Claire and Rowan's Romantic Garden Wedding

Meeting on the internet isn’t uncommon these days but Claire making the first move and messaging Rowan was, and he was suitably impressed.  They met for coffee soon after and Rowans first thought was….. Oh thank goodness she looks as beautiful as her picture.  She ticked all the boxes and he was immediately smitten.  He wanted to know more about this cute Yorkshire rose.  Claire thought he was pretty cute too.

People had always said to Claire …. you’ll just KNOW when you meet Mr Right… which she always found really unhelpful until she met Rowan.


A weekend away on Waiheke Island was planned for their 2 year anniversary.  Rowan knew this was the perfect time and location to pop the question.  Claire thought he was acting a little strange and she was getting very suspicious.  They went wine tasting around a few vineyards followed by a fancy lunch. He insisted on bringing a little ‘man bag’ everywhere they went.  That evening, Rowan got down on one knee and asked Claire ……. Will you marry me?? She of course said yes !!!

There was many a tear during the ceremony as they both wrote their own vows, keeping them secret and reading them out to each other during the ceremony.


I am so excited for you both and look forward to catching up with you next time you are in Marlborough. xx

Jacqui Leslie