to go simply by Tee and Shar, celebrated their Civil Union at Tarureka Estate in Featherston.


 Tahlia and Phillippa's Civil Union
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  20th April 2011
Tahlia and Phillippa, both 30, celebrated their Civil Union in front of 50 of their closest friends and family on 11 March, 2011. They share their love story with GayNZ.com.



 Perth bears tie the knot in NZ
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  24th February 2011
Perth couple Brad and Rob made the most of their trip to Auckland for Bear Week - they had a civil union! They hope one day Aussie bears will have the same rights as their mates in NZ.


 Kelly and Marjorie's Civil Union
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  18th September 2010
"It had been a topic of conversation quite early on in the relationship. There was no proposal moment - we woke up one morning and both decided - let's do it, let's get married."


 Dreams of a wedding in the sky
Posted in: True Stories, Weddings & Civil Unions  10th September 2010
"It's been nearly three months since we've kissed or hugged each other, but we're still as strong as ever." Rocky and Gian are madly in love, engaged, in different hemispheres - and want to get married on a plane.


 Don and Brendon's Civil Union
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  24th April 2010
A Rangiora couple were so moved by reading GayNZ.com's civil union section, they wanted to share their civil union and honeymoon stories too.


 Lesley and Tee's Civil Union
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  18th February 2010
"Having our families and friends around was great but for me the highlight was walking down the beach together alone before the ceremony."


 Amie & Kim's Civil Union at Dot's Sister
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  15th September 2009
Westie girls Amie and Kim now live in Wellington but shared their special day with their family and friends in Auckland's campest café!


 Grant & Brian's Civil Union
Posted in: Weddings & Civil Unions  9th May 2009
Auckland bears Grant and Brian chose a simple union day at the Registar's office "to avoid the stress of a public ceremony - and it was perfect."