New Zealand designer serves up lesbian catwalk wedding for Fashion Week
Renowned New Zealand fashion designer Annah Stretton served up a lesbian wedding with pizzazz over the weekend as the brides to be, Aussie couple, Brooklyn Edwards and Nicole Dean took to the catwalk at New Zealand Fashion Week to celebrate their nuptials.
Stretton, a vocal supporter of marriage equality found her Aussie brides through a self run campaign ‘Come On Oz, Say I Do', which saw the designer offering up custom-made designer gowns and an all-expenses-paid wedding. Stretton even designed outfits for the brides’ guests who joined the couple in celebrating their catwalk wedding.
As for the loved-up couple, Brooklyn and Nicole have been together for the last three years. Brooklyn runs a modelling agency, Brazen Talent, and American born Nicole works in finance.
Speaking of the marriage, Brooklyn commented, “We can't wait for what lies ahead. It’s a good feeling knowing you've married your soul mate and are spending your life with them!”
Stretton says staging the catwalk wedding was also about conveying a message of choice. “In fact, my third book, Rock the Boat (out this week) is all about encouraging women to find their voice, stop accepting the status quo and drive towards living a great life,” says Stretton.
“We do and can have great choice as long as we find our voice and start to make them. Given that we wanted the show to have a message, Australia became a logical target as they had yet to enact the marriage equality laws and appeared a long way from doing so.”
Watch Annah's interview with Brooklyn and Nicole: