Poya and Nathan’s intimate wedding in Queenstown was a gorgeous celebration to be part of. Their intimate wedding came about as the happy solution of what was originally planned as a mountain-top elopement but overcome with the love and support of their family, naturally grew into more!
Poya’s gorgeous personal style was evident throughout the whole process. Her custom-made dress had lace detailing, floating sleeves and button-up back. This was paired with R M Williams leather boots and glittering eye shadow! Nathan looked very dapper himself, with fishing-themed cufflinks and a tartan-style suit jacket. Their little boy, River, was all dressed up for the occasion too! Nathan had to answer a series of trivia questions and twerk ping pong balls from an empty tissue box before gaining entry to see his bride-to-be.
Thanks to Williams Photography for capturing the celebration and all the details! And a round of applause to Gypsy from The Vase for helping to bring our vision to life.
Sending lots of love, laughter and adventure always to Poya and Nathan. I absolutely loved being a part of planning and styling your intimate Queenstown wedding. It was so lovely to share your special day with your sweet family and friends. Congratulations!!!
– Steph xo
With the significant increase in numbers (of 2 people to about 35!), Poya and Nathan brought me on board to help manage the transition. Alongside my partner brand of Mountain Weddings, we changed tact to have a ground ceremony at Thurlby Domain. The venue offers some awesome stone backdrops for your ceremony. This includes the historic ruins, rustic stables and buildings or a meadow with a trickling stream. Daffodils were in bloom with the spring weather and we chose the ruins as the backdrop for Poya and Nathan.
The ceremony itself was filled with more cute tricks, a testament to the sweet pairs light-hearted nature and love of everyone around them. Not able to chose two witnesses, names were drawn at random from celebrant Charlotte’s hat! And as for the ring bearer, little River thought the rings looked so shiny that he tried to take a bite out of them!
Poya and Nathan still got their mountain fix with an adventure to alpine lake Lochnagar. Lochnagar had some fresh snow leftover on the surrounding mountains. Their landing spot near the old hikers hut is a favourite, with a small beach, some awesome rocks and of course the hut itself. A second landing to snowy Tyndall Shelf naturally led to a quick snowball battle before toasting to their special day.
Poya has a huge love for design and details, so we spent hours refining the styling to just what we envisioned. We paired multiple layers of fabrics, from the linen table cloths, cheesecloth runner and knotted napkins, with stunning flowers by The Vase. Latte-toned candles, gold accents and hand-made place names brought everything together so beautifully. Poya even made wee gift bags for every guest, filled with a “thank you” card, tea and a cookie. A children’s corner complete with personalised activity books, colour pencils and a friendship bracelet station kept the little guests well occupied. How sweet!
Enter Poya’s dress change: A stunning London-brand dress covered in colourful, embroidered flowers. With this, Poya and Nathan ducked out to the Queenstown lakefront for a few photos before their First Dance as husband and wife.
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