Allison and Sean are both originally from the USA but found themselves relocated to New Zealand for work earlier this year – and how fortunate, given the relative freedoms, health and beautiful landscape they have been able to enjoy in our corner of the world compared to their home! Being “stranded” in New Zealand for the near future and having been planning for a big family wedding in the USA, the two lovebirds decided to change tact and plan an elopement wedding in Queenstown, instead.
Tucked into the hillsides of Gibbston Valley, Allison and Sean stayed at Kinross with its boutique wine cellar, sweet family of ducks, blossom trees and vineyards pretty much meaning we had everything at the ready for a gorgeous day from the get-go. Allison and Sean decided to get ready together before we went for a wee stroll around the property to capture some of the beauty of their holiday. Next, we hopped in a chopper to head over to Vanguard Peak and get them married! With the sun shining, powdery snow and light cloud adding fluffy texture to the sky it was a gorgeous combination! Andy led a super sweet and personal ceremony for them before we were witness to adorable (and slightly geeky!) vows, honouring the amazing commitment Allison and Sean wanted to make to each other.
Afterwards, we meandered along the mountains and admired the misty cloud rolling in, played in the snow and whipped out their cute wedding-themed Covid masks for some novel photos. With a little time up our sleeves and a gorgeous sunset looming afterwards, we stopped by Lake Hayes to capture a few last photos with the golden light, looking back over across the landscape to Coronet Peak and Vanguard Peak.
Congratulations again, Allison and Sean! It was such an honour to meet you both and we loved being a part of your special day. Thank you for trusting us and having the best time adventuring and celebrating!! xx
Thank you to our superstar network of Queenstown wedding suppliers that helped to create Allison and Sean’s elopement wedding 🙂
Celebrant – Phillipa Cook
Hair – Hair To Wed
Makeup – Eve Makeup Artistry
Flowers – The Flower Room
Dress – Nemo Bridal
Helicopter – Heliworks
Accommodation – Kinross Cottages
Photography by us – Williams Photography