There is something super romantic about winter in Central Otago, and when the temperature drops it’s a great excuse to snuggle up with your loved one in front of a roaring fire with copious amounts of wine and cheese. It is also a great time to say ‘I do’ in Central Otago with Autumn leaves like confetti on the ground, snow like icing sugar on the mountain tops and moody skies that add a whole new level to your wedding photos.
Gorgeous couple Kelly & Tim chose to elope with 13 friends and family at the beautiful Thurlby Domain (near Queenstown) and I reckon they deserve a gold medal for braving the cold as Australians! A big congrats to the couple and a huge thank you to Alpine Image Co. for sharing these fantastic images with us! xox
Photographer Alpine Image Co. | Planner/Stylist Boutique Weddings NZ | Flowers The Flower Room | Venue/Catering Eichardts Queenstown | Makeup J.E.T Makeup | Celebrant Glennys Logan | Brides Dress Jennifer Gifford Designs | Shoes Novo | Grooms Suit & Accessories Myer | Rings The Diamond Vault Gold Coast
Who Tim & Kelly Mowle
Where Thurlby Domain, Queenstown
How did you meet?
Through mutual friends in our home town county races.
In three words describe your wedding style… Pretty, Relaxed and Fun
What were your save and splurge items for your wedding?
Splurge The Dress
Save Brides Shoes
What was the most difficult part of planning your wedding? And the most fun?
We decided to elope to New Zealand with a few of our closest family and friends. It was so hard trying to imagine what it was all going to look like, having never seen the venues or even knowing where exactly to go. The best part was keeping it all a secret from our friends and family then the big surprise when we returned to Australia.
What music did you play for those special moments?
Walking down the Aisle we had Crazy In Love by Daniella Andrade and for the signing we had Cinema by Samuel.
Do you have any money saving tips for engaged couples?
Small weddings are not only cheaper but more personal you get to spend time with your closest people.
Where did you go for your honeymoon?
We stayed in Queenstown and Wanaka in the South Island of New Zealand.
Photographer Alpine Image Company
Planner/Stylist Boutique Weddings NZ
Flowers The Flower Room
Venue/Catering Eichardts Queenstown
Makeup J.E.T Makeup
Celebrant Glennys Logan
Brides Dress Jennifer Gifford Designs
Grooms Suit & Accessories Myer
Rings The Diamond Vault Gold Coast