Martika and Rich first contacted us in July looking for a winter wedding adventure in Queenstown, after having to make changes to their original wedding plans in Australia. Luckily for us and them, we had a freaking awesome day that included two gorgeous landings, a starry-night shoot, CAKE plus heaps of good times!
These two are full of beans, laughter and light up every new place they visit together. When we heard that Martika announced “that was awkward” at their first kiss – a hot, crowded tube station in London – we knew we were in for some fun and lucky to be a part of their special day. Rich had even made a custom comic book based on their relationship for their sweet proposal, which was brought along to hold their vows on their wedding day.
Martika had a totally stunning arrangement of flowers by Steph at Orange Blossom Designs and combined with her gold Timberlands (yes, your read that right!), sweet headband and her beautiful embroidered gown, she looked like an absolute Queen. Rich wasn’t too bad himself, looking pretty dapper in an Overcheck suit with a bowtie. We also had a mountain-inspired cake to celebrate with on the mountain, created by Melissa of Cherry Blossom Cakes.
With a first landing at Coromandel Peak, which was looking impeccably still and glassy, we had their ceremony, cake and an adventure down to the iconic lookout itself. We even had a paraglider drop in to say hello for a couple minutes before running and jumping off the side of the mountain! From there, we headed to Vanguard Peak for some fun in the snow and to watch as the sun lowered over the mountains and lit up the sky! We continued with the celebrations with a champagne shower and plenty of fun throwing snow around. Martika and Rich then headed to dinner (a delicious wedding dinner at Botswana Butchery – we’re jealous!) before we picked them up to head out again once the sky was dark. We were so lucky to have the skies clear up after some low cloud had creeped in at sunset, so we made the most of it and captured a few different angles and perspectives of the newly-married couple with the stars above.
Congratulations again, Martika and Rich!!! We had the most incredible day and wish you both all of the love, luck, laughter and adventure for all your years ahead 🌟❤️
Thank you to our amazing team of Queenstown wedding suppliers that helped to create Martika & Rich’s winter wedding adventure! 🙂
Celebrant – Charlotte Winkel – Your Big Day
Hair – Beautiful Bridal Hair
Makeup – Eve Makeup Artistry
Flowers – Orange Blossom Designs
Cake – Cherry Blossom Cakes
Helicopter – Heliworks
Photography by us – Williams Photography