Lehia + Brad / Matakauri and Moke Lake / Queenstown Elopement

This was a pretty special Queenstown elopement wedding for us. Lehia and Brad described their wedding day as full of synchronistic moments. It was no surprise as seeing the two of them together you could tell it was obviously meant to be. They met as children at summer camp, then again years later.  The they discovered their grandparents had grown up in the same street in Hawaii!

Lehia got in touch right in the beginning stages of planning their wedding. They told us they were looking for a different experience filled with snowy mountains, lakes and the rugged beauty of New Zealand. After seeing our films online they were sold on the idea of a video too. A big part of what we do is helping throughout the whole process. It can be hard putting plans together when you’re in another country! So after lots of emails and Skype chats, we helped them put together a perfect day. (Plus a plan B just in case)

An it was literally a perfect day. A stunning view from their accommodation next to the luxurious Matakauri Lodge. A quick walk to the prettiest lakeside ceremony location (complete with an Earnslaw photo bomb). And a short drive for a wander around a picture perfect Moke Lake. Followed by a romantic dinner at Matakauri Lodge where Brad (nearly) surprised Lehia with a private performance by Anna Van Riel.

A beautiful couple inside and out. Thank you, thank you for letting us be a part of it!

Lehia and Brad booked our Lakeside photo & film wedding package. For more details on our elopement packages visit Sunshine Weddings – Elopements

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“Gorgeous shots! I can’t quite place it, but your images have a little something extra that put them on another level. And now that we’ve shared them with our family and friends, I can tell you that they’re all equally impressed with the moments you captured.

LOVE IT!!! [film] I don’t know what else to say besides thank you and awesome work to the both of you! Boy, I sure got distracted from work there watching the video over and over. Ha, don’t tell my boss. We’re so thrilled with everything!!!

The ceremony video is beautiful– you guys captured everything so perfectly! It’s so special to be able to re-live our special day. We watched it for the first time with family last night and there were a lot of happy tears all around!” Lehia and Brad

Queenstown elopement wedding

Wedding planner: Sunshine Weddings – Elopements, Wedding photography and video: Sunshine Weddings – Film and Photo, Wedding ceremony location: Lake Wakatipu private jetty, Wedding celebrant: Glennys Logan, Wedding hair: Absolutely Fabulous Hair, Wedding makeup: Eve Makeup Artistry, Wedding flowers: Roadside, foraging, Sunshine Weddings’ garden and made by Brad!