BEST LOVE STORY:Winners of the Jens Hansen Love Stories competition Sam Harris and Lara Conyers. Story page 2. Photo: Sinead Ogilvie.

Our top love story


Nelson has found its best love story with the winners of the Jens Hansen Love Stories competition announced at the Nelson Wedding Show.
After each of the seven finalists love stories featured in the Nelson Weekly in the leadup to the event, 650 people voted for their favourite couple with Lara Conyers and Sam Harris coming out on top. The loved up couple say they were shocked to find out they had won $1000 worth of Jens Hansen diamonds on top of the $600 worth of diamonds that they won as finalists and say they couldn’t be happier that people voted for their story. “It is so exciting and so nice that people voted for us. We are really grateful they did.”
Halfdan Hansen says the event was a huge success and he was extremely pleased with the huge number of entries and voters the competition attracted. “Everyone loves a good love story and this year’s search was another great success. We’re really happy to be involved.”
Nelson Wedding Show manager Jenny Walton says hundreds of people headed to the interactive show that featured more than 70 exhibitors and she was thrilled with how well the show was received.
“Everyone I have spoken to had an amazing time, the attendees stayed for the entire day and loved being up close and personal with Nelson’s best wedding providers.”
Cristin McKernan was drawn as the winner of a wedding package valued at up to $14,500 and says she was “speechless” when her name was called and her partner did not believe her when she rang to tell him.