Jessica and Grant travelled across the ditch for their epic New Zealand elopement. They chose to elope on Coromandel Peak, with a flight from Queenstown across some stunning mountains, valleys and winding rivers. The longer flight definitely makes you appreciate the incredible landscapes and how much of the area is completely un-touched. Moody conditions treated us to a few rainbows – at the base of the Remarkables when we were capturing a few sweet moments before the ceremony and then during our flight across to Wanaka. We do love that with rain or shine…or wind and rainbows, we can still bring together absolutely amazing moments and help create an unforgettable experience.
When we first got to know Jessica and Grant, we found out that they live on a farm in Australia with their two beautiful border collies. They just happen to be our favourite sort of dogs – so clever, hard-working and sweet-natured (just check our pup Willow, on Instagram!). Grant actually jokingly proposed to Jessica the very first night they met, after a few bevvies, with a drinking straw wrapped around into a pretend ring! Clearly it was a testament to what their future together would look like, and their special day was filled with similar impromptu, funny and emotional moments.
We had so much fun and it was fantastic to see the changeable weather fully embraced by the pair; the moody weather wasn’t going to get in the way of their love or celebrations.
Jessica wore a gorgeous long-sleeved lace gown, golden boots and an amazing furry gilet to help keep the cooler temperatures at bay – plus a stunning dried floral bouquet created by The Vase.
Congratulations again Jessica and Grant, we loved being a part of your mountain adventure xx
After we delivered Jessica & Grant’s beautiful photos, they also ordered a stunning Queensberry 14×10″ Duo for their first Christmas as husband and wife, which can be seen here.
A big shout out to these Queenstown wedding suppliers who helped on the day:
Celebrant – Philippa Thomas
Flowers – The Vase
Helicopter – Heliworks
Hair – Beautiful Bridal Hair
Makeup – Eve Makeup Artistry
Videography – Shotover Wedding Films
Photography by us – Williams Photography