While saying you want to elope is one thing, actually doing it is another story. But for Alana and Louis, an elopement seemed like the perfect chance for a new adventure.
“We both love to travel and we knew that we wanted our wedding day to be just us two, so we decided to elope. We chose New Zealand as the destination as we wanted to visit somewhere that neither of us had been before.”
Both big fans of cold weather, this pair chose a location that reflected their love of winter – Matakauri Lodge, a spectacular alpine lakeside retreat in Queenstown. “We didn’t go crazy with details for the day as we knew that the location was going to be enough on its own.”
Untraditional in more ways than one, you won’t believe how this couple showed up to their wedding… a super bad ass James Bond style helicopter thanks to Over The Top. How rad is that?!
“We just had the best people with us on our day and feel so lucky to have been able to organise the wonderful vendors that we did without even meeting them,” explains Alana, who was especially grateful for photographer and cinematographers, She Takes Pictures He Makes Films.
“We can’t even begin to thank Lucy and Alastair for their incredible talent and the most beautiful photos and film we could have ever hoped for. Not only are they two completely gorgeous people who we had SO much fun with but their talent is crazy.”
CREDITS Photos and cinematography She Takes Pictures He Makes Films // Bridal gown Aelkemi // Fur Lilya // Lingerie Calvin Klein // Shoes Senso // Accessories The Mania Mania // Hair Beautiful Bridal Hair // Makeup J.E.T Makeup Artist // Rings Kristian Fraurud // Suit, tie and cufflinks Politix // Shoes Gingers for Gentlemen // Socks Happy Socks // Barber / grooming Uncle Joe’s Barber // Ceremony Big Geordie Ridge, NZ // Reception, catering and cake Matakauri Lodge, NZ// Celebrant Kathryn Omond // Transport Over The Top.