As many across the country celebrated the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The News visited celebrations in Central Otago last week.
In Wanaka, residents of Elmslie House rest-home were treated to a wedding fashion show.
Activities co-ordinator Marisa McAtamney said to celebrate the royal wedding, they had organised a display of 16 wedding dresses, modelled by care workers Molly Meehan and Ana Gomez.
Sheila Bardsley (88) of Roxburgh, said she married in the 1950s, but could not remember what year.
She was delighted to see her wedding dress worn by Ms Gomez, only commenting “the buttons have got a bit worn.”
In Alexandra, the royal theme continued at the Combined Rest-home Games for Central Otago.
Six rest homes were represented at the event, which featured a range of games.
The annual games were officially opened by Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan and featured a royal theme in celebration of last week’s royal wedding.