Andrea and Jim chose to celebrate their wedding true to them, eloping to the mountains of Twin Peaks and Lochnagar. They fell in love with the idea of a Mountain Wedding and with family back home in Ireland, promised to have a celebration when borders re-open to help sweeten the idea. Andrea and Jim also had some special touches from loved ones while they were getting ready, including a golden snitch locked filled with photos of loved ones and video calls to family in the morning.
Once these two were dressed and ready, Jim saw Andrea for the first time in her dress before we jetted off to the airport. We flew out to the pristine Twin Peaks to get these two married, with panoramic views out to the lake, valley and mountains. Philippa incorporated a traditional Celtic hand-fasting in the ceremony as another nod to Andrea and Jim’s roots and soon enough these two had tied the knot and were married! We adventured around Twin Peaks, enjoying the grand vistas out towards Mt Aspiring and the awesome rocky edge over the valley.
Time flies when you’re having fun and soon enough we were flying out to Lochnagar. The flight itself is incredible and filled with awesome views over the region. Landing at the alpine lake we were all in love with the gorgeous colours of the water and the impressive mountain ranges surrounding us. With cake and champagne to celebrate the occasion, it couldn’t have gotten much better!! White Rabbit Cakes made a pink champagne and berries cake that was a delicious combination of light, refreshing and sweet – ideal for the hot summer’s day! Before long it was time to head back to Wanaka for dinner at the fantastic Bistro Gentil but first, we got to seal the deal with the newly-weds signatures – woohoo!!
A huge congratulations from us again, Andrea and Jim! We loved spending the day with you both and were so privileged to witness your infectious love, infatuation and joy for each other and life! We know you’ll do amazing things together and wish you both all the joy and luck in the world xx
Thank you times a million to our amazing team of Wanaka wedding suppliers for helping create Andrea and Jim’s Twin Peaks and Lochnagar Mountain Wedding!! 🙂
Celebrant – Philippa Thomas
Hair – Absolutely Fabulous Hair
Makeup – Janine Joseph Makeup
Florist – Crimson Wedding Flowers
Cake – White Rabbit Cakes
Helicopter – Alpine Heli
Photography by us – Williams Photography