Elly and Sam had a change of direction for their wedding, from an Italian affair at Lake Como to a Micro Wedding in Queenstown. Thanks to that all too familiar song we’ve all heard now, Covid-19. But, lucky for us, Elly and Sam were the sweetest and funnest couple who took everything in their stride and came on board to create an epic celebration in the mountains with their best friends!
We started the day at the incredible Lakehouse Joela, managed by Relax It’s Done. The stunning property hosted Elly and Sam’s intimate wedding party including their best friends, as well as showing off some seriously good views right from the balcony. The girls were able to hang out on the main floor while the boys had a grand time on the lower floor, getting ready separately but at the same house, which made everything super smooth for our photo and video team.
Elly’s best friends were on hand to help with her stunning dress, veil, cute winter socks and epic snow boots while the boys enjoyed some whisky on the rocks. With everyone ready, it was time to get in the chopper and head out to Lochnagar for the First Look and ceremony. Elly walked up to tap Sam on the shoulder on the shoreline, with their crew of mates watching on from higher up on the beach. After a few sweet moments, we got into the ceremony and there wasn’t a single dry eye in the house! The two sweethearts shared beautiful words with each other and vòila! A First Kiss, lots of hugs and it was time to crack into the champers!
While their friends headed back to Lakehouse Joela, Elly, Sam and their maid of honour and best man continued to a second mountain landing at The Ridge on Cecil Peak for some more laughs, adventure and champagne. We had some gorgeous light and the tiniest of breezes meant that Elly could show off her gorgeous fur from Makarora Fur Co to help keep her cosy.
Arriving back on the ground, it was time for some cheese and antipasti at the villa before heading to the Pacific Jemm by Eichardts for an unforgettable dinner and sunset cruise around the lake. What a way to finish the perfect day!
Thank you to our all-star team of Queenstown wedding suppliers that came together for Elly & Sam’s micro wedding 🙂
Celebrant – Charlotte Winkel – Your Big Day
Hair – Hair To Wed
Makeup – Eve Makeup Artistry
Flowers – The Flower Room
Furs – Makarora Fur Co
Helicopter – Heliworks
Reception – Pacific Jemm by Eichardts
Photography by us – Williams Photography