Rie & Mischa's Epic Destination Post-Wedding Shoot Wanaka

I loved everything about the afternoon I spent with Rie & Mischa for their fabulous post-wedding shoot here in Wanaka. Travelling from the USA and wanting a wedding-style shoot for their day, we had a first look once both Rie & Mischa were ready.

It was a super windy day but Aspiring Helicopters got us up to Coromandel Peak. Dramatic clouds combined with the epic landscape plus a gorgeous couple made me a very happy photographer!

Back on the ground we headed to the lake for some photos followed by the park. Being professional frisbee players the couple had a game; my first time seeing a bride in her wedding dress playing like this!

This amazing afternoon was organised by The Wedding Company New Zealand. Hair by Absolutely Fabulous Hair, Makeup by Gemma MakeUp Wanaka, flowers by Crimson Wedding Flowers and transport by Aspiring Helicopters plus of course myself at Fluidphoto.

Wanaka Engagement Photography

Wanaka.. The dream location for your romantic adventures. A dream romantic picnic with a set up for a King & Queen...

This engagement shoot is featured in the fabulous wedding directory Silk and Honey.

Our amazing team included:

Florals, Styling & Props - Crimson Wedding Flowers
Clothing - Mons Royale and Perriam
Cushions & sheepskins by Wanaka Living
Delectable drink by Quartz Reef Wines & Wanaka Beerworks
Delicious food provided by Taste of the AlpsDouble Black cafe and Whitestone Cheese

'Rock the Frock' Photo Shoot in Wanaka

 

 When you come across the most stunning vintage Rosemary Smith '80's designer gown in the back of a family wardrobe why not make the absolute most of it? Our young, gorgeous and uber talented local Wanaka girl taking on the equestrian world, Ashleigh decided it was high time to Rock this Frock.

Rather than just go for a traditional look, the team of myself, Deirdre from Road to Beauty and Tracey from Crimson Wedding Flowers decided to put a thoroughly modern twist on this, our version of Ophelia, the Lady of the Lake, our Lake, Lake Wanaka.

Clad in this delightfully floaty full-length lace and organza dress, and with make-up to reflect our New Age Bohemian theme Ashleigh took firstly to horseback on the gorgeously graceful Maggie, owned by Zara from Inspiring Weddings.  What a beautiful, graceful and calm beauty Maggie was to handle both on shore and in the water.

With gilded hints of gold and bronze through Road to Beauty's stunning makeup echoed in the crystal and braid details used in the feather crown from Crimson all we needed was some golden rays of end-of-day sunlight to make this shoot picture perfect. A warm afternoon at the lake with stunning rays of light breaking in the background assured Ashleigh had some truly magical images.

Standing waste deep in water is not for everyone.  Wearing a wedding dress while wearing riding boots atop a magnificent horse is not for everyone.  Wearing makeup and a hair style more reminiscent of a Vogue cover is not for everyone but a Rock the Frock makeover shoot is all about presenting a different look at yourself, stepping outside of your normal and arriving at a spectacular and special version of yourself.

Magnificent wordsmithship by Tracey from Crimson Wedding Flowers

Margot & Stéphane's Gorgeous Wanaka Wedding at The Venue

Margot & Stéphane were married at The Venue Wanaka on an early Autumn day. 

Based in Scotland with their two little girls, Margot & Stéphane chose Wanaka for their wedding as Margot grew up here and they both loved the amazing landscape around the area. With Stéphane's family travelling from France their special day felt a true coming together of family & friends from around the world.

Thanks to fabulous team behind this gorgeous wedding:

Crimson Wedding Flowers -  florals and styling
Cakes of Wanaka
Pacific Linen
The Venue Wanaka

 

Tabitha & David's Fabulous Post Wedding Photography in Wanaka

Tabitha & David came over to New Zealand from The States for their post-wedding photography shoot here in Wanaka. Wanaka Helicopters got us to a stunning location spot for the afternoon and we managed to escape the impending storm, too. 

What an amazing afternoon, as I'm sure these images can show you...