Chelsea and Alan chose to elope at the ever-gorgeous Coromandel Peak, looking out to Lake Wanaka and the assorted islands and mountains that make up such an iconic view. After jetting all around Europe, Alan proposed in the south of France (could there be anywhere better?!). The two Kiwis wanted to get married at home in New Zealand but also wanted their special day to be just about the two of them. With a wedding, some adventure and a honeymoon combined into one, eloping in Wanaka was the perfect balance.
Chelsea’s outfit was sleek and modern, with an extra pop of flair in her pearl-studded veil and denim bomber jacket! Similarly, a beautiful statement bouquet with white flowers and a bold dash of red completed the look to utter perfection. Meanwhile, Alan was very handsome with a polka dotted slim tie, dapper suit and, of course, pineapple socks. After a sweet First Look down by the pond, we set off for the airport to get them married!
These two found an absolutely gorgeous Air BnB well off the beaten track. Kopuwai Delta Vineyard sits in between Wanaka and Cromwell, near Lake Dunstan. The property has an incredible studio cottage with a pond shaded by willow trees and even a vintage tennis court. In other words, it was a totally dreamy location for getting ready and a First Look. Up at Coromandel Peak, we had some super beautiful lighting as the sun and clouds danced across the western horizon. We were lucky enough to see a rainbow in one direction and crepuscular rays in the other!
Congratulations again Chelsea and Alan! We absolutely loved spending the afternoon laughing and smiling with you both. We hope you are enjoying being Mr and Mrs! 😊 We wish you all the best with the newest addition to your family 💕 xx
We knew Mother Nature was gearing up for an epic sunset, so we motored back to Kopuwai Delta. Chelsea and Alan dashed through fields of long grass, as golden light warmed the paddocks and made for some fun memories.
Afterwards, to sign off on Chelsea & Alan’s sweet elopement, cake had to be involved. Who doesn’t want a mouthful of delicious cake on their wedding night! Chelsea & Alan also brought along their instant film camera for some takeaway memories. This inspired us to offer our future couples a handful of Polaroid pictures with their own elopements. It is so cool being able to watch the images develop and take photos home with you right away!
A big shout out to our beautiful team that helped bring together Chelsea & Alan’s Wanaka elopement:
Celebrant – Glennys Logan – Live Love Wed
Flowers – The Vase
Cake – Peppermint Kitchen
Helicopter – Wanaka Helicopters
Accommodation – Kopuwai Delta Vineyard
Photography by us – Williams Photography