Ashlyn & Jacques | Winter Elopement Wedding

Ashlyn and Jacques have been together for nearly a decade, since they were in high school. They knew that they wanted a heli wedding, and with the help us here at of Boutique Weddings NZ they planned their small Wanaka elopement ceremony on not one, but two different mountain tops! With the awesome team from Shotover Media videography, pilot Chris, and myself as their witnesses, they were officially hitched on the snow covered slopes of Fog Peak, and later flew to Coromandel Peak for sunset. Their day was followed with a well deserved meal and drinks at a local bar in Wanaka… perfect!

Huge congratulations Jacques and Ashlyn! We love that you knew what kind of a unique style you wanted…. and you ran with it. You guys rock! xxx

Huge thanks to the following suppliers:

Photography: Alpine Image Company

Video: Shotover Media

Flowers: Crimson Wedding Flowers

Makeup: Gemma Makeup

Helicopter: Wanaka Helicopters

Celebrant: George Konia

Maggie & Varun | Wanaka Pre-Wedding Shoot

Maggie & Varun hail from Canada and India but live in little ol’ New Zealand for work. With family and friends around the world, these two lovebirds are flying off for not one, but two international weddings later this year. Exciting! To show their family and friends the beautiful landscape of the place they now call home they managed to squeeze in a weekend away in Wanaka for a Pre-Wedding photo shoot.

On the morning of their photo shoot there was snow to the ground which luckily melted away (As it was freezing!) and left a sprinkling of white goodness on the mountains like icing sugar on a cake. After some photos by the lake, we flew them up high above Lake Wanaka where they were caught in a little snow flurry as the sun set behind the mountain. Just gorgeous!

These two are possibly one of the bravest couples we’ve had for withstanding the cold. Despite it being chilly you could see and feel the warmth of their love which make them the absolute sweetest. Thank you so much Maggie & Varun! Wishing you a beautiful and happy future together xxx

Many thanks to our amazing team:

Photography: Alpine Image Company

Hair: Absolutely Fabulous

Makeup: Janine Joseph 

Flowers: Studio 24 

Helicopter: Aspiring Helicopters

Diana & Royden | Wanaka Wedding Shoot

Diana & Royden met working at one of Singapores biggest night clubs whilst they were both studying at university. Fast forward a few years and the nightclubbing days are long behind them, but their sense of fun and laughter together is still very much alive. Their wedding will be held in Singapore later in the year and it sounds nothing short of incredible, although we have no idea where Diana is finding the time to organise it! She is now a very successful and super talented lawyer (clever lady!) which doesn’t leave many spare hours in the day.

We were honoured to hear that after discovering our photos on Instagram, they decided to come to New Zealand to take some pre-wedding photos. Although Autumn and winter can be pretty chilly, it can often be our favourite time to shoot. The light is lovely and low, and there is a softness to the tones in the landscape that you don’t get in the warmer months.

Diana and Royden, we wish that we could be there for your wedding in Singapore! From meeting you both we know that it is going to be a truly incredible day, and Diana you are going to make a stunning bride. We just LOVE the gowns that you wore for this shoot.  In fact we must give a shout out to Diana’s incredible custom made gown by Cinobi. Take a close look… all of the stitching is hand embroidered and it is absolute perfection. Enjoy…

Huge thanks to the amazing suppliers:

Planning: Alpine Image Company

Makeup: Road to Beauty

Hair: Absolutely Fabulous

Brides Embroidered Gown: Cinobi

Bride’s white gown: Galia Lahav House of Couture

Helicopter: Aspiring Helicopters


Athalie & Gregory | Wanaka Elopement Wedding | Wanaka Wedding Planner

Athalie & Gregory… it was such a pleasure to be involved in planning a shoot for such a sweet, loving and gorgeous couple! The late Autumn weather put on an absoulte stunner of a day for their Wanaka Pre-wedding shoot with not even a breath of wind for their helicopter flight to Coromandel Peak. It doesn’t get any better!! And how stunning is the colour of Athalie’s dress… we love it xxx

Many thanks to the following amazing suppliers as always:

Photography: Alpine Image Company

Makeup: Gemma Makeup

Hair: Absoultely Fabulous Hair

Flowers: The Workroom

Helicopter: Aspiring Helicopters

Ashley & Israel | Wanaka Elopement Wedding

Ashley & Israel had just 5 days in New Zealand from California to tie the knot and honeymoon in style afterwards. Whilst this might seem like a flying visit to some… as an air hostess Ashley is used to whizzing in and out of places and so it worked just perfectly for them. They couldn’t have been luckier with their weather window either, and the sun shone down on their beautifully crisp winter Wanaka elopement.

We absolutely love Ashley’s style. From her elegant boho dress, to her embroidered denim jacket and stunning rustic bouquet. It all came together perfectly and we were so happy for them as Ashley and Israel are literally two of the sweetest people you will ever meet! Their intimate ceremony was filled with so much emotion from their beautiful and heartfelt vows to each other that it was almost impossible not to get a wee teary.

Ashley & Israel, we wish you so much happiness for your future together. We are so happy that you chose Boutique Weddings New Zealand to help plan your special day, and we hope that it was everything you dreamt of and more xxx

Many thanks to the following amazing suppliers involved in this wedding:

Photography: Alpine Image Company

Makeup: Gemma Makeup

Hair: Sharp Hair

Flowers: Studio 24

Celebrant: Gwen Hendry

Helicopter/Ring Bearer Pilot James ;) : Aspiring Helicopters