Photographs by Nicole Mennell Photography
Who are you?
We are midwife Catlin Fodie, originally from Edendale, and HV electrician Gregory Branks, from Invercargill.
We are parents to three children, and married in March 2019 at Bill Richardson Transport World.
Tell us about your engagement?
We were engaged in September 2017.
The proposal is a funny story. Greg tried to propose while we were skiing up the mountain at Cardrona. Near the end of the day, I was exhausted so she called it quits and retreated back to the café with a friend. Greg tried his hardest to get me back up the mountain so he could pop the question, but I refused, so we missed the opportunity. When we returned home he gave the ring to our daughter to give to me – very sweet.
Why TW Events & Incentives?
We had been to so many weddings, and we were looking for somewhere different and unique. We loved how fresh and stylish the rooms at Bill Richardson Transport World are, as well as the overview of the museum collection below the mezzanine floor. It was roomy, and great to have the food and alcohol supplied by one venue.
How did the planning process go?
Very easy and stress-free. Everyone was so helpful and they catered to our every need. They were easy to contact and happily allowed us to view the rooms as often as we needed.
What was the highlight of holding your wedding at our venue?
The wonderful space and that great view down into the museum. The set-up was so perfect and we had such awesome feedback from all our guests and the staff. Also your team: they were so friendly and easy to deal with, so we were very appreciative.
If somebody was thinking about booking their big day at our venue, what would you say to them?
Go for it, you won’t regret it! Everything us all in one place and you will be very well-looked after.