15 May 2018

Love is in the air: Celebrating the royal wedding in Te Aroha

12:19 pm on 15 May 2018

A mass vow renewal ceremony will be taking place in Te Aroha this weekend to coincide with the royal wedding.

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The ceremony will be celebrating love as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. Photo: AFP

Organiser Angela Thompson said the ceremony will be celebrating love and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.

"We are so privileged to live here in Te Aroha, beneath the mountain of love," she said.

Ms Thompson said the ceremony will bring communities together. The ceremony will have a band playing as well as a royal procession with lookalikes playing the royal family, including a Prince Harry and a Meghan Markle.

The army will be escorting the lookalike royal family, followed by a royal picnic and release of a load of pigeons.

There will also be a 12-seater carriage train that children ride on.

Ms Thompson said the event starts on Thursday with a visit to the rest home, the community hospital and the town to promote the big event on Saturday.

The ceremony starts at 12pm.