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Faith & Dannin's Married!

14.10.15  POST CATEGORY  :  Together | Wedding | Celebration

Faith met Dannin at youth group at the same church that his parents met at. She knew everyone there that night so she noticed Dannin straight away. Faith was was immediately attracted to him and was very curious about who he was, especially so when he got up and did a backflip! She remembers whispering to her friend: "let's go talk to him afterwards." Something overcame her and in a moment of boldness decided to go up to him by herself. As soon as he spoke she was giddy, saying: "Oh my goodness you're from America!" He was a professional snowboarder, had the most amazing coloured eyes and the healthiest guy she had ever met (he was eating the celery rather than the biscuits!). Faith thought she may have made a complete fool of herself that night, but Dannin thought otherwise, texting her the next morning asking if she wanted to hang out with him. To say that she was excited is an understatement to say the least!

On meeting Faith, Dannin says he remembers the moment as though it were yesterday. He was forced into accompanying his younger sister to youth group. They were holding a talent competition and being just a tad boastful decided to perform a backflip. It was less than perfect but obviously good enough to gain the attention of the then fifteen year old Faith. When she confidently strolled up to him later that night three thoughts instantly popped into Dannin's head; the first being that she had the most beautiful, illuminating smile he had ever seen, the second that she must be at least twenty and far to old for him, and the third, for some reason, being that she must have been raised by an amazing family. (she does have an amazing family!)

Roll on a few years and here we are at Lake Tekapo ready to enter the famous Church of the Good Shepherd. Dannin had been there before and knew that who ever he would marry it would be in that church, he just had to find the right woman to forefill his dream... he well and truly has.

This family truly adores each other, and I think although Dad was very proud of his 'baby girl', it was also a sad moment to see her go. They gave her roots and wings.
This family truly adores each other, and I think although Dad was very proud of his 'baby girl', it was also a sad moment to see her go. They gave her roots and wings.
Faith you were stunning!!
Faith you were stunning!!
Off to the reception at the Hermitage, Mt Cook Village - somewhere Faith had always wanted to stay!
Off to the reception at the Hermitage, Mt Cook Village - somewhere Faith had always wanted to stay!
The wedding day was the most perfect representation of their relationship. In the morning the bunnies were hopping through the bluebells which made Faith smile because they nicknamed each other "hunny bunny." The Church of the Good Shepherd with a backdrop of the snow capped mountains perfectly showed their Christian faith and Dannin's love for the mountains. It was also ironic that it was such strong winds later in the day because Dannin actually had a real fear of strong wind when he was a child... For them it was like the wind symbolized them overcoming any difficulties that they might face together in life. Here's to perfectly imperfect lives lived well!
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