Brooke Fraser to marry in Sydney

01:43, Jan 31 2009
LOVED UP: Brooke Fraser and husband-to-be Scott Ligertwood are set to marry in Sydney early next year.

Loved-up Kiwi songbird Brooke Fraser is getting married early next year.

Her musician boyfriend Scott Ligertwood popped the question while the pair were touring last month with Christian band Hillsong United.

And the couple are planning to tie the knot this summer in Sydney.

"He's my husband-to-be and it's just amazing," Brooke, 23, told Sunday News.

"We were in Europe for all of September and he planned this whole day in Stockholm to ask me to marry him.

"He designed the ring himself and it fits perfectly.


"I didn't have any hesitation in saying yes."

The pair are both active members of Hillsong Church in Sydney, where Wellington-born Brooke is now based.

"We'll be getting married in this old church in Sydney and it'll be quite intimate," she said.

"Just really close friends and family."

Brooke is back in her homeland for a national tour before heading off to America next month.

On Thursday she was at the New Zealand Music Awards in Auckland, where she walked up the red carpet with 24-year-old Scott on her arm.

She later picked up the gongs for Highest Selling Album and Airplay Record Of The Year for Deciphering Me.

"It all seems a little bit crazy," said the singer, who is the daughter of legendary All Black Bernie Fraser. "But these awards mean so much to me."

Brooke was up against fellow songstress Hollie Smith in a couple of awards including Best Female Solo Artist, taken out by Smith.

But there is no bad feeling between the two with Brooke even admitting she'd be keen to work with her rival, who is also from Wellington.

"We're pretty different but if the opportunity came about it'd be great," Brooke said.

Sunday News