Vicky and Simon's Tipi Wedding at Trelawn Place Queenstown

“Ruth captured every special moment in the most beautiful way. Not only was Ruth professional and highly competent in her work, she also has the most amazing friendly, bubbly personality. She mingled with our wedding guests and family, it was like we had known her for years! Fantastic job Ruth!”

When Vicky and Simon first got in touch with me about their gorgeous wedding in Queenstown, I was so excited – they were planning the most beautiful tipi wedding with an outdoor ceremony.

The excitement before the wedding

I began at the cottage based at Trelawn Place on a bright and sunny March day, where the bride & her family were getting ready. Vicky & Simon had planned a 'first look' just before their ceremony, which was so touching. Their gorgeous children Amelia & Hudson were flower girl and pageboy, Vicky’s sister Becky was her bridesmaid and Simon’s friend Dean was his groomsman.

The ceremony

The wedding took place on the lawn in front of the Shotover River - a stunning view. A special mini tipi created by Gather and Gold was a lovely personal touch. After their ceremony, Vicky and Simon walked down the aisle together and were showered with colourful confetti. Afterwards, we went and capture some beautiful portraits

The afternoon

The wedding reception took place in a giant Gather & Gold tipi, which looked just amazing. There was even a fire pit inside for the chilly autumn evening. While the guests enjoyed canapes and played lawn games, the newlyweds mingled and laughed with their friends.

If you’re getting married and looking for a bubbly wedding photographer, I'd absolutely love to hear from you!

Thanks to the super team behind this amazing wedding:

Venue – Trelawn Place
Tipis - Gather and Gold
Dress – Rue De Seine
Hair & make-up – Muse Hair and Makeup
Catering – Zamora
Celebrant – Peter Doyle

Ruth Brown

I’m Ruth Brown, and Fluidphoto is my business, my heart and my soul. I am an award-winning photographer based in Wanaka, in New Zealand’s South Island. I specialise in wedding and portrait photography.