Stacey and Dean wanted to elope to Paradise, just 15 minutes drive past Glenorchy. Stacey is from the UK and Dean is from OZ, and they met through a mutual friend who invited Stacey to a party at Dean’s house. She was travelling and said why not, and Dean noticed her amazing warmth and smile the moment she walked in. Not really looking for anything serious, Stacey had fun with Dean and then kept travelling. But he surprised her by taking two weeks off work and coming travelling with her. After that it was pretty clear they had something special and after some long distance dating, Stacey finally moved to OZ to live with Dean who was restoring a beautiful old house as a ‘wedding’ present. The couple decided to elope to New Zealand as they wanted to do something just for them with only a few close friends. The day was spectacular and Paradise is such an incredible spot, that their day was nothing short of perfect.

Celebrant – Philippa Thomas


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It was the second time around for Cathy and Bill and their love was so full of joy and thanks. Since they met a few years ago, they have travelled the globe together having fun, and have such a mutual respect and appreciation for each other. You could tell they felt so blessed to have found each other later in life. Someone to enjoy all of life’s wonders with again:)

Cathy and Bill are both from the U.S and had dreamed of eloping to New Zealand. They saw some of my photos from an elopement at Mount Nicholas Station across the lake from Queenstown, and fell in love with the wild and rustic look of the farm. We organised a special ceremony for them up at the first settler’s stone cottage, and then jumped in a helicopter to fly up into the back country for sunset. It was a leap of faith on their behalf, having never been here before, but we were blessed with an amazing day and they were blown away by the whole experience!

Pure magic was the way they described the day:)

Celebrant – Judith Mitchell


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Sarah and Steve wanted to do something special for their elopement. They love a bit of luxury and wanted a once in a lifetime experience for their wedding, so I put together a package where we just basically flew from Queenstownaround Fiordland for an afternoon. It was a perfect winter’s day and they had their ceremony on Mt Tutoko glacier, then flew down Milford Sound to Lake Quill which is nestled high in a glacial hanging valley. And then onto Cecil Peak which overlooks Queenstown for the sunset and winter twilight. We were all on such a high when we got back from a simply perfect day. The photos tell the story far better than any words. Enjoy!


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