Michelle & James | Lakeside Wedding | Coromandel Peak

Michelle & James’s sense of adventure and love of travel, was something that they had to bring into their wedding day! They decided to combine both travel (coming to New Zealand all the way from the UK) and their love of exciting things (helicopters!) into a day that they will certainly never forget. New Zealand was a country that they had always wanted to come to, and out of curiosity and a few hours on google, they stumbled upon our website. From there, the seed was planted of a Wanaka Wedding… and we couldn’t be happier with how it all worked out for them. Michelle even said that it was the only place that could top their engagement, where James had made her do a skydive over the Swiss Alps in order to get her ring!!!

Their wedding day began at the stunning Buchanan Lodge where they got ready, relaxed with family and friends who had travelled over with them, and had a wee pre-wedding drink to calm the nerves! From the lodge, they travelled to a beautiful and secluded lakeside spot for their intimate wedding ceremony with their closest family and friends as witnesses. After the congratulations, well deserved bubbles, and some lakeside photos… it was off to the chopper!!! Stormy skies and a few gusts of wind made for the perfect combination of drama for their helicopter shoot, and for this couple and their adventurous spirits, it couldn’t have been any better!

Michelle & James, we wish you all the very best for, what we know, is going to be a very exciting future together! The fact that you’ve kicked it off by diving with sharks (eeeek!!!)… well… that says it all really! xxx

Huge thanks to the following awesome suppliers:

Photography: Alpine Image Company

Videography: Shotover Wedding Films

Flowers: Studio 24

Makeup: Janine Joseph

Hair: Absolutely Fabulous Hair

Celebrant: Kathryn Omond

Transport: Funny French Cars

Helicopter: Aspiring Helicopters

Cake: Cakes of Wanaka

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

Read All Testimonials