Saturday was a big day for Paula Bennett; she got married! The Herald reports:
Cabinet minister Paula Bennett may be partial to leopard-skin and shocking pink shoes but she toned it down for her wedding on Saturday at Piha beach.She wore a white dress - just above the ankle - and white shoes, with a mauve chiffon shawl, but kicked off her shoes afterwards for photos."Yesterday in Piha, Alan and I got hitched. Spectacular day, Piha at its best," she said on her Facebook page yesterday. "I'm so happy, my wedding was amazing."She and her staff are being coy about confirming the name of the groom but he is thought to be an old flame. She is friends with Alan Philps on Facebook.Caucus colleague and Associate Justice Minister Chester Borrows was the celebrant. Her daughter, granddaughter and stepdaughter were the attendants, wearing purples frocks and canvas sneakers.A picture of the big event appeared online at Piha Village Voice yesterday. A spokeswoman from the site said about 70 to 80 people attended the ceremony which was on the beach with a "lovely rainbow" in the background.
Paula Bennett has managed to keep her private life seperate from her roles as MP for Waitakere and as a Minister, which is healthy. Parliamentary life is not conducive to relationships, and we hope that she is able to strike the necessary balance between public duties and domestic bliss. We wish her and her new husband every happiness as they set out on their life together.