Danielle & Matthew
A SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN-TOPPED LOCATION IN NEW ZEALAND SET THE SCENE FOR A VERY SPECIAL CELEBRATION
Danielle and Matthew always knew they wanted to be married by the breathtaking landscape of the South Island of New Zealand. On the morning of their wedding, it was perfect and sunny with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains – the best of both worlds! After their ceremony, the couple took a helicopter ride to the top of Mount Roy to enjoy the spectacular views. Soon it was on to the reception where the newlyweds shared their first dance to Lana Del Rey’s
‘Young & Beautiful’, starting with an intimate slow waltz before switching to a jive Gatsby-inspired version!
DATE December 17, 2016.
PHOTOGRAPHER Wedding photos by Larsson Photography, Queenstown (larsson.co.nz). ‘Larsson made us feel comfortable and knew the best spots to take photos.’ Mountain photos by Johanna Macdonald, Christchurch (johannamacdonald.com). ‘I loved her editorial style and modern filters.’
DRESS & VEIL Zanzis Couture (zanzis. com.au). ‘I wanted a dress that was romantic and classic, yet suitable for a church wedding with a modern twist.’
HEADPIECE Nichola Ruby (nicholaruby. com). ‘It featured delicate gilded flowers wrapped into romantic pearl vines and hand-painted leaves in pearly tones.’
JEWELLERY Bracelet from Mikimoto (mikimotoamerica.com), earrings from Willie Creek (williecreekpearls.com.au), and engagement ring from Rohan Jewellery (rohanjewellery.com).
BRIDESMAID DRESSES After 6 by
Dessy Group (bridesmaids.com).
‘I found them in America and picked the rose quartz colour to suit my wedding theme.’
STATIONERY Paperless Post (paperlesspost.com). ‘So easy to use.’
FLOWERS Gislinde Folkerts,
Geraldine. ‘For the tables, I had pink roses, white lisianthus, gypsophila and alchemilla arrangements, and ivy vines.’
CEREMONY St Columba’s Anglican Church, Wanaka, New Zealand (ucangparish.co.nz). ‘We fell in love with the historical wooden church.’
RECEPTION Rippon Vineyard, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (theripponhall. co.nz). ‘Such a spectacular landscape.’
DECORATIONS Glitter wine cork name holders and name cards in gold calligraphy, both from Etsy (etsy.com). Candle holders and tea lights from Queenstown Wedding
CATERING Artisan Catering, Queenstown (artisancatering.co.nz).
CAKE Tracy Johnson, Designer
Cakes (designer-cakes.co.nz). ‘The flavours included dark chocolate raspberry, vanilla bean and carrot cake.’
ENTERTAINMENT Mojos Band Queenstown (mojobandqueenstown.com). ‘They were true professionals.’
‘I had these beautiful dresses made to order.’
‘We had a cake finished in fondant with lustre polish.’