Absolutely adored this little location we found tucked away on the South Island for some New Zealand elopement inspiration. One of the coolest parts of being involved in elopements is the freedom to go to extreme locations where dragging 100+ guests just really isn’t possible. I hope that if you’re thinking of eloping or having an intimate celebration somewhere wild this post will serve to inspire you to do something wildly beautiful on your wedding day.
The day began with a lot of excitement and a lot still to be figured out. We had a vague direction in mind but no set destination. With a little bit of local knowledge and a bit of luck we found an empty abandoned house to take getting ready photos in. The light inside was absolutely incredible. I’ve never had such nice window light to work with. Will & Gee were absolute legends to photograph. Gee braved freezing cold snow in a very thin but beautiful dress by Brooke Tyson. Will & Gee both bravely walked out onto the spire of a cliff that was far thinner than it looks in the photos. They held it together even when the wind picked up on the edge of said cliff.
If you’re planning a New Zealand elopement definitely don’t hesitate to get in touch. This trip made me absolutely fall in love with the south island of New Zealand. I can say without any exaggeration that the scenery of New Zealand really is my favourite overseas destination that I’ve had the honour of photographing. I’m really looking forward to many more New Zealand elopements and beautiful moments on mountains like these.
Don’t forget to scroll right to the bottom and enjoy the wonderful film by Nathan Kaso