After Many Proposals, It’s Shoemark Who’s Surprised
He kept asking for her hand in marriage. It wasn’t exactly like Cherie Butler was refusing to wed David Shoemark, she just wasn’t ready when he was asking and thus kept replying, “one day.” Perhaps it was because she wanted to be the one in charge. And that’s exactly what she did. Butler got a group of about 40 friends and family to join up at Pollard Park, Blenheim, and witness their wedding…the wedding Shoemark had no idea was happening until he arrived on the scene, expecting to partake in a family picnic.
Shoemark began to get somewhat suspicious that something other than a simple picnic in the park was going on when he saw some people photographing him and a few people who was not expecting to be at the small family picnic.
The marriage ceremony took place at the park’s rhododendron garden. Guest Jenny Andrews officiated and the other officials were one bridesmaid and a best man. Following the ceremony, a wedding reception was held at the Blenheim Bowling Club.
So Cherie Butler is now Mrs. Cherie Shoemark. And David Shoemark is delighted!