Lynda Topp and her bride, Donna Luxton,
grace the cover of the New Zealand edition of Woman's Day, the
publication's first gay wedding cover.
Lynda Topp and her
twin, Jools Topp, are known as the folk singing and activist sister
comedy duo the Topp Twins. Both are openly lesbian.
Lynda Topp and
Donna Luxton tied the knot at the Topp Lodge, which they own, located
in the small New Zealand town of Staveley on March 9.
wedding was “a true country hoe-down with cowboy hats, boots and
plaid shirts alongside the bridal bouquet and wedding cake,” the
weekly wrote. “A miniature pony played ringbearer, trotting
down the aisle to Shania Twain's classic You're Still The
While New Zealand
is expected to approve
a gay marriage bill within the next month, the island nation
currently recognizes gay and lesbian couples with civil unions.
“Let's get one
thing straight, this is not a civil union – it's a marriage,”
Topp said. “We just happen to be a little ahead of everybody.”