Catherine Gaffaney is a general reporter based in Auckland.

Sol3 Mio star's fairy tale wedding

Wedding of Sol3 Mio star Pene Pati and Amina Edris. Photo / poppymoss.com
Wedding of Sol3 Mio star Pene Pati and Amina Edris. Photo / poppymoss.com

Photos of the "fairy tale" wedding of Sol3 Mio star Pene Pati have captured hearts online.

The chart-topping tenor wed Amina Edris at Villa Maria Estate in Mangere on Friday afternoon.

Sol3 Mio shared a photo of Mr Pati looking into the eyes of Ms Edris on its Facebook page with the caption: "It's official ladies and gentlemen ... the brother is off the market."

More than 11,000 people have liked the post and hundreds have said congratulations to the pair.

Sol3 Mio star Pene Pati and his groomsmen. Photo / poppymoss.com
Sol3 Mio star Pene Pati and his groomsmen. Photo / poppymoss.com

"Funnily enough I was listening to some of your music today to see if I could find something to use at our wedding in five weeks," one Facebook user wrote.

PoppyMoss Photography has also shared photos of the wedding online, describing it as "a fairy tale wedding".

"Everyone cried during their vows and when it all got too much they made everyone laugh when they would lighten it all up with their humour," the photographers wrote.

"It was an honour to document this gorgeous day."

Just over a year earlier, Mr Pati got down on his knee at the same venue to pop the question in front of 7000 fans gathered for the Christmas in the Vines concert.

Mr Pati had serenaded Ms Edris - both in their 20s - with an aria before bringing members of both families on stage and presenting her with red roses. Fortunately for the South Auckland opera sensation, she said yes.

Amina Edris with her bridesmaids. Photo / poppymoss.com
Amina Edris with her bridesmaids. Photo / poppymoss.com

Mr Pati met Ms Edris, a soprano, on a week-long singing course in Christchurch in 2011.

"It was funny - her roommate was dating my roommate and we were the two spare wheels that would find each other outside reading a book," Mr Pati told the Herald last month.

"She loved me before Sol3 Mio's success so I know she loves me for who I am. I'm a very lucky man."

Mr Pati said he was "smitten" with Ms Edris right away - but he wasn't sure it was requited. "Fortunately, I was wrong about that."

The pair started dating a week after the course, but had to endure long gaps apart as their romance blossomed. Mr Pati trained as a tenor in Wales while Egypt-born Ms Edris continued her opera training in California.

Mr Pati recalled the moment he proposed in an interview with the Herald a week later.

"The proposal was a big surprise for Amina and when the moment came to do it, I took a big gulp and knew there was no going back," he said. "I had no plan B if she said no in front of thousands of people but I was quietly confident it would all go well."

The couple plan to have children together after their weddings.

- NZ Herald

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