Tim and Tamati pictured before last year's Pink Flight to Sydney Mardi Greas TV weatherman Tamati Coffey and his partner Tim Smith were married in a Civil Union ceremony in Auckland on Thursday afternoon. Details of the Thursday afternoon ceremony are only now emerging, however GayNZ.com reported several weeks ago that the Union was likely to occur between Christmas and New Year. The pair became engaged on Valentine's Day this year and themed their Union ceremony "My Big Fat Gay Wedding". Among the guests at Auckland's Northcote Point venue The Wharf were gay model and celebrity Colin Mathura-Jeffree. All details of the union were kept highly secret with staff of The Wharf told not to give out any information. Coffey, 26, came to national prominence as a co-host of the kids' weekend TV show What Now. After becoming a weather presenter for TV One he came out and subsequently won the 2009 series of Dancing With The Stars. He nominated the glbti support organisation Rainbow Youth as the charity to receive the substantial phone-voting proceeds from the show. Detailed photos and information of the union are not available and it is expected that the couple has an arrangement with one of the weekly women's magazines regarding exclusive access and coverage.
Credit: Gaynz.com Daily News
First published: Saturday, 31st December 2011 - 7:42pm
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