Dame Jacinda Ardern, Clarke Gayford marry in intimate Hawke’s Bay ceremony

By 1news.co.nz and is republished with permission

Dame Jacinda Ardern has tied the knot with television presenter Clarke Gayford at a winery in Hawke’s Bay this afternoon.

Dame Jacinda was seen wearing a white dress and veil holding flowers, flanked by people with umbrellas, according to the New Zealand Herald.

It’s understood the ceremony began shortly after 3.30pm today.

Dame Jacinda and Gayford are celebrating their nuptials nearly a decade after their first date, and nearly two years after their first attempt at a wedding – which was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Dame Jacinda Ardern ties the knot with Clarke Gayford

Also in attendance was Dame Jacinda’s friend and Labour MP Grant Robertson, Opposition leader Chris Hipkins, former Parliamentary speaker and ex-senior Labour MP Sir Trevor Mallard, Labour MP Kelvin Davis, and Annette King, the High Commissioner of New Zealand to Australia.

Earlier in the day, protesters made an appearance outside the wedding venue, which 1News has chosen not to name.

Around 30 anti-vax posters were plastered on a wall outside, while a person with a sign reading “lest we forget jab mandates” was spoken to by police.

Musical equipment with chart-topping New Zealand band Fat Freddy’s Drop’s name on it was also dropped off at the venue earlier today.

Gayford was seen earlier in the day walking through the venue wearing jandals and sunglasses, looking relaxed.

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