Queenstown destination weddings are a pretty beautiful thing! Laura and Steve invited all of their friends and family across the ditch and it made for one amazing celebration. Laura asked me to help with their wedding plans after a few changes at their venue. This meant I was at the helm to answer any questions, manage vendor communication and ensure a smooth sailing on the wedding day. Fair to say, Laura and Steve’s big day was a total success!
I vividly remember Laura radiating all day, looking like she was the luckiest girl in the world and she knew it. Steve looked and acted as though he has holding pure gold – absolute treasure – in his arms. Their love set the day and night on fire, with a celebration so full of pure joy, energy and love. Every single guest and staff member had smiles or laughter across their faces all night long.
Luckily for all involved, the lovely Jen from Alpine Image Co was there to capture every moment for us! Enjoy soaking up this incredible love-fest.
Sending love, joy, laughter and success always to Laura and Steve. It was such a joy to bring your Queenstown destination wedding together and celebrate with you and your family. Congratulations!!!
– Steph xo
The afternoon ceremony on the rooftop of The Heritage Hotel was accompanied by cherished cultural elements, as Laura was welcomed with wide arms into Steve’s family. We had a bluebird spring day with fresh snow on the mountains in the backdrop – utterly idyllic! With colourful and bold flowers from The Green Room Flower Company looking delightful against the blue sky and gold furniture, the whole setting was a dream to take in.
Our styling was then founded upon a colour scheme of burgundy, plum and peach, with gold accents to bring it all together. Gold chiavari chairs, plum napkins, gold vases filled with flowers, individual aroha coasters and warm festoon lights and more, made for a stunning ceremony and reception.
The bridal party
Laura wore an absolutely stunning gown with a delicate, beaded bodice that captured the sun sun. Her veil was trimmed with fine beads as another finishing touch. Steve was dashing in his burgundy velvet jacket. Perfectly complementing the burgundy, plum and peach colour palette that we had set for the flowers and overall styling of the day. The bridal party kept it classic in sophisticated (and drop-dead gorgeous) black gowns and suits.
They ventured out to Skippers Saddle with a hamper of snacks and drinks. After some refreshments and gorgeous snaps, the newly-weds went further into Skippers Canyon to capture some more creative shots with the epic cliffs and stone pillars.
Returning to the reception meant it was time for a true celebration. Steve’e family welcomed the new Mr and Mrs with a powerful haka. Steve’s sister then did an outstanding job as MC and started off the speeches. Laura and Steve’s family and friends sure know how to write a speech! The entire room was pulsing with emotion all evening: laughter, happiness, pride, sorrow. I mean, you know it’s going to be a good night when the Best Man brings up an accompanist on guitar and whips out a harmonica. Here’s looking at you, Ricky!
Steve then serenaded Laura for the first time in their relationship – despite him being the lead singer of a pretty epic hobby band! I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house as they slow danced to The Way You Look Tonight. (Not to dim the spotlight on Ricky’s speech but…) I did say there were some epic speeches, didn’t I! Oh, Steve also recorded a version of “For You” by Liam Payne and Rita Ora to sing Laura down the aisle. Come on! Could it get any more romantic?!
If you’re interested in Queenstown destination weddings, just sing out and we can chat some more! Take a stroll through some more love stories over here plus some testimonials just here.