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 wedding day because 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!

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding

Unconventional Queenstown wedding