Carson & Vanessa’s Queenstown autumn wedding was, quite simply, stunningly beautiful. The ceremony and reception were held at Stoneridge Estate. In between the ceremony and reception, Heliworks Queenstown picked the newly married Mr. & Mrs. Page & I up from a private landing strip near Arrowtown and whisked us away for a sunset shoot at The Ledge on Cecil Peak. (Picture a dramatic cliff top suspended hundreds of metres above Queenstown with jaw-dropping views of the surrounding mountains and lakes as well as the town itself).
But I’m jumping ahead of myself here…
The ceremony of 70 guests or so was held outside on the lawn in front of The Chapel By The Lake at Stoneridge Estate, with the mountains and Lake Hayes and the afternoon autumn sun behind the lucky couple and all their friends, family and loved-ones in front of them.
Carson & Vanessa had a highly personalised wedding with lots of little touches they organised themselves that really put their own stamp on the day & truly showed their personalities. Touches like the Welcome To The Wedding chalk-board sign for the ceremony that Carson (passionate about art) drew himself, the Mr, & Mrs. ring dish, the home made centre pieces at the reception, fudge wedding favours with personalised labels, the custom wood bound guest book, personalised His & Her’s vow books … the list goes on … right down to the basket of blankets at the ceremony.
In the end, fortunately, at least the blankets were not needed as the weather, while cool, was absolutely beautiful.
After taking sunset pictures up on Cecil Peak, Carson & Vanessa returned to Stoneridge Estate where they were welcomed as man and wife by their wedding guests. The reception (and the party) began! What a day and night it was!
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Ceremony venue: the garden in front of The Chapel By The Lake, Stoneridge Estate
Reception: The Hayes Room, Stoneridge Estate
Wedding flowers and chair/decor hire – The Flower Room
Live music (ceremony) Marc Hamilton of The Hamiltones
DJ (reception): Jay Moore
Hair & make-up Crew Stylists of Hair
Wedding co-ordinator: Sue Smith, Stoneridge Estate
Bridal car: Classic Jaguar Limousines
Wedding cake: Truly Scrumptious
Wedding Videographer: Amy of Shine Wedding Films
Bridal gown: Eternal Bridal
Groom’s suit: The Tailors Co.
Guest favors: The Remarkables Sweet Shop