An Unconventional Queenstown Wedding – Thurlby Domain + Jet-boat Action!! | Donald + Giverny

An Unconventional Queenstown Wedding | Donald + Giverny

I knew from the moment I met them that Donald & Giverny were my kind of people. I knew I wanted to be a part of their unconventional Queenstown wedding because I just knew that it would be relaxed, natural and a hell of a lot of fun!


How could I not love every minute of their wedding? These two are a super-awesome local Queenstown couple. They married at what is quite possibly my favourite-est (sorry for the terrible English mum) wedding venue in Queenstown – Thurlby Domain!

Their unconventional wedding had no aisle, no bridal party, a black (slightly) Goth wedding dress, a bouquet made of carrots, and rings on the wrong fingers! Guests sat on blankets on bean bags picnic style! They were married by a friend who is possibly the youngest wedding celebrant in NZ – she’s only 23! At another location, we shot some photos while high speed jet-boats flew by. We finished the day with a totally relaxed and fun wedding reception in a local pub.

This beautiful day was every bit as magical, awesome and fun as I knew it would be. The weather was perfect for the couple and myself … cloudy with occasional warm golden sunlight. At the end of the day, D&G’s wedding photos look A-MAZ-ING (even if I do say so myself)!

Thank you, Giverny & Donald, for being awesome people and for having me as a part of your wedding day. If every wedding I shot was exactly like this I wouldn’t be complaining!

More Related Blog Posts and Resources

Do you like the idea of a Thurlby Domain Elopement or Wedding?  If so, you can check out more weddings I have shot at Thurlby in the following blog posts;

Nick & Nina’s Unconventional Thurlby Domain Elopement

Louise + Tom’s Breathtakingly Beautiful Queenstown Winter Wedding

Cat & Cass’s pretty damn awesome Thurlby Domain Winter Wedding

Andrea + Pat | A Stunning Thurlby Domain Wedding

P.S. If you are currently in the midst of planning your Queenstown Wedding, you might also enjoy the following Blog Posts and Real Weddings helpful and inspirational;

The Ultimate Queenstown Wedding Photography Guide

7 Easy Steps To Finding Your Dream Queenstown Wedding Photographer

How Your Queenstown Wedding Formals Can Make Or Break Your Wedding Day

EPIC Queenstown Snowboard Wedding!! At Coronet Peak…on snowboards…in a snow storm!!

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