If you plan to tie the knot, go to New Zealand. This country is really wort admiring – incredible lakes, mountains, valleys and forests, it is a real-life fairytale, no wonder that Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of Rings were filmed there. It is impossible not to fall in love with it so we are not surprised that there are so many couples willing to celebrate their Big Day there. Almost half of the same-sex marriages and civil unions last year were among people coming from overseas countries, Statistics New Zealand revealed. Out of the total of 954 same-sex marriages registered in 2016, 471 were from people living overseas. And over a half of them are Australians who are still fighting for marriage equality in their own country, although the process is not moving forward, unfortunately. Peter Dolan, population statistics senior manager said: “Couples from Australia accounted for 58 per cent of overseas same-sex couples coming here to marry.” A further 17 per cent came from China making it the country of origin of the second highest number of couples.