This Aussie girl and Kiwi boy had to decide whether to wed back in Australia or at home in NZ, but with Queenstown’s ridiculous scenery it’s easy to see why they stayed put! Captured by Todd Hunter Mcgaw, Ash and Damien’s greenery filled wedding was held on the groom’s picturesque family property in Dalefield, with a jaw-dropping backdrop of snow-capped mountains.
Ash and Damien’s DIY game was strong, with the pair putting their hand to every last detail (with a little help from loved ones). The theme of the day was fresh and green, so they opted for plenty of foliage in lieu of flowers, keeping everything else neutral and natural. They said their forevers by a glassy pond, in front of an arbour made by Damien and adorned with pampas grass and greenery.
Ash’s entrance to the day was a sweet tribute to her NSW fireman Dad, who sadly passed away 7 years ago. Ash shares, “We got in touch with a local fireman who had a wee vintage fire truck called “Little Flick” and he drove us in on it. Mum in the front seat and my 2 sisters and I on the back with the wee little siren blaring as we drove through the landscaped mounds around to the ceremony.”
Spoiling their guests with choice, the two hours between ceremony and reception were filled with lawn games, cocktails from The Oxford St Caravan Bar, a coffee cart, pop tricycle and an incredible grazing table that the couple put together themselves.
The reception was held in a marquee, which glowed among the hills as night fell. “My mum said a beautiful welcoming speech and a lighting of the candles ceremony where everyone lit a candle to remember the people who couldn’t be with us. This set the beautiful candle lit scene for the reception.”
Images Todd Hunter McGaw | Bride's Dress Rue de Seine | Bride's Shoes Andrea Moore | Groom's Suit Barkers | Rings Polly Wales | Makeup Eve Makeup | Ceremony Venue Family Property | Celebrant Libby Coates | Flowers Bloomin Gorgeous | Catering A Divine Dish | Transport 'Little Flick' Fire Engine | Cocktail Caravan Oxford St Caravan Bar | Reception band Calico | Lighting Visual Effects | Ceremony band Jo Little and Jaren Smith | Pop cart Pick Me Lick Me |