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Sian and Allan got in touch with us in late June to chat about a winter Mountain Wedding… Before we all knew it, July rolled around and in three weeks we had everything organised for a gorgeous wedding that month! After playing the long game (says Allan) and a sweet date to an Angus & Julia Stone concert (says Sian), these two knew they had found their other half. So a few years later, with a beautiful collection of memories and milestones under their belt, eloping was the answer to the next chapter they had been waiting to start, after Covid-19 derailed the pair’s original wedding plans due to the nationwide lockdown in March and April.

Aside from the mountains being a totally epic place to get married, the timing couldn’t have been better with Sian & Allan’s spontaneous decision to turn their skiing holiday into a winter wedding. Having a few close friends in town also meant they could have two of their own witnesses plus a babysitter for their little girl, Pippa, while they were up in the mountains.

After a sweet First Look at The Nugget Hotel in Arthur’s Point, we set off for the adventure. Our first stop was The Ledge on Cecil Peak for the ceremony overlooking the lake, plus some insane on-the-edge photo opportunities. Sian wore a totally stunning Grace Loves Lace dress with boots and a fur – essential accessories for a winter wedding! We had a fairly brisk wind that helped Sian’s veil dance in the wind while kept everyone on their toes and eager for warm cuddles on the chilly mountaintop. Next up, we headed to Vanguard Peak for some more serious snow and mountains that go as far as the eye can see! We were treated to some beautiful light and it was a joy to see Sian and Alan soak up the mountain air and each other. They totally braved the chilly conditions and even had an impromptu dance-off in the falling snow (that we threw at them…)!

Congratulations again, Mr and Mrs Shaw! 😍 Thank you so much for asking us to be a part of your day and we wish you both plenty of love, laughter and success for your futures together xx

Our Team

Thank you to our lovely team of Queenstown wedding suppliers that came together for Sian & Allan’s winter Mountain Wedding 🙂

Celebrant – Andrew Bell

Hair – Hair To Wed

Makeup – Eve Makeup Artistry

Flowers – The Flower Room

Dress – Grace Loves Lace

Accommodation – Nugget Point

Helicopter – Over The Top Helicopters

Photography by us – Williams Photography

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