Phillipa 'Pip' Brown - aka Ladyhawke - is staying silent about exchanging wedding vows near her hometown of Masterton with Auckland-based actor, comedian and musician Madeleine Sami, according to undisclosed sources.
Brown was at her Masterton family home yesterday with what appeared to be her bridal party and declined to speak about the ceremony, which was believed to be going ahead at Te Parae Homestead wedding and private function centre east of the town.
A spokeswoman for the centre yesterday declined to comment on reports of the celebrity wedding.
Brown, a Chanel College old girl who was raised in Masterton, won six New Zealand Music Awards in 2009 including Album of the Year and Single of the Year and also took the ARIA Music Awards for Breakthrough Artist Album and Breakthrough Artist Single in the same year, also winning a nomination in the NME Awards for Best Solo Artist.
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A year earlier she won the MTV Australia Awards nominations in the Best Kiwi and Independent Spirit categories and was nominated at the 2010 Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist. Her debut self-titled album featured the international hit singles Paris Is Burning and My Delirium and both tracks had featured in an array of marketing campaigns from the Chanel runway to break-out TV shows and viral video game soundtracks.
In 2012 she was a Best Female Solo Artist nominee at the New Zealand Music Awards and her album Anxiety was nominated the same year in the Best Alternative Album category. She has also produced the albums Ladyhawke Special Edition and iTunes Live from SoHo.
Sami has appeared in numerous New Zealand stage productions and network television shows including Shortland Street, the Super City series, Outrageous Fortune, and Top of the Lake. She has starred in films including Sione's Wedding and its sequel and Eagle Vs Shark. Sami was also a singer and guitarist in the Sami Sisters.