The wedding was held at St Matthew’s Anglican Church, one the most historic churches in Hastings, where Hastings District Councillor Kevin Watkins married Yee Hoong (Carina) Lai. Their Best Man was Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule, and their Matron of Honour was Tammy Lai. The celebrant was Rev. Helen Wilderspin.
The wedding was followed by a reception at Elephant Hill Winery and Restaurant in Te Awanga. Mr Yule was happily accompanied by his newly-wedded wife, Kerryn Yule.
Hawke’s Bay Today tells the Watkins’ love story here:
Chance events lead to wedding bells
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