Kat and Aaron decided to hop on a plane and jet over from Canberra to get hitched with a Queenstown elopement package transformed into an intimate wedding.
Bucking tradition and instead aiming for a chill day with some epic photos, Kat and Aaron decided to charter three helicopters up to Cecil Peak with friends and family. Afterwards, they would head off to some extra mountain locations for their own adventure as newly-weds. With weather coming in hot (read: wet and windy), we needed to divert our plans and stay closer to Queenstown. After Cecil Peak we headed for Earnslaw Burn and a snowy Vanguard Peak, which are both slightly more sheltered but just as epic!
Kat had a stunning Rosa Gown from Grace Loves Lace and a gorgeous spring-style bouquet, which looked stunning against the soft spring snow we had for the ceremony at Cecil Peak. Aaron himself looked very dapper in navy suit and bowtie.
With recent rain in Earnslaw Burn, there were a dozen waterfalls cascading off the cliffs around the valley. Gilkison Falls itself was roaring next to us and kicking up plenty of mist around us. The views out to Earnslaw Burn and en route to Vanguard Peak were magnificent. Fresh snow coated the mountains and valleys, turning our backyard into something out of Game of Thrones. After what some could say was a legendary champagne pop on Vanguard Peak, we had some more fun in the snow. Kat and Aaron brought a cute sign to later share the happy news with extended friends and family back home.
Congratulations again Kat and Aaron! We had so much fun and still chuckle when we reminisce of Aaron’s champagne pop, haha! You both rock and we hope you are enjoying newly married life 🙂 xx
A big shout out to our team who helped bring together Kat & Aaron’s Queenstown elopement package:
Celebrant – Charlotte Winkel – Your Big Day
Flowers – The Flower Room
Hair – Beautiful Bridal Hair
Makeup – I AM Makeup (now based in the UK)
Helicopter – Heliworks
Videography – Shotover Wedding Films
Photography by us – Williams Photography
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