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Mums of three to marry on Air NZ flight

Thu 15 Aug 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau An Auckland lesbian couple with three children will tie the knot on Air New Zealand’s wedding flight on Monday. Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau were chosen from video and written entries submitted from around New Zealand. They have been together for 13 years, after meeting through work. The women are mums to Javarn (9), Maycee (7) and Mikaere (6) who have been in their care since they were babies. They will be married onboard a special Air New Zealand flight from Queenstown to Auckland with family and friends, and special guest actor Jesse Tyler Fergusson Modern Family. Bendall says win was a huge surprise. "The kids were in the car when we got the call to tell us we had won. The whole school will know by now," she says Air New Zealand Head of Global Brand Development Jodi Williams says the airline received many heart-warming entries from couples of all ages around the nation. "The winners have an amazing love story to tell and are thrilled to be having such a unique wedding that they can share with family and friends.” View Lynley and Ally’s winning video submission below    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 15th August 2013 - 9:29am

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