Love is in the air ... and wedding bells loom

PUBLISHED : Monday, 26 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 26 March, 2012, 12:00am


When Eva Gabor said 'love is a game that two can play and both can win' she could have been writing about the Sevens, where there is only one winner, but some score and others win the lifelong love game.

Lauren Thomas and Diederik Heinink met a year ago at this event and will get married in two weeks' time. 'Like the Hong Kong team, we are a success story and like the Sevens we are a mix of nations, but hopefully with no clashes,' said Lauren, a banker who lives here, as does her fiance.

'I'll be in my wedding dress in a fortnight, but for the moment I am dressed as a typical New Zealander, wearing overalls and a tool belt because, like all Kiwi girls, I am intrepid and can turn my hand to anything and even fix tap washers.'

Tall Dutch fiance Heinink was dressed like a Chinese emperor.