Friday, December 09, 2011

Dan Carter off the market

Sorry girls – Dan Carter is no longer a bachelor.

As of a couple of hours ago, the All Black first-five married his long-term girlfriend Honor Dillon in a ceremony near Blenheim, marked for its tight security as much as its sports star-studded guest list.
3 News reporter Rachel Tiffen didn't get an invitation, but she's about as close as you can get to the wedding party as you can without one.

The marriage was held in private, but the local town of Blenheim in Marlborough was buzzing today as celebrities boarded buses for the event.
The marriage of the sports royalty couple was expected to take place at 4pm at the historic Lake Timara Lodge, located on 240 hectares of land encompassing English-style gardens.
The road to the venue was blocked off and will remain closed tomorrow.
Media in Blenheim reported that guests were tight-lipped as they filed onto two buses bound for the lodge at 3pm.

Marlborough District Council mayor Alistair Sowman says it was lovely that Ms Dillon had come home for her wedding and he wished the couple well.
He said Ms Dillon's family had been farming in the Waihopai Valley for generations.
"I'm looking out the window now and the sun has come through and the birds are singing. Love is in the air," he said.

The marriage of the first five-eighth had put Blenheim in the international media spotlight, he said.
The couple have reportedly signed an exclusive deal worth $50,000 with Australian Women's Weekly.
Guests include sporting icons such as Carter's Rugby World Cup-winning team mates and local celebrities, and it was rumoured singer Hayley Westenra will perform.
Carter and Ms Dillon have been together for nine years and announced their engagement last year.
Former All Blacks coach Graham Henry and his wife Raewyn are among the guests.

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