Spectacular Mountaintop Elopement in Wanaka by Alpine Image Company
If you’re going to run away to the other side of the world to get married, chances are the location is going to be pretty special. Case in point; American couple Aron and Nancy who ventured all the way to New Zealand to get married in a romantic mountaintop ceremony on Mt Roy in one of the most stunningly beautiful places in all of N.Z. Mt Roy is located in Wanaka on the country’s South Island, and the peak commands spectacular 360 degree views of Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring, Matukituki Valley and the Wanaka township below. The ‘Mt Roy Track’ is actually also a popular hiking track, although Aron and Nancy took the far more civilized option of a helicopter ride to the top! They say that rain on your wedding day brings good luck, and even though the couple managed to stay dry during their vows, I think they got pretty luck with this dramatic, stormy sky overhead. What an incredible backdrop to an already incredible wedding location!
From the Photographers: We seem to get more than our fair share of creative types booking us for their wedding photography, and Aron and Nancy were no exception. Aron has possibly the coolest job out there, designing special effects for computer games.. which we’re not sure actually constitutes being ‘work’ – but then again we’re often told the same thing. The stormy weather approaching definitely kept us on our toes during their special ceremony on Mount Roy, but the ominous clouds kept away just long enough to enhance their photos rather than spoil them. No CGI required for this wedding!!
Photography: Alpine Image Company
Wedding Planners: The Wedding Company
Accommodation: River View Terrrace – Wanaka, New Zealand
Celebrant: Jools MacKnight
Hair: Alice Salon
Makeup: Gemma Kaler
Flowers: Crimson Design
Helicopter: Alpine Helicopters
Video: Sunshine Wedding Films