#weddingwednesday Southern Alps Elopement

Canadian's Sara and Kevin had been together for 9 years when they decided to celebrate their 10th anniversary by having an elopement wedding (although family and friends did know).  They decided to splurge on photography and videography to be able to share images of New Zealand, their home for six years, with family and friends back home.

"I loved my consultant Dianne, at Astra Bridal, she was so invested in helping me find a dress and that it would be altered in time as I had a disaster with a dress from Australia. When I tried my gown on with Dianne it made me cry - and it was the only one that did this to me."

"The gown turned out to be the best choice for the mountain top photos, I loved the colour and how effortless yet romantic it looked in our pictures."  Adding to the day Sara said 2 years ago she broke her femur, Kevin looked after her while she recovered. "if you had told us 2 years ago we would be climbing mountains on our wedding day we wouldn't have believed you."

Gown: Sottero & Midgley Diana

Location: Lime Tree Lodge and Mount Roy and Alta Tarn for photos

Photographer: Grey Area Productions

Florist: Studio 24

THEME: Southern Lakes

SETTING: Lakeside

DESIGNER: Maggie Sottero