Bonnie & Austin’s Wanaka Elopement | Wanaka Wedding Planner | Mount Roy |

Bonnie & Austin’s story began when they met back in Charleston, South Carolina, just before Bonnie was due to move to New Zealand. They had only known each other a short time, but after Bonnie left for New Zealand, Austin took a bit of a leap of faith, and decided to pack up his bags and join her country that a few months prior he never imagined himself living in! That decision, scary as it may have been at the time, paid of big time!!! Seven years later they are back in the country where they fell in love…. standing on top of a mountain overlooking Lake Wanaka… pledging to spend the rest of their lives together. I can honestly say there wasn’t a dry eye at the ceremony!!

Now living in New York, Austin manages a boutique cheese shop and Bonnie is a scientist (the work that she does is amazing.. but far too complicated for us to explain properly!). You can just tell that these guys are going to be the kind of couple who will always welcome you into their home for a cup of tea, glass of wine, or a selection of incredible cheeses that Austin is so passionate about… and we wish we lived closer!! We absolutely loved everything about planning their beautiful day…. so a huge thanks to this gorgeous couple for being the amazing people that they are xxx

Thanks so much also to:

Photography: Alpine Image Company

Hair: Shannon Van Praag

Make Up: Janine Joseph

Flowers: Crimson Design

Celebrant: Glennys Logan

Helicopter: Alpine Helicopters

Gown Steaming: Pristine Steaming



When people say getting married is one of the most stressful things you can do I could not disagree with them more. Boutique Weddings made the entire process from start to finish completely seamless. We were able to truly enjoy every moment and will cherish our memories forever. It was an unforgettable day and the most special moment of both our lives.

Emily & Aniwa Monk

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